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Otile Brown's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth

About

Otile Brown is a contemporary urban songwriter, actor, musician and guitarist. He is one of the local artists that is in high demand and always getting booked for gigs. Otile Brown’s biography also shows that he is a businessman with shoe and clothing stores as well as a record label. 

Personal Life

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

Many might mistake him for a Swahili native but Otile Brown whose real name is Jacob Obunga was born in Kisumu on 21 March 1994. 

His family relocated to Mombasa where he grew up thus his fluency and accent in Swahili. 

Otile Brown is the last born of four children. He has three brothers and one sister. Little is known about Otile Brown's family but he disclosed that he never knew his dad as his parents separated. 

His dad moved to Kisumu and his mother stayed in Mombasa. Otile Brown lost his parents when he was just 14 years. 

Consequently, he dropped out of school due to financial difficulties to look for work to make ends meet.

Otile Brown's Career

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown realised his talent in music when he was twelve years old. However, he didn’t have money to record music and thus ventured into the business of selling shoes and making soap whilst he also worked as a tallying agent at KPA. 

He moved to Nairobi where he started a business that collapsed after he ran out of stock. 

Afterwards, he ventured into acting at the Kenya National Theatre where he did stage plays and set books. 

During his hustles, he came across comedian, radio presenter turned politician Jalang’o who helped him find his way into the music industry. 

Otile Brown's Music | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown handed Jalang’o a recording of his music after which he advised him to focus on singing as opposed to rap. 

Jalang’o went on to fund Otile Brown’s first-ever music project and introduced him to Dr Eddie who would become his manager and music producer at Dreamland Music Entertainment Company.  

However, in 2017, Otile Brown left Dreamland Music Entertainment on grounds of contract breach on the part of Dr Eddie. 

Dr Eddie ought to have paid his rent, buy him a car, given him Ksh 10,000 monthly allowance, and produce and promote his songs, none of which he did as per Otile Brown.   

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

In retaliation, Dr Eddie banned Otile Brown from using any songs produced under his management. Otile Brown has since gone on to make some of the biggest hit songs in the country. 

Think of “Chaguo La Moyo” a wedding-themed song with songstress Sanaipei Tande. 

It is the most-watched music video on YouTube in Kenya with over 29 million views. This also earned him the top spot on Billboard charts. 

“Dusuma” a song Otile did with Meddy is his most popular with over 37 million YouTube hits. “Baby Love” a song he dedicated to his ex-lover Vera Sidika has  17 million views. 

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

As to why his songs are doing so well, Otile Brown states that his carefully crafted lyrics could be the secret weapon. 

With his flair for singing R&B music, Otile Brown has been branded as “Kenya’s John Legend”. 

His choice of dressing never fails to catch the eye as Otile Brown normally spots a suit with a half-buttoned well-pressed shirt displaying his well-chiselled body. 

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown launched his second album “Just In Love” in 2020. It carries 10 tracks. His first “Best of Otile Brown” was released in 2017 and carries the hit song “Alivyonipenda” with King Kaka. He also did a collaboration with rapper Khaligraph Jones on "Imaginary Love".

In 2019, Otile Brown launched his own record label, “Just In Love”. The now-departed singer Jovial was the label’s first signing. 

Otile Brown's Relationship

Otile Brown and Nabbayet | Source: Bekaboy

Seems like Otile Brown is not a lucky man when it comes to love. He recently broke off things with his Ethiopian girlfriend Nabbayet, a decision that was taken after they couldn’t resolve their differences. 

Otile and Nabbi started dating in 2019 and were in a long-distance relationship for a while due to coronavirus. 

Despite their breakup, Otile Brown speaks so highly of Nabbi and claims that he still loves her and forever will. 

Before that, Otile Brown dated socialite Vera Sidika. So in love was he that he dedicated a song to her named “Baby Love”. 

Vera Sidika and Otile Brown | Source: Ghanamma.com

However, it was not to be as both had a nasty separation marred with all sorts of accusations. 

