Double delight: Songbird Nikita Kering wins big at AFRIMA

6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards [Photo: Courtesy]

The Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, came alive on Saturday, November 23, as leading music stars from across the continent gathered for the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

Amongst the superstars battling for a crown in the 36 categories at the award ceremony was talented Kenyan songbird, Nikita Kering.

Kering,17, emerged as one of the biggest winners after she collected two awards; Best Female in Eastern Africa and Revelation of the African Continent.

Nikita Kering [Photo: @nikita_kering]

On Instagram, the Happy with You 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 singer.

The victory was received well by friends, family, fans and several personalities such as Christopher Kirwa, Mr Seed, Hopekid, and Comedian Mulamwah who congratulated her for the achievement.

Nikita Kering [Photo: @nikita_kering]

She was not the only Kenyan winner at the event. Rapper Khaligraph Jones brought home the Best Male Artist in East Africa.

Other AFRIMA winners included Burna Boy who won the African Artiste of the year while the Legendary Award went to Nigerian music icon 2Baba and Congolese music veteran, Awilo Longomba.

This milestone comes almost one year after she bagged the New Artiste of the Year award during the fourth annual Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA).

Here are some of the reaction from Kenyans on Twitter (KOT):