Over the weekend, popular Kenyan musician Otile Brown (Real name Jacob Obunga) has memorialized his late mother in a moving post on his social media platforms.
The ‘Dusuma’ singer said he is so sad that he wasn’t able to tell his mother he loved her before she passed on, noting that he wouldn’t be the man he was today without her influence in her life.
“Marehemu mama…Thank you for making me the man that I am today. Inanikwaza sikuwai kukuambia nakupenda kabla kuaga dunia (Late mom … Thank you for making me the man that I am today. It hurts me I never told you I loved you before you passed away).”
“My parents passed away. My dad hatukuwai hata kukutana coz they broke up with my mum. I’m the last born by the way. So when they broke up with my mum, yeye alienda akabase Kisumu. Me and my mum remained in Mombasa. He went and passed on lakini sikupata nafasi hata ya kumzika. My mum passed away in 2006 so I just grew up with my uncles and my granny and my step mum,” he said.
Brown is a independent R&B singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor. He gained media attention after the release of his hit single “Imaginary Love” which features Khaligraph Jones.
He released his debut studio album, Best of Otile Brown, in April 2017.