Songstress Nadia Mukami is currently a force to reckon with in the Music Industry and not just here in Kenya but the whole of Africa. She has been breaking and setting new records as far as her music career is concerned.
Nadia’s Early Life
Singer Nadia Mukami was born Nadia Mukami Mwendo on 9th November 1996 at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in a family of five. She is half-Kamba and Half-Embu.Previously she was known as Nadia Xclusive.
Nadia Mukami’s parents were against her desire to join the music Industry, until one day they saw her on TV and decided to support her dream. She recorded her first single while still at the university, but again put her music on hold and joined Equator FM – a campus radio station, where she hosted a Saturday show called ‘Saturday Hip-hop Count’.
In 2015, Nadia took up music professionally when she recorded her single “Barua Ya Siri”. In July 2017, she dropped her breakthrough single “Kesi” and received massive airplay and got her an opportunity to perform alongside Kenya’s biggest stars at countrywide platforms like Blaze by Safaricom (Kisumu), The Nile Festival and The Luo Festival, among others.
A year later, she emerged as the winner on KTN’s Kipawa Show and went up to the finals of the Jenga Talanta show.
In 2018, she released Sio Rahisi under Hailemind Entertainment (former Management) and the song got massive airplay.
Awards and nominations
In 2021, Nadia earned her first MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Nomination in the Best Fan-Base Award Category
Others in her category include; WCB’s Diamond Platnumz, Wizkid, Casper Nyovest, Naira Mailey, Shatta Wale, A Reege and Fally Ipupa. The Awards are yet to happen.
In March 2020, she was selected for the BET round one nomination alongside Sauti Sol but unfortunately they didn’t not make it to the next round.
In 2019, Nadia Mukami’s song Radio Love scooped two awards at Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA).
In 2020, Nadia Mukami was nominated for the Africa Music Magazine Awards, better known as Afrimma Awards in the Best Female East Africa.
She was nominated for the HiPipo awards as the Best Kenyan Act for the hit song “Radio Love”.