Vera Sidika alleged that Otile Brown borrowed him money and had poor bedroom skills. Otile on the other hand said that the socialite “did something” that put him off completely and led to constant arguments and fights hence their breakup.  

Otile Brown and Vera Sidika have a daughter named Asian. Vera says that Otile can visit his child even though they aren’t friends.

Otile Brown's Controversy

Trousers too tight

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown is one of the best-dressed musicians in the country. However, his choice of trousers has at times rubbed people the wrong way. 

He has been criticised for wearing very tight trousers. Whilst he remained silent about the issue, netizens opined that he is not being a good role model for the young men looking up to him.   

Broke and fake rant

When the lights are on, we always see a united picture of celebrities cheering on one another. 

However, sometimes, the artists themselves decide to lift the lid on the dark side of their industry. 

In 2017, an angry Otile Brown took to social media and expressed his frustration over the lack of support amongst local artists. 

He also accused them of living a fake lifestyle and demanding more loyalty from the audience whilst they fail to uphold the same standards. 

Otile used the Tanzanian music industry as an example of how the local industry can transform itself to achieve greater things if only they supported one another.

Just In Love cover photo

When Otile Brown released his album "Just In Love" in 2020, its cover photo sparked controversy after the singer decided to go semi-nude. 

This was an unprecedented move that the singer said was deliberately taken to give a different feel and look away from his usual suits. His team couldn't come up with a different idea thus his move.

Otile Brown's Car

Otile Brown's Car | Source: Instagram

Mercedez Benz became too common for Otile Brown to have it in his car collection. In 2021, Otile Brown traded his Mercedez Benz E250 AMG for a BMW 7 series. 

He attributed the change to the need of being different as he felt that many people now drive the Mercedez brand. 

Accident

In 2019, Otile Brown admitted to having caused an accident at Yaya Centre that involved a motorbike that carried two passengers. 

Contrary to reports that he fled the scene and left the victims stranded, he said he took them to the hospital, settled the bills and bought a new motorbike for Ramadhan Abdul Abdul, the rider. This was when he drove a Mercedez Benz.

Otile Brown's fashion style

Otile Brown fashion style | Source: Instagram

One thing you will not fail to notice in an Otile Brown music video is his fashion style. He is always decked out in a well-fitting suit. 

Even when he goes casual, he still remains classy in his trademark tight jeans, a t-shirt or a shirt. Away from that, he owns a shoe collection and a clothing line. 

Otile Brown's tattoos

Otile Brown's Tattoos | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown has his own fair share of tattoos. Not as many as other celebrities but conspicuous enough to catch the eye. 

One of his most notable ones is on his left arm, an image of his mother who passed on when he was 14 years old. This is a way for the singer to pay tribute to her.  

Otile Brown's Net Worth

Otile Brown moves crowds. He is one of the most well-paid musicians in the country. That said, Otile Brown’s net worth has not been publicly disclosed.

Awards & Recognition

2019: Nominated for the HiPipo Music Awards in East Africa Song of the Year, Kenya

2018: Nominated for the Pulse Awards for Male Video of the Year for his song “Baby Love”

Social Media

Otile Brown’s Instagram: @OtileBrown 

Otile Brown’s Twitter: @OtileBrown

Otile Brown’s YouTube: Otile Brown Official

Q&A

What are the real names of Otile Brown?

Otile Brown’s real name is Jacob Obunga

How old is Otile?

Born and bred in Mombasa on 21 March 1994, Otile Brown’s age is 28.

What is Otile Brown’s tribe?

Otile Brown was born in Kisumu but moved to Mombasa at a young age thus he comes from the Luo tribe.

How many songs does Otile Brown have?

Otile Brown has two albums, "The Best of Otile Brown" released in 2017 and has eight tracks and "Just In Love" which he released in 2020 with ten songs. 

