Otile Brown sets new milestone as first Kenyan artist to hit 100 million streams

Otile Brown sets new milestone as first Kenyan artist to hit 100 million streams
Kenyan musician Otile Brown’s story has been one best described as ‘from grass to grace’.

He is now the most streamed Kenyan artist on Boomplay with charts showing above 100 million music streams. He is the 3rd musician in East Africa to achieve this, joining an elite club of Tanzanian singers Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny.

“Congratulations to Otile Brown as he becomes the first Kenyan artist to join Boomplay’s Golden club with 100M total streams on Boomplay!” wrote Boomplay KE.

He also holds the record for the Kenyan artist with the most watched YouTube videos.

As part of his Golden Club member benefits, Otile Brown will now enjoy online and offline promotional support in Boomplay’s operational markets.

The Baby Love hitmaker will also receive prioritization for his upcoming releases to the platform’s over 75 million monthly active listeners.

By making it to Boomplay’s Golden Club, Otile Brown joins Black Sherif the first Ghanian to reach 100M on the platform, as well as top African musicians including Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy DML, Joeboy and Omah Lay.

Otile Brown who shared the achievement on his Instagram page is currently on tour a USA tour for his Just In Love Album.

The Mombasa-born RnB artist has flown the Kenyan music industry flag well since his entry into the scene and he has never looked back since.

The ‘Dusuma’ hitmaker said he started singing and writing songs at the tender age of 13. He comes from a family of four kids, three brothers and one sister, and he is the last born.

At the age of 14, Otile was orphaned, after his mom passed away. His father had died earlier on too. He says that his mother was his inspiration that he would make it big in his life.

“When I was 14, a day before my mama passed on, She looked into my eyes and said, ‘I am not worried about you, you will be okay’. She had so much confidence in me that I just had to believe in myself even more. We will always celebrate you mommy.” he said

The little-known Luo light skin boy from the coast at the time had to struggle in life after his mother’s death. He moved to Nairobi when he began selling second-hand clothes ‘Mitumba’ so that he could put food on his table.

His big musical break came back in 2015 when he released his single Imaginary love’ featuring rapper Khaligraph Jones, when he was signed under Dr. Eddie’s Dreamland Music Label.

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His relationship with his record label didn’t last long and both parties parted ways in 2017 in his bid to become an independent artist.

After a successful breakthrough into the mainstream media, with his breakthrough single being ‘Mapenzi Hisia’ in 2017, he has since had one of the best music catalogs in Africa.

His brilliance and efforts in the music industry have gone unannounced as he has constantly been nominated for several awards and scooped them. He has become a celebrated household name in the Kenyan music space.


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