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Otile Brown spends Sh300k on first East African collaboration

Singer Otile Brown has released his first East African collaboration that features Tanzanian Bongo sensation Barakah The Prince.

He has previously worked with rappers Khaligraph and King Kaka. The new song, titled Niseme Nawe according to the singer did not come cheap.

“We shot the video in Limuru in a very fancy mansion where they normally do not allow people to do videos.

The project cost upwards of Sh300,000 not including airfare and accommodation expenses for Barakah,” said Brown.

He reveals that he had to cater for Barakah’s airfare and accommodation when he came to record the audio in Kenya and again for the video shoot as well.


“I’ve been following his work since he did his first song but we never met until he came to Kenya this year. Thanks to Sauti Sol’s publicist Anyiko Owoko we made contact before he went back to Tanzania. He’s very popular in his country, and you know how Tanzanians support their own, so when he came here he expected to be treated like a star,” he said.

Brown says he does not consider Niseme Nawe an international project but an East African one.

“I don’t think I’m at that level where I can comfortably say that I have done an international collaboration because as per my vision I still have to do more,” he said.

He also revealed that initially he had hoped to work with Ali Kiba but that did not pan out as he wished.