Christopher Wayne

Aggrey Odera commonly known by his stage name as Christopher Wayne, is a rapper, songwriter, an actor and also a soccer player. He was born and raised in Kisumu County and later shifted to Nakuru town, Kaptembwa.

He first got into music while in school, Afraha High School. He recalls it all started as a challenge from his teacher, he saw Wayne’s ability in spitting and urged him to focus on growing his skills. It was worth a motivation and since the he hasn’t looked back.

So far, Christopher has released a couple of tracks, notably America, which has earned him that reputation and recognition. On the song he basically tries to play a role as an eye opener by telling his fellow youths not to focus or put their energy looking for greener pastures yet they can still make it here at home, so long as they are alive, home is good and better, just be on plan and you’ll make it.

Christopher urges the Hip-hop fraternity to embrace content over hype type of music, he says “The world will not get better if we keep on supporting music which is not uplifting, motivating or educating. Our children are following our ways, it’s our role to show them what’s right, hip-hop is a culture, so let’s use it the right way possible”.

He is on the verge of releasing his debut album titled The Great African Child- TGAC. It is an 18 tracks LP, so far he hasn’t disclosed on the official release date.
Although he still may be getting his proper footing in the rap industry, Christopher Wayne is able to seamlessly create songs on polar opposite ends of the rap spectrum—hardcore street joints or tracks that ooze soft and tenderness while still maintaining bravado. Thus, the rising rhymer floats on boom-bap street beats as well as slow, mellow production. This upcoming project will prove Christopher is an artist to watch because his clever wordplay and dynamic delivery will only get better in due time.

Christopher Wayne attributes his smooth run and progress in music business to his mom and siblings. They are his top believers and they have been supportive all through.

What first got you into music?

I was never into music in the first place, like I said in my DOCUMENTARY part 2, I was a football guy until when I was in class 8 and realized I can do music. That’s when I started writing my own shit and engaging myself with anything to do with music including TV’s show like “The Beat”.

Why did you choose the name, Christopher Wayne as your stage names?

I’m a big fan of late Christopher Latore Wallace. So I decided to associate myself with him and pick up from where he left. He represented Brooklyn, I’m representing Nakuru. Another Biggie born in Kenya.

Who inspires you to make music?

Life! I get my inspiration from how people live their life, struggles, good life, friendship, money, brokenness, hatred, just everything to do about life Inspires me.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

I would say it’s friendly music; friendly music is music that talks to you, reminds you who you are, where you are from and where you are going, Music that won’t blind you about life but music that will open your eyes.

Christopher Wayne, what is your creative process like?

I don’t have a creative process and if I’ll have to say anything about it I’ll say it’s easy for me, I don’t get hard time in creating my music because before I touch the pen, I already know what I want to write or talk about in that piece.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

I’ll never quit music, so never quit on me.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

Playing football of course, I still love football.

Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

I have performed in clubs, Nakuru Players Theater. Favorite venues would be concerts, least clubs…

For now, still planning and see if I grab one show or more soon

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

For me music is working differently on internet. In different countries or continent if I may say, like in Kenya internet isn’t doing that good so I would say it isn’t helping that much, for example many upcoming or mainstream artists put more effort on internet than they do on the ground while internet is letting many artist down in this country, okay it’s good but we shouldn’t give it 100% energy.

What is your favourite song to perform?

Ups And Downs it’ll be available in my upcoming Album.

Aggrey Odera aka Christopher Wayne

Which famous musicians do you admire?

Many, Jay Z, Lamar, MI, Casper. I would also say Nyash (Nyashinki) but not that much.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

I won’t lie, I’ve never gotten myself in big trouble since I like minding my own business and if we’ve nothing to put us in a circle you won’t get a word or attention from me.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

It’s not easy, since no one makes it easily.

Christopher Wayne, if you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Many Artist in industry don’t know their worth and that’s what I would wish to work on and change it forever

What’s next for you?

More but for now I’m tryna finish up my debut (TGAC) Album and pray God it opens some closed doors for me.

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