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Shanah Manjeru,13, breaks Nikita’s record to become youngest AFRIMA Award winner.

By Lilian Chepkoech | November 22nd 2021

Over the weekend, Lagos City in Nigeria was a hive full of activities as it hosted the musicians from all corners of Africa for the All Africa Music Awards.

Among those in the lead were the Kenyan artists Nikita Kering, Sauti Sol and the youngest of all, Shanah Manjeru who is 13 years old, and who won the tag of Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music.

Manjeru, who hosts 'Big Minds' on KBC floored ten fellow contestants in the same category from different African countries. The bubbly songstress got into the public eye when she released her song dubbed 'Destiny' at the tender age of 9 years.

The young and promising singer had been lauded by the international film industry Hollywood for her good personality and showing great potential with respect to acting when she was sourced for auditions

Manjeru has now taken the position in which the songbird Nikita Kering held since 2019.

Kering, on the other end, bagged two awards with Sauti sol being crowned the Best in African Group category.

Kering has since been congratulated for being the best RnB and Soul artist category and also emerging as the Best Female Artiste East Africa category. Surprisingly Nikita beat the heavyweights in the industry such as Nandy, Zuchu and Wizkid.

Kenyans among the top celebrities have sent their congratulatory messages to them for keeping Kenyan stars brighter.

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