Little-known Details of ‘Nina Siri’ Hitmaker Israel Mbonyi Who is Set to Visit Kenya

Israel Mbonyi, the Rwandan gospel sensation known for his hit song “Nina Siri,” is gearing up for a highly anticipated visit to Kenya. As his music continues to resonate deeply with fans across East Africa, many are eager to learn more about the artist behind the soulful melodies and uplifting lyrics.

Born on May 20, 1992, in the Democratic Republic of Congo to devout Christian parents, Mbonyi’s musical journey began at a young age. Encouraged by his parents, he received early training from a music teacher, laying the foundation for his future career.

His talent was unmistakable from the start, and he officially introduced himself to the world with his debut single “Number One” on March 10, 2014, which also marked the release of his first album.

Mbonyi’s educational background is as impressive as his musical career. He holds a degree in pharmacy from India. Despite his qualifications in pharmacy, his passion for music prevailed, leading him to pursue it professionally.

This decision has paid off, as Mbonyi has become a household name in the gospel music scene. While most of Mbonyi’s early songs were in Kinyarwanda, 2023 marked a pivotal year as he ventured into Swahili music, significantly broadening his audience.

His breakthrough hit “Nina Siri,” released on June 26, 2023, captivated listeners in Kenya and Tanzania, solidifying his status as a cross-regional star. The song’s poetic lyrics and emotive delivery earned widespread acclaim, including praise from notable figures such as former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

“Nina Siri” has since amassed over 47 million views on YouTube. His subsequent releases, including “Nitaamini,” “Malengo Ya Mungu,” and “Sikiliza,” have further cemented his reputation as a leading gospel artist.

In addition to his musical achievements, Mbonyi is a dedicated family man. He is happily married and a father of one, balancing his personal life with his demanding career.