Evelyn Wanjiru: How Did She Become A Gospel Sensation?

Evelyn Wanjiru is a Kenyan Award-winning gospel singer, worship leader, music director, and songwriter. She is best known for her hit songs: Mungu Mkuu, Waweza, Hossana, Nikufahamu, Matendo, Sawa and Tulia. That is not only available in East Africa but to many churchgoers across nations of the world.

Evelyn Wanjiru

But, important to realize, Evelyn Wanjiru started her music career at the age of 9 years. Not to mention, as a child, she sang in a local church and school music festival. Her success simply stands as a testimony to her life’s passion to serve God with all her heart.

Evelyn Wanjiru runs a fashion house named Bwenieve clothesline. As well as, a mentorship program that has raised more uprising musicians. Together with her husband producer Agundabweni Akweyu. They run Bwenieve Production and other businesses.

Where was Evelyn Wanjiru born?

She is the fourth-born of Helen Muhonja and Crispin Kinyua in a family of five. Born in Nairobi in 1989 She was brought up in the Nakuru Kenya Freehold Estate. This where she attended Saint Mary’s Girls Primary and Langalanga Secondary.

Mungu Mkuu Musician

In her early education, she was deeply involved in drama and the school choir, presaging her later success. She later joined Tears Group, Nakuru, for a course in music. Before further benefiting from the government of Kenya at the 2010 Talent Academy at Kabarak University Nakuru.

Who is Agundabweni Akweyu?

Agundabweni Akweyu (also known as Bwenieve or Agunda) is Kenyan born record producer, Co-founder of Bwenieve Production and a husband to a renown Kenyan gospel musician Evelyn Wanjiru.

Based in Nairobi Kenya he is best known for producing hit songs for both established and uprising musicians. As can be seen, his unique style of production has seen a turn around in Kenyan gospel music in a way that more musicians aspire to work with him.

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After early successes in church and school festivals, commercial success came her way. And this is when music producer Agundabweni Akweyu noted her talent.

Agundabweni Akweyu

Together, they later married on April 7, 2012, at Buruburu Baptist Church Nairobi. After all, its where her father-in-law, Rev. Kenneth Akweyu, serves as a senior pastor. Together they started Bwenieve Productions, a music recording studio.

She recorded her first album Mazingira, which was later re-branded as Waweza. Particularly, with the album resulting in an increase of public awareness and accolades.

Most notably for her songs Waweza and Hossana. Not forgetting, Waweza has a nomination for Worship Song of the Year and Wanjiru as New Artist of the Year for the 2012 Groove Awards.

What is Evelyn Wanjiru famous for?

She is worldly recognized as a music director, songwriter and the Host of an annual event “Praise Atmosphere.”

In addition, she is also the co-founder of Bwenieve production. And equally important, she is best known for her hit songs “Mungu Mkuu,” “Celebrate,” “Jehovah Elohim”, “Waweza,” “Hossana,” “Nikufahamu” and “Tulia.”

Praise Atmosphere

Surprisingly, the title song of her second album “Mungu Mkuu“, won the 2015 Groove Awards Album of the Year.

Whereas, the hit song Mungu Mkuu saw Evelyn rise to a higher level of musical stardom. Since then she has been consistently releasing songs that have positive feedback across nations.


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Markedly, from her third album “Matendo”, the song “Tulia”  collaboration with Vick Kitonga was also a success.

Winning 2016 groove awards collaboration of the year, “Nikufahamu” from the same album. Following, a nomination for Afrimma in the category ‘inspiration African female artist of the year 2016’.

Luckily, she won the 2016 Xtreem awards worship song of the year. Later, Sauti awards U.S.A  2016 nominated her for East Africa female artist of the year.

In 2017 Evelyn Wanjiru had two groove awards nominations; female artist and “Matendo” as the album of the year. Also, she got a nomination for Sauti Awards U.S.A  2017 female artist of the year and Video of the year (Matendo).

Evelyn Wanjiru

By all means, the song “Mazingira” was also selected as the Kenyan government’s campaign theme song towards reclaiming Mau Forest in 2010.

In fact, during the launch of this reforestation project in eastern Mau, the incumbent Prime Minister of Kenya was notably impressed by the song. After all, appointing Wanjiru as the official music ambassador for Mau Forest.

Basically, under the auspices of this appointment, Wanjiru began the “Mazingira Bora Afya Bora” campaign for the promotion of good health and a healthy environment.

Does Evelyne Wanjiru have Children?

On one hand, the Gospel artiste Evelyne Wanjiru believes her time to bear children will one day come. And on the other hand, Evelyn and her husband have endured seven years of being childless and she says she couldn’t be any happier for her close friend.

“One thing that doesn’t stress me is the fact that my husband always gives me hope and strength because I know in the African culture people expect newlyweds to bear children. I know it’s seven years since we got married but I am still waiting upon God and I believe He will bless us with a child,” Evelyne told Massawe in an interview.

Evelyn Wanjiru Says: I’m waiting upon God to have a child 

She added she is under medication especially because of hormonal imbalance and also due to the kind of foods she eats.

The ‘Mungu Mkuu’ hitmaker was congratulating her fellow gospel artiste Kambua who broke the internet. After she revealed that she is expecting her first child seven years after she got married to her pastor husband Jackson Mathu.

What’re her Lifetime career Achievements

Remarkably, the song “Mazingira” was also selected as the theme song of the Kenyan government’s campaign to reclaim Mau Forest in 2010. During the launch of this reforestation project in eastern Mau.

 

Evelyn Wanjiru

The song impressed the incumbent Prime Minister of Kenya. Hence, appointing Evelyn Wanjiru as the official music ambassador for Mau Forest. Under the auspices of this appointment, she began the “Mazingira Bora Afya Bora”. The campaign for the promotion of good health and a healthy environment.

By the same fashion, Evelyn has toured different countries like Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda. Also, over ten different states in the U.S.A for ministry. Sharing the same platforms in ministry alongside other renowned singers. Like Sinach, Mary Mary and many more.

All in all, she has also done a collaboration titled Sawa.  With one of the finest Zimbabwean gospel musician known as Tembalami. The song is doing very well with a lot of airplay.

Her Music Albums and Discography

In general, the complete Albums by Evelyn Wanjiru include:

Year Album Notes
2012 Waweza written by Evelyn
2015 Mungu Mkuu written by Evelyn
2017 Matendo written by Evelyn

Waweza Album (2012)

  1. Waweza
  2. Unatosha
  3. Hossana
  4. Anthem
  5. Namlauduon
  6. Mazingira

Mungu Mkuu Album (2015):

  1. Mungu Mkuu
  2. Utukufu
  3. Yahweh
  4. Tunakuabudu
  5. Ila damu yake Yesu
  6. Karibu Yesu
  7. Nimwamini
  8. Damu
  9. All Glory
  10. Neno Moja
  11. Damu Medley

Matendo Album (2017):

  1. Nikufahamu
  2. Baba Inuka
  3. Tulia tf Vicky
  4. Matendo
  5. Halleluya
  6. Sema Nami
  7. Sawa ft Tembalami
  8. Nilingoze
  9. Subiri ft Mercy Masika & Emmy Kosgei

Single Songs:

  1. Jehovah Elohim
  2. It’s Amazing
  3. Celebrate
  4. holy

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