Nyashinski and Tecno sued in Copyright Infringement Case

Acclaimed Kenyan rapper Nyashinski is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit from Nigerian music producer Sam Eli Are. Are claims that Nyashinski used his beat for the hit song “Wach Wach” to promote Tecno Mobile’s latest smartphone, the Camon 20, without his permission.

Are alleges that he met Nyashinski in a Nairobi studio in 2020, and that the rapper asked to use one of his beats for his album “Lucky You.” Are agreed, and sent Nyashinski a number of his beats. Nyashinski chose the beat for “Wach Wach,” and recorded the song a few days later.

After the song was released, Are says that he sent Nyashinski a contract to formalize the terms of their agreement. However, Nyashinski never signed the contract.

Are claims that he is entitled to a share of the profits from the Tecno endorsement deal, as he is the copyright holder for the beat that was used in the commercials. He is seeking damages of Sh10 million from Nyashinski and Tecno.

Nyashinski has denied the allegations, and says that he has a valid contract with Are. He also says that he has already paid Are for the use of the beat.

The case is still pending in court, and it is unclear how it will be resolved. However, it is a reminder of the importance of copyright protection in the music industry.

Nyashinski Not Far From Downfall: Here’s Why He Should Quit Rapping And Stick To Singing

From a truck-driver based in the US, to a musical star smelting millions from his music- Nyashinski is the epitome of pure talent that almost went to waste. The ‘Hapo tu’ hitmaker made his comeback in 2016 after working abroad and quitting music for a while.

The song Tuendelee by Kleptomaniax totally changed the music industry in Kenya. The lead bad boy being Nyamari Ongengu, popularly known by his stage name Nyashinski, was a favorite because of his lyrical prowess. But the group went ahead and split up.

Read also; Why 30 Million Kenyans Want To Leave The Country To Go Abroad

Rapping Vs Singing

Nyashinski the former Kleptomaniax makes a comeback - The Standard Entertainment
Kleptomaniax back in the day-Google

Bearing the latter in mind, Nyashinski’s exemplary talent is slowly fading despite his comeback. And just like Eric Omondi predicted, Kenyan musicians are not giving their all and are being overtaken by Tanzanians. It’s all about consistency. And Nyashinski is not an exception.

Taking a look at his songs that are flawless, Nyash keeps it simple by singing along; not necessarily rapping. A good example is his love songs, Malaika, Hello, Bebi Bebi, just to mention a few. The songs have garnered millions of views, in comparison to his rap songs; some of which he recently released. I bet you didn’t know about them. He just posted them on YouTube, just like that. And all of them have less than 100K views.

The point is, love songs tend to sell more. And most of them are just through singing without conglomerating rap in them. And this is what Nyashinski should stick to- or else netizens will end up forgetting his name in the near future.

Second Baby onboard! Nyashinski’s wife spotted rocking huge baby bump

Nyashinski performance at the swearing-in ceremony of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has left everyone focused on his wife Zia Bett who they all believe is pregnant with their second child.

Call it blessing on blessing I mean, barely two years after their first born and Zia already has another one on the way; and although I’m assuming she’d have wanted the information kept secret – sadly it got out courtesy of the outfit she wore at Sakaja’s swearing in ceremony.

Dressed in a body hugging black dress and a light brown trench coat – Zia Bett tried her very best to hide the bump but with all the cameras at the event; surely – she didn’t think she’d get away with keeping the pregnancy on the low.

Zia Bett and Nyashinski

Having wedded at a secret ceremony in 2019 – the two have become a power couple that many admire especially with how secretive they are about their private lives.

However whether private or not – they continue to prove that entertainment can still work without having to publicize everything;  especially judging from how we’ve seen several comedians wash their dirty linen in public.

Anyway, checkout a photo of Zia Bett rocking her bump.

Nyashinski’s Promises Lifetime Experience In Upcoming Concert

Singer/rapper Nyashinski is one of those artistes fans believe in. Not only does he deliver but his music speaks in a language that both the young and old understand; which explains why his fans are overly excited about his Shin City concert set to go down 16th April.

Nyashinski presents Shin City

Also read: Unbridled hunger for success: Nyashinski’s path

Although this is not his first concert (remember the YouTube live one) Nyashinski’s team has promised something better; and real as fans will watch him perform live, interact and even learn a thing or two about him. Describing the upcoming concert the team said;

Shin City is the fictional brainchild of Nyashinski that will provide an opportunity for fans to immerse all their senses in an incredible collaboration of music, experiential, and story-telling.

Nyashinski back and better

With hit songs like Mungu pekee, Hapo tu, Free – among others, we can see why there’s already too much hype around the concert despite it being weeks away.

Also read: Nyashinski needs to teach Kenyan celebs how to be a celebrity family man

But looking at some of the comments left under his new posts, fans are pushing the singer to hold concert sooner; but of course this is a request he cannot fulfill, if indeed they want to see what a life time experience means.

