Octopizzo says Kenyan media is good for nothing when it comes to supporting local music acts.
Speaking to Wasafi media in Tanzania, Octo lamented that media practitioners have to be begged for airplay. He noted that Kenyan media play more foreign music than they do Kenyan music.
“Our local media doesn’t support us, they don’t play our music, Everyone should fight for airplay. On Kenyan radio, they play more Tanzanian music than Kenyan. Hio ni system…we have so many talented Kenyan musicians, I travel a lot and I can tell you Kenyan music is the sweetest. I’m not biased, there are those unknowns who have good music, and there are over 10,000 of them,” he said.
He accused the media of favoritism when it comes to playing local music.
“TV and Radio play for musicians they like, watu wanapenda, these days if I want to listen to Kenyan music I stream. I don’t watch TV or the radio. That way I hear different sounds and maybe I can collabo with them,” he said.
The ‘Lamu Nights’ rapper said since going digital, he no longer needs TV and radio.
“These days I don’t take my music to TV or radio stations, I used to do that but nowadays sipeleki. I’m only dealing with digital platforms. Tuliktoka huko juu Radio na TV zimekuwa zikituchezea sana . Walijiona kama Mungu fulani you have to go and beg them to play your record, bro… I don’t need you. I don’t need them anymore,” said Octopizzo.