Kibera’s finest rapping talent Henry Ohanga alias Octopizzo has added another accolade to his impressive resume after performing in front of former US President Barack Obama.
The ‘Prezidential’ rapper was one of only three music acts invited to perform during the launch of Sauti Kuu Foundation presided by Obama. Octopizzo was invited alongside the veteran Kenyan singer Eric Wainaina and South Africa’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
“Super humbled to be one out of 3 artists that will be performing at the sauti kuu foundation official Launch, founded by Dr. Auma Obama that will be championing Youth Talent development & Skills & will be graced by Former US President Barack Obama in Alego Kogelo Siaya,” said Octopizzo.
Super humble to be one out of 3 artists that will be perfoming Today at the @sautikuufoundation official Launch ? founded by Dr. Auma Obama that will be championing Youth Talent development & Skills & will be graced by Former US President @barackobama in Alego Kogelo Siaya Kababa,With me will be Eric Wainaina & Yvonne Chakachaka #WeLit ? Powerful Voices Of the Future Generation. PIZZO’DE ? #ifyouknowyouknow ? YOUNG PUFFY NI NOMA ? NEXT YEAR OUT NOW #YOUTHNOW
The Kibera rapper is one of few Kenyan artistes with the right connections to high-profile international diplomats and world leaders. The rapper has also worked with UNHCR Kenya since 2015 in the ‘Artists for Refugees’ project, an initiative that has opened major doors for Octo.
Octopizzo has in the past claimed that he met former U.S President Barack Obama when he was in the country in 2015 but those claims remain thin air.
This time around, however, Octopizzo has the proof that he indeed rubs shoulders with world leaders and diplomats.