Otile Brown laments loss two laptops at Julius Nyerere Airport
Singer Otile Brown is pointing an accusing finger at security personnel at the Julius Nyerere Airport after he lost two laptops while at the airport.
According to the singer the slow response by the security personnel at the airport is the reason why his laptops have not been recovered.
He claims that if the security personnel acted promptly then they would have been able to arrest the culprits.
“So kwenye airport ya Julius Nyerere Tanzanian nimeibiwa Mac laptop mbili ila walinzi na watoa huduma wamekataa kutusaidia ndani ya masaa ma tatu wamekataa kuchunguza kwenye CCTV (I’ve lost two Mac laptops at Julius Nyerere Airport in Tanzania. For more than three hours, security personnel here have declined to assist me. I have also failed to investigate the incident through CCTV footgage),” Otile Brown said.
“Wametuzungusha mda, longest night of my life, yani wanakataa kutoa huduma wakati tunaweza ku trace laptops zikiwa tu hapo karibu. Tumetoa hadi report ya polisi ambayo ndio utaratibu ila wakakataa… (We have only been taken round in circles, longest night of my life. I have not received any help despite filing a report with the police as required by the law) I need a lawyer I would have retrieved the laptops tonight but it’s like they wanted us to lose them, sad,” he added.
Over the past few years, the singer has enjoyed a successful career after being named one of the top-earning celebrities on YouTube.
According to a 2022 report released by YouTube, Otile Brown’s song Woman featuring Tanzanian singer Harmonize was the second most viewed and listened to music video.
He is also one of the highest Kenyan earners through streaming platform Spotify in 2022. However, statistics from Spotify showed that he shone more outside Kenya than he did locally.
His music was widely streamed in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the US, and the United Kingdom.
Otile Brown’s hit song Chaguo la Moyo, featuring Sanaipei Tande released on April 2018, still holds the record of the most-watched Kenyan video song on YouTube with over 20.2 million views.
Sauti Sol follows closely with 22.66 million views with their all-time most-watched video on YouTube being Melanin featuring Patoranking which has garnered over 19 million views.