MEET THE COMEBACK KING.
Nyashinski is Kenya’s biggest comeback king, recently releasing double hits Aminia and Malaika. His other recent hits include Letigo featuring Nameless, Now You Know and Mungu Pekee. In 2016, Nyashinski featured on Coke Studio Africa paired with Nigerian sensation Yemi Alade and Uganda’s rising star Rubi. In that season, he was also among other continental greats who featured in music collaborations with US R&B sensation Trey Songz. He returns to Coke Studio Africa 2017, paired with South African duo Mafikizolo.
Nyashinski’s musical career can be traced back to when he was a member of Kenya’s most popular boy group Kleptomaniax. Soon after the group disbanded, Nyashinski moved to the US. Upon his return several years later, he would release his first single Letigo featuring Nameless that instantly brought him into the limelight. By May 2016, Nyashinski released his first official solo song and video Now You Know, which hit 1 Million views on YouTube six months later, becoming the first video by a Kenyan rapper to get to that status. His sophomore single Mungu Pekee, released in October 2016 became an instant hit in Kenya and eventually abroad.
As Nyashinski continues to perform at various events and festivals in East Africa, his music keeps topping the charts. In 2016, he won the Pulse Music Video Awards for Male Video of the Year and Most Viewed Video of the Year.
BEHIND THE MUSIC
Real name Nyamari Ongegu, the rapper was born in 1984 and forayed into music via the group Kleptomaniax, borne out of the Nairobi School where the group’s members all did their ‘O’ levels.