Kenyan rapper and OG Kalighaph Jones has taken to his Instagram story to react to the landslide success of the just concluded: “Back To My Root Festival”.
Kaligraph Jones whose first-ever visit to Sierra Leone was a result of the show. He took to his verified Instagram to rain some praises to his colleague Kao Denero for a great show and as well appreciating the lovely people of Sierra Leonne.
The festival which the Office of The Entertainment and Investment Ambassador collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism was full of varieties of performances ranging from welcome custom dances, local drumming, traditional dance move, and a sequel of performances from Sierra Leone artists both home and abroad.
Brian Ouko Omollo, (born 12 June 1990) popularly known by his stage name Khaligraph Jones and often referred to as Papa Jones, is a Kenyan rapper known for his hit singles “Mazishi” and “Yego”. He released his debut full-length studio album Testimony 1990 in June 2018.
Jones was born and raised in Kayole, a neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya.
His mother gave him the name Ouko Robert in honor of the late Kenyan politician Dr. Robert Ouko, who was assassinated on 13 February 1990.
Khaligraph started his musical career while still in elementary school. He officially began his career in 2008 at a function called “Words And Pictures.”
He won Channel O Music Video Awards Emcee Africa in 2009, a highly visible competition that catapulted him to international acclaim almost instantly.
In June 2018, he released his debut full-length studio album dubbed “Testimony 1990”.
He was crowned “Best Rap Act of the Year” at the fifth Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards 2018 (Afrimma) held at House of Blues in Dallas, Texas in 2018.
He was named the best Hip Hop act at the Soundcity MVP Awards in January 2020. The ceremony took place at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2020 he was nominated for the BET Awards. His nomination was for the Best International Flow category. He was up against South Africa’s Nasty C, Brazil’s DJonga, Ivorian Kaaris and eventual winner, grime rapper Stormzy from the UK. In May 2021 he was named the East African Rapper of the Year at MTN Uganda.
In 2021, Khaligraph partnered with Odibets, a sports betting company under their Odimtaani initiative to launch the ‘OdiNare’ rap challenge.