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O.P.U KobokoBoy

O.P.U KobokoBoy

Is a Hip-Hop artist, Entrepreneur and a social worker.  He became active in the industry in 2009 to date. O.P.U is a Ugandan by birth and raised in Kampala. In 2017 he relocated to his hometown of Koboko in the West Nile.

O.P.U Went to Safari Kindergarten, then to East Kololo Primary School, then St. Lawrence Citizen High School.  He finished at Uganda Christian University with a degree in Social Work and Social Administration with a major in Public Relations. Over the years O.P.U released a couple of mix tapes such as My Genesis Mix tape (2010), UnheardMusic Mixtape  (2014), My Journey DVD (2014), Meet The Boy From Koboko DVD (2016), Blind Faith The Mixtape (2017) , Since I Returned Home E.P (2018), Since I Returned Home E.P Vol 2 (2020), his music is all based on true life story.

Endorsements:  In 2015 Maurice Kiirya selected O.P.U KobokoBoy and 2 other artists Richy Kaweesa and Body Of Bryan to take part in the musical competition Maisha Super Stars on Maisha TV. The show brought together some of East Africa’s top artists like Jose Chameleon, King Kaka , Eric Wainana , Nameless , Maurice Kiirya , AY just to mention but a few to mentor the selected artists.

Community Projects:

In 2019 O.P.U KobokoBoy undertook a high school tour alongside Gbaraspoken in Koboko under the theme SayNoToDrugs&StayInSchool.

From 2017 to 2020 worked with Aga Khan Foundation & European Union on a youth empowerment project YSEECS aimed at empowering 1,500 youth in Koboko with employable skills.

In 2016 O.P.U KobokoBoy started a reading project called Project R.I.C (Reading Is Cool.) The project aims at promoting the culture of reading amongst the youth.

Collaborations: KobokoBoy has worked with artists like Naave Grey, Enygma, Andy Music, Keko, Lyrical G, JC Muyonjo, Pasha Amaro, Kemishan, Rappa Blue Tit, and The Myth among many others.

Musical Influence:  Navio, Klear Kut, Kaligraph Jones, AKA, M.I Baga, Ice Prince, Phyno, Sarkodi. Jay Z , J.Cole, Nas, 2Pac, Eminem, P.Diddy, Maurice Kiirya among others.

Nominations & Awards:

  • Uganda Hip Hop Awards 2016 – Video Of The Year (Drink Party).
  • Uganda Hip Hop Awards 2017 – Northern Rapper Of The Year.
  • Uganda Hip Hop Awards 2017 – Mixtape Of The Year (Blind Faith The Mixtape).
  • Uganda Hip Hop Awards 2018 – Northern Rapper Of The Year.

Awards Won

  • MTN Uganda Hip Hop Awards – Northern Rapper Of The Year 2019

Other Business Ventures:

KobokoBoy owns West Nile’s first outdoor recreational camp site in Koboko called Camp Luda Ville. The rapper is also invested in Commercial Rabbit Keeping.

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