Octopizzo is basically a hip-hop artist from a place called Kibera which is one of the largest slum areas of Africa. Octopizzo is the founder of a youth group which goes by the name of Y.G.B which stands for Young Gifted and Black. The group Y.G.B basically consists of all the rappers, graffiti artists, dancers, graphic artist, and poets.
The real name of Octopizzo is Henry Ohanga, but he is more popular amongst people by his stage name.
Henry Ohanga is an inborn hip-hop artist. Henry Ohanga passed his primary school and secondary school from his home at Kibera. Henry Ohanga went to college at St. Mary’s Changamwe College which is in Mombasa.
After college Henry Ohanga went back to Nairobi and started perusing his career as a musician. Henry Ohanga is the first son out of the four siblings in his family. Henry Ohanga grew up in a slum area and always dreamt of becoming a music artist. Henry Ohanga always looked up to artists like Eminem and Jay Z and always got inspired by them. Henry Ohanga has been in a lot of freestyling competitions and won them. Henry Ohanga has been a part of G Pange Hip Hop Challenge, Usanii Kona Hip Hop Challenge and Hip Hop Halisi Freestyle Challenge.
After becoming famous, Henry Ohanga has performed in a lot of events which include Grand National Peace Concert, Translating Hip Hop, Global Development of Peaceful Environments and International Hip-Hop Summit. Henry Ohanga has performed with a lot of international artists in his careers like Snoop Dogg, Dead Prezz, M.i and King Sani Ade. Henry Ohanga has released three famous mixtapes which are Struggles of Nairobi, Young Gifted and Black and the white shadow.
Struggles of Nairobi became the best selling mixtape in the year 2008 in Kenya hip-hop history. The upcoming album from Henry Ohanga is named Chocolate City, and all the fans are excited about the album. Henry Ohanga also runs a Tours and Travels Company called Chocolate City in his country.
Henry Ohanga is the owner of a hip-hop fashion clothing line called YGB WEAR in which YGB stands for Young Gifted and Black. The YGB line of clothing sells t-shirts and caps. This year Henry Ohanga is planning to launch his condom company with YGB WEAR which has a tagline ‘Let’s DO IT.’ Henry Ohanga has also worked as an actor and has been a part of the show in MTV called MTV SHUGA Season 2. Henry Ohanga has won a lot of awards. He has won the Best Male Artist of the year in 2012 award show called Coastal Nzumari.
Henry Ohanga has a lot of brand deals because of his social media presence. Henry Ohanga has brand deals from companies like Safaricom, Nescafe, Sprite, and Coca-Cola. Henry Ohanga performs on shows outside his country like in Manchester and Dubai. Henry Ohanga believes in giving back to the society, and therefore he is seen working with so many communities to help the less fortunate. Henry Ohanga has worked for projects like the art centre which was at Kakuma refugee camp. Henry Ohanga also works to support women who have HIV and making their life better. He is very much passionate about working for the betterment of the less fortunate.
When artist 50 cents visited Kibera Henry Ohanga was the one who guided 50 cents around the place. According to Henry Ohanga, this was his experience of a lifetime because he got to know 50 cents better and how much humble and grounded person he is. Henry Ohanga reached the peak of his career when he released his song called Ivo Ivo which became so popular that it was called the rap anthem of Nairobi. The success of the song was so much because it was surrounded by a lot of publicity that the song was evil which worked in favor of Henry Ohanga and the song became one of the most popular songs of the country.
Henry Ohanga is the father of a little girl named Tracy whom he loves very dearly. Henry Ohanga always has a very busy schedule, but he still takes out time to spend with his daughter and picks her up from school.
Henry Ohanga is married and loves his wife very much. Henry Ohanga always says that he only works hard to provide for his family who has his daughter, his wife, and his three brothers. Henry Ohanga keeps his life very much private. He is a family guy, and he spends all his free time with his family whenever he is not working.
Full Name: Henry Ohanga
Date of Birth: Unknown
Birth Place: Kibera, Africa
Net worth: $600 thousand