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Khaligraph Jones's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth, Awards

About

Over the past few years, Khaligraph Jones has become a big name in the Kenyan hip-hop circuit. With his raw talent and incredible versatility, this rapper is here to stay. Papa Jones has an array of hit singles under his belt, such as ‘Champez’, ‘Kwenda’ and ‘Wavy’. So how much do you know about the OG as he calls himself? Let’s find out!

Personal Life

Khaligraph Jones | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph Jones was born and raised in Kayole. His real name is Robert Ouko, named after the late politician Dr Robert Ouko, who was assassinated in 1990, the year Khaligraph was born. 

In an interview with a local television station, Khaligraph admitted that he was forced to drop out of school when he was in form four because of hardships.

He grew up in Kayole and says that life then was very different and difficult. Nonetheless, he kept chasing a better life and he has been able to achieve that.

Starting at the young age of 19, Khaligraph has seen it all. Be it the recent Wizzo Tano Nane’s unfathomable disses aimed at him or building his way up from scratch. 

Now the proud founder and CEO of Blu Ink, Papa Jones acknowledges that though he appreciates his beginnings, the standard he works at now is higher than it used to be.  

Khaligraph Jones' Career

Khaligraph Jones | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph started his career while in elementary school. He officially started rapping in 2008 at a function named ‘Words and Pictures.’ 

Barely a year later in 2009, he won Channel O Emcee Africa, the first popular competition that put the spotlight on young Khaligraph. This was one of the first signs of his bubbling potential and what was to come. 

 In 2018, he released his full-length debut album titled ‘Testimony 1990’. This album won him many accolades. 

Source: Instagram

Khaligraph was crowned the ‘Best Rap Act of the Year at the 2018 Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards, held in Dallas, Texas, the best hip hop act at the Soundcity MVP Awards and was the first Kenyan musician to be nominated for the BET awards.  

His song was nominated for the Best International Flow category. He was up against Nasty C, Brazil's DJonga, Ivorian Kaaris and the eventual winner, British grime rapper Stormzy.

Khaligraph Jones award | Source: Instagram

This month, he's reminded people why he is one of the best rappers in the game after he clinched two awards at the East Africa Entertainment Awards (EAEA). He was named the Best Male Rapstar/Hip-hop Act as well as the People's Choice Entertainment Awards.

Khaligraph Jones' Family

Khaligraph Jones's family consists of his mother, sister, an older brother, two children and wife. It is rumoured that he also has a child from an earlier relationship.

Khaligraph Jones’ parents

Khaligraph Jones and his mother | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph Jones’ mother is a pastor in their hometown while the whereabouts of his father remains unknown. 

However, reports suggest that Khaligraph’s father died when he was very young and thus he was raised by his mother.

Khaligraph Jones’ brother

Khaligraph Jones has a brother named Lamaz Span K.O.B. He encouraged Khaligraph to pursue music. 

Big brother Lamaz was recently the talk of the town when he surprised K24 television anchor, Isabella Kituri with Ksh 200,000 on live television. 

Kituri challenged Lamaz to show the money during an interview after he claimed that he makes Ksh 100,000 every day. 

Kituri’s thought that Lamaz was just blowing hot air but he tabled two bundles of Ksh 100,000 and offered her Ksh 1000. 

Khaligraph Jones’ wife

Khaligraph Jones and Georgina Muteti | Source: KisiiFinest

Khaligraph Jones is married to Georgina Muteti, a hairdresser and an accredited lifesaver. Georgina is half Italian but is from Mombasa and identifies as Kenyan. 

Khaligraph Jones and his daughter Amali Jones Ouko | Source: Instagram

They have two children together, a daughter named Amali Jones Ouko, and a son named Lu. Georgina is a Christian woman and is known for her beauty. 

She’s protective of her family but is also friendly with the media no wonder Khaligraph’s fans love her. 

Khaligraph Jones and his children | Source: Instagram

In 2021, there was a tug-of-war between his fans and critics when news about Khaligraph abandoning his wife hit the airwaves. An Instagram account wondered why he spent so much on his clothes and shoes but not the same for his wife. 

