Three years ago gospel star, Eunice Njeri made news after she walked out of her marriage after only one day of being married.
It started with a whirlwind romance and then was promptly followed with an engagement announcement then the day of the wedding arrived only to end in an annulment.
She was married to rapper Isaac Bukasa, alias Izzo,
Speaking exclusively to Classic105.com, Eunice terms that as the lowest moment in her life has since soldiered on.
“I felt it was the right time for me to get married but then realised it was not, and so I changed my mind, but of course it was the voice of God. It was something that had gone on for so long, only that I made the decision too late,” she said.
Her biggest struggle was the aftermath and the information that was spread.
However, the ‘Ameni’ singer encourages other Christians to never give up when the going is tough. Christians are bound to be attacked from all directions but they should always believe in Jesus and pray.
Her latest song, ‘Zaidi na Zaidi’, was written a while ago, but she says she has been praying about it before she released it four months ago.
“It is always from God. I try my best to tell people that in any situation, it is by the grace of God. I never want to sing about situations. The best thing I always tell the worship leaders is to sing the word of God because it is timely,” she said.
Gospel singer Eunice Njeri has finally opened up on why she had to cut short her wedding to rapper Izzo in the US in 2016. Njeri and rapper Isaac Bukasa aka Izzo wedded on November 27 in a Texas churc,h but she ended the relationship days later.
In a recent interview with Talk Central, Njeri has now opened up on the issue saying that she even fall sick during the time.
“I know I am not perfect and Isaac was not perfect and that is why I always don’t want to talk about the whole issue because it was a very sensitive issue. I was with my heart at the time, also at the same time I was very sick. I had fibroids. Bleeding a lot and at the same time I thought I should get married, I was like maybe I should do this, why am I saying no? I have been saying no for 20 years, maybe its time to say yes, you know. And in that mix of being sick, being in the hospital and getting all these transfusions, I had a whole confusion time.
Confusion made me rush into decisions I wouldn’t have made. And last year I had to have surgery and I was in the hospital for quite a while. And after the surgery is when I thought ‘Nothing in this world should make you ever make a decision like that even if its sickness because you are gonna hurt many people.’ Which I did,” She said on Talk Central.
She went on to say that she doesn’t regret her move despite the countless criticism she faced during that time and even today.
“I don’t have any regret. The thing is that my story is different, your story is different. I just choose my story to teach me what God wants me to learn. People judge me too fast, maybe it’s because God has put me on a pedestal. My story is a story on conquering things that people would not conquer… what I have learnt in my journey is to walk with Jesus and to learn that God is in my story. When I am seeking him and when I am not seeking him, he is there,” Eunice added.
Gospel singer Vicky Kitonga is opening up about her journey as a single mother to three girls and reveals why she is doing so.
In her social media, Vicky shares an emotional post, that captures how she has been coping as a single mother and her hopes for her three girls.
Here is what she wrote that is so heart-warming;
Raising my children alone has been a heavy task that requires a lot of perseverance and courage . I keep pressing on knowing that the People Who Know Their God Will Be Strong and Do Exploits.
One thing that I have drilled in my mind is that , these three Precious Gals have different personalities, different giftings and different ambitions .
I pray that God will give me the wisdom to appreciate their difference and help them achieve their dreams and ambitions regardless of whether they are A students or D students .
I share my love with all the Single Mothers in this forum .
Love you all, Vicky Chebaibai Kitonga
Vicky is credited with encouraging her friend Eunice Njeri to reveal why her marriage to her ex Izzo ended. In an hour long video post, Vicky and Eunice during a sleepover, opened up about her short lived wedding, with Vicky telling Eunice it doesn’t matter what she has been through God remains God.
In the Kenyan entertainment industry, a lot of celebrities have walked down the aisle in the last two years, with others sadly breaking up and separating soon after for instance Betty Kyallo and Eunice Njeri.
Christian ladies or born again celebrities in the country are role models to a lot of young people and when it comes to settling down or getting married, they face more pressure since they are expected to set the example of having a family, in accordance to God’s plans.
