Rapper Khaligraph Jones, real name Brian Ouko Omollo, is making waves as the star of a new reality show dubbed Khaligraph Kronicles.
The series features short episodes focused on different aspects of Khaligraph's life, including behind the scenes footage and the rapper's thoughts on various issues.
A collaboration between Khaligraph and US-based beverage company Monster, the first episode debuted on August 18 to Monster's international Youtube audience of over 2.6 million subscribers.
It was met with generally positive reviews from around the world, with Khaligraph discussing his well-known style and even flaunting his shoe collection.File image of rapper Khaligraph Jones
According to Khaligraph, he owns over 400 pairs of shoes and counting, noting that he gives several pairs away.
Affirming that he considered himself a collector of nice shoes, Khaligraph cited his numerous Instagram posts showing off his shoes as evidence of his love of footwear.
True to form, Khaligraph is the owner of several pairs of Timberland boots in various colours and Nike sneakers, some of which were seen on the show.
"I love shoes, I'm always buying shoes every now and then, but I'm very specific with the shoes that I purchase.
"I'm sometimes lacking space to put them. You'll find shoes in the whip (car), you'll find shoes in the studio, you'll find shoes in the booth. Shoes represent Khaligraph," he stated.
He described his style as 'gangster', reiterating that he was not carried away by constantly-evolving fashion trends.
Khaligraph noted the integral contribution of his outfits to his image as a rapper, stating that it was a key part of his brand.
He stated that he preferred to wear jackets, t-shirts, straight pants and hats before stepping out, be it to perform or attend to other matters.
Khaligraph joins a long list of Kenyan artists who have taken their talents to the screens, with many finding success with reality shows. Among them are Sauti Sol, Bahati, Size 8 and DJ Mo.
Viewers are gripped by the personal stories, a glimpse into the lives of the stars and the challenges they face like everyone else.Sauti Sol performing during their Midnight Train virtual experience album launch on August 22, 2020.YouTube
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