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Octopizzo considered in Grammy Awards list

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[Kenya top rapper Octopizzo. Photo/Courtesy].

The Grammy awards academy has proposed Kenyan rapper Octopizzo (Henry Ohanga) to be nominated in four categories; Best Global Album (Jungle Fever), Best Global music performance (Lela), Producer of the year Non-Classical, Best Rap Song (Pockets, Interlude), and Best Rap Performance (Pockets, Interlude).

Reacting to the good news, the Lela hit-maker said that he is optimistic that one day he will bring a Grammy to Kenya.

“I had to do it twice so that they know it wasn’t luck. This Saturday will be #JungleFevers’ 1 Year Anniversary; Excited to be up for 4 Grammy Consideration categories.

@RecordingAcad One day I’ll bring this to Kibera, I believe. GO VOTE,” shared Ocvtopizzo.

He added that he will be dropping his 6th studio album dubbed Fuego on November 19, 2021.

“Friday 19th #FUEGO Album to celebrate this consistency. If you’ve been a fan, means you believe in yourself too Raised fist Head to the @theacademy and let them know Kenya & Kibera needs one of these Trophy #Motivation #DON Goat,” tweeted Octopizzo.

Octopizzo will now be subjected to a voting process to determine if they will make it to the list of nominees for the 2022 Grammy awards. The voting will be done by academy members.

The Grammy consideration

These are entries that meet all eligibility requirements to be included in the first ballot, which goes to the recording academy’s voting members, who then vote for the entries they believe should receive a nomination.

The Grammy award, or just Grammy is considered one of the four major annual American entertainment awards, along with the Academy awards (film), the Emmy awards (television), and the Tony awards (theatre and Broadway).

In September 2018, Octopizzo graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pursuing a course in social impact strategy.

He was born in the largest Kibera slum in Nairobi.