Listen to the interview of Octopizzo on BBC World Service. The BBC World Service provides news and analysis from around the globe in 29 languages and has almost 2 million likes on Facebook.




Henry Ohanga is better known as Octopizzo, the rapper from the Kenyan slums who made it big. Octopizzo was brought up in Kibera, a neighbourhood in Nairobi often called Africa’s largest slum. Today, he is an ambassador for the United Nations and has his own TV show and clothing line. He even told us about developing a range of condoms that glow in the dark to promote safe sex in areas with little access to electric lighting.