RnB superstar Otile Brown is having a great year so far despite the nonsense that Covid-19 has decided to unleash on the world stage.
The man recently released his first album called “Love” and to say that he isn’t pumped about it would be an understatement and had been promoting it with live online interviews.
Speaking in a recent interview, the singer said that he has already released five songs this year, plus an album and will take the rest of the year shooting videos to songs in his album.
“This year nimetoa ngoma kama tano na mwaka haujaisha na album. So right now I’m not releasing any song unless it’s a collabo ya mtu mwingine si collabo yangu. I’m not dropping any new music till next year, I’ll be just shooting videos za hizo ngoma coz ngoma zote ni kali,” said Otile Brown.
One interesting thing about his new album is the cover photo he chose for it. In an unprecedented move in Kenyan and East African circles, the artiste decided to release an album cover that featured him in his underwear, something that could either backfire on him or be a stroke of genius.
And why did he do it?
According to Otile, his team could not come up with an idea that impressed him for the album cover and since his tailor had already brought the suit for the cover, he decided to take off the pants and took the photo.
“My tailor had brought me a suit and tukafikiria kwamba nikivaa tu hii suti nikiingia kwenye set itakuwa tu ni the normal Otile we are used to that, suit kila time. So, how can we make it different, I just took off my pants and we were good to go,” said Otile Brown.’
His album cover reminds me a bit of the one Kanye West released nearly a decade ago for his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” which caused a ruckus in the USA where it was subsequently banned.