13-year-old Kenyan songster Shanah Manjeru emerged the youngest winner of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) that held in Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend.
Manjeru was declared as the winner of the Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music.
The young talent came tops ahead of Nigeria’s Ada Ehi, Afrie from Uganda, Eden from Ivory Coast, Kamo Mphela (South Africa), Kelly Khumalo (South Africa), Montess (Cameroon), Nata (Sierra Leone), Noel Nderitu (Kenya), Ruth Asong (Cameroon) and Ghana’s Diana Hamilton.
At 9 years old, Manjeru released her debut music single and video called Destiny.
In 2019, the youngster was sought-after by Hollywood directors to audition for the role of young Aretha Franklin in the MGM Studios film, Respect, directed by Liesl Tommy.
In spite of losing out to another African nominee, the Hollywood team lauded her for the exceptional talent and lauded her personality.
Another Kenyan musician whose star shone at the AFRIMA awards is Nikita Kering’ who bagged two awards.
She won the Best Artiste Rnb and Soul category as well as the Best Female Artiste East Africa category.
Sauti Sol clinched Kenya’s win for the night after they secured the Best African Group category.
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