Nonini, the Godfather of Genge music genre in East Africa, is one of the greatest artist in the Local Music Industry. His real names are Hubert Nakitare.
Nonini is the one artiste who brought to life one of Kenya’s most influential recording studios (Calif Records).
His steady rise to national and regional popularity did not wasn’t that easy until he dropped a hit track “Manzi wa Nairobi,” in thr year 2002, a song which praised the beauty of Kenyan women (and mostly from Nairobi) and follow-up by another hit “Wee Kamu”.
He went on to release his debut album Hanyaring Game in late 2004 which included the hit “Keroro” a sheng term for that ‘drink’ that is recommended for sale to persons of over 18 years of age.
Hubert Nakitare, all the more famously known as Nonini is obviously one
of Kenya’s best, unmistakable and generally imperatively, Persuasive solo urban artistes in the Kenyan Music Industry at this exact instant.
His impact is entirely self-evident, what with the evoked reactions and exchanges that originate from each time he discharges any tune/video to the general population. He has dependably been, and will in all probability keep on being a dubious figure in Kenya’s Urban Music Industry. The responses of his fans and all similar make for truly a significant measure of ‘talk’, and this extents just about over the age section. His most grounded and fervent fans appear to run from 14 – 30 years, with a conspicuous overflow both ways. Interestingly enough, very much a greater part of his fans are female, and this could be because of the certainty that as intense as he may be, he touches them some place where it counts Practically.
Talk among his companions and particularly a few ‘industry insiders and heavyweights’ uncover that one of the solid explanations behind Nonini being a first rate artiste is the realness in him. A basic take a gander at his peers in the business uncovers that while the majority of them (his associates) battle to depict a picture of ‘in-your-face, hard life’, and so forth, they appear ‘plastic’. Nonini was evaluated as the one Kenyan artiste who summons his way of life and that of his companions and neighbors through his music.
There is no misrepresentation about him. It’s all REAL; his dialect, his conduct, his verses, his difficulties, and so forth. Everything originates from his heart.
A number of the various awards he won and besides all, that paced his way and journey to fame are as listed below:-
• Best Male Artiste of the Year (2004) at Chaguo la Teeniez Awards
Collaboration of the Year for ‘Si Lazima’ (2007)
• Chaguo la Teeniez Awards Group of the Year for ‘P-Unit’ (2007) Chaguo la Teeniez Awards Song of the Year for ‘Si Lazima’ (2007) Chaguo la Teeniez Awards
• Best Group (Punit) 2007 Kisima Awards Best Group (Punit) 2008 Chaguo La Teeniez Awards.
• Most sizzling Video 2008 Chaguo La Teeniez Awards.
Chaguo La Teeniez is simply ‘Teens Choice Awards’
• Nonini once endorsed a Motorola V550 phone during a Safaricom promotion through their (Safaricom) dealer Com21 Ltd.
• Nonini was once a celebrity breakfast presenter on the youth-oriented FM station Y FM, now Hot 96.