NONINI IN-DEPTH

October 24, 2009

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Hubert Nakitare, more popularly known as Nonini is undeniably one of Kenya’s most successful, prominent and most importantly, INFLUENTIAL solo urban artistes in the Kenyan Music Industry at this very moment.
His influence is quite obvious, what with the elicited responses and discussions that stem from every time he releases any song / video to the public. He has always been, and will most likely continue to be a controversial figure in Kenya’s Urban Music Industry. The reactions of his fans and all alike make for quite a considerable amount of ‘talk’, and this ranges almost across the age bracket. His strongest and ardent fans seem to range from 14 – 30 years, with an obvious spill-over both ways. Interestingly enough, quite a majority of his fans are female, and this could be due to the fact that as bold as he is, he touches them somewhere deep down

REALISTICALLY.
Talk among his peers and especially some ‘industry insiders and heavyweights’ reveal that one of the strong reasons for Nonini being a top notch artiste is the realness in him. A critical look at his peers in the industry reveals that while most of them (his peers) struggle to portray an image of ‘hardcore, hard life’, etc, they seem ‘plastic’. Nonini was rated as the one Kenyan artiste who invokes his lifestyle and that of his friends and neighbors through his music. There is no exaggeration about him. It’s all REAL; his slanguage, his behavior, his lyrics, his ordeals, etc. It all comes from his heart.
Nonini collaborated on and around his album with a number of artistes musically, including Monique, Juacali, Prezzo, Gadaffy, Naomi, Daniella, Geedruff and Rattatat.
Nonini’s award accolades include;
* 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 9

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