Nikita Kering Performs In BBC Radio 1Xtra First Ever Afrobeats Concerto

Recently Kenyan Rnb star joined a host of other African greats in a special one-off BBC 1Xtra Afrobeats concerto.

Hosted by Remi Burgz, DJ Edu and Eddie Kadi, the concert was held in Salford, England, celebrating the new sound of new Africa.

The Rise of Afrobeats

Ahead of the concert, Remi Burgz remembered back when Afrobeats was not given attention.

“The last few years has seen some incredible rise in the popularity of Afrobeats across the UK and across the world.” She said.

Remi Added at some point they had to beg for Afrobeats to be played.

However, Remi said the tide has turned and Afrobeats is King.

“From Grammys to number ones Afrobeats has made it’s Mark globally.” And the concert was put together to celebrate the genres success.

Nikita Kering Joins Sarkodie, The Compozers, Ckay, Maleek Berry and Pheelz In a Concert Show-Down

In a historic concert Africa Hitmakers from Sarkodie, Ckay, Nikita Kering, the Compozers, Maleek Berry and Pheelz put on a show for a lifetime in collaboration with BBC Philharmonic to create new totally unique arrangements for the concerto.

Nikita Kering on Lack of Support in the East African Music Scene

For her debut UK performance, Nikita Kering performed better than ever, with her hit single Ex.

Speaking about the East African music scene, Kering said the support is quite low.

“The support is low and so it’s up to us as Africans to be able to support East Africa as the other parts of Africa.” She told Dj Edu who is also originally from Kenya.