Some of his followers defended him and stated that they should mind their own business. His wife echoed similar sentiments. 

In response, she posted: “Mbona inakusumbua na si wewe unavaa?” which translates to “Why is it bothering you and you’re not the one wearing the clothes?” 

Khaligraph Jones' Controversy

The OG has never been far away from controversy. 

His ex-girlfriend Cashy Karumi has, on a number of occasions, accused him of being a deadbeat dad. She opened up about the issue during an interview with a local radio station. Karumi insists that she doesn't know why Khaligraph neglected her and her kid despite taking care of his other children.   

Khaligraph Jones was forced to explain his reference to Gospel artist Bahati in his song Hao after fans deemed it to be distasteful.

One of his lines in the song enquires whether Bahati "ni mtoto wa mama or “mtoto wa Diana”

The so-called rap king defended this line by stating that social media users were trying to turn his words against him and told Bahati not to worry.

In another controversy, Khaligraph Jones was linked with the secret society Illuminati and the release of his songs Mazishi and Rider only funnelled these rumours even further.  

The Mazishi song has pallbearers carrying a coffin on stage when he performed at the Jameson Connect event. 

As for his hit Rider, he slashed a man’s head and fed on their remains. Khaligraph defended these acts as works of creativity.  

Khaligraph doesn't get along with some of his industry mates. His most pronounced is with Octopizzo who recently said that he has no problem with Khaligraph. We guess that settles things. 

Another thing that he is known for is his love for guns, and he shows them off in many of his music videos.

Khaligraph Jones' Cars

Khaligraph Jones Car | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph standing beside his red car | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph is the proud owner of a sleek, white Range Rover, a car that costs around Sh 7 million before taxation. He also owns a bright red Range Rover. 

Khaligraph Jones' House

Khaligraph Jones expressed his desire to build a large house for his family. In 2020, his wife Georgina shared a video of him relaxing in a grassy yard. This was after he reportedly faced discrimination in certain parts of Nairobi for not being of Asian origin while he was house hunting. 

Khaligraph Jones' Net Worth

As of 2020, Khaligraph Jones's net worth is estimated to be around Ksh 40 million, the equivalent of $400,000. 

Awards & Recognition 

  • Khaligraph's awards | Source: Instagram

  • 2022: Best Male Rapstar/Hip-hop Act and People's Choice Entertainment Awards at the East Africa Entertainment Awards

  • BET Awards (2020) - Best International Flow (nomination)

  • NRG Radio Fan Fave Awards (2020) - NRG Fan Fave Male Artist of The Year (won) 

  • Sound City MVP Awards (2020) - Best Hip Hop (won) 

  • AEAUSA Awards (2019) – Best Hip-Hop Artist (nomination)

  • AFRIMMA (2018) - Best Rap Act of the Year (won)

Social Media

Khaligraph Jones’ Facebook page has over 330,000 followers, and 140,000 fans have liked this page. On it, he has shared numerous posts and photos of his works. Khaligraph Jones’ Instagram has over 1.8 million followers and has posted over 1500 posts online. He is highly active on Instagram. Meanwhile, Khaligraph Jones has over 260,000 followers on Twitter.

Khaligraph Jones Facebook - @khaligraphtheog            

Khaligraph Jones Instagram - @Khaligraph_jones           

Khaligraph Jones Twitter - @Khaligraph

Khaligraph Jones YouTube - Khaligraph Jones

Q&A 

How old is Khaligraph Jones?

Khaligraph Jones was born on 12 June 1990. As of 2022, he is 32 years old.

What nationality is Khaligraph Jones?

Khaligraph Jones in Kenyan.

How much is Khaligraph Jones worth?

Khaligraph Jones' net worth is estimated to be around $400,000. He mainly makes this from his rapping career and businesses.

