otile brown holds the title of the artiste with the highest number of youtube subscribers locally.



by Helvine Achieng May 25, 2021

Kenyan musician Otile Brown is currently the title holder  for the artist with the highest number of subscribers on YouTube at 745,000 beating  afro-pop band Sauti Sol who have 742,000 subscribers.

The singer recently celebrated his song “Such Kinda Love” featuring Jovial making its way to number 12, trending in Tanzania.

“Just another classic #suchkindalove. Tomorrow 1pm on YouTube,” the Kenyan star posted on Instagram ahead of the song’s release just 4 days ago on May 19.

In June 2020, Otile Brown was ranked one of the most watched artistes by America’s Billboard chart.

“The RnB singer, born Jacob Obunga, called his first album ‘Best of Otile Brown’, but three years later he is still racking up hits as well as Kenya’s top local artiste. Only Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny are more popular on YouTube,” wrote Billboard.

The list, which features the most watched home-grown artistes in 11 countries across Africa is based on YouTube views. It mentioned Sauti Sol, Boondocks Gang, Willy Paul and rapper Khaligraph Jones locally.

Adding to the list, Dusuma is also currently the most watched video in the country, with a growing 27 million views.