Kambua reveals reason she dropped out of school

Kambua Manundu is one of the few musicians in the country that has a nearly lily-white reputation in the public. The mother of one nary has a scandal and takes care of her reputation astutely.

As such the Rauka presenter rarely if ever grants interviews to media preferring to inform the public using her Instagram page.

But this week, the Usiku na Mchana hitmaker shared the story of her journey in the music industry, in what was her first interview in the media in a long time.

Kambua Manundu smiling
Kambua Manundu smiling

In it, the chocolate singer revealed that she had quit school because of her desire to fully concentrate on music.

While speaking with Richard Njau aka Astar on his YouTube Channel Cleaning the Airwaves (CTA), the mother of one revealed that she wasn’t keen on studies, however, the decision was forced on her by her late father, Prof Manundu.

Kambua with her father on their wedding day
Kambua with her father on their wedding day

Having explored her musical prowess in her late teens while singing a song at a youth camp, she had to face a new reality of going back to school. Having won a music tour trip to the United States of America, Kambua had just started soaring to new heights in her passion.

“After the summer camp, I came back to Kenya and started University. I say started because I did not finish the course,” she disclosed.

Kambua smiling

At Africa Nazarene University, the songbird pursued a course in Business Administration after completing a bridging semester in Mathematics because she had failed the subject in high school. “I hated math, I didn’t put any effort to excel in the subject,” she stated.

The award-winning artist revealed that while at Campus, she performed well in her studies but her passion for music prompted her to take a different direction.

Lessons we can learn from Kambua’s successful marriage

“My grades were good, I appreciated and enjoyed it, but I knew my heart was tagging me in a different direction on campus, I was actively singing. If there was an event I was there.

“Everybody on campus knew there’s a girl on campus called Kambua who sings. I knew music is what I wanted to do and do it seriously,” she explained. Adding that after that she started doing more music outside campus working with different artistes.

Kambua smiling

“My Friend was Kavutha Mwanzia’s sister who asked me to audition to be a background vocalist for the song maestro,” she added.

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I am lactose intolerant – Kambua reveals as she becomes a millionaire

Kambua is notching up the blessing even in 2020 when most people have had to dial back on their plans for growth. How is she doing this?

The musician is the latest celebrity to reach the hallowed 1 million followers on Instagram and she is over the moon about it.

Kambua smiling

This prompted the ever-bubbling Rauka presenter to come out with a list thanking her fans for always showing her love and keeping up with her page hence the huge social media following.

Not only that the mother of one decided to share 10 fun facts about herself in a bid to enlighten her new followers about her true self. One of them being that she is 5’2″ in height and is of Kamba origin.

Lessons we can learn from Kambua’s successful marriage

The rest are below:

1. I am a momma to the most adorable 8-month old ball of energy. His name is Nathaniel (gift of God)

2. I am married to a tall, dark, glass of… Coke! 😛 His name is Jackson Mathu.

Kambua with Jackson Mathu
Kambua with Jackson Mathu, her husband

3. Music is my happy place. I hum almost ALL the time. Find my music on YouTube.

4. I’ve hosted a gospel show for 10 years on Citizen TV.

5. I am a serious introvert. But my work forces me to engage😰

6. I am a book lover, but I haven’t picked one up in 8 months 😪

7. I don’t take sugar in my tea. I also don’t take coffee.

Kambua smiling
Kambua smiling

8. I am lactose intolerant. I take Almond milk if I must.

9. I am currently dealing with postpartum alopecia💪🏾

10. I LOVE JESUS. SO SO MUCH! .

In this age of social media, huge Instagram numbers is very important as people with huge numbers are used to influence and advertise products by companies.

Advertisers who want their products and services to reach as many people as it is possible will always approach people with a huge following and that translates into money.

Kambua wearing a maroon dress
Kambua wearing a maroon dress

Celebs like Natalie Tewa can earn as much as sh 50,000 on a branded post while international football player Ronaldo nearly earns Sh 100 million on every post.

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I didn’t know I would be waiting for a baby for 7 years – Kambua says on wedding anniversary

Gospel singer Kambua Manundu is a reminder that marriage can be a wonderful thing in a time and age where the institution looks to be losing its hold on society.

