‘Nexters’ Down To 7 Contestants. Who Will Win?

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: July 27, 2022  

Tusker Nexters, the talent search platform launched in March 2022 has been identifying and rewarding the next generation of musical talent. We’ve watched the auditions. Some were quirky but most have been really good. It’s not been an easy job for the adjudicating panel of Eric Wainaina, Nadia Mukami and Buddha Blaze whittling down the 19 talented semi-finalists from across the country down to 7.

 This week, the artists selected to proceed to the next stage were rappers Veryl Mkali Wao from Nakuru, TK Lyon from Kisumu, and singers Bakhita from the Rift region, Lexxie and Angachi from Mombasa, Zaituni from Nairobi and Kamwana from Kisumu. In addition to the judges’ decisions, the audiences were also given an opportunity to have their say in the adjudication, with votes coming in via SMS messages on the night. 

These votes were crucial for Mombasa-based entertainer Angachi, who had initially been eliminated from the final group. All this made for an exciting semi-finale experience for the crowd at the Carnivore Grounds, as well as the audience tuned into the action, which was streaming live on YouTube.

 Who’s going to take the crown? Keep up with the Nexters on their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Get acquainted with the young talents, and support their work, and see who will be crowned as the final three music Nexters.


About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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