Kenyan songwriter and performing artist Nadia Mukami, known for her incredible talent and powerful voice, has once again proven her dominance in the music industry.
The recent Afrimma Awards 2023 declared her the Best Female Artist in East Africa and it’s safe to say she’s carrying the crown with grace and style.
In a category brimming with musical giants from across East Africa, Nadia Mukami faced fierce competition. Her contenders included Tanzania sensations like Zuchu and Nandy Maua Sama, Ugandan’s Spice Diana, fellow Kenyan talents Nikita Kering and Fena Gitu, and Ethiopian’s Hewan Gebrewold.
The showdown was intense, but when the dust settled, Nadia emerged victorious, solidifying her status as a musical force to be reckoned with on the continent.
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Nadia’s journey to the top has been nothing short of extraordinary. She’s not just a Kenyan superstar; she’s making waves across Africa. In 2021, she earned her first MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA) nomination in the “Best Fan-Base Award” category, competing against heavyweights like Diamond Platinums, Wizkid, and many more. Her inclusion in such a prestigious list was a testament to her growing influence in the industry.
Even though the mother of one did not make it to the next round for BET nominations alongside Sauti Sol, Nadia’s star continued to rise. Her music has resonated with audiences far and wide, and it’s no surprise she’s gaining recognition on a global scale.
Nadia’s musical journey began in 2015 when she ventured into music professionally with her single “Barua Ya Siri.” In 2017, her breakthrough hit “Kesi” not only received massive airplay but also earned her a spot performing alongside Kenyan’s biggest stars at renowned events like Blaze by Safaricom, The Nile Festival, and the Luo Festival, to name but a few.
Her talent was further validated when she emerged as the winner of KTN’s Kipawa Show and even made it to the finals of the Jenga Talanta Show. The music scene was beginning to recognize her potential.
In 2019, Nadia Mukami’s song “Radio Love” achieved remarkable success, securing two awards at the Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA), one “Female Video of the Year” and “Video Director of the Year.” This accolade, which went to Riccky Bekko, was a testament to Nadia’s ability to deliver not just captivating music but also visually stunning storytelling.
It’s clear that Nadia’s star is still rising, and we can’t wait to see what incredible music and achievements lie ahead for this East African musical sensation.