Dahiphop - Hip Hop Artist/Activist and an Enterprenuer - Nairobi, Kenya

Octopizzo Dahiphop

Nairobi, Kenya

Summary

Octopizzo is a hip hop artist from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa and 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.

Born in 1987, Octopizzo (HENRY OCHIENG) is a hip hopper by birth. He attended primary and secondary school in Kibera as well as St. Mary's Changamwe College in Mombasa, before coming back to Nairobi to get down with the microphone. He is the first-born in a family of four and is also a proud Daddy to his one and only daughter, Tracy.

At a very young age Octopizzo was first and foremost shaped by his life in Kibera, but was musically influenced by artists such as Chino XL, Big L, KRS, Diabolic, EPMD, Copyright, CL Smooth, Immortal Technik, and Supernatural. He has won various freestyle competitions in Kenya, including G Pange Hip Hop Challenge, Hip Hop Halisi Freestyle Challenge, and Usanii Kona Hip Hop Challenge. He has also performed at a variety of venues including WAPI (Words and Pictures), Sprite Challenge, Ghetto Radio Serious Request, Translating Hip Hop (Goethe Institute), International Hip Hop Summit, Grand National Peace Concerts, Global Development of Peaceful Environments, as well as several university, charity, and HIV Awareness concerts.

Services

Hip Hop Artist/Activist and an Enterprenuer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

Using HIP HOP as an ART to change the community and give the positive message to the youths of KIBERA and other Informal settlements

Work History

CHOCOLATE CITY TOURS

SELF EMPLOYED(OWNER)

From April 2009

Owner

CHOCOLATE CITY KIBERA TOURS

April 2009 - April 2009

Chocolate city is a Tour compny that gives you the positive kibera .
for more information log on to my website http://www.octopizzo.com/index.php?page_id=16

FOUNDER

Y.G.B(YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK)

October 2008 - October 2008

YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK (YGB)
Young Gifted and Black is a network of artists selected across the thirteen villages of Kibera. The coalition was formed in the belief that a concerted effort of young artists is the most effective way to spearhead positive change in the Kibera Community. The network works to initiate, implement and sustain activities that help build the lives of young people and turn them into productive members of the Kibera community. The Network has a wide representation and works in the 13 villages of Kibera namely Makina, Soweto East, Kichinjio, Kianda, Gatwekera, Lindi, Mashimoni, Laini Saba, Shilanga, Kisumu Ndogo, Kambi Muru, Raila and Soweto West,
YGB intends to roll out ‘Preparing Youth Participation in Sustainable of Kibera’. A project aimed at transforming the young people in Kibera. We intend to promote a greater understanding of young people, into development sectors and to organize them into an effective team that will negotiate their way (as opposed to fighting their way) out of the many challenges that face young people in Kibera. The project is dubbed ‘Mainstreaming artistic Participation in sustainable Development of Kibera’

Young Gifted & Black(YGB)

SELF EMPLOYED-FOUNDER

Projects

YGB YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK THE PROJECT

YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK (YGB)
Young Gifted and Black is a network of artists selected across the thirteen villages of Kibera. The coalition was formed in the belief that a concerted effort of young artists is the most effective way to spearhead positive change in the Kibera Community. The network works to initiate, implement and sustain activities that help build the lives of young people and turn them into productive members of the Kibera community. The Network has a wide representation and works in the 13 villages of Kibera namely Makina, Soweto East, Kichinjio, Kianda, Gatwekera, Lindi, Mashimoni, Laini Saba, Shilanga, Kisumu Ndogo, Kambi Muru, Raila and Soweto West,
YGB intends to roll out ‘Preparing Youth Participation in Sustainable of Kibera’. A project aimed at transforming the young people in Kibera. We intend to promote a greater understanding of young people, into development sectors and to organize them into an effective team that will negotiate their way (as opposed to fighting their way) out of the many challenges that face young people in Kibera. The project is dubbed ‘Mainstreaming artistic Participation in sustainable Development of Kibera’

http://www.octopizzo.com/index.php?page_id=4
http://www.octopizzo.com/index.php?page_id=2

MY FASHION LINE-T SHIRTS AND DESIGHNER WATCHES

My fashion line basically consist of t shirts that are available in all colors.
The Puma designer watches are also available in all colors to match the t shirts.
get yours today by simply ordering via +254 725 494 542

CNN RECOGNISES

Check out this article that CNN did in Recognotion to the Change of community and the power of HIP HOP http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/04/18/nairobi.daily.dispatches/index.html
Check out the upcoming African Book with my article on it http://africaunchained.blogspot.com/

HIP HOP MUSIC

Octopizzo is a hip hop artist from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa and 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.

Born in 1987, Octopizzo (HENRY OCHIENG) is a hip hopper by birth. He attended primary and secondary school in Kibera as well as St. Mary's Changamwe College in Mombasa, before coming back to Nairobi to get down with the microphone. He is the first-born in a family of four and is also a proud Daddy to his one and only daughter, Tracy.

Apart from music, Octopizzo is also the C.E.O of Chocolate City (Kibera) Tours and Chairman/Founder of the youth group Y.G.B. (Young, Gifted, and Black), a community based organization (C.B.O.). He has served as a Youth Ambassador for organisations such as Universal Peace Federation Kenya and UMaY (Uplifting Men and Youth in Africa). Octopizzo also has a hip hop fashion line called "KIBERA WEAR" well known for his Y.G.B. t-shirts and watches available in all colours for both men and women.

CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS
http://www.octopizzo.com/index.php?page_id=2

CHOCOLATE CITY TOURS

Chocolate city tours,is a registered company thats gives tour in Kibera slums both domestic and for tourist visit this link for more info and photos
http://www.octopizzo.com/index.php?page_id=16

Qualifications & Certifications

FINE PRACTICAL ART

KIBERA UNIVERSITY

COMPUTERS Spoken And Practical Art.

St. Mary College,Changamwe Mombasa. Kibera Unirversity School of Art.

Kibera Glory High School.

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