Nikita Kering the Kenyan Song Bird Bags Two Afrima Awards . This is the seventh edition of the much-anticipated All Africa Music Awards 2021 and votes have long been stacking up for all 38 categories created to celebrate the best of African music.
AFRIMA 2021 held in Nigeria from November 19 to 21, 2021 with live broadcast to 84 television stations in 109 countries.
The event is held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. Public voting has been ongoing and ended on November 20, 2021 on AFRIMA’s website: www.afrima.org.
Nikita Kering has made another history as she won three AFRIMA awards.
The Kenyan Songstress was named the Best Artiste Rnb and Soul and Best Female Artiste East africa at the 2021 African Music Awards, AFRIMA, which held Sunday night at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
1) Best Artiste Rnb and Soul
2) Best Female Artiste East africa
Nikita Kering won Two awards out of the nominations she got in this year’s AFRIMA.
Nikita Kering Biography
Nikita Kering was born on February 26th, 2002 in Nairobi, Kenya. The 18 year old is an only daughter and has 3 brothers. She was born to her parents Anne and Joseph Kering who have always been extremely supportive of their children’s talents and education.
Nikita attended Riara Springs Academy, Kilimani Junior Academy, Nairobi Academy and then to Brookhouse International School where she pursues a Business in Technology Course specializing in Music Performance, Business, Marketing and Production.
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Nikita Kering is said to have been a singer from a very young age singing along to artists such as Emmy Kosgey. In 2012, she had a debut stage performance during an album launch by Emmy Kosgey where she got to perform to a huge audience and impressed them immensely. This was the beginning which gave her the confidence and push to greater heights in her career.
She then spent a lot of time working on her music while juggling with school and made a name for herself. She is also an actress having performed at several plays and school productions.
Nikita Kering signed up for Mr. Eazi’s initiative titled EmPawa Africa and was impressively one of the top 10 finalists who were to undergo finer training and grooming for the international stage. This Initiative was one that Mr. Eazi set up to improve the African talent exposure to global levels. Nikita became a finalist though could not proceed with the program as she was still too young. This opportunity also opened up more doors for her as they promised to support and mentor her in her endeavors.
Her songs have received much admiration and accolades and she attributes this to hard work and the guidance of established artists such as Eric Wainaina who has sang several top songs such as ‘Okay’ and a popular ‘uzalendo’ song titled ‘Daima Mkenya’.
Nikita Kering bagged two awards at the 2019 Afrima Awards and made history as the youngest female Kenyan to make it to such heights. The sky is not the limit to this budding star who looks up to global stars such as Beyoncé Knowles Carter.
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AFRIMA 2021 Biggest win
But the biggest winner of the night was Malian Ibaone, who won four awards — Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, Best Song Writer and Best Male Artiste from Western Africa.
FireBoy won two awards: the African Fans’ Favourite and Best Duo African Hip hop award alongside Cheque.
Legendary Beatz won the Best Producer of The Year, while Flavour won the Best Artiste or Duo in African Dance or Choreography alongside Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa.
The event, hosted by Eddie Kadi and Pearl Thusi, witnessed performances from Patoranking, Chike, Olakira, D’banj among others.
- AFRIMA is a combined effort by music professionals across the continent aimed at celebrating the rich musical heritage of African continent.
- About 44 countries vied to be the host of the iconic continental award AFRIMA.
- Nigeria won the right to host AFRIMA for three years (2014-2016).
- AFRIMA is spearheaded by a group of professionals and music stakeholders known as the International Committee.
- The theme of the maiden edition of the All Africa Music Awards is “For Hope, For Celebration”. It revolves round the universal power of music as a tool of unity in the African continent despite the challenges it faces.
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