Still beautiful! singer Kambua spotted looking all gorgeous without makeup

The mother of one recently celebrated 8 years of marriage to her husband Jackson Mathu on her Instagram page.  Their marriage, however, hasn’t been so easy struggling to conceive but after 7 years God heard their prayers and were finally blessed with a baby boy.

Kambua with Jackson Mathu
Kambua with Jackson Mathu, her husband

After conceiving her first child, Kambua has now become an inspiration to women who still look forward to becoming mothers someday.

Read her lovely Instagram message below:

Right after our wedding ceremony there was a heavy downpour (see the windows). It was magical! ⠀
I remember this day like it was yesterday, when the hubs and I exchanged vows. I remember my excitement and anxiety all interwoven into a beautiful tapestry that would be our future. ⠀
As with every wedding the ministers prayed and spoke blessings over us…blessed my womb, and spoke fruitfulness over us. And as an eager wide-eyed bride I said a resounding “Amen”! ⠀

What I did not know then, was that I would be sitting in ‘the waiting room’ for 7 years. 7! I would watch my friends have babies- one, then two, then five…! I would attend endless baby showers and first birthdays. In the waiting room I would walk with friends who were devastated at the ‘inconvenience’ of a badly timed pregnancy. Whoa. ⠀
I didn’t know how accustomed I would be to the ONE line on a pregnancy test. Empty arms, empty womb, empty heart

Kambua wedding
Kambua wedding

But then God healed me. He healed my heart and shifted my mind. He lifted my head even when mockery and shame arose. He remained the voice of truth. And after I had made my peace with him, that he would bless me in whichever way, at whatever time, then heaven moved. My name was called. I had been next in line and didn’t even know it! With hope and yes, alot of anxiety I exited the waiting room and became a mother. God has honored me in ways I can never fathom. Not by anything I did, but by His grace. ⠀
He is a God who loves us. He is faithful. He remains undefeated. 💛💒👶🏾

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I tested whether my tubes were blocked or my eggs were viable – Kambua

Kambua Manundu has revealed more details about her six-year journey to pregnancy, with her new revelations shedding light on her painful journey before she finally conceived.

In a recent interview with Parents magazine, the singer explained that there was a lot of vagueness in the process especially if one didn’t deal with an expert.

Kambua in yellow
Kambua in yellow

Mama Nate as she calls herself now narrated hows she had taken all manner of tests to check whether her tubes were blocked and if her eggs were viable and nothing showed.

“There is a lot of vagueness in the whole process if you don’t get information from an actual expert. I did all tests that were recommended checking whether all my tubes were blocked or if the eggs were viable and nothing came up. We were simply told to keep trying,” said Kambua.

Kambua posing
Kambua posing

This made her start looking for alternative options in order to conceive and had even been introduced to a specialist. But in late 2018, she started showing symptoms she could not explain.

There was already pressure to have children 2 years into our marriage! Kambua

Kambua had by this time stopped tracking down her ovulation days for the emotional drain that it caused her. She decided to test if she was pregnant, with the test coming back positive.

Kambua smiling

“One day after the Rauka show, still feeling a little under the weather, I started thinking of the possibility of being pregnant because I had stopped keeping track of my ovulation days a few months earlier as it had gotten to a point where I had become so obsessed and it was emotionally draining. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to take a test,” added Kambua.

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There was already pressure to have children 2 years into our marriage! Kambua

Kambua like Sarah, Rachel, and Hannah, all Bible characters before her, dealt with crashing childlessness for many years. The pain and suffering these women experienced was only matched by the joy and mirth they had when God finally opened their wombs.

The Citizen TV host was recently interviewed by Parents magazine in a comprehensive feature that touched on many areas of her life.

Kambua smiling
Kambua smiling

The one that caught our attention was her sentiment that she had suffered many years of cyber-bullying due to her childlessness but that her husband had been her rock.

You constantly reminded that I am enough – Kambua emotionally tells hubby

She told Parents that barely two years into marriage,  society was already demanding children from the couple. “For about two years, we were focused on settling and adjusting to being married before we started a family. But the pressure started almost immediately,” she noted.

Kambua with her husband
Kambua with her husband

But her husband Jackson Mathu was her rock who kept her steady throughout that period. “It´s normal to feel a certain level of disappointment but I´m blessed to have a very strong husband. Because as much as society blamed me, he carried that burden with me. It hurt him that I was being criticized and put on the spot for not having children. But he would constantly encourage me,” she added.

