Celebrated Kenyan musician Nikita Kering has opened up on how winning various continental awards has impacted her career, stating that her brand has been able to grow thanks to the press that comes with the victories.
On November 22, 2021, Nikita bagged two AFRIMA awards, adding to another 2 that she bagged in 2019, making her a 4-time AFRIMA award-winner.
Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV, Nikita noted that thanks to the awards, more and more people get to know her and listen to her music.
“The nominations and awards have helped me grow as the awards give a lot of media attention and one’s social media platforms grow. It has given me a lot more drive, I feel my work is being appreciated across the borders and this makes me work even harder,” she said.
She thanked veteran Kenyan gospel musician Emmy Kosgei for supporting her, noting that she wouldn’t be where she is now if the latter had not held her hand and taught her how to perform while she was still young.
“I started singing when I was four, performing at weddings…I thank Emmy Kosgei for holding my hand, showing me how to perform,” she said while narrating her music journey.
At 19, this is just beginning for Nikita, and Kenyans should expect more in the coming years, as she is immensely talented and has the determination to push forward.