Nikita Kering

Nikita Chepchumba Kering', popularly known as Nikita Kering', is a Kenyan musician, actress and media personality.[1][2][3]

Nikita Kering'
Birth nameNikita Chepchumba Kering'
Born (2002-02-26) February 26, 2002 (age 20)
Nairobi, Kenya
Years active2012-present
LabelsEmPawa Africa

Early life and educationEdit

She was born on February 26th, 2002 in Nairobi, Kenya. She attended Riara Springs Academy, Kilimani Junior Academy and Brookhouse International School where she completed her A-level studies from a partial scholarship, given to support her musical career.[4][5]


She started her career at an early age. In 2012, during an album launch by Emmy Kosgey, she sang to a huge audience, and was critically acclaimed for her performance. Afterwards, she signed a record deal with EmPawa Africa and was selected to undergo an international training and mentoring program.[citation needed] Nikita became a finalist during the contest, but was deemed too young to compete at the highest stage; nonetheless it brought her to the limelight.[6]


  • 2018 Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA) for Best New Artiste[7]
  • 2019 All Africa Music Awards for Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa[7]
  • 2019 All Africa Music Awards for Revelation of the African Continent[7]
  • 2021 All Africa Music Awards for Best RnB and Soul Artist[8]
  • 2021 All Africa Music Awards for Best Female Artiste East Africa[8]


  1. ^ "Winning two AFRIMA Awards in 2019 changed my career Nikita Kering'". Encomium Magazine. 2021-11-04. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  2. ^ "Nikita Kering' beats Wizkid, Zuchu, Nandy to bag 2 awards at AFRIMA". Pulse. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  3. ^ Anyango, Diana. "Nikita Kering' wins big at AFRIMA awards 2021". Nikita Kering' wins big at AFRIMA awards 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  4. ^ Kimutai, Cyprian (2021-11-23). "David Rudisha hints at possible comeback after successful surgery". Pulselive Kenya. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  5. ^ Woman, Urban (2021-09-08). "All You Need to Know About Nikita Kering'". Urban Woman Magazine. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  6. ^ "Nikita Kering wins two Afrima Awards". The Star. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  7. ^ a b c "How 16-year-old Nikita Kering' won PMVA".
  8. ^ a b Ngigi, Elizabeth (2021-11-23). "Nikita Kering wins two Afrima Awards". Retrieved 2021-11-27.