Nyashinski – Celeb Stories

Nyashinski whose real name is Nyamari Ongegu is a Kenyan musician who is a former member of Kleptomaniacs. Kleptomaniax was a music group consisting of three members: Roba (Robert Manyasa), Collo (Collins Majale) and Nyashinski (Nyamari Ongegu).

Nyashinski Kenya identified his passion for singing at a young age. He met with two guys in his high school level of education at the Nairobi School and formed a music group referred to as Kleptomaniax back in 1999. The music group was doing okay and they decided to join Ogopa DJ’s label to take their talent in singing and songwriting to a greater height. ‘Freak It’ was their first single and it was released back in 2002. They released other hits such as ‘Maniax Anthem’ as well as ‘Haree’. Ogopa DJ picked and begun to work with the music group while they were still pursing their high school education.

One of the most popular song by Kleptomaniax was ‘Tuendelee’. It was a diss song released back in 2014 in response to hip-hop artists such as Bamboo, who used to critic ‘kapuka music style’. The big hit earned them more fame and they received awards such as 2002 Chat Awards (Favorite Male Group), 2003 Chat Awards (Favorite Male Group) and 2005 Kisima Music Awards(Best Group).

The music group was also nominated in a number of events such as 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards (Best African Act), 2005 Kora Awards (Best Group from Eastern Africa), 2006 Tanzania Music Awards (Best East African Album), 2008 Kisima Music Awards (Video of the Year) and 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (Best Kenyan Group). Fakii Liwali managed the Kleptomaniax music group. The group toured the United States of America in 2007 and sadly, they disbanded to solo projects.

After the group disbanded, Nyashinski travelled abroad and came back to Kenya after 10 years. He came with unstoppable storm to continue with his music career, which has gained him more fame. He has lyrical prowess and his stage performance is just indescribable.

Shirleen Winters

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