There are those who have been successful with relationships and marriage, while for others it didn’t go so well, and for some, they have never even introduced any men in their lives.
So, how about we look at some female artistes in Kenya who should walk down the aisle this year;
1. Lady Bee
The secular-turned-gospel singer is a down to earth lady who decided to give her life to Christ back in 2012 after battling with alcoholism and drug addiction. The stunning singer is a mother of a pretty daughter and is yet to settle down. We hope the right man comes her way soon because he will be a lucky one.
2. Alice Kamande
She is no doubt one of the mot beautiful singers in the country and her mellow voices just makes her glorious in every way. The talented singer has managed to keep her private life off the public radar over the years and has never introduced any man to her fans. I bet she is waiting for the right one to come sweep her off her feet soon, and we hope that will be this year.
3. Gloria Muliro
I had to put her in this list because she deserves a good man after her nasty breakup with ex-husband Pastor Eric Omba back in 2015. The celebrated singer revealed that Omba was cheating on her and mismanaging her music funds. Gloria Muliro deserves better and there are rumors that she’s dating and happy. Her ex has moved on with a younger girl and they already have a child.
4. Ruth Matete
She is remembered as Tusker Project Fame season five winner and soon after, she revealed that she was not singing secular music anymore, joining the gospel industry with a couple of songs under her name. There was a time she revealed her boyfriend, former Tahidi High actor, Prince-Tysder. But since breaking up, she has been off the limelight and it’s not known of she’s dating again.
5. Eunice Njeri
This gospel singer causes an online uproar after she revealed that she had annulled her marriage to rapper Izzo just a day after their lavish wedding. I know some people are mad and don’t think she deserves to ever walk the aisle, but honestly, I think she should actually settle down by the end of the year. If not got back to Izzo, at least get a man who is in Kenya, since this is where her heart is and the clock is ticking and she needs kids too.
The gospel star has been hitting headlines after she left her marriage 24-hours after saying “I do” to rapper Izzo – real name Ado Bukasa.
During a sleepover with her girlfriends, Eunice Njeri revealed why she had to call it quits with Izzo.
The venue of the sleep over was at singer Vicky Kitonga’s house and fans got to know about it after it was broadcast live on Facebook.
The hour long video broadcast saw them talking, praying and singing. Later, Eunice Njeri opened up and revealed what really led to her marriage getting annulled.
Vicky says in the video, “I was telling my girlfriend here, it doesn’t matter what she has been through, God remains God. She will never be able to defend herself, she can only allow God to defend her.”
She continued, “Here I am, as her big sister. It doesn’t matter what your sister may have done. You have to accept them.”
Vicky gave the analogy of the Biblical prodigal son who was accepted back home after leaving and squandering his share of his inheritance.
She encouraged Eunice to speak her truth because “text has no emotion” referring to her now famous, ‘marriage annulment’ Instagram post.
Eunice said, “The thing is, if it is not peaceful, it is not peaceful. If you are not peaceful about it do not do it because in the end it is not about you. And if it is not about God, it is not worth it. If it is not about God, it is not supposed to be in your life.”
She continued explaining that “marriage, having kids, having a big house it is all about God.”
Eunice also addressed the issue of leaving her marriage because “her heart is in Africa”.
“I was telling Vicky, If I stopped singing and stopped going to church, I don’t know what I was going to do. And this is what I do. For me, my capacity was Kangemi because I thought I was singing so that Kangemi can know Jesus, but God blew it up.”
Eunice Njeri is one of the most popular praise and worship gospel artists in the land. Don’t take my word for it, just check out how many views her songs get on Youtube and the number of times her songs are requested on gospel shows.
Word went round recently that she had opted to call it quits on her marriage and hadn’t even bothered to sign her marriage certificate. She didn’t just divorce Izzo Raps, she annulled their marriage -she literally refreshed everything like it had never happened!
Understandingly, she has been dodging the media ever since she broke news of the annulment on her social media profiles. She was a smart enough to control the narrative then refused to say more than she was willing to.
