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#MCM: Nonini, pioneering Kenyan music and giving back

By Audrey Masitsa | 1 year ago | 2 min read

If you’re an OG Genge fan, you’re definitely familiar with Nonini. Christened Hubert Mbuku Nakitare, Nonini’s fame grew with his hit single ‘Manzi wa Nairobi’ making him a household name in the Kenya Urban Music scene. His lyrics brewed controversy among the older generation even as the youth could be heard singing along with gusto.

He founded P-Unit that produced a number of hits and in 2007 won a Kisima Award. This is just one of several awards that the artiste has under his belt, including being named as one of the 100 most influential Kenyans by the Standard, also in 2007. 

More recently, Nonini has been giving back to society through various causes. Nonini hosted an event on Facebook dubbed Music for Sanitary Towels, a collaboration of Kenyan creatives, to raise funds to supply sanitary towels to the women in Mathare during this Covid-19 period.

We celebrate Nonini today for his contribution to Kenyan music and the work he is doing for less-fortunate women.  

 Nonini shot to fame with his hit song 'Manzi wa Nairobi' which he sang in praise of Kenyan women's beauty
 He is founder record label P-Unit
 Staying safe amidst the coronavirus pandemic
 Nonini helped raised funds to buy sanitary towels for the women in Mathare
 Nonini's mini me. Such an adorable boy
 He has taken up a fitness challenge which he documents on his Instagram 
 Nonini has won several awards for his contributions to the music industry
 He is a die-hard Arsenal fan

(Photos: Instagram @noninimgengetrue)

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