A talent (or gift, or aptitude) is the skill that someone has to do something that is difficult. It is an ability that someone is born with. People say they are “born with talent”. Someone who has talent is called talented. Talented people may have more than one talent. many people haven’t realized their talents even at their 20’s they still can’t answer the question, what is your talent? For me, I have realized my talent and using it well to earn a living. The problem isn’t also realizing your dream, the other factor is the support you get from your immediate first persons (parents) when you realize your talent.
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Today our feature is Nikita Kering, she realized her talent at a very young age where she could sing other people songs but with time started producing her own original songs. At the age of 9, she was interviewed for the first time on TV (Citizen TV – Your Story). The help and believe from her parents made her ambitions and passion to bear fruits.
Nikita is a talented, confident, eloquent and highly driven 16-year-old songbird. She believes God gave my talents for a reason. She wants to fulfill that purpose!
Her Dream: To win a Grammy!
Her Course: Championing the rights of Children: Using Music & Art to campaign for an End to early child marriages.
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Nikita Kering was born on 26th February 2002 at the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi to Anne and Joseph Kering. She is the fourth born in a family of two girls and three boys. She began school at Villa Imara Academy, Nairobi where she attended her kindergarten before moving to Riara Springs Academy a year later. She was at Riara Springs for 5 years and joined class 4 at Kilimani junior academy after her family relocated. A little while later her parents decided to move her to the British School system so as to tap into her talent. She joined Nairobi Academy and three years later she got a scholarship to study at Brookhouse International School where she has completed Year 11 and joined Year 12 (A levels) on September. She hopes to join Juilliard School of Arts in New York after completing her A’ levels. She also does voice training and plays the piano which she taught herself.
#1. One of the few International talented Students Accepted to the American Musical & Drama Academy(AMDA) in Los Angeles for the 2018 Summer Program
#2. Youngest and only singer at The East African Comedy in June held at KICC and featuring top comedians in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda & Burundi.
#3. Youngest performer at Women in Music Concert Series at the Goethe Institut
#4. Featured by Music in Africa Magazine
#5. Hosted by Ebru TV on The Chipukeezy Show
#6. Released her original song ‘Happy With You’
#1. Awarded a Part Scholarship to study at Brookhouse International School for excelling in Music.
#2. Volunteer at Ripples International Rescue Centre
#1. Awarded Best in Music at Nairobi Academy in 2016
#2. Produced one of the most successful Father’s day Covers ‘Father how are you today?’ which has 2.2 million views on Facebook
#3. Selected to join The National Youth Choir by UK’s renowned Conductor Dominic Peckham
#4. Featured on NTV, Victoria’s Lounge; The kid’s edition
#5. Interviewed by K24 TV Ari Na Ukakamavu
#6. Hosted talented kids on Churchill show, NTV
#7. Lead soloist in the South African Musical, UMOJA
#1. Interviewed by Larry Madowo ‘The trend’ on NTV
#2. TV host for a kids programme on Ebru Africa TV Wonderbox
#3. Invited in July to Perform in Washington DC-Gotabgaa International Conference
#4. Played the main acting role in Kibera Docudrama
#5. Won the ‘Thee Open Stage’ singing competition featuring all British Education System schools in Kenya
#6. Interviewed on a cooking show EbruTV ‘Sugar & Spice’
#7. Interviewed on Citizen TV Power Breakfast show on Talent
#1. Radio Co-host on Hope FM treasure hunt
#2. ‘My story’ featured in the Daily Nation on May 24th – ‘12 years a singer’
#3. Performed the main role in a play ‘Annie the Musical’
#4. Got top honors in Nairobi Academy for Best Music student 2013 & 2014
#5. Performed for the Deputy President, Hon William Ruto at a public function in Meru
#6. Featured on KTN’s ‘Jalang’o with the money’
#7. Performed at the Kids Festival at Carnivore, Nairobi
#8. Youngest presenter of an award at the 2014 Safaricom Groove Awards
Traveled to Kohn, Germany for an Art & Cultural exposition
Traveled to Pretoria, South Africa for music training in 2016
Invited to Perform at a highly popularized wedding in Nigeria
‘Your Story’- first TV interview on Citizen TV at the Age of 9 years
Performed for over 60,000 kids and parents at Nyayo National Stadium during the Kids festival
Performed in various school and church events and appeared in various TV shows
At only 16 years old Nikita Kering has achieved a lot from her talent. This was made possible due to believe and guidance she received from her parents. We applaud Anne and Joseph Kering for believing in her and naturing such great talent. If all parents nature and support every child’s talent then the world would be a better place with lots of successful children.
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