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Teen singer Nikita Kering bags two AFRIMA awards and makes history as the youngest winner

The sixth annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) took place last night at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

One of the biggest winners of the night at the award ceremony was talented Kenyan songbird, Nikita Kering. She bagged two awards; Best Female in Eastern Africa and Revelation of the African Continent.

Kering,17, is the youngest ever Best Female in Eastern Africa nominee and winner. As reported by The Sauce late last year, she was among the two Kenyan finalists of Mr. Eazi’s artist mentorship program emPawa 100.

On Instagram, the ‘Happy with You’ hitmaker could not hide her joy and thanked her fans for taking their time to vote for her. “We did it!! Youngest ever AFRIMA nominee and now the winner of; Best female in Eastern Africa and Revelation of the African continent! Thank you so much to all that took their time to vote!” wrote the powerful voiced singer.

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WE DID IT!! Youngest ever Afrima nominee and now winner of; Best female in Eastern Africa and Revelation of the African continent! Thank you soo much to all that took their time to vote! Dressed by: @the_native_woman

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Award-winning Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones, on the other hand, brought home the Best Male Artist in East Africa.

Kenyan afro-pop boy band Sauti Sol were the other big winners from Kenya after they were voted Best Album of the Year in Africa (Afrikan Sauce). Sauti Sol also bagged the award for Best African Duo, Group or Band.

Kenyan rock band, Rash, were crowned Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Rock.

Burna Boy had a major night, winning Artist of the Year and Best Male Artist in West Africa, while Tiwa Savage won Best Female Artist in West Africa. Nigerian newcomer, Joe Boy won Best Artiste in African pop. Ghanaian artist Stonebwoy won in the Best Artist in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall category.

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Veteran Nigerian artist 2Baba and Congolese music veteran, Awilo Longomba both took home distinguished “Legendary Awards” during the show.

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