Popular hip hop artist Octopizzo is in the frontline assisting less privileged Kenyans as Coronavirus epidemic hits hard on the economy. Born in Kibera one of the largest urban slums in Africa, he decided to give back to his community providing food stuffs and daily basic needs.
“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it, thanks to all who were part of making the #KiberaFoodDrive in Silanga a success. We will be doing the Drive again in a different Village tomorrow,” wrote Octopizo in his twiitter handle.
Octopizzo whose real name is Henry Ohanga is also the Founder of the C.B.O. and youth group Y.G.B. (Young, Gifted, and Black), consisting of talented rappers, poets, graffiti artists, graphic artists, and dancers.
He woks with communities helping to impact the lives of the less fortunate. He has pioneered Projects such as the art center at Kakuma refuge camp, Power Womens’ Group for supporting women with HIV in Kibera and Youth Gifted & Black that deals with Youth empowerment programmes.
Octopizzo Foundation is involved in Mentorship,Connection, Trainning and Capacity Building also Empowering underprivileged young people in the society to realize their potential. He tries to nurture artistic talents of those residing in slums, refugee camps and other settlements across the country, where millions struggle to survive every day on the margins of society.
126 Coronavirus Cases have been confirmed in Kenya. 4 have died and four already recovered.