Gospel singer, Eunice Njeri, is from today a single woman. Yup, it’s official. She has announced that she and Isaac (Izzo) are no longer together.
It has only been two months since they got married, but something doesn’t quite add up… Eunice Njeri claims that she walked down the aisle to get married but no papers were signed. So, did they even get married in the first place?
She took to social media to share the news with her fans who were shocked, to say the least. Some were confused while others sent her words of encouragement.
She wrote, “On the 27th Nov 2016, Isaac and I did go to the altar to get married, but at the end of that day I realised one thing, I couldn’t do it my heart was somewhere else. Probably in Africa doing what I do best, am still trying to figure that out. I immediately left for Kenya and have been serving God the best way I know how. To all who supported Isaac and I am greatful may God bless you immensely. To all who were hurt in the process I apologise. The marriage was annulled (like it never happenned). No papers were signed. Afterwards and we both made a decision to go our separate ways. I hope for your support and help as we move on. Like every other relationship we hit a rock, maybe a little too early but have since overcome. Consequently, we have decided to go our separate ways and hope for the very best. God bless you.” (sic)
The Kenyan gospel industry has drastically changed over the years to something many people don’t seem to understand. The quality, or rather the mode of music writing is not so appealing and it’s pretty confusing. It has adopted a lot of pop culture influences any you often cannot tell a gospel song apart from a club banger.
A while back, gospel music was ever uplifting with messages that related to many people’s lives and what we go through and parents even taught their kids the ways of the world through such songs. I for one feel blessed to have been born in an era where gospel music was full of teachings and the music still speaks to me to date.
The likes of Gloria Muliro, Eunice Njeri, Christina Shusho, Reuben Kigame, Esther Wahome and The Kasangas (although this generation would not know who these are), have over the past released music that is touching and that can be related to in every aspect. These are people we can gladly say, know exactly what they are doing in the industry and whom we can call gospel artistes.
Over the years, everything has changed and many artistes who claim to be gospel artistes have been releasing more of club banging music rather than music that speaks to the soul. Some of the newbies in the industry have clearly just messed everything up in the name of releasing music that is understood by the current generation.
Many have got it all wrong and are hiding behind the name ‘gospel music’, not understanding what comes with it.
For about a week now, Willy Paul and Size 8 have been victims of public scrutiny after they released a song dubbed ‘Tiga Wana’.
Critics have branded their song as pure secular with many claiming it has no meaning. After all, mentioning God like three times in a song doesn’t necessarily make it a gospel song. Of course, their close friends were quick to defend them from the wrath of social media.
Of late, secular artistes have been releasing music that actually falls in the gospel category and many have related tremendously to the songs. The likes of Collo Mfalme, Nyashinski and Sauti Sol among others are a perfect example of such artistes.
Collo has been a music guru from way back when he was a member of the all male rap trio, Kleptomaniax. The members later on went their separate ways to focus on solo careers. He made it public a few months ago that he has turned a new leaf and he’s now saved. He even went ahead and released a song dubbed ‘Bazokizo’ which is a dance song and many have loved it and the feedback is positive. Considering he has been in the industry for years, he is bound to show everyone who the Mfalme is.
Nyashinski was also a member of Kleptomaniax. He then moved to US. After returning home, he came back with a bang releasing ‘Now You Know’. He later on did a song that has been played over and over again on TV and radio. The song ‘Mungu Pekee’ has been well received by music lovers and the message is pretty clear. The song clearly is inspiring in every aspect.
Sauti Sol have been driving us nuts with their music. The moment they hit the stage, they always cook up something that all of us are amazed by. But then they went ahead and released a song ‘Kuliko Jana’ that has been warmly received by their fans. The minute you hear that song, you heart warms up and you feel at ease. It inspires you and gives you butterflies. It’s like God is speaking to you face to face.
These three artistes have done better songs that can be categorized as gospel than most of our artistes in the gospel industry have done. So what could the problem be? Are we hungry for money and fame forgetting what we are supposed to do? Or are they genuinely in the industry for the art and to truly inspire their fans?