Kambua smiling
Kambua smiling

Kambua reiterated that society, in general, is very unkind to couples that are struggling with fertility issues, without even knowing the issues a couple was going through.

“I learnt that people, in general, are very insensitive and unkind to couples with fertility issues or have had a long wait. You´d imagine that the fire would come from men because women would be more understanding. But it was almost in equal measure and sometimes women were the ones who fanned those flames,” she narrated.

The singer holding her baby bump
The singer holding her baby bump in a file photo

But thank God for Kambua is now a proud mother of a baby boy called Nate.

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You constantly reminded that I am enough – Kambua emotionally tells hubby

Kambua is one woman who seems to have it all; beauty, brains, a high-class career, a wonderful family and a husband who loves her beyond measure.

The singer recently shared a post where she celebrated her rarely-seen husband, Jackson Mathu. The image that accompanied the caption was taken as she celebrated their son’s belated baby shower.

Kambua at the baby shower
Kambua at the baby shower

The post was a recognition of how much her husband meant to her and the role he had played in her life this far. She wrote;

When God gave me you, He knew exactly what I needed. You have loved me, defended, and protected me. You spoke life to me even when curses & insults were piled on me. There’s not a day in our (nearly 8) years of marriage that you made me feel less of a woman for not bearing children. You constantly reminded me that I am your companion, and I am enough. But you also reminded me that God promised to fill our quiver, and I now watch in awe as He has began to fulfill His promise. To many more years Baba Muhoro. Father of my beautiful child(ren)! To many more

Kambua smiling at the baby shower
Kambua smiling at the baby shower

Even poet laureate Dennis Itumbi would tear at such a wonderful poem? For those who might not know, Kambua struggled for many years to get a baby. It was only in 2019 that the mother of one announced that she was pregnant after 7 years of marriage.

Kambua smiling
Kambua smiling

God heard her cry, just like Sarah and Hannah, God heard and blessed.

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Size 8 delivers heartfelt message to women waiting to get children

Size 8 is one of the most beloved and admired women in Kenya. The gospel artiste, who is married to DJ Mo, has gone through a lot in her years on this earth.

Last year, the mother of two had a tough pregnancy that ended up in her having to undergo a C-Section but at least she was able to safely deliver a baby boy.

Size 8 when she was pregnant
Size 8 when she was pregnant

This successful birth cames month after she had painfully miscarried in December 2018. As with the stature she has and experience she has had with miscarriages and tough pregnancies Size 8 has a lot of advice to give and rightly so,

On her Instagram page, Mama Wambo as she is affectionately called spoke abut women who had not been able to get their own children yet.

Size 8 with her two kids
Size 8 with her two kids

In the message, the musician encouraged those women with kind words telling them that despite their situation they were still blessed, as long as they have Jesus in their life.

‘My unborn baby’s heart beat was at 180’ Size 8 says about emergency CS

Her motivating message is below;

You see me pose with my kids but you don’t have children never look down on yourself and don’t allow negative talk from people put you down. Know that Jesus is the greatest treasure more than having children more than gold. As you wait for your promise of a child know that you are already too blessed as long as you have JESUS!!!! Smile now dance for you have the greatest 
Treasure “IF ALL I HAVE IS JESUS I HAVE SOMETHING MORE THAN GOLD I WILL TELL IT TO THE WORLD JESUS IS MORE THAN GOLD!!!!!” YEEEEEEEPPPPPYYYY MY JESUS!!! HALLELUJAH!!!

Dj Mo with Size 8 and their two kids
Dj Mo with Size 8 and their two kids

Her message resonated with many of her followers with many agreeing with the gist of it, with the themes of Christ and hope reminding me of Kambua’s life story.

Kambua in green
Kambua in green when she was still pregnant

The singer and Rauka presenter waited for 7 long years before the Lord opened her womb, being blessed with a baby boy called Nate late last year.

 

 

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I had a Caesarean! Gospel singer Kambua narrates

Kambua Manundu gave birth on Saturday, August 10, after seven years in marriage, a miracle considering the ridicule and shame she had been subjected to online.

Her pregnancy and subsequent delivery were met with joy and mirth by many for the popular singer and radio presenter. One thing many know about the beautiful mother is that she likes keeping her private life hidden.