The concert will also attract a host of celebrities – coming together to support one of their own; but again, we already know Nyash is a whole vibe on his own.

Nyashinski’s Wife Zia Opens Up On Why They Keep Family Off Social Media

By just viewing their social media pages, you’ll probably end up in a cul de sac; and think they’re both single. Nyashinski and his wife’s prowess in keeping their family off social media is a conspicuous one. Zia, who gave birth just before the first COVID-19 case in the country was announced in March, hasn’t revealed the face of their first born son just yet.

She struggled with baby fat afterwards, but lost weight in a few months.

Body Struggles

On her Instagram, Zia shared a before and after photo of her body showing her transformation since her delivery. Most women were inquisitive of her weight loss and wanted to know how she did it.

”I’ve really debated posting this transformation, only cause I can’t believe that’s how I’d been walking these streets and no one told me ???? But honestly, after bringing life into this world, anything beyond taking care of a newborn is a favour ????????‍♀️ Though for me, I vividly remember looking in the mirror and just hating how I looked and felt. I didn’t wanna feel like that anymore. I knew I could look better, I knew I could feel better”

Happy Family Off Social Media?

Nyashinski Renounces His Twitter Account After Lying To Fans Of His Wife's  Expectancy – KenyaBuzz LifeStyle
Nyashinski and Zia-Google

Shinski and Zia are among the few celebrities who happen not to be social media fans as such, and this plan tends to work to save relationships.

”I think for us we wanted to date and have our relationship outside of the media; just to protect it.”

‘We spend a lot of time as a family with him”

Zia also disclosed that she doesn’t like anything about her family to be divulged to the public.

Nyashinski on the other hand, supports her lover and does the same. They are true epitomes of a perfect couple.

Nyashinski Celebrates Birthday With Message Of Hope To Netizens Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard in one way or the other. Most businesses have shut down, companies have laid off workers and some have been furloughed. All we can do now is just survive. No one knows when the pandemic will come to an end, but one thing’s for sure, it’s here to stay. President Uhuru’s decision to lock down the country got even more people stranded. Celebrities joined hands to try and convince him on behalf of netizens to open up the country. They haven’t succeeded. The third wave has taken even more people. You never know who’s next.

Message Of Hope

Legendary RnB artist, Nyashinski turns a year older and Kenya celebrates  his music prowess - Ghafla! Kenya

However, singer Nyashinksi has his message of hope during this tough time. The ‘Hapo tu’ hitmaker has encouraged netizens to be there for each other and hold on for there are better days to come. In addition, Nyashinski has decided to release three songs on his birthday today to keep his fans entertained. In an emotional message, he wrote,

”Hey Fam,
I pray with you in 2021 and that you and your loved ones are keeping safe. I did some easy songs during this lockdown and would like to share them with you. My goal is that despite the hopelessness people may find themselves in, we can still find hope in each other by being light and pillars of hope.”

Meanwhile, Happy Birthday Nyashinski!

Nyashinski’s wife serving hot looks on her special day, 9 months after welcoming bouncing baby boy

Nandi girl, Zia Bett is a first time mom, lucky enough to have had her body snap back barely months after gracing the delivery room.

The fashion designer and stunning beauty welcomed her first child with hubby, Nyashinski born Nyamari Ongegu on Friday, March 13 in a private event.

Also read: Nyashinski talks about months-old son for first time (Video)

And just 9 months later, the young mom looks like a million bucks!

Zia Bett flaunts hourglass figure

A dear Zia went mum for months, keeping her motherhood journey under wraps and fans in the dark on their new bundle of joy.

Zia Bett serving some hot looks

Fortunately, it is birthday month and she can hide no more.

The curvy, chocolate-skinned beauty has set the Internet ablaze after stepping out in a stylish, tight-fitting red dress with a sling bag in place and the animal print heels on point.

A photo you will easily mistake for a hot campus babe, living her best life while the sun still shines.

Keeping it simple but cheeky;

“Birthday Month ???????? Accepting early gifts in form of MPESA & food. Thanks. ????”

Nyashinski’s wife looking like a million bucks months after welcoming newborn

A photo that left fans drooling over the stunning beauty, who despite her simplicity, housed some undeniably killer looks.

It is all happy birthday to the Nandi girl on her big day!

What do you have to tell her?

Nyashinki reveals how he found his way back to music years after calling it quits! (Video)

Rapper Nyashinski has been sharing unknown stories about his life after he left Kenya for the United States. Speaking to Senator Sakaja through his first YouTube video shared a few days ago; Nyashinski narrated how different and difficult life was back in the State.

According to Nyashinski, his life was reduced to that of a loner due to the long hours he drove around around. However this being the only well paying job, Nyashinski says that he had somehow learnt to accept his new life now.