Also known as:
Badman Shivo
Real name:
Jacob Obunga
Occupation:
Singer, songwriter, actor
Birthday:
21 March 1994
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Aries
Birth place:
Kisumu, Kenya
Height:
N/A
Children:
Asia Brown
Net Worth:
N/A

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Otile Brown's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Also known as:
Badman Shivo
Real name:
Jacob Obunga
Occupation:
Singer, songwriter, actor
Birthday:
21 March 1994
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Aries
Birth place:
Kisumu, Kenya
Height:
N/A
Children:
Asia Brown
Net Worth:
N/A

About

Otile Brown is a contemporary urban songwriter, actor, musician and guitarist. He is one of the local artists that is in high demand and always getting booked for gigs. Otile Brown’s biography also shows that he is a businessman with shoe and clothing stores as well as a record label. 

Personal Life

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

Many might mistake him for a Swahili native but Otile Brown whose real name is Jacob Obunga was born in Kisumu on 21 March 1994. 

His family relocated to Mombasa where he grew up thus his fluency and accent in Swahili. 

Otile Brown is the last born of four children. He has three brothers and one sister. Little is known about Otile Brown's family but he disclosed that he never knew his dad as his parents separated. 

His dad moved to Kisumu and his mother stayed in Mombasa. Otile Brown lost his parents when he was just 14 years. 

Consequently, he dropped out of school due to financial difficulties to look for work to make ends meet.

Otile Brown's Career

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown realised his talent in music when he was twelve years old. However, he didn’t have money to record music and thus ventured into the business of selling shoes and making soap whilst he also worked as a tallying agent at KPA. 

He moved to Nairobi where he started a business that collapsed after he ran out of stock. 

Afterwards, he ventured into acting at the Kenya National Theatre where he did stage plays and set books. 

During his hustles, he came across comedian, radio presenter turned politician Jalang’o who helped him find his way into the music industry. 

Otile Brown's Music | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown handed Jalang’o a recording of his music after which he advised him to focus on singing as opposed to rap. 

Jalang’o went on to fund Otile Brown’s first-ever music project and introduced him to Dr Eddie who would become his manager and music producer at Dreamland Music Entertainment Company.  

However, in 2017, Otile Brown left Dreamland Music Entertainment on grounds of contract breach on the part of Dr Eddie. 

Dr Eddie ought to have paid his rent, buy him a car, given him Ksh 10,000 monthly allowance, and produce and promote his songs, none of which he did as per Otile Brown.   

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

In retaliation, Dr Eddie banned Otile Brown from using any songs produced under his management. Otile Brown has since gone on to make some of the biggest hit songs in the country. 

Think of “Chaguo La Moyo” a wedding-themed song with songstress Sanaipei Tande. 

It is the most-watched music video on YouTube in Kenya with over 29 million views. This also earned him the top spot on Billboard charts. 

“Dusuma” a song Otile did with Meddy is his most popular with over 37 million YouTube hits. “Baby Love” a song he dedicated to his ex-lover Vera Sidika has  17 million views. 

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

As to why his songs are doing so well, Otile Brown states that his carefully crafted lyrics could be the secret weapon. 

With his flair for singing R&B music, Otile Brown has been branded as “Kenya’s John Legend”. 

His choice of dressing never fails to catch the eye as Otile Brown normally spots a suit with a half-buttoned well-pressed shirt displaying his well-chiselled body. 

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown launched his second album “Just In Love” in 2020. It carries 10 tracks. His first “Best of Otile Brown” was released in 2017 and carries the hit song “Alivyonipenda” with King Kaka. He also did a collaboration with rapper Khaligraph Jones on "Imaginary Love".

In 2019, Otile Brown launched his own record label, “Just In Love”. The now-departed singer Jovial was the label’s first signing. 

Otile Brown's Relationship

Otile Brown and Nabbayet | Source: Bekaboy

Seems like Otile Brown is not a lucky man when it comes to love. He recently broke off things with his Ethiopian girlfriend Nabbayet, a decision that was taken after they couldn’t resolve their differences. 

Otile and Nabbi started dating in 2019 and were in a long-distance relationship for a while due to coronavirus. 

Despite their breakup, Otile Brown speaks so highly of Nabbi and claims that he still loves her and forever will. 

Before that, Otile Brown dated socialite Vera Sidika. So in love was he that he dedicated a song to her named “Baby Love”. 

