KERNO – The King of Nigerian Afro pop and hip hop

KERNO - The King of Nigerian Afro pop and hip hop

Who is “Kerno”?

There are some seriously amazing melodies coming from Nigerian artist Nwatu Kennedy. Commonly known as “Kerno”, he seamlessly combines hip hop, Afro pop, and a variety of other genres into the fabric of all his singles. His infectious beats and electronic embellishments will catch and keep your attention!

New Project

The newest project from Kerno is a single called “Mine”, which was released in October 2020. It’s catchy, contemporary, and cutting-edge. He incorporated a mixture of musical elements from both Eastern and Western music, along with some electronic production. If you’re curious about the single, you can check it out HERE.

Both his YouTube and Instagram channels are steadily growing. Kerno is dedicated to creating new content for his social media platforms to share his music on a global scale. He is inspiring, motivated, and ready to rock the world.


Kerno is an architect by trade, born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria. His creativity in the architectural space carries over into his production skills and also his artwork and album covers. He is a true artist in every sense of the word, but also a savvy businessman. He owns his own label, Unicorn Music, and continues to work as an intern, an architect, and an artist.

He believes in giving back to the community that inspired his musical and artistic abilities. To do so, he spends time with other young musical acts. He shares his talent by teaching these young artists how to create and promote their own music. To date, he has coached more than 10 Nigerian acts in musical creation, some of whom have signed deals with other labels.

What’s Next?

Growing his influence in Nigerian music is a priority for Kerno and he plans to continue building his already large following. However, he also hopes to move beyond Nigeria and bring his music to artists and listeners in other parts of the world. His humble beginnings keep him grounded in his roots while his artistic vision helps him work towards larger dreams.

How to Find Kerno:

If you want to learn more about Kerno and his incredible music, you can check out the links to his Instagram and YouTube channels earlier in this article.

You can also find an assortment of reviews about his work from these entities:

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