I accepted that this is my life.

However, thanks to a close friend; Nyashinski says he got one of the best advices that saw him bounce back into making productive music.

Also read:Nyashinski opens up about lonely life as a truck driver in the United States!

According to Nyashinski, this friend asked him to make positive use of the pressure he was feeling from the fatigue, stress and new life abroad.

So back in the States, my friend told me to just go in the studio and exert that pressure as a lyricist.

Back to making music

Having been blessed with the ability to write good music; Nyashinski found himself doing what he loved most and that is ‘being creative’; And with time, the young man was back to making music.

Also read:Nyashinski talks about months-old son for first time (Video)

I did not have to release the songs. But I found myself listening to a beat, creating a song and wanting to perfect it and then I want people to listen. That is how I found myself back into the music world and came back home.

Nyashinski opens up about lonely life as a truck driver in the United States!

Nyashinski’s music journey started way back when he part of Kleptomaniax; a group that changed the Kenyan music industry. Back then, Robba, Collo and Nyashinski were the hottest males in the industry; and their rap bars made it impossible not to love them.

However, it got to a point where the boys had to quit the group; in order to focus on other things like studies and work. Nyashinski however moved to the United States with his family; an experience he recently opened up about on his first episode of his YouTube show.

Speaking to senator Sakaja, Nyashinski went on to reveal that he had completely quit music when he moved abroad. This is because he probably hoped to land a better job; but little did he know the tough life awaiting for him in the States. He went on to openen up saying;

Father of one, Nyashinski

Also read:Nyashinski talks about months-old son for first time (Video)

“When we moved abroad, I had completely quit music. I was working back in the States as a truck driver, I used to drive a lorry, trying to survive. That experience taught me a lot. Two things that were life-changing for me back then was one, when I was here, I was a star.”

Humble and lonely life

According to Nyashinski, the celebrity life he was used to back in Kenya was reduced to nothing. Life in the States humbled him to a point he started missing the special treatment he was used to.

“People recognised me everywhere and we were doing what we loved. I moved from a place where I was known and getting a bit of favours here and there to a place where no one knows me. No special treatment and you must work because you have to eat. That was coupled with the fact I was used to having people around me to a lonely life of driving a truck.”


Also read:Nyashinski stays in his lane and that’s why he’s always winning

The celebrated singer and hit maker went on to add that his life at some point got so lonely. Driving around for long hours left him feeling like he was trapped in a cage; hence teaching him to make good use of the little time he could spend with fellow drivers.

“There you are alone for over 16 hours. You only stop to fuel, sleep, shower and use the bathroom. So you find yourself enjoying small conversations with people you meet for five minutes. At least it was away from that cage. I accepted that this is my life.”


Nyashinski talks about months-old son for first time (Video)

Months after welcoming newborn baby with wife Zia Bett, Nyashinski talks about his son’s future.

During his recent sit-down with Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, the politician out of the blues, questioned about the singer’s family and kids, before Nyashinski opened up about his months-old son.

Also read: Nyashinski´s wife resurfaces looking like a snack months after welcoming newborn (Photos)

At the time the interview was being recorded, Nyashinski revealed that his son was 2 months old and hoped he would grow up healthy, happy and with a good name. “Those are the three biggest things I hope for, even more than money,” he stated.

Legendary rapper Nyashinski

He further admitted that getting a kid had completely changed his perspective about life.

Now able to know how it feels to be a father not just to a child, but to a young soul that is expectant of a good life, better than that of his dad, with dreams that need to get accomplished eventually.

Lovers, Zia Bett and Nyashinski

Also read: Video of Nyashinski and wife looking all loved-up months after welcoming newborn sparks wild reactions

The Hello singer bashed individuals whose ego had seen them classify people into certain backgrounds while at the end of the day, all that a parent desires is to meet their child’s basic needs and more.

The problem is our level of thinking; that the only way of guaranteeing your child their needs is money. So you do everything you can including not being a present parent for your child. Just to ensure your kid grows up around wealth. Only to find that by the time you get that wealth, you have already lost your child.

Father of one, Nyashinski

The rapper and long-time lover, Zia Bett welcomed their bouncing baby boy around March, roughly three months after their private traditional Nandi nuptials in November 2019.

Details of their baby’s exact age however remain scanty but we wish the new parents well. Listen in;

Nyashinski stays in his lane and that’s why he’s always winning

Have you ever wondered what sets Nyamari Ongegu, better known as Nyashinski apart from other artists? Well, I have figured it out, kind of.

Also read: Nyashinski’s prowess is unmatched!

To date, the Malaika hitmaker is the only Kenyan artist who took a long hiatus and when he came back, he was even bigger.


Most of his peers have never understood how he has managed to do this because some of them have been trying to make comebacks in the local music industry but have failed miserably.