Also known as:
Papa Jones, Baba Yao, OG
Real name:
Brian Robert Ouko
Occupation:
Rapper, Songwriter
Birthday:
12 June 1990
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Gemini
Birth place:
Kayole, Nairobi, Kenya
Height:
6'0 or 185cm
Children:
Amali Jones Ouko and Lu with Georgina Muteti
Net Worth:
Ksh 40 million or $400,000

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Khaligraph Jones's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth, Awards
Also known as:
Papa Jones, Baba Yao, OG
Real name:
Brian Robert Ouko
Occupation:
Rapper, Songwriter
Birthday:
12 June 1990
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Gemini
Birth place:
Kayole, Nairobi, Kenya
Height:
6'0 or 185cm
Children:
Amali Jones Ouko and Lu with Georgina Muteti
Net Worth:
Ksh 40 million or $400,000

About

Over the past few years, Khaligraph Jones has become a big name in the Kenyan hip-hop circuit. With his raw talent and incredible versatility, this rapper is here to stay. Papa Jones has an array of hit singles under his belt, such as ‘Champez’, ‘Kwenda’ and ‘Wavy’. So how much do you know about the OG as he calls himself? Let’s find out!

Personal Life

Khaligraph Jones | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph Jones was born and raised in Kayole. His real name is Robert Ouko, named after the late politician Dr Robert Ouko, who was assassinated in 1990, the year Khaligraph was born. 

In an interview with a local television station, Khaligraph admitted that he was forced to drop out of school when he was in form four because of hardships.

He grew up in Kayole and says that life then was very different and difficult. Nonetheless, he kept chasing a better life and he has been able to achieve that.

Starting at the young age of 19, Khaligraph has seen it all. Be it the recent Wizzo Tano Nane’s unfathomable disses aimed at him or building his way up from scratch. 

Now the proud founder and CEO of Blu Ink, Papa Jones acknowledges that though he appreciates his beginnings, the standard he works at now is higher than it used to be.  

Khaligraph Jones' Career

Khaligraph Jones | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph started his career while in elementary school. He officially started rapping in 2008 at a function named ‘Words and Pictures.’ 

Barely a year later in 2009, he won Channel O Emcee Africa, the first popular competition that put the spotlight on young Khaligraph. This was one of the first signs of his bubbling potential and what was to come. 

 In 2018, he released his full-length debut album titled ‘Testimony 1990’. This album won him many accolades. 

Source: Instagram

Khaligraph was crowned the ‘Best Rap Act of the Year at the 2018 Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards, held in Dallas, Texas, the best hip hop act at the Soundcity MVP Awards and was the first Kenyan musician to be nominated for the BET awards.  

His song was nominated for the Best International Flow category. He was up against Nasty C, Brazil's DJonga, Ivorian Kaaris and the eventual winner, British grime rapper Stormzy.

Khaligraph Jones award | Source: Instagram

This month, he's reminded people why he is one of the best rappers in the game after he clinched two awards at the East Africa Entertainment Awards (EAEA). He was named the Best Male Rapstar/Hip-hop Act as well as the People's Choice Entertainment Awards.

Khaligraph Jones' Family

Khaligraph Jones's family consists of his mother, sister, an older brother, two children and wife. It is rumoured that he also has a child from an earlier relationship.

Khaligraph Jones’ parents

Khaligraph Jones and his mother | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph Jones’ mother is a pastor in their hometown while the whereabouts of his father remains unknown. 

However, reports suggest that Khaligraph’s father died when he was very young and thus he was raised by his mother.

Khaligraph Jones’ brother

Khaligraph Jones has a brother named Lamaz Span K.O.B. He encouraged Khaligraph to pursue music. 

Big brother Lamaz was recently the talk of the town when he surprised K24 television anchor, Isabella Kituri with Ksh 200,000 on live television. 

Kituri challenged Lamaz to show the money during an interview after he claimed that he makes Ksh 100,000 every day. 

Kituri’s thought that Lamaz was just blowing hot air but he tabled two bundles of Ksh 100,000 and offered her Ksh 1000. 

Khaligraph Jones’ wife

Khaligraph Jones and Georgina Muteti | Source: KisiiFinest

Khaligraph Jones is married to Georgina Muteti, a hairdresser and an accredited lifesaver. Georgina is half Italian but is from Mombasa and identifies as Kenyan. 

Khaligraph Jones and his daughter Amali Jones Ouko | Source: Instagram

They have two children together, a daughter named Amali Jones Ouko, and a son named Lu. Georgina is a Christian woman and is known for her beauty. 