Vera Sidika and Otile Brown | Source: Ghanamma.com

However, it was not to be as both had a nasty separation marred with all sorts of accusations. 

Vera Sidika alleged that Otile Brown borrowed him money and had poor bedroom skills. Otile on the other hand said that the socialite “did something” that put him off completely and led to constant arguments and fights hence their breakup.  

Otile Brown and Vera Sidika have a daughter named Asian. Vera says that Otile can visit his child even though they aren’t friends.

Otile Brown's Controversy

Trousers too tight

Otile Brown | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown is one of the best-dressed musicians in the country. However, his choice of trousers has at times rubbed people the wrong way. 

He has been criticised for wearing very tight trousers. Whilst he remained silent about the issue, netizens opined that he is not being a good role model for the young men looking up to him.   

Broke and fake rant

When the lights are on, we always see a united picture of celebrities cheering on one another. 

However, sometimes, the artists themselves decide to lift the lid on the dark side of their industry. 

In 2017, an angry Otile Brown took to social media and expressed his frustration over the lack of support amongst local artists. 

He also accused them of living a fake lifestyle and demanding more loyalty from the audience whilst they fail to uphold the same standards. 

Otile used the Tanzanian music industry as an example of how the local industry can transform itself to achieve greater things if only they supported one another.

Just In Love cover photo

When Otile Brown released his album "Just In Love" in 2020, its cover photo sparked controversy after the singer decided to go semi-nude. 

This was an unprecedented move that the singer said was deliberately taken to give a different feel and look away from his usual suits. His team couldn't come up with a different idea thus his move.

Otile Brown's Car

Otile Brown's Car | Source: Instagram

Mercedez Benz became too common for Otile Brown to have it in his car collection. In 2021, Otile Brown traded his Mercedez Benz E250 AMG for a BMW 7 series. 

He attributed the change to the need of being different as he felt that many people now drive the Mercedez brand. 

Accident

In 2019, Otile Brown admitted to having caused an accident at Yaya Centre that involved a motorbike that carried two passengers. 

Contrary to reports that he fled the scene and left the victims stranded, he said he took them to the hospital, settled the bills and bought a new motorbike for Ramadhan Abdul Abdul, the rider. This was when he drove a Mercedez Benz.

Otile Brown's fashion style

Otile Brown fashion style | Source: Instagram

One thing you will not fail to notice in an Otile Brown music video is his fashion style. He is always decked out in a well-fitting suit. 

Even when he goes casual, he still remains classy in his trademark tight jeans, a t-shirt or a shirt. Away from that, he owns a shoe collection and a clothing line. 

Otile Brown's tattoos

Otile Brown's Tattoos | Source: Instagram

Otile Brown has his own fair share of tattoos. Not as many as other celebrities but conspicuous enough to catch the eye. 

One of his most notable ones is on his left arm, an image of his mother who passed on when he was 14 years old. This is a way for the singer to pay tribute to her.  

Otile Brown's Net Worth

Otile Brown moves crowds. He is one of the most well-paid musicians in the country. That said, Otile Brown’s net worth has not been publicly disclosed.

Awards & Recognition

2019: Nominated for the HiPipo Music Awards in East Africa Song of the Year, Kenya

2018: Nominated for the Pulse Awards for Male Video of the Year for his song “Baby Love”

Social Media

Otile Brown’s Instagram: @OtileBrown 

Otile Brown’s Twitter: @OtileBrown

Otile Brown’s YouTube: Otile Brown Official

Q&A

What are the real names of Otile Brown?

Otile Brown’s real name is Jacob Obunga

How old is Otile?

Born and bred in Mombasa on 21 March 1994, Otile Brown’s age is 28.

What is Otile Brown’s tribe?

Otile Brown was born in Kisumu but moved to Mombasa at a young age thus he comes from the Luo tribe.

How many songs does Otile Brown have?

Otile Brown has two albums, "The Best of Otile Brown" released in 2017 and has eight tracks and "Just In Love" which he released in 2020 with ten songs.