Nyashinski real name is Nyamari Ongegu. The 38 year old hit maker has made a comeback to the Kenyan music scene after a long hiatus, and his fans are thrilled about it. Nyashinski is featured in Sauti Sol’ latest songs “Tujiangalie” and “Short and Sweet”
Nyashinski in Kleptomaniax
Kleptomaniax was a music group consisting of three members: Roba (Robert Manyasa), Collo (Collins Majale) and Nyashinski (Nyamari Ongegu).
Kleptomaniax was formed in 1999, when they were still high school students at the Nairobi School. The group joined the Ogopa DJ’s label and released their first single, “Freak It” in 2002 and was followed by “Maniax Anthem” and “Haree.” They were picked by Ogopa DJ’s while still in school.
In 2004 the group released another single “Tuendelee”, which became their biggest hit so far. The song was written as a response for the “Diss track” by various hip hop musician (including Bamboo), who criticised the commercial Kapuka music style performed by Kleptomaniax among others.
Their debut album M4E (an abbreviation for Maniax Forever) was released in 2005. Later that year the group received a MTV Europe Music Awards nomination for the Best African Act, a category awarded for the first time, but won by Nigerian recording artist 2Face Idibia.
The Kapuka rappers made a comeback together, albeit without Roba. Nyashinski and Collo have dropped a new joint dubbed ‘Hii Mtaa Ina Manyoka’ produced by Keggah of Beat Ya Keggah. The hit follows up on Nyashinski’s collaboration with Nameless ‘Letigo.’ Good to have him back!!
In 2007 Kleptomaniax toured the USA under the management of Fakii Liwali. After 2007 the group had a break while their members engaged in solo projects. The group has since made comeback, but have left Ogopa DJ’s. The group released their second album NITT (Now Is The Time) in 2009. It is then believed to have disbanded after the release of their second album to pursue solo careers.
Nyashinski is confirmed to be dating a designer, Zia Jepkemei Bett a student at the Daystar University who runs her own cloth line business, Zia Collection. This is after keeping their relationship affair very secretive for a long time. Zia has recently been posting photos of the couple and made suggesting compliments on her social media.
Nyashinski fans thrilled by his comeback
Fans were happy that the singer had resurfaced after a long time of silence.
Vivian Kenya Official wrote: “Nameless, thank you for letting us experience Shinski! Old is surely good. Killed this one kabisa.” And Nicholas Kambala said: “Just happy Nyashinski is back”.
Rojay couldn’t believe it was the musician on the song and wrote: “TF! Is that Nyashinski singing?”
Kaka Kennedy was amazed at his vocals and said, “Yaani Nyash amekuwa singer kabisa. Amazing song. Kali sana.”
And Victor Nyakundi commented: “Nyash dope vocals”.
Nyashinski has now proved to his fans that his return was in purpose for the music revolution in the game.
These are the awards that Kleptomaniax had received
- 2002 Chat Awards – Favourite Male Group
- 2003 Chat Awards – Favourite Male Group
- 2005 Kisima Music Awards – Best Group
- 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards – Best African Act
- 2005 Kora Awards – Best Group from Eastern Africa
- 2006 Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Album (“M4E”)
- 2008 Kisima Music Awards – Video of the Year (“Magnetic”)
- 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Kenyan Group
Nyashinski Latest Songs
Nyanshinski has the latest label “Finyo” having been released to the market two months ago. “Free” and “Tujiangalie” songs have also been in the list of the recent hits raising his ladder higher in the music career currently not forgetting the “Short and Sweet” hit featuring the Sauti Sol, “Hello”, “Beat Ya Keggah”, “Malaika” “KEBS”, “Hayawani”and “Bebi Bebi”.
Nyanshinski New Song- Finyo Lyric Video
Nyashinski-Free Official Video
Nyashinski- Now You Know