For starters, Nyashinski is really talented. Some people even refer to him as creative genius and I agree with them.

His musical talent is not forced. It’s almost as if he was born with it. It’s natural so all he has to do is just cultivate it.


The second and most critical aspect is that Nyashinski always stays in his lane. He does not release songs to ride on a popular wave.

If he did, then you would have seen him on a Gengetone jam but you see, he stayed away from it even when that is what everyone wanted to listen to at the time.

Nyashinski also does not compete with anyone. He just does his thing and releases it when he feels it’s the right time.

Also read: Nyashinski has been quiet but we are not worried

I doubt he is bothered by the songs that Sauti Sol, Khaligraph or even Otile Brown put out or how fast they are releasing songs.

If you ask me, that’s one of the things that makes him a cut above the rest i.e staying in his own lane.

If an artist keeps worrying about what his or her competitors are doing, they end up being distracted and the chances that they might want to mimic their competitors are very high.

Video of Nyashinski and wife looking all loved-up months after welcoming newborn sparks wild reactions

It has been a while since we got to hear from rapper Nyashinski and his wife, Zia Bett especially after confirming pregnancy before Covid-19 hit.

Sure to it, the first-time parents must have been overwhelmed with their newborn to even afford time to spoil each other with love in a bubble of their own.

Well enough, the two have finally let go of parenthood after their lovey-dovey video lit up the Internet.

Mrs Nyashinski, Zia Bett

Spotted hanging out and all over each other like first-time lovers, a dear father Nyashinski spoils his wife with random kisses on her cheeks as they walk along. Bashing:

Social distancing ni wewe.

Also read: Hot mama! Corazon Kwamboka parades growing baby bump in all nude photoshoot

Only for his Nandi girl to tear him down:

Brush meno ????

R&B artist, Nyamari Ongegu better known as Nyashinski

Honestly, the artist seems delighted to have bagged himself a wife and a baby consecutively and can´t get over that fact.

Also read: A disturbed Lilian Muli threatens to sue woman who has been spying on her

Blown off by his street romance, a smitten Zia Bett bubbles with happiness. Have a look:


To this, both envious and impressed fans commented:

kim__chunchu Walahi this is painful ????. Don’t hurt us Dear Krash!


atraxspits_blitz Shinski alipata Jiko. Na hizi stove za mtaa joh, mafuta hazina????


wilkinsfadhili Weeeh leo kutanyesha baaaaas????????
_shugu__ Must be nice
wambui_wa_naivasha ♥️such a lovely Couple
pinnoh wengine wetu tunaumia ..u know nyash always bae to some of us????????????????????????????????????????????????
gidysoro Social distancing muhimu????????????

Nyashinski’s prowess is unmatched!

To date, there is only one Kenyan musician who has taken a musical hiatus for many years and when he came back he was even bigger. That person is Nyashinski.

Also read: Nyashinski has been quiet but we are not worried

As such, most music fans are never quite worried when he does not release a song for several months because we know that something is definitely in the works.

A few days ago, he reaffirmed the notion that he is the supremo or gwiji, as he fondly refers to himself in his songs, when he dropped his new jam dubbed Balance.


Although, it’s the second song that he has released in 2019, he’s constantly on people’s lips never mind the fact that he has not shot a video for any of his releases this year.

The way I see it, the musician whose real name is Nyamari Ongegu, is in a league of his own. His prowess is unmatched.

I doubt he even sees other local singers as his competitors. He goes about his business and success follows him because, let’s be honest, he extremely talented.

Nyashinski does not look like a person who is bothered by the fact that who has many songs this year and whatnot. Perhaps other musicians should follow his footsteps.

Listen to his latest jam dubbed Believe below.

Should secular artists continue releasing gospel music?

The local music industry is very interesting. The reason I’m saying this is because what happens is the exact opposite of what is expected under normal circumstances.

Also read: Kenyan gospel artists must wake up

For instance, you expect that secular artists, who often viewed as wayward, will release songs that mock God and tell us to disregard his teachings since they don’t really believe in Him themselves.

On the other hand, gospel artists, who are perceived as upright by members of the society, are expected to spread the word of God, win more souls to Christ and live according to his teachings.

Sauti Sol

However, what happens on the ground is different. More often than not, gospel artists do very little in spreading the word of God and the truth is secular artists have won more souls to Christ.

If you look at the songs which have been released by both sides over the last few years, I’m pretty you will agree with me gospel artists have abdicated their role.

If you are in doubt, perhaps you should ask yourself when was the last time that you listened to a gospel song and felt like it touched your life.


On the other hand, there are countless songs by secular artists that you listen to and you feel like God will never leave you in your time of need. They are Nadia Mukami’s Maombi, Sauti Sol’s Kuliko Jana, Nyashinski’s Mungu Pekee etc.

