The Star (Nairobi)

9 November 2012

Kenya: Nina Ogot and Winyo Wed Secretly

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Nina Ogot

Afro fusion singers Nina Ogot and Winyo wed secretly at the Attorney General's office three months ago. The couple who are now man and wife have kept their union hidden from the media.

Nina was reluctant to talk about the nuptials but told Word Is, "I'd rather not talk about it because we'd like to keep it that way." However, a source close to the couple said, "They have been married for three months now.

That is how they wanted it fast and without a lot of fuss," adding, "their families know and they are supporting them."

The couple dated for a year before jumping the broom. Nina who just got back from a month-long tour in the US, courtesy of One Beat, is known for playing the role of Sofia in the Shuga: Love Sex Money radio series.

Winyo, also a prolific musician, is known for his contemporary interpretation of Benga. In 2010, Winyo was shortlisted as one of the ten finalists in the Radio France International Discoveries and emerged first runners up.

In 2012, he was once again nominated for an international award, this time from the Rolex Arts Initiative for a mentor and protege programme.

Winyo went on to be invited as one of the four finalists who travelled to Rio De Janeiro in Brazil to meet with the legendary Gilberto Gil and worked with him.

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