Flashy Hip-hop artiste Octopizzo aka “Number nane” has done what many Kenyan musicians have failed to do in a very long time, when it comes to Music awards.
The Kenyan rapper declined to take home his Comeback Artiste of the Year Bingwa Music award; saying it is an insult to the name he has made for himself over the years.
Bingwa Music Awards gala was held on Friday, January 29 at the Prestige Plaza in Nairobi where Octopizzo was put among the likes of DNA, Abbas, Wahu and Wakimbizi in the Bingwa come back of the year artist category.
After winning in his category, Octopizzo took to Facebook to express his disappointment with the event organizers.
Here is the post:
“Thanks for #BingwaAwards for the Award last Night,unfortunately I won’t take the award of “ComeBack Artist Of The Year” I never went anywhere,I’ve been here since my 1st hit single OnTop,I put in more work than any artist of my Genre ,unless you are awarding me for coming back from my Europe tour then it doesn’t make sense ,I never understand awards in this Country,I’d rather you acknowledge & Respect my work than award me & nominating me for a “comeback” Award which was such a joke,so if you don’t mind plizz give my award to Wahu who was in the same category. Next time you nominate me please make sure you do a background check of my catalogue;The Quality of Hip hop music when it comes to Audio & video that I’ve brought to this industry since I stepped in. You can’t compare to any not even close,All in all I wish you the best and congrats to the “Winners” last night,& we still have along way to go as far as awards are concerned.
Kenyans across the country have come out to comment about Octo’s act with some saying the musician is ungrateful while others have supported the rapper’s act; saying musicians need to know their worth.