Nyashinski is the second Kenyan artist after Sauti Sol to be nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA) in recent times.The flourishing singer has been nominated in the same category – Best African Act which Sauti Sol won in 2014.
For starters, the 2017 MTV EMAs will be held at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London, UK, on 12th November 2017. The host of this ceremony will be British superstar Rita Ora.
Nyashinski is facing stiff competition from Nigeria’s Wizkid and Davido, South Africa’s Babes Wodumo and Nasty C and Angola’s C4 Pedro, who have all been nominated for the same prize.
After a 10 year hiatus Nyashinski came back to the Kenyan music scene with a storm with hits like Now you know,Mungu pekee,Amina and Malaika.
In 2005,Kleptomaniax - a rap group that Nyashinski was in alongside Collo and Robba was nominated for the MTV EMA best African act category.