Nikita Chepchumba Kering' (born 26 February 2002) is a Kenyan musician, actress and media personality.[1][2][3]

Nikita Kering'
Background information
Birth nameNikita Chepchumba Kering'
Also known asOmondi's Wife
Born (2002-02-26) 26 February 2002 (age 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
  • Musician
  • model
Years active2012–present
LabelsEmPawa Africa

Early life and education


Kering' was born on 26 February 2002 in Nairobi. She is the forth born in a family of five.[4] 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.[5][6]



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.[7] After the success of her song, Ex, she was also privileged to perform at Alliance High School on 6th November 2021.


  • 2018 Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA) for Best New Artiste[8]
  • 2019 All Africa Music Awards for Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa[8]
  • 2019 All Africa Music Awards for Revelation of the African Continent[8]
  • 2021 All Africa Music Awards for Best RnB and Soul Artist[9]
  • 2021 All Africa Music Awards for Best Female Artiste East Africa[9]


  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. ^ Africa, Business Daily (2021-11-28). "Nikita Kering". Business Daily - Top 40 Under 40. Retrieved 2024-05-20. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ Kimutai, Cyprian (2021-11-23). "David Rudisha hints at possible comeback after successful surgery". Pulselive Kenya. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  6. ^ Woman, Urban (2021-09-08). "All You Need to Know About Nikita Kering'". Urban Woman Magazine. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  7. ^ "Nikita Kering wins two Afrima Awards". The Star. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  8. ^ a b c "How 16-year-old Nikita Kering' won PMVA".
  9. ^ a b Ngigi, Elizabeth (2021-11-23). "Nikita Kering wins two Afrima Awards". Retrieved 2021-11-27.