Kambua portrait
Kambua portrait

But there are times she lets out nuggets of information concerning the Kambua only the closest people around her see. Yesterday, the Rauka host revealed that she had had a CS to deliver baby Nate, something many didn’t know.

Sometimes when my son cries I also end up crying-Mama Kambua shares

She told her Instagram followers how she has been struggling as a mom adding that she has given herself time to heal from the process as she takes care of her son.

The singer holding her baby bump
The singer holding her baby bump

She wrote;

This is me thanking God that I can fit into one of my pre-preggers dresses🤣. My body has changed ALOT and I am embracing it all. I stretched in ways I never knew were possible! Isn’t God amazing? And then went through a CS (story for another day). Recovering from it is not a joke! I have chosen to be kind to myself. Giving myself the time I need to heal, and also to nurture my toto. I haven’t even told you about the edges I’ve lost because of breastfeeding! But I have no regrets. It’s all been worthwhile. Next year I will think about diets and workouts. (That baby pouch will need to go)😅. But for now I’m counting my blessings, enjoying the chubby cheeks and snug clothes lol. 
Also, please be kind to your friends post partum. There’s SO much pressure to “snap back”, without considering that being alive after birthing a child is a miracle in itself. Watu wa, “umenona”, please have several seats over there —–> 

Many of her fans and followers celebrated the mother of one and said so in the comments section, with many happy at the encouragement she was offering.

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You are dearly loved-Kambua celebrates Size 8 with endearing message

Kambua has sent a heartwarming message to her gospel compatriot Size 8 on her successful pregnancy journey. Size 8 as many of you know, has had a tough pregnancy journey that she recently shared about this week.

She even said that her life was in danger before her emergency C-section. Kambua who has also become a first-time mother shared a heartfelt message for Mama Wambo.

Size 8 when she was pregnant
Size 8 when she was pregnant

Her message is below;

Today I celebrate Mama Wambo @size8reborn for crossing over victoriously! My own journey has taught me that it is nothing short of a miracle to conceive, carry, and birth a child. The journey was tough mama, but God carried you. We welcome your little one kwa shangwe na nderemo!!💃🏾🎉 Ah! Jehovah did it! You are dearly loved. May He pour more grace on you in this season.

Size 8 when she was pregnant
Size 8 when she was pregnant

Read some of the messages below;

annitah25 Amen and Amen🙏🙏🙏

wambui8364 What a mighty God we serve he has seen her through thank yu lord welcome baby 💃💃🏼❤️❤️❤️

shiku854 She a strong woman…. All the glory & honour to God

joycenzau More grace to her
unique_katheu Amen. God will never leave nor forsake His servants.Congratulations to her n once again to you. This is just but a start of what God will do in your lives.Just stay faithful to Him

zipmatlucas Amen🤗🤗🤗 God’s grace is sufficient

lludovicah Absolutely nothing short of a MIRACLE!!…. To the bit of carrying your child home few days after delivery. Issa Miracle….especially for Preemie mums. Glory to God to the new addition in the Muraya’s family.

‘My unborn baby’s heart beat was at 180’ Size 8 says about emergency CS

ruth_nasy Amen & Amen. ❤️Glory to God,

anitawaithira Awwww congratulations to her. We glorify God that she came out Victorious

myalittlebitofme Congratulations to mama Wambo and also you @kambuamuziki

shontell_she_kor_my_ner Our God never fails

shiksmexy5 Amen to the glory of God!

priscahthehairstylist 🙏🙏🙏 Her story was very touching,but God is always faithful,, congratulations @size8reborn

rhodahtsonie Congratulations mama wambo

avensadventures strong women of God ❤️❤️❤️

terry_daughter_of_jesus Yes he who lives in the most high is [email protected] and kambua

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Sometimes when my son cries I also end up crying-Mama Kambua shares

Kambua gave birth a few months back and disappeared from the public glare. The mother of one who had struggled to get a baby for the 7 years she had been married to her husband Jackson Mathu, was now a mother!

Kambua on her wedding day
Kambua on her wedding day

The gospel singer decided to come to social media earlier this month after her 3-month social media hiatus. Her first post was a celebration of how God had seen her through her barren years and blessed her with a baby.

