Yesterday night, Kibera-born rapper Octopizzo went on an Instagram live rant.
He lectured artists who had recently visited vice president William Ruto to discuss how Covid19 curfew measures have affected the industry.
Octopizzo thought that the artists, including Khaligraph Jones and Nadia Mukami, were proposing for the cessation of curfew restrictions and curfew hours.
He angrily lashed out, revealing that hundreds of Kiberan residents are being buried weekly owing to the new wave of Coronavirus.
Octopizzo mentioned that he is in full support of the president’s measures while urging artists to think critically before proposing measures that will only benefit a few.
Octopizzo went on to state how largely the virus is affecting the elderly, adding that Lang’ata mortuary reported the highest number of deaths since they began their services years ago.
Octopizzo further bashed Khaligraph Jones for releasing a new song about fancy clothes titled ‘luku safi’ instead of joining fellow artists in protesting the lack of jobs.
Octopizzo also addressed claims about dating white women while on the Ig live.
He was irritated by people who insisted on crediting the success of his work to white women.
However, Octopizzo disclosed that he is forever grateful to the white sponsor who took care of his high school education fees when his mother was too poor to afford it.
Khaligraph Jones was today morning hosted on K24, where he divulged details of the meeting the creatives had with the vice president.
Khaligraph shared that the main agenda was the payment of music royalties which has been a massive problem for Kenyan artists.
He added that they suggested implementing an emergency fund that will cushion the artists in times of crisis.
“It is so sad that people who weren’t in the meeting have a lot to say. People assume that when artists meet a politician, they’re going for handouts,” said Khaligraph.