Rapper Khaligraph Jones Reveals How University Students Almost Made Him Quit Music

Kenyan Rapper Brian Ouko Robert Alias Khaligraph Jones Has Revealed How University Students Nearly Made Him Give Up On His Music Career.

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The award-winning Rapper said that while performing at St Paul’s University in 2012, the students chased him off stage. He said that this incident made him feel bad, and he thought about abandoning music.

Khaligraph also added that he got treated like that during his performance because he had not yet achieved what he has today.

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He narrated this ordeal in a post accompanied by a photo from that particular incident.

In the picture, Khaligraph stood on stage with a microphone as the students looked on with displeasure.

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“The year was 2012, St Paul’s University Limuru where I was Booed and later Chased off the stage like a Burukenge, I almost Quit music Bana, The OG was not respected because the OG was not the OG at that point” He captioned the photo.

Khaligraph’s Music Career

Khaligraph Jones started his music career when he was still in Primary school. However, he rose to fame in 2009 after he won the Channel O Emcee Africa, a prestigious competition that boosted his presence in the music industry internationally.

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Since he came up, he has worked with several other artists in the local and international scene, such as; Cashy, Tanasha Donna, Bien Sauti Sol, Sarkodie from Ghana, Masauti, Kristoff, among others.

Khaligraph’s Achievements and Awards


In October 2018, Khaligraph won Best Rap Act of the Year at the fifth edition of the Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards 2018 (Afrimma) in Dallas, Texas.

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Other nominees were Shane Eagle, Olamide, Zoro, Sarkodie, Tha Dogg, Cassper Nyovest, MHD, Phyno and Nasty C.


In 2019, he got nominated in the best Hip Hop artist category at the Africa Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) awards, but; unfortunately, he did not win.

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The other artists in this category were; Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Nasty C, Khaligraph Jones, M.I Abaga, Laylizzy, Kwesta, Nadia Nakai, Sarkodie and R2Bees.

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Coke Studio

In 2019 Papa Jones, as he likes to call himself, was among the artists who represented Kenya at Coke Studio Africa.

He got paired with Nigerian Singer Rude Boy, and they enthralled fans with their performance.

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BET Awards

In 2020, Khaligraph earned his first BET Hip Hop Awards, Nomination. He was nominated for the Best International Flow category alongside Nasty C from South Africa, DJonga from Brazil, Ivorian Kaaris and, rapper Stormzy from the UK. Unfortunately, Khaligraph lost the Award to Stormzy.

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NRG Radio Fan Fave Awards

Khaligraph Jones got crowned as the NRG Fan Fave Male Artist of the Year last year after he got the most votes. He was up against Otile ft Sanaipei, Sol generation, Tanasha and Diamond, Nadia ft Willy Paul, Nadia ft Arrow Bwoy, Naiboi and Femi One ft Mejja.

Sound City MVP Awards

Khaligraph scooped the award for the best Hip Hop act at Sound City MVP Awards in January 2020. The other artists in this category were Blaqbonez Falz Kwesta Medikal Shinski Sarkodie Reminisce Riky Rick Zakwe.

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MTN Pulse Hip Hop Awards

In May 2021, he was named the East African Rapper of the Year for his song Tuma Kitu; at the MTN Pulse Hip Hop Awards in Uganda. Other artists in this group were Joh Makini – Dangerous, Nyashinski – Lift Me Up, Femi One – UTAWEZANA and King Kaka – WAJINGA NYINYI.


Khaligraph Jones is married to a beautiful lady called Georgina Muteti, and; together, they have two kids, a boy and a girl.

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It is good that he did not quit in 2012. Because, ever since he rose to fame, he has been flying high the Kenyan flag as far as the music industry is concerned.