Yesterday, the Rauka presenter decided to share some more about her journey so far, a journey you can tell that she is really enjoying.

Kambua portrait
Kambua portrait

She told her Instagram followers how much her life had changed since Nate’s birth, from sleeping less to diaper duties to the baby burping on all her clothes.

Read the touching message Kambua’s husband wrote her

Read her charming message below;

Eye bags. Burp on nearly all my clothes. Soiled diapers. Still, I wouldn’t trade this new adventure for anything. Motherhood is H.A.R.D! But oh so rewarding. Who knew that something as natural as breastfeeding could be so daunting? Or that sometimes your little one will cry and you’ll end up in tears yourself? Who knew that sleep could become such a luxury?🤷🏾‍♀️ I salute every mother who’s been on this journey. For staying on course amidst the challenges. And for not giving up. And to every new mummy like me, who’s navigating this path with a big L sign “kurutu”- you are doing just fine. You have all it takes to nurture that little one.
And when you need to lean in and ask for help, please do! (I’ll talk about my little village of helpers soon💛) Have a blessed day

Kambua in blue
Kambua in blue

Her many followers who included some mothers agreed with her message and commiserated with her on the wonderful motherhood journey that she was on.

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Kambua reveals the name and gender of her toddler

Kambua made her come back to social media yesterday after a hiatus of 3 months. The mother of one gave out a testimony about how the barren woman had finally seen her womb opened up.

Kambua smiling
The singer smiling

She explained,

A Mummy. A whole mummy! Ain’t God good? Also, it’s my birthday 🎉 Aaaaalso, I have missed you all. But I took time to be fully present in the season God ushered me into. My current ministry is in changing diapers, warm snuggles, and wet kisses🥰🤱🏾. Ah! This. God. Is. Too. Much. Too much! God of Sarah, Hannah, Rebecca…Kambua. The God who opens wombs and causes the “barren” woman to sing! Covenant keeping God. In Him there are no limitations. 

‘The God who opens wombs’ Kambua makes teary first post in 3 months

The singer who keeps her family life close to the chest has kept details about her son away from the media with no mention of his name or picture being seen yet.

But she decided to reveal the name of her baby today morning on her Instagram page. Drum-roll please!!! Her son’s name is Nate.

Kambua birthday cake
Kambua birthday cake

Her caption read;

Cake anyone? 💁🏾‍♀️ Happy new week from me and mine. 💛💛💛 #MamaNate

Her fans and followers were quick to spot the crumbs she had laid and said as much. Kenyans should remember that Kambua’s life is a testament to her faith in Christ as the mother of one as she was married for 6 years before her God blessed her womb.

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Kambua gives the secret to her happy and lasting marriage

Kambua Manundu is one of the most popular female gospel musicians that we have in this country. The singer has also had a marriage that can best be described as interesting from outside observers.

Lessons we can learn from Kambua’s successful marriage

The singer who is nearly giving birth with her first child was in the past interviewed by Kiss FM’s Chito Ndlovu and was open about her love, life, and marriage.

Kambua with her husband
Kambua with her husband

Chito asked her about how she protects her marriage from attacks and prying eyes in this day and age? She replied,

Uhmm you know I don’t know how people do it without God, I’m not trying to super spiritualize this, but when you think of two people coming from two very different worlds, trying to merge and create one world, honestly it takes God to make it work. so, umm yeah, six years into it so far so good, and I think that just learning to be friends with the person that you are married to, hmm because you know that all that fluffy, lovey-dovey feeling it kind of just.in each others face, you’re not always feeling like oh my God..you’re heart is not always like you know! But uhmm he’s my friend, and I love to hang out with him, I love to spend time with him, so being friends with the person that you are married to and having god as a foundation.

Kambua looking good with her pregnancy
Kambua looking good with her pregnancy

Chito also asked Kambua whether her hubby, Jackson Mathu, reads all the blogs, that castigate him as an old man? She said that she was glad that she married a strong man and that that fact had also helped her in her ministry and career. She said that he was her rock in the trying times.

Kambua on her wedding day
Kambua on her wedding day

She added, “If there’s anyone who is not bothered, it’s my husband and I’m learning, he is teaching me how to do that, how to not care because either way, regardless of what you do, people will always have an opinion. It just comes with the territory, so yeah, he is cool.”

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