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Why Octopizzo turned down Bingwa Award


By HILARY KIMUYU

Kenyan hip hop artist Octopizzo has turned the Comeback Artist of the Year title that he was awarded on Friday night at the Bingwa Awards in Nairobi, saying he “never went anywhere.”

“Thanks for #BingwaAwards for the Award last Night, unfortunately I won’t take the award of ‘Come Back Artist of the Year’ I never went anywhere, I’ve been here since my 1st hit single On Top”, Octopizzo wrote on Facebook.

To further show his resentment for the award, the controversial rapper went on to suggest that the event organizers should offer the award to songstress Wahu who was also a nominee in the same category.

“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,” he wrote.

In his parting jibe to the organisers, Octopizzo said: “All in all I wish you the best and congrats to the “Winners” last night, and we still have a long way to go as far as awards are concerned.”