This really got me thinking because I can tell you for free that this trend is not about to go away. I often wonder if the so called secular artists should continue releasing gospel songs.

And the answer is yes because at the end of the day, the main goal is still achieved. The truth is that gospel artists are no longer serious about God’s work and we must give it to their secular counterparts for stepping up.

Listen to Maombi by Nadia Mukami below.

Nyashinski brings his A-game in new track tagged ‘Glory’ (Video)

Rapper Nyamari Ongegu, popularly known as Nyashinski and formerly of Kleptomaniax, has released a new jam and it’s really dope.

Also read: Nyashinski’s prowess is unmatched!

The song titled Glory, which is the first single off his album Lucky You, is without a doubt one of his best releases yet – all of the people who have already listened to it claim that it is fire.

Nyashinski is in a league of his own. He makes music that will make you standing in ovation as you listen to him. He is the one of the best rappers that this country has ever had. Man, I would listen to him all day.

Glory is such a dope jam. Nyashinski’s wordplay and flow on it is really something. He is a rapper extraordinaire, if you are looking for Kenyan music that you will enjoy then look no further.

His rhymes on this track will make you scratch your head as you try to make sense of what he is saying. The song is well-arranged and believe you me, you won’t resist the urge to hit the replay button a couple of times.


He has a unique voice which makes you want to keep listening to him as he flow. I don’t know about you but he is a rap god.

The beat on this track is also on point. Other than the fact that it’s really catchy, it also blends well with the voice of Nyashinski. The producer deserves a pat on the back.

The video is really dope and you just want to keep watching it. I love the concept and the execution. I bet you don’t have an idea how hard it is to make an impeccable black and white video but the director still did it.

Watch Glory below and tell us what you think. Kudos Nyashinski.

Nyashinski and wife finally welcome their first baby!

Rumor making rounds on social media is that Nyashinski and his wife, Zia Bett welcomed their first child a few days ago as announced by the singer.

Through his Twitter handle, an excited Nyashinski went on to announce the arrival of his baby saying;


Thank you God for the most precious gift

He however went on to use baby crying face emoji’s and a Red heart just to show how exited he was for the arrivals of his young one.

Baby’s gender

If you remember a few weeks ago, a twitter page beloved to be be run by Nyashinski’s fan shared some important news; announcing that Nyashinski was about to become a dad.

The news spread like wild fire leaving many with mixed feelings. However many chose not to believe since this was a pseudo account; which would mean the news was not legit.


But barely 2 weeks later Nyashinski himself announced the arrival of his baby; and from his excitement, seems that the new daddy in town is ready to start his daddy duties!

Nyashinski weds

Back in 2019, Nyashinski and his now wife, Zia Bett held a low-key traditional wedding that saw close friends and relatives attend!


His wedding was however received with sadness and bitterness from angry female fans; who could not come into terms with the fact that Nyashinski was officially off the market!

Well now he is not just a husband but a committed dad! Although his baby’s gender, face and name remains hidden, fans hope that they will soon meet the lovely baby!

¨Well deserved!¨ Kenyans laud Nyashinski for emerging a top music earner, offers them loans in return

Kenyan rap sensation, Nyashinski topped the list of top 20 earners in the music industry, according to the Music Copyright Society of Kenya.

In a list released by the Copyright society board, the rapper came second, following closely after boy band, Sauti Sol.

To his surprise, Nyamari Ongegu could only thank his fans and media stations for the support.

Rap sensation, Nyashinski

¨A big ‘Thank You’ for supporting and for giving my ideas a chance¨ he penned.

To all the stations who play my music and all my fans who request for it.. a big ‘Thank You’ for supporting and for giving my ideas a chance. I appreciate you. ????❤️

To all his competitors and fellow artistes:

To all the other artists, congrats and keep up the…..

Well, and to his die-hard fans:

naaaaaah KUJIENI LOAN ????????????????????

Nyashinski comes second among the top 20 earners list by MCSK

This was a list that incorporated artistes across the board – both Secular and Gospel.

King Kaka, Les Wanyika, Otile Brown, Octopizzo, Nameless, Khaligraph Jones, Jua Cali and Tanzania´s Susumila were the other secular artistes listed.

Tanzanian Gospel singer, Christina Shusho, Kenya´s Mercy Masika, Eunice Njeri, Gloria Muliro and Sarah Kay came out as the female gospel artistes on the list.

Collo, Bahati, Willy Paul, and Ringtone were the ´Gospel´ male artistes included, as well as Daddy Owen.



His fans commended him for a job well done, lauding:



Nyash all the time????????????????????????????????


Congratulations Shinski


Big time ????????????


Your music is timeless???? You deserve the best????



And for the loan-seekers:

????????????unakopesha kwanzia ngapi

Nyashinski gets freaky with a female fan while performing in LA

Kenyan rapper Nyashinski has always been one who avoids interacting with female fans looking for a dance while he is performing on stage!

