Nikita Kering Reveals How She Struggled To Balance Education & Music Career As She Graduates

After a year of absence from the music scene, award-winning artist Nikita Kering has explained why she decided to take a break from the industry and what her fans should expect moving forward. The singer says she made the decision to take a break as she struggled to strike a balance between her school work and music career.

Nikita recently graduated from Brookhouse international school after the completion of her A-level studies and she shared this achievement hinting that she finally has enough time to focus on her musical talent.

Being among the youngest Kenyan musicians, the 18-year-old mentioned that being caught up between the two big ‘giants’ made her learn how to plan and prioritize. According to her, managing the two has been among the toughest things she had to deal with.

Nikita recalls how navigating her studies and music career cost her so much including failing some tests and in some performances which drove her to the decision to put her priorities in order.

“At times this could mean sacrificing an important step in my career, but I knew that I’m just making the necessary steps to ensure that my future is buckled up and chilling just a bit for the take-off.” she stated

Even though these sacrifices created a gap in her music career, Nikita says she is grateful since it served her an opportunity to build and learn more about the industry.

Announcing her official return to the industry, the ‘Happy with you’ hitmaker affirmed that she is more equipped and ready to share more of her music.

“so now I’m equipped to share with you guys the Vulnerable, Emotional and Rebellious sides of myself that have been quite suppressed over the years. Soo, Let the journey begin!” she wrote

One of her major achievements since her debut in the industry is her selection into the Empawa Africa initiative by Nigerian artist Mr Eazi which saw her release ‘Tragedy’.

Kering made history in the sixth annual All Africa Music Awards after she bagged two awards becoming the youngest ever Best Female in Eastern Africa nominee and winner.

Entertainment Journalist