Migori based musician Steven Spencer Otieno who goes by the stage name, Ghipuka OCPD has advised county governments to create a platform that will support local talents at the grass roots level.
The 25-year old musician who launched his music career in 2006 said that most young Kenyans have talents in different fields of entertainment that are yet to be explored.
“We have many young Kenyans at the county level who have talents in different fields ranging from music, acting among others. The county governments which were created in the new dispensation should come on board and start supporting them,” he said.
In an exclusive interview with LubangaSpeaks.com, GHIPUKA OCPD who has so far released 7 songs and one music video lamented that most youths with talents are unable to explore them citing lack of capital.
“The reason why Nairobi or Mombasa based artists overshadow us is because they have all the necessary facilities they need to excel. If the counties come to our aid them its beyond doubt that we are set to outshine them,” he added.
He also reiterated that the county governments should set aside funds in their budgets and organize award ceremonies where fresh talents are likely to be born and the existing ones rewarded.
“We also wish to be motivated buy our county leaders and they can only do this through organizing award ceremonies where we can get to showcase our talents,” he indicated.
GHIPUKA OCPD who released his first music video “Migori Boys Anthem” in 2010 is set to release his second video “Unatoka Wapi” next week.
The “Unatoka Wapi” song talks about his musical journey and how he plans to conquer the international market despite his humble background.
“I have produced the audio to the song Unatoka Wapi at Chuo Records in Nairobi and the video has been produced by Nairobi-based Telesinity Media,” he said.
He says that most of his hobbies revolve around music but he also participates in community work across Migori County.
According to Tripple S, come 5 years down the line, he will be the King of Ghipuka Music across the East and Central Africa region.
He wishes to work with Eldoret based Jomyn Ghipuka, Kenrazy Ghipuka, Tanzania’s Chege among other rap artists.
Steven Spencer Otieno aka Tripple S aka Ghipuka OCPD says he has a lot of goodies in store for his fans who according to him, keeps him going.