Kisumu based artist Stanley Otieno, popularly known as Apesi has responded to claims of being at loggerheads with musicians Brizy Annechild and Awiko.
Who is the king of music in Kisumu? This has been the question bringing arguments among their fans.
The trio have since come forth claiming the throne while releasing hit after hit.
Musician Felix Okoth alias Brizy became an house hold name after his track ‘hera nyalo sandi’ and ‘my jaber’ featuring H_art the band which took the internet by storm.
The musician has since been using the ‘number one’ tag line in all his songs.
I don’t believe am the king because anybody can call himself a king but am the founder of this genreApesi
Wycliffe Otieno best known as Awicko on the other hand hit top musical chats after he released his hit ‘ohala’ featuring Mr Seed.
Awicko has said he is the king of Afro Benga music in recent interviews with the press.
The King Question
Apesi however has a different view.
The Obunga born musician says he is not the king but rather the founder of modern Luo music.
The ‘Kublus’ hitmaker now says all artists are talented differently and accepts competition from other artists.
“I don’t believe am the king because anybody can call himself a king but am the founder of this genre,” he said.
‘Mnyama Mkali’ as he calls himself says the competition between them is healthy and only improves the taste of Luo music.
“Both Breezy and Awiko are my friends and we have worked together, I came before them and I have been advising them on how to manage their,” he said.
He went ahead to state, “We are not beefing we are making luo music relevant.”
His latest track is ‘Tumechoka’ with 15,000 views on You Tube.