After winning the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2021, Kenyan musicians have once again boosted the country’s banner in the music business.
Nikita Kering, a 19-year-old Kenyan, topped Africa’s heavyweights in the many nominated categories at the live crowning event in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nikita won the award for Best Female Artiste in East Africa first. Xenia Manasseh (Kenya), Karun (Kenya), Afrie (Uganda), Rema Namakula, DJ Harold & Chike (Uganda), Merry Zerabruk (Eritrea), Nandy (Tanzania), Rosa Ree (Tanzania), Spiece Diana (Uganda), and Zuchu (Uganda) were among the competitors (Tanzania).
In the Song Writer of the Year category, Nikita was nominated alongside Kenya’s Bensoul, but the award went to Mali’s Iba One.
Sauti Sol, a Kenyan boy band, won the category for Best African Group. They had won the same award in AFRIMA’s 2015 competition.
Sauti Sol rushed to Instagram hours after their win to thank fans for their support and voting for them.
Shanah Manjeru, a 13-year-old gospel singer from Kenya, won the title of Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music with her song God Will Make a Way, making her the youngest AFRIMA winner ever.