Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Born on April 30, 1986 in Nakuru, the former capital of the Rift Valley Province, Judith Nyambura Mwangi popularly known as Avril Nyambura is a Kenyan singer-songwriter, actress and entertainer. Formerly signed to Ogopa Deejays, one of the leading music production and record labels in Kenya, she is popularly known for her singles “Mama”, “Kitu Kimoja” and “Hakuna Yule”. As an actress, she is best known for playing Miss B’Have on Shuga: Love, Sex, Money (2012).
Avril was very active in drama and music festivals whilst in high school. She later relocated to Nairobi to pursue an undergraduate education. She partook in the Jaza Lorry initiative in 2005 and met talent manager Emmanuel Banda of Ogopa Deejays Production. Although Banda tried convincing her to venture into music, Avril remained hesitant at the time. She enrolled at the University of Nairobi in 2006 and studied design. During her second year at UoN, she changed her mind about music and recorded her first single (“Mama”) after signing a record deal with Ogopa.
2010 Nzumari Awards – Won Best Female Artiste
2011 Chaguo La Teeniez Awards – Won Best Female Artiste
Golden Mic Awards – Won Most Promising Artiste
Teen Choice Awards – Won Best Female Artist
2012 Kisima Music Awards – Won Best Boomba Artist
Chaguo La Teeniez Awards – Won Best Female Artiste
2015 Pulse Music Video Awards – Won Best Female Artist of the Year