These famous black people made it big from the “Ghettos”

Novieku Babatunde Adeola October 28, 2019
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Octopizzo – Kibera

By far one of the most talented people to emerge from the biggest ghetto in Africa, Kibera, Kenyan musician, Octopizzo is definitely representing his hood. A musician of influence, Octopizzo isn’t ashamed of his background.

According to, the name ‘Octopizzo’ and ‘Namba Nane’ resonate with his former hood. ‘Octopizzo’ (Octopus) has eight tentacles, the figure represents the route number used by Kibera’s Matatus (So is the name Namba Nane).

An aerial view of Kibera slum,the largest shanty town in Africa. Photo Credit: irrinews
The famous slum of Kibera_Photo: Face2Face

Octo is also one of the finest rappers the country has ever had, whenever he takes the stage, you can be sure Kibera will be well represented.

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: October 28, 2019


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