Otile Brown

Jacob Obunga popularly known as Otile Brown is a Kenyan independent R&B singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor.[2][3][4] He gained media attention after the release of his hit single "Imaginary Love" which features Khaligraph Jones.He released his debut studio album, Best of Otile Brown, in April 2017.[5] The album was supported by the singles "Basi", "Alivyonipenda", "Shujaa Wako", "DeJavu" and "Aiyolela". Brown had also collaborated with artists such as Sanaipei Tande, and Barakah The Prince, King Kaka among others.

Otile Brown
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Otile Brown on his European Tour in April 2019
Born
Jacob Obunga

(1994-03-21) March 21, 1994 (age 27)[1]
Kisumu, Kenya
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsIndependent
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Otile was born in Kisumu and raised in Miritini, Mombasa. He is the last born in a family of four- three brothers and one sister.[6][7] Otile started singing and writing songs at age 13.[8]

Music careerEdit

2017:Best of Otile BrownEdit

Otile's debut album Best of Otile Brown was released in April 2017. The lead single "Imaginary Love" featuring Kenyan rapper, Khaligraph Jones was released on June 3, 2016.[9][10] The song was played on several radio stations in Kenya. He parted ways with Dreamland Music label in March 2017 and became an Independent artist.[11]

Since his breakthrough into the Kenyan music industry, Otile has garnered several awards including "Male Video of the Year" at Pulse Music Awards 2018 for his single "Baby Love".[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Otile is known for his affairs with Vera Sidika, a Kenyan Socialite. Their relationship ended in August 2018.[13][14]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumEdit

  • Best of Otile Brown (2017)

SinglesEdit

Title Year of Release
Imaginary Love ft. Khaligraph Jones[15] 2016
DeJavu 2016
Basi 2016
Alivyonipenda ft King Kaka[16] 2016
Niseme Nawe 2016
Shujaa Wako 2016
Everything 2016
Hello 2016
Kistaarabu 2017
Yule Mbaya 2017
Acha Waseme 2017
Mapenzi Hisia 2017
Aiyolela 2017
Chaguo la Moyo ft. Sanaipei Tande[17] 2018
Baby Love[18] 2018
Tamu Sana ft. Shetta[19] 2018
Hi 2018
Samantha 2018
Vera 2018
Nikupe Nini 2018
Mungu wetu sote 2018
Aje Anione 2018
Kenyan Girl[20] 2019
Crush[21] 2019
Nitulie 2019
Siku Yetu[22] 2019
Nabayet[23] 2019
This Kind of Love[24] 2019
The Way You Are[25] 2020
Aiyana ft. Sanaipei Tande[26] 2020
Wine[27] 2020
In Love ft. Ali Kiba[28] 2021

Just in Love Album

Otile Brown's Just in Love Album officially released on June 3, 2020, proved that Otile is not only the best musician in Kenya, but also the most outstanding R&B artist in East and Central Africa. Otile shared the news with his fans on social media saying the album will be launched on Boomplay. The album has 11 songs with some of them being collaborations with different artistes from Kenya and Tanzania. The album is listed below

Title Year Released
Regina ft Jux June 3, 2020
Dede June 3, 2020
Hit & Run ft Khaligraph Jones June 3, 2020
Vibe June 3, 2020
Leila ft Kidum June 3, 2020
Kosea June 3, 2020
Umedamshi June 3, 2020
Dusuma ft Meddy June 3, 2020
Watoto na Pombe ft Mejja June 3, 2020
Zaidi Yako June 3, 2020
Pretty Girls June 3, 2020

AwardsEdit

  • Nominee, Pulse Music Awards, Baby Love "Male Video of the Year" (2018) [29]
  • Nominee, HiPipo Music Awards, East Africa Song of The Year -Kenya (2019) [30]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Otile Brown biography: real name, tribe, girlfriend, net worth, house, cars". Tuko.co.ke. 9 July 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Otile Brown advises fan following remarks on dating an artiste". Pulselive.co.ke. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Otile Brown parts ways with Ethiopian girlfriend?". Sde.co.ke. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Otile Brown apologizes to ex-girlfriend Nabayet in new song [Video]". Pulselive.co.ke. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Best of Otile Brown". hungama.com. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Pakate by Otile Brown - Mombasa star and Dreamland signee continues to shine". Kenyanmusic.co.ke. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "The musical journey of Otile Brown". Hivisasa.com. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Who is Otile Brown? 9 interesting". Kuko.co.ke. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  9. ^ Muchemi, Terry (18 March 2015). "#EXCLUSIVE New Release From Otile Brown Featuring Khaligraph Jones 'Imaginary Love.' - VarCity". Varcity.co.ke. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Otile Brown – Imaginary Love Feat. Khaligraph Jones 2015 New Kenyan Music". Capitalfm.co.ke. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Popular Kenyan Singer, Otile Brown Cancelled His Music Contract With His Record Label". howkenya.com. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Pulse Music Video Awards Are Back! Check Out The Nominees". Kenyanvibe.com. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Vera Sidika's love story ends in tearful break up with Otile Brown". Nairobinews.nation.co.ke. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  14. ^ "CELEB BUZZ: Why Vera Sidika and Otile Brown's break-up is bad for their careers". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Imaginary Love". Qobuz.com. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Otile Brown, King Kaka Alivyonipenda". Tunebat.com. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  17. ^ "VIDEO: Otile Brown & Sanaipei Tande – 'Chaguo La Moyo'". Zipo.co.ke. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  18. ^ "VIDEO: Otile Brown & Sanaipei Tande – 'Chaguo La Moyo'". Zipo.co.ke. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  19. ^ "VIDEO: Otile Brown & Sanaipei Tande – 'Chaguo La Moyo'". Mpasho.co.ke. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Otile Brown Praises Ex-Lover Vera Sidika in his New single "Kenyan Girl"". Africanstand.com. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  21. ^ "VIDEO: Music star Otile Brown drops a valentine hit (CRUSH) to all lovers in the world". Kenya Today. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Otile Brown - Siku Yetu (Official Video)". All Africa Music. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  23. ^ "Nabayet? Kenyans react to Otile's birthday message to ex Vera Sidika as she turns 30". Standard Digital. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Otile Brown drops another love song, in steamy release 'This Kind of Love'". Capital FM Kenya. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  25. ^ "Otile Brown – The Way You Are". Ghafla Kenya. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  26. ^ "New KeMusic – Otile Brown Taps Sanaipei Tande For 'Aiyana'". Nairobi Wire. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  27. ^ "Otile Brown Delivers Club Banger 'Wine' – Watch". Nairobi Wire. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  28. ^ "Otile Brown Drops Collaboration with Ali Kiba". Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  29. ^ "Full List Of Pulse Music Video Awards 2018 Nominees – Youth Village Kenya". Youthvillage.co.ke. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  30. ^ "Nominees". Hma.hipipo.com. Retrieved 22 April 2019.