Kenyan Artists Win Big at Afrima Awards Including 13 year Old Shanah Manjeru
This past Sunday, the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) went down at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. The event saw music behemoths in the music industry battle it out for the prestigious award.
Kenyan songstress Nikita Kering took home two awards; Best Female Artiste East Africa and Best Artist, Duo or Group in African RnB & Soul.
Award-winning Kenyan Boy band Sauti Sol were crowned as the Best Group while the award for the Best in African Rock went to Rash Band.
13-year-old Kenyan singer Shanah Manjeru became the youngest winner at the awards after taking home the award for the Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music.
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She emerged top ahead of Ada Ehi, Nigeria’s famed gospel musician; Afrie (Uganda); Eden (Cote D’Ivoire); Kamo Mphela (South Africa); Kelly Khumalo (South Africa); Montess (Cameroon); Nata (Sierra Leone); Ruth Asong (Cameroon); and Diana Hamilton (Ghana).
At 13 years old, Shanah also became the youngest-ever AFRIMA Awards winner. Previously, that title was held by Nikita Kering, also from Kenya, who was 17 years old at the time.
Hongera to our super talented Kenyan artists.