For years now we have known him to love his mic more than getting fans on stage to dance with him.


However this seems to have changed  during his latest performance in LA; where he undeniably gave his Kenyan fans living in American a good time.Thanks to a video which Ghafla managed to get, we finally got a chance to see how things went down during his show.

Fan love

Despite him being a married man, it appears that female fans could not keep their hands off him! As seen on the video below one of his fans got up on stage and things got freaky between the two.

Nyashinski shuts down LA show

The lady is seen dancing on Nyashinski who was lying down on the stage before breaking off the dance! Judging from how the crowd was cheering there is no doubt that they enjoyed watching the two perform on stage.

Nyashinki and wife expecting first child?

Anyway this comes just a few weeks after the singer was said to be expecting his first child with his wife.


The two have been married for a few months now and judging from the ruracio photos; Nyashinski’s wife is seen hiding what appears to be a baby bump!

Nyashinski’s pregnant wife

However, the couple has refused to address the rumors; but since it’s impossible to hide a baby bump or a baby… we shall give the two time and see whether they will announce the arrival of their baby!

Baby rumors false? Nyashinski responds to stories claiming his wife is pregnant with their first child

Rumor has it that Nyashinski and his wife Zia Bett are expecting their first child in just a few weeks!

This comes barely a year after the two held their traditional wedding that saw only family and friends attend!

Nyashinski’s wedding

However, his wedding also came as a big surprise since he had earlier denied being involved with Zia Bett; only to later make her his wife and the mother of his future kids!

Nyashinski’s wife pregnant?

Anyway, we cannot confirm whether the pregnancy rumors are true or not; but looking at photos from their traditional wedding it’s easy to spot Zia trying to conceal her grown bump!

Zia hiding baby bump?

Responding to the story, Nyashinski did not also deny nor confirm the story as he wrote ‘Clown’ while reposting the story!


“Am gonna be a daddy soon!” Nyashinski

Singer Nyashinski has left very many ladies heartbroken after announcing that he will soon be a father!

Nyashinski with his beloved, Zia Bett, late last year during their traditional wedding ceremony

Through his twitter handle the beloved and handsome Kenyan lover shared the good news; however not very many ladies could digest this since he has always been a dream fantasy for many Kenyan ladies.

After living in the United States for years, we can confirm that indeed Nyashinski is the real definition of a real African man. Well, this is because he came back and found himself a stunning Kenyan wife!


Baby on board

Having walked down the aisle a few months ago, seems that Nyashinski’s wife was already with child!

Nyashinski with his wifey

According to the Kenyan singer his baby will be arriving in a few weeks and judging from the tweet; Nyashinski can’t wait to be a daddy soon!

Nyashinski, Vanessa Mdee and Fik Fameica release hot banger ‘Rush’ alongside Fully Focus (Video)

Popular mix master Michael Ndung’u, better known as DJ Fully Focus, has released a song with some of East Africa’s finest acts and it’s a big tune.

The song dubbed Rush features Nyashinski (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Fik Fameica (Uganda) and as such, it is not a surprise that it has been ruling the airwaves since it came out a few days ago.

Vanessa Mdee
Vanessa Mdee

After listening to this jam, perhaps you will agree with me that i’s such a beautiful composition. The artists who have been featured in it were well thought out since each of them brings something different to the table.

For instance, well all know that Nyashinski, whose real name is Nyamari Ongegu, has a good flow. He’s an artist who will leave you scratching your head because of his unique ability to play around with words.

On the other hand, Fik Fameica spices up this song because unlike Nyashinski and Vanessa Mdee, he is singing in his native language and maybe, just maybe he is the reason why this song is so infectious.

Fik Fameica

Vanessa Mdee has a beautiful voice, the kind that most people, including yours truly, would not mind listening to for a whole day and that’s not a secret.

The decision to include her in Rush was wise because she not only has a melodious voice but also because she brings some Bongo vibe in it.

DJ Fully Focus
DJ Fully Focus

Notably, the hook by Fully Focus was also impeccable. Believe you me, you will find yourself singing along to it after listening to this jam a couple of times.

I also loved the beat on this jam. It’s so catchy and I would not be surprised if I saw people dancing to it the next time I attend a party or go to a club.

Listen to Rush below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

Kenyan musicians have so much to learn from their Tanzanian counterparts

I’m not a fan of Bongo music. I only listen to Tanzanian songs when I have to, for instance when I am doing a review or when they are randomly played at a club, party or in a matatu.

Also read: Why it’s hard for artists to be consistent

On the flip side, I admire so many Tanzanian artists not for any other reason but because they really work their asses off. I could list them but their names would take up all this space. So, I’ll save you the agony.

WCB arists
WCB artists

Bongo music has always been big deal  not only in Tanzania but across the continent and it’s bout time we – or rather our artists – borrowed a leaf from them.

