‘Tibim’ Hitmaker Speaks Up on Malicious Death Rumors and Whether Raila Paid Him Sh5 Million for Song
“Tibim” song composer Joseph Onyango Ochieng alias Onyi Jalamo has come out to clarify social media reports that he was killed after the unveiling of Raila Odinga as the NASA flag bearer.
According to Jalamo, the false reports have affected him.
“I am not the first person to be “killed” on social media. The only step I took was to report the matter to the police. Investigations are still in process,” he said, adding that he has forgiven the writer.
“I started receiving calls that I was dead, in fact I exchanged bitter words with some people who were calling and sending condolences. Someone could call and ask are you alive? And I have picked the call already”, he said, adding, “When I reached home from Nairobi where I had gone to perform, I met with sad faces of relatives and friends mourning my death until now they are not sure if I am dead or alive this has really affected me physiologically.”
Onyi, from Jera village in Ugenya, also lamented over the piracy of his yet-to-be-released “Tibim” album.
“My song is trending in the entire country. People are benefiting from it but I am suffering,” he said.
He added that has not received a penny from either Raila or NASA as alleged.
“I have not received cash from those who are using my song, none of the NASA principals has even called to give me something,” he said.
“There were also claims that Raila gave me five million shillings after producing the NASA Tibim hit. Raila does not even know me contrary to claims”.
Jalamo said he will go ahead and release another hit “Teargas” soon, adding that he has already composed eight songs.
“Tibim is just the first song, I have eight more that I will be releasing soon. The video of the Tibim song will also be out soon,” he added.