The OF Vision
Empowering underprivileged young people in our society to realize their potential is Octopizzo Foundation’s lifelong ambition. There is a wealth of artistic talent and potential residing in slums, refugee camps and other settlements across the country, where millions struggle to survive every day on the margins of society.
OF believes in untying young people from the shackles of desperation through the uniting ingredients of Creativity, Art, Music and Sports.
Octopizzo is an acclaimed hip-hop artist and activist with several national and international awards to his name. He has served as a Youth Ambassador for several non-profits and is also a Prominent Supporter of UNHCR Kenya.
While his first love is music, he has a passion for philanthropy and has been involved in numerous humanitarian engagements, most notably with UNHCR through the “Artists for Refugees” and “Refugeenius” projects, which involve refugee and Kenyan youth in building their talents through music and the arts.
A Social Impact strategy Certificate holder from University of Pennsylvania and a Leadership, Organizing and action Certificate holder at Harvard Kennedy University. He has been hosted by TEDX in 2018 where his Refugeenius program was showcased.
Dynamism, energy and passion are his hallmarks and they inform the creativity with which he creates his music which centers on success and believing in oneself. He uses his influence and craft to advocate for development and socio-economic equality for the less privileged.
Some of our programs include:
Artistes for Refugees
In 2015 UNHCR launched the Artists for refugees Initiative – an Art, Music & Culture project that aims to nurture the talent that exists in the camps and mentor youth so that they are able to attain sustainable livelihoods through their talents.
UNHCR worked with two artists -Octopizzo and Victor Ndula, an illustrator. Both artists visited…