There has never been comparisons all over social media between Kenyan artistes and international or other African artistes.
And Otile Brown is tired of being put in the box of those artistes who need to put in enough effort. Or rather he is done being told he is not doing the most yet he is putting in all the effort he can.
Taking to social media on a post he deleted, he wrote a whole paragraph on the way many Kenyan artistes have really tried to build a name for themselves with no godfather. Well as opposed to those artistes we compare them to.
"I think Kenyan artists should be respected 100%. All of those 'big artist' y 'all compare us with, they had/ have Godfathers who hold them down and even now that they've made it, their godfathers are still putting money on their projects. Our growth has to be slow and gradual coz we are always doing it all by ourselves, no label no investors and remember we ain't from rich families. " Otile shared
Adding that there are so many brands that have taken advantage of them but they still work towards building their art.
"We have to balance the little that we get to pay bills, take care of our families and invest it back in the business .. we've been failed by our government, media and even some of the selfish stakeholders in the business eg music distributors who take advantage of artists. Tell me why a corporate brand would take about 70% of all the revenues collected from platforms such as ring-back tones and other platforms, they've sucked us dry. I also see young ballas but all they want is to call you for a hang out on alcohol and women just to make them look cool. That's why y 'all will never see me around them. "
Basically, Otile Brown's message to his fellow Kenyans is to stop all the unnecessary pressure on them. They are really doing their best.
"Before y 'all speak, always know that we're doing it by our selves and those, who you think are better than us “wamebebwa". What they think about is how to grow in their music coz everything is sorted. With love and I'm straight btw and okay with my gradual growth .. just stop thinking and saying that we ain't putting in enough effort!"