They should ask themselves questions like,”What can we learn from Tanzanian musicians?”, “What areas should we work on?” and “What are they doing differently?”

One of the Bongo artists that I really admire, just like most of you is Diamond Platnumz. Despite being accomplished and all, he has never been content with his success. He keeps pushing each and every day.

Since the year begun he has released more than 30 songs, perhaps more, including collabos. As a result, he is always at the top of people’s minds.

Khaligraph Jones
Khaligraph Jones

It always seems like he is a pacesetter for the Tanzanian music industry since most people – including his stablemates – like Rayvanny, Lava Lava, Mbosso and Queen Darleen want to keep up with him.

The local music industry lacks a someone who keeps artists on their toes as is the case with Tanzania and this means that very few musicians, if any, give a hoot about consistency.

The truth is that people get bored very fast. I doubt if any of the people who are reading this article can have a jam in their playlists for more than a week and this means that artists need to release more music. There is no other way.

Many of you will be quick to point out that new age artists such as; Sailors Gang, Boondocks Gang, Ochunglo Family, 34 GVNG, Gwaash, etc. are constantly releasing music but let’s be honest, that is not serious music.

Nadia Mukami
Nadia Mukami

In as much as we find the songs by these youngins catchy, they rarely transcend our borders. It’s what it is. To add to that, the quality is always wanting.

I’m talking about the likes of Nyashinski, Nadia Mukami, Octopizzo, Khaligraph, King Kaka, Redsan, Nameless, Jua Cali, Avril etc. Will they ever wake up from their deep slumber? If so, when? Enough said.

Old School Vs New School: Which ratchet music is more enjoyable?

The emergence of the new crop of Kenyan musicians has resulted into people comparing them with their older peers i.e. those who have been in the game for longer, say a decade or so.

While the new-age artists are spontaneous, the older folk are more ‘calculative’ which means that they think every move through carefully and perhaps this works to their detriment.

Ethic Figa

There is also the obvious fact that the younger folk are very ratchet going by the words that they use in their songs and their videos. On the other hand, old school artists are kind of reserved.

Most of the older folk are still using the Tanzanian approach of singing about dirty things i.e stuff is hidden and coming at a time when almost everyone is being raunchy, this doesn’t serve in their best interest or does it?

If you are keen, then I’m sure that you’ve noticed that the likes of Jua Cali, Redsan, Nameless, Wyre and Nonini don’t get much as they used to back it they day.

We have reached a point where they are almost unheard of and the truth is that this has a lot to do with the new crop of Kenyan artists because they are literally hogging the spotlight.


Unlike their older peers, they don’t wait for a song to ‘marinate’ before they drop another one, they are always on toes. This way, they are always on people’s lips.

At the end of the day, when all is said and done, if you are a big fan of Kenyan music like yours truly then you have to decide where your loyalty really lies.

Are you sticking with the old school music that is more reserved but enjoyable and you wouldn’t be shy to listen to in front of your parents.

Or are you an ardent fan of new-school music with all it raunchiness and you can live with the fact that you have to cover your face in shame when it comes on and an elder person is around.

Leave a comment below!



Nyashinski responds to wedding rumors

Rapper Nyashinski is said to have wedded the love of his life this past weekend at a private wedding in Naivasha.

The news shared by a certain video blogger left many ladies disappointed as she announced Nyashinski’s wedding on her blog.

Well, it turns out that the story was actually fabricated! Nyashinski went on to deny the rumor through his Instagram page in a post where he sarcastically made fun of the wedding. He wrote saying;

Damn, missed my own wedding because of the trees.


Private life

Since returning from the United States where he had disappeared to after quitting band Kleptomaniax; Nyashinski has always maintained his private.

Very few people know details about his personal life and this is why we still can’t tell who he is dating and whether the baby mama rumors are also true.

Anyway, apart from this we can all agree that he is changing the Kenyan music industry thanks to his creativity and well composed music.

Nyashinski walks us down the road of his music journey since his heydays

The popular ¨Free¨ hitmaker desired to be a doctor as a youngster but his teenage brain got a little preoccupied with music that saw him quit school for Kleptomaniax.

Nyashinski would scribble lyrics on little pieces of paper as well as listen to as much American music as possible, even dared to grow his hair.

The rapper´s ancestry all traces way back, one that saw him and friends, Munkiri and Collo, form Kleptomaniax group.

This came at a time when they world perform during Nairobi School hype and to him:

…especially so when the girls would scream out at us after performing for Insyder.

That was good enough. The passion was everything.

Way to fame

As a teenager, he did rub shoulders with the dad who would not approve his decision to drop school for some funny music:

Dad didn’t approve, thought it was a waste of time.

But over time, he has become a great fan of my work.

So much so that he brought me a musical instrument that I will soon learn to play. Watch this space.

