Indigenous Artist - Last Kinection

Last Kinection

Band Name: The Last Kinection
Origin: Newcastle, New South Wales
Members: Joel Wenitong, Naomi Wentiong,
Jacob Turier
Genres: Hip Hop
Years active: 12006 - Present
Labels: BlackChili Productions
Associated acts: Local Knowledge, Shakaya

The Last Kinection...

Are an Indigenous hip-hop group from Newcastle, New South Wale. They were formed in 2006 Joel Wenitong and DJ Jay Tee from Local Knowledge and Naomi Wenitong from Shakaya.
They first came to attention with their reworking of the Peter Allen tune
"I Still Call Australia Home".

In September 2008 the band were involved in a car accident with Naomi Wenitong and DJ Jay Tee receiving serious injuries.
Naomi had a broken femur, jaw, wrist, ribs, fractured pelvis, head injuries and was left in a coma. The accident was featured in an episode of the Crash Investigation Unit TV series.

Their return to the stage was in 2009 to support Public Enemy. They followed this up with a national tour beginning in July.
They won a Deadly in 2009 for outstanding achievement in R 'n' B and hip hop.

In June 2010 The Last Kinection were officially signed to Independent, Sydney record label Elefant Traks.


Joel, Naomi and Jacob are no strangers to success within this industry. Naomi (MC Nay) was one half of Australia's sexiest R&B Pop sensation 'Shakaya'. Signed to a major label at the age of 16, she quickly climbed the ARIA charts and stage, with platinum selling singles and album. However, after many years Naomi became disheartened and frustrated with the limiting and somewhat superficial aspects of being signed to a major commercial label.

Within a week of calling it a day for Shakaya, Nay gets a call from big brother Joel (Weno) with the news that he and Jacob (DJ Jay Tee) had the same fate with their group 'Local Knowledge'.
Local Knowledge was the first Indigenous group to perform at Triple J's Live At The Wireless. Winning Music Oz 'Best Indigenous Artist' in 2005. Winning a Deadly Award for 'Best Group'. Their single 'Black Fellas' has become an Indigenous anthem of pride that introduced mainstream to Indigenous hip hop.

So, this was it! The time had come to join forces, without limitations and hesitations. The foundation behind this musical connection is family! Naomi and Joel come from a large family belonging to the Kabbi Kabbi people of South East Queensland. At a frightening rapid pace they were losing their elders to the cycle of life. This reality was the reason behind the group's name.

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The Last Kinection

The Last Kinection

Our own hip hop band from Newcastle...
The Last Kinection, Destiny and musical genes has led to the inevitable, highly anticipated collaboration of this hip hopping trio.

Information on The Last Kinection here