Meet Otieno Otieno aka Jaq The Hip Hop star, business man and motivational speaker from Ofafa Estate.



Otieno Otieno aka JAQ is a Thika Based hip hop artist, a business man and a  motivational speaker who believes that the youth of Thika have the potential to change the society no matter their status all they need to do is change their mentality.


Otieno Otieno aka JAQ is a Thika Based hip hop artist, a business man and a  motivational speaker who believes that the youth of Thika have the potential to change the society no matter their status all they need to do is change their mentality.

1.Did you grow up in Thika?

I was born,bred and brought up in Thika. As a matter of fact I vividly recall playing soccer in Butu, playing childhood games at Kwa-Mishu, going for Dufu Mpapararo at KaUti, Chano, going Hunto with the boys,eating mangoes at the Cemetery on our way for soccer practice at Thika Technical, rolling Benta at Wambake basically proud of my  home town.

2. What do you like about Thika?

Thika is a hub of talent,from football teams such as Thika United FC, Bidco Fc, musicians, artists this is a one stop shop. Residents of this town are welcoming and friendly, we do not discriminate whether you are black or white, old or young this is the place to be visitors are welcomed.

3.What would you like to change about Thika?

One thing I'd like to change is people's attitude and mentality towards life. Why am I saying this? I believe everybody has a purpose in life whether you sell eggs, on the road side, whether you are an artist learn to respect other people and this is the key to success and will go along way in seeing Thika develop socially.

4. As a Hip Hop artist how is it working in Thika? Is Thika open to what you do or what could be better?

Well as hip hop artist I can say yes,at least I have seen various artists come together to harness talent as for the fans they also appreciate our music any time I have a gig they come out to support me, some also ask if I have released any new track. I would however wish to see our art being put on a bigger platform see other parts of Kenya have there local radio and Tv stations we need to come up with such initiatives that will promote our art to a much wider audience and with the emergence of digital transmission I can foresee this happening. Thika town has a blend of very talented artists.

5.If you had a friend coming in from outside the Thika what three things would you say to sell them the idea that Thika is worth visiting.

First and foremost I would take them to Mt. Kilimambogo for a hike, the panoramic view of Thika from the peak is breathtaking after that we go down hill to 14 Falls so that they can enjoy the lush water falls the only kind this side of Central Kenya after wards perhaps we go and chill out at the banks of Chania River. Also the entertainment spots around this town are worth checking out in this town.

Connect with Jack on:

Facebook.com/JackOpondo

Read all about his love for Thika on our sister blog http://humansofthika.blogspot.co.ke/2016/02/meet-otieno-otieno-aka-jaq-hip-hop-star.html

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