She’s protective of her family but is also friendly with the media no wonder Khaligraph’s fans love her. 

Khaligraph Jones and his children | Source: Instagram

In 2021, there was a tug-of-war between his fans and critics when news about Khaligraph abandoning his wife hit the airwaves. An Instagram account wondered why he spent so much on his clothes and shoes but not the same for his wife. 

Some of his followers defended him and stated that they should mind their own business. His wife echoed similar sentiments. 

In response, she posted: “Mbona inakusumbua na si wewe unavaa?” which translates to “Why is it bothering you and you’re not the one wearing the clothes?” 

Khaligraph Jones' Controversy

The OG has never been far away from controversy. 

His ex-girlfriend Cashy Karumi has, on a number of occasions, accused him of being a deadbeat dad. She opened up about the issue during an interview with a local radio station. Karumi insists that she doesn't know why Khaligraph neglected her and her kid despite taking care of his other children.   

Khaligraph Jones was forced to explain his reference to Gospel artist Bahati in his song Hao after fans deemed it to be distasteful.

One of his lines in the song enquires whether Bahati "ni mtoto wa mama or “mtoto wa Diana”

The so-called rap king defended this line by stating that social media users were trying to turn his words against him and told Bahati not to worry.

In another controversy, Khaligraph Jones was linked with the secret society Illuminati and the release of his songs Mazishi and Rider only funnelled these rumours even further.  

The Mazishi song has pallbearers carrying a coffin on stage when he performed at the Jameson Connect event. 

As for his hit Rider, he slashed a man’s head and fed on their remains. Khaligraph defended these acts as works of creativity.  

Khaligraph doesn't get along with some of his industry mates. His most pronounced is with Octopizzo who recently said that he has no problem with Khaligraph. We guess that settles things. 

Another thing that he is known for is his love for guns, and he shows them off in many of his music videos.

Khaligraph Jones' Cars

Khaligraph Jones Car | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph standing beside his red car | Source: Instagram

Khaligraph is the proud owner of a sleek, white Range Rover, a car that costs around Sh 7 million before taxation. He also owns a bright red Range Rover. 

Khaligraph Jones' House

Khaligraph Jones expressed his desire to build a large house for his family. In 2020, his wife Georgina shared a video of him relaxing in a grassy yard. This was after he reportedly faced discrimination in certain parts of Nairobi for not being of Asian origin while he was house hunting. 

Khaligraph Jones' Net Worth

As of 2020, Khaligraph Jones's net worth is estimated to be around Ksh 40 million, the equivalent of $400,000. 

Awards & Recognition 

  • Khaligraph's awards | Source: Instagram

  • 2022: Best Male Rapstar/Hip-hop Act and People's Choice Entertainment Awards at the East Africa Entertainment Awards

  • BET Awards (2020) - Best International Flow (nomination)

  • NRG Radio Fan Fave Awards (2020) - NRG Fan Fave Male Artist of The Year (won) 

  • Sound City MVP Awards (2020) - Best Hip Hop (won) 

  • AEAUSA Awards (2019) – Best Hip-Hop Artist (nomination)

  • AFRIMMA (2018) - Best Rap Act of the Year (won)

Social Media

Khaligraph Jones’ Facebook page has over 330,000 followers, and 140,000 fans have liked this page. On it, he has shared numerous posts and photos of his works. Khaligraph Jones’ Instagram has over 1.8 million followers and has posted over 1500 posts online. He is highly active on Instagram. Meanwhile, Khaligraph Jones has over 260,000 followers on Twitter.

Khaligraph Jones Facebook - @khaligraphtheog            

Khaligraph Jones Instagram - @Khaligraph_jones           

Khaligraph Jones Twitter - @Khaligraph

Khaligraph Jones YouTube - Khaligraph Jones

Q&A 

How old is Khaligraph Jones?

Khaligraph Jones was born on 12 June 1990. As of 2022, he is 32 years old.

What nationality is Khaligraph Jones?

Khaligraph Jones in Kenyan.

How much is Khaligraph Jones worth?

Khaligraph Jones' net worth is estimated to be around $400,000. He mainly makes this from his rapping career and businesses.