One of Kenya’s biggest female music stars has partnered with Spotify music on the annual “Spotify EQUAL Africa Programme”.
Nikita Kering joins the formidable group of featured artists across the continent, who display compassion, confidence, and motivation, Nikita Kering has spent 20 years building an excellent career in the industry, having several hit songs and awards in her name.
“I’m so happy that platforms like EQUAL create a safe space where we can share our experiences as women and find ways in which this space can be safe for us all,” she shares.
Speaking about the Spotify EQUAL Africa Programme, the platform enables women to grow their careers and craft channeled through multiple playlists. The participants will be getting tools and platforms to promote and shoot their careers to the top.
“As a company known for being at the forefront of empowering artists since it was founded, Spotify is proud to have the talented Nikita Kering join the EQUAL Africa family as the artist for November. We are looking forward to working with her to help build on her growing fan base,” says Spotify’s head of music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu.
Nikita hopes to break the silence on mental health problems as she is set to release her EP titled “The Other Side”.
Here are five catchy and juicy things you need to know about Kenyan singer Nikita Kering:
In 2020, she was the youngest performer at the annual Women in Music concert series in Nairobi. The following year, she released her debut EP A Side of Me to rave reviews.
Nikita first started performing when she was only three years old
She writes her own music.
As an R&B act, she has won several awards, including ‘Best RnB and Soul Artist’ and ‘Best Female Artist East Africa’ at the 2021 All Africa Music Awards. This was after scooping ‘Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa’ and ‘Revelation of the African Continent at the 2019 edition of the awards.
Her biggest single, Ex, was one of the most streamed songs in Kenya on Spotify in 2021.