INTERVIEW:O.P.U talks Project R.I.C (Reading Is Cool),Arua Girl & More
Enygma in his verse for who killed hip hop says some artist ‘…don’t study they can barely write a poem…’ and that was a general concern. When you read you are able to write O.P.U who is among those Unique rappers in the country not an OG but with that mind advocating for reading culture in schools. Its possible to distinguish him from most rappers due to the quality music he makes and how he paces it and so with his views for society (using his influence to improve society). Education being an important aspect for the country The Koboko boy hopes to contribute to it through reading with his Project R.I.C (Reading Is Cool). I linked up with him and he had plenty to say and gave details of the next project musically- Arua girl and more.
Q> We are glad to connect with you Mr Koboko! In a few words tell us who exactly O.P.U is? Especially for those who don’t know much about You.
A>Thanks for getting in touch its a pleasure..in short O.P.U is from my surname “Opu” to keep it original i just twisted it into a stage name..O is for Original P is for Precise U is for Unique.Am a marketing Professional with an insane love for Hip hop music. Been in the game on the low since 2012 when i put out my first single “Warrior” and a bunch of other singles.Am a proud son of Koboko Town.
Q>So what have you been up to? A> Well my last major release was a documentary DVD called “My Journey” it was a collection of behind the scenes of the O.P.U brand,i put it out in Nov 2014,that got me in to “Maisha-SuperStars” a music competition that was on “Maisha Magic” early 2015,this was after Maurice Kirya watched the DVD he decided to involve me in the project alongside acts like A.Y,Jose Chameleon,Nameless,King Kaka,Maurice Kirya…I was on team Maurice Kiirya with Richie Kaweesa and Body of Bryan..after we were done with the show in Nairobi..i signed a partnership with Nigerian-owned Label Thunder Bolt Productions with whom i put out “Drink Party”..Guess that’s what i have been up to on the low in addition to the other hustles.
We wish You all the best and keep up with this mind!