Nyamari Ongegu got admitted to KU to study Environmental Planning and Management where he hoped to join UNEP.

He however dropped out in the 3rd year since Kleptomaniax had already risen to fame and was the talk of the town.

We had started getting paid some good money [KSh 30,000 a gig for the singing group of three] and I was ready to see where music would take me.

US relocation

Unfortunately, just as his teenage music career had become promising, the family had to relocate to USA, though still excited:

It was probably the best thing that could have happened to me.

Growing up with that attention from my music may have stunted me somewhat.

I was happy to leave Kenya.

I had started getting tired of keeping up with the momentum of releasing good music.

Plus the allure of the US we saw in movies was enticing.

For the Kenyan rapper, he loved the anonymity there, all excited about new discoveries.

However, his parents´ move was that their last kid actually resumes studies and take them seriously but 21 year old Nyashinski felt it was a waste of resources.

I didn’t want to waste my dad’s money on school fees and student loans because I knew that it wasn’t for me.

Now in America, I just wanted to look for work and start making money.

Career journey

He kick started his career by delivering slips from institutions to banks, and get paid $900 weekly which well, didn´t let him starve.

The Kenyan artist however sought to move his money-making ways to greater heights therefore had to undertake a truck-driving course.

This move saw him get into the trucking business that earned him more and with greater benefits, although his dad wasn´t convinced yet.

Just like any other hype that cools off once you´re in, the truck business wore him off and kept his parents worried for his safety.

While on the road, Nyamari would still compose lyrics in his head, lost in his thoughts because music was Bae.

Fortunate enough, he realized his long-lost  dream someday when a friend invited him over informing him of a friend who owned a studio, he would check it out.

There was no pressure on me to record anything.

It was all in good fun, and that’s why I went.

Just for fun, he did his music until the day he did some songwriting and recording.

But then he played a beat… A few weeks later, he invited me back and I went, and we went to a different studio and I sat down, wrote some lyrics and recorded a song.


Since then, he never looked back, spending close to 10 hours at a studio in Chicago, away from work.

It gave me morale, a zest for life.

Then I recorded a song, and sent it to Collo back in Kenya.

I asked him to release it. He did. On SoundCloud.

I don’t think it did very well but he started sending me beats and I would send him voice notes.

Then other singers started reaching out to me and I would help them with the writing too.

¨Letting Go¨ jam that featured Nyashinski and Nameless was in a bid to see the Kenyan rapper, return home and build his music career.

I didn’t like how I looked in the video.

I was a tad bit overweight, and so I decided to shape up.

And the idea to come back to Kenya was gaining traction so I changed my diet and worked out

The two linked up in the US.

I thought about coming back home real hard.

I knew that music was my talent and at the end of the day, I would have to answer to God if I didn’t use it.

So again, I went back to my parents and told them that it was time I went home.

They wanted to know if I knew what I was doing. I wanted their blessings.

Blessings he did receive but his pockets did not allow therefore moved into Nairobi West in 2016, aged 31.

That is when the popular rapper made his music comeback in the Kenyan industry, producing hit after another.

Mungu Pekee, Hayawani, Malaika and Free are just but a few of his music collection since 2016 with Marathon Runner being the new jam in the market.

He however adds that his spiritual life plays the center role in his journey and career.

¨I don´t have much game¨ rapper Nyashinski shares as he looks forward to marriage and a bunch of kids

Popular Kenyan rapper, Nyashinski lives a private life away from the world of music and being an introvert might have also affected his openness with the opposite sex.

The ¨Now You Know¨ singer disclosed:

I am a very introverted person.

The person I am on stage is not the person I am off stage.

He depicts that there are actually two sides of him, on 2 different platforms but luckily fame found it´s way in his direction:

Some people were born for fame, I wasn´t.

Mine just found me.

However, fame too carries along it´s drawbacks:

Sometimes I just want to go somewhere and just be, but I can´t.

And some people can misinterpret that; think I am a snob.

Love life

Speaking about his life away from music, rather a family setting of his own, Nyamari Ongegu shares:

You know these guys who will have a girl laughing out loud in 2 seconds?

Well, I am not that guy.

I don´t have much game.

Unfortunately, he might find his way around the mic pretty easy but when it comes to the ladies, his tune is off beat.

It takes a while for a girl to realise I have a great personality.

Also, attracting a genuine girl is a little tough for me, and when I do, they tend to think I have a harem of girls thanks to what I do.

However, all hope is not lost for the former Kleptomaniax artist as he still aspires to build a home of his own:

So now I give it time, if it works it does, if not, too bad.

And don´t ask me if I am dating anyone now because I won´t answer that.

Let´s keep the Nyashinski mystery on.

But someday, I will want a wedding and a bunch of kids.

The Kenyan artist affirms that his personal life remains low-key.