Rising Kenyan Teens

The art industry in Kenya is set for major growth, thanks to scores of young talented teens who are shaking things up and embracing their passion.

From gymnastics to the music industry, below are teens who have stood out and are making major moves.

Wendy Waeni

She’s our little Kenyan acrobat who rose to fame when she had the chance to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and has  performed for other leaders like President Robert Mugabe.

She is widely traveled and has met many prestigious people.

Wendy has been recently aappointed Inspirationand enthusiastic young champion ambassador 2018. Talk about rags to riches at such a young age.

wendy waeni
wendy waeni


Amani G

We all remember her from when her rendition of Alicia Keys’ song Girl on Fire that went viral on social media. Gracious Amani, whose stage name is Amani G, is signed under Pine Creek records.

The 13-year old secured a mouth-watering deal with the recording stable, which was amounting to Ksh 2.5 million.

She has already recorded a collabo with Vivian, In Love and her newest song Sitasahau and the latest one Ni poa featuring pitson.

Amani G

Leyla Mohammed

Fast rising teen Leyla, 13, hit the headlines a couple of weeks ago when she released her first ever single, Wimbo wa Historia, a masterful rendition of the famous Kenyan patriotic song of the same name, originally written by Enock Ondego.

The KCPE candidate, who finished her last paper yesterday, describes herself as a sanguine; she is a talkative and jovial girl, her biggest musical influence being the late Whitney Houston.

Nikita Kering

Nikita Kering’ is a 16-year-old student who has our hearts melting with her amazing voice and vocals.

She burst into the music scene during Kenya gospel powerhouse Emmy Kosgei’s album launch back in December 2011 and ever since, Emmy Kosgei has been her mentor.

Her latest song Happy With You got her more recognition.

Nikita Kering


Marc Smith

Currently 12-years-old, he was discovered at the age of three together with his sister Laura during the Mombasa Got Talent competition.

Having graced many musical performance events and performed for President Uhuru Kenyatta, Marc Smith stands out as one of the most popular young musicians in Kenya.

Marc Smith with the first lady & President Uhuru Kenyatta
Marc Smith with the first lady & President Uhuru Kenyatta

Ephy Young

Ephraim Munene Mugambi is a super talented young artiste who has not only bagged several nominations in top Kenyan awards, but he has also emceed for Groove Party.

Ephy aims at being an international gospel artiste, which will be testimony to the existence of young talent in the gospel industry in Kenya.




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