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We all know that humanity has no boundaries; that being born poor or becoming poor does not make one less human. Though man has drawn lines that seem to separate us by race, nationality or social class, fundamentally we are all the same. People marginalized in slums and refugee camps have aspirations too.
Octopizzo is a hip-hop artist and a youth activist from Kibera (The largest slum in Africa). He is the founder of Octopizzo Foundation, founder of Refugee Art program dubbed “Artist for Refugee” with UNHRC, Ambassador for Awareness on violence against women and girls and also an actor.
At a very young age Octopizzo was first and foremost shaped by his life in Kibera, but was musically influenced by artists such as Jay Z, Nas, Biggie, Pac and many more.
He has perfomed in amajor events all across the world; Shambala Festival in UK, Spoken World In Berlin, Sauti za Busara Festival in Zanzibar, Kenyan Night in Dubai, Reepabhan festival Hamburg, Coca cola world cup tour, Safaricom Live just to mention a few.
Apart from music, he is also the C.E.O of Chocolate City (Kibera) Tours. Octopizzo Foundation believes in untying young people from the shackles of desperation through the uniting ingredients of Creativity, Art, Music and Sports. OF aspires to give wings to young people who exist on the margins of society. We support them to recognize the richness that resides in them, and then nurture their transformation towards realizing their potential.Read more Read less