‘I wronged God but I was stressed and had financial difficulties’ Ruth Matete on why she joined Tusker Project Fame

Ruth Matete says she wronged God by participating in Tusker Project Fame, a show sponsored by an alcohol brand and broadcasted on local TV stations.

Speaking during a radio interview days ago the worship leader at House of Grace church said she got into TPF at a time when she was facing frustrations in her life. She said;

“Around that time, I was so stressed and I had financial difficulties. It was not a good gesture as a Christian. Even then, I knew I was wrong, but because in life we have ups and downs, no one should lie to you that after salvation everything is fine.

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Ruth Matete

I had moved out of my father’s house, although I was still in school. It was not easy and my dad is a very strict dad, who would only give me a small amount of money, unlike what I expected.”

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Matete said some of her friends let her down.

“I had lost friends. When I love, I love hard, and so I disagreed with my girlfriends, who I expected so much from but were not there for me.

At that time, one of my friends advised me to try Tusker Project Fame. I hesitated but finally ended up going because of the frustrations of life, without even thinking about my salvation life.”

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Matete with her dad

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Matete won Sh5 million from the show in 2012, and she says she was mocked for giving a tenth of the prize money to the church as tithe.

“After TPF, there were so many gigs for me. Most people did not know I was saved. When I went back to church, there was a lot of drama, but I admitted I was wrong.”

In a recent interview, Ruth revealed she is set to walk down the aisle with a Nigerian man of God. She said;

“I hoped God would bring me a man who would stay, someone who would understand my vision, and He has finally answered my prayers, as I am getting married.”

Ruth Matete with her boyfriend beloved John
Ruth Matete with her boyfriend beloved John

The man she is set to marry is John Apewajoye, a contemporary gospel music minister and worship leader better known as Beloved John.

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Kenyan celebrities dads bringing up children single handedly after losing their spouses

Single dads and widowers bringing up their children single handedly rarely get recognition.

These men have been thrown into the single father and widow department not by choice but by circumstances but instead of them crying wolf about it they are using the lemons life threw at them to make lemonade.

1. Tedd Josiah

When Reginah Katar breathed her last music producer Tedd Josiah had not imagined what life would be without her. With a daughter looking up to him for love and guidance, Tedd has had to take up the role of being a dad and a mum to his beautiful daughter Jay.

Tedd Josiah who is a music producer  is a true definition of a real gentleman. He has proved that when men put their mind into something they can actually do it.

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Tedd Josiah with his daughter Jay

2. Robert Burale

The stylish pastor Robert Burale is a single dad and he is not ashamed of that fact. He has his daughter to share all the love and affection.

Burale, who got divorced from his wife 6 years ago, is a role model as to what fathers should be in an age where dead beat dads are the order of the day.

Even though Burale did not lose his wife, he is still doing a good job and it is worth commending.

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3. George Ikua

When the late Janet Kanini Ikua lost her life after a brave battle with cancer, the world came tumbling down for her hubby George Ikua and since then he has hard to adjust by bringing up his kids on his own.

He is a brave man who is still mourning his departed wife but still taking care of his kids as a single man only with the help of relatives and close friends.

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The late Janet and husband George Ikua during a photo shoot

4. Dan Sonko

Dan lost his wife after she developed complications after delivery, leaving behind a son who never got to know his mum. Dan Sonko, who is based in Mombasa, has taken charge of bringing up his two sons and he is doing so well.

His young son is now all grown up and their late mum Dru Sonko would be so proud to see how much of a good job her husband has done.

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5. Abel Amunga

Abel, who is an actor and  father to  gospel artiste Ruth Matete, has managed to bring up her daughter single handedly for years after the death of his wife.

The father of one has on several occasions  stated that his daughter’s well being is what matters to him first and even when he is choosing roles to play, he has to ask for her opinion.

He is among fathers who do a good job and rarely get recognized by the society which is full of praise for single mothers.

 

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Happy Fathers Day! Photos Of Kenyan Celebrities And Their Dads

Today the world marks international fathers day!

Fathers day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society and in line with that we are looking at a number of Kenyan celebrities and their loving dads, who are normally the unsung heroes in the society.

While most wait till they are in dire need of medical assistance or when they are deceased, a few Kenyan celebrities have never shied from celebrating their father figures both on and off social media, with others preferring to show off their mothers.

Below are a number of Kenyan celebrities who have introduced us to their loving fathers and who stand by them through thick and thin.

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Celebrated singer Kambua Mathu lost her father almost four years ago but that has never stopped her from celebrating and honoring him.

Kambua’s father Professor Manundu who used to host a health show on NTV passed away in 2014.

One of her posts reads, I think of you often. Everyday. Sometimes with tears but more with a smile. I will never forget the day your heart stopped beating and mine continued to beat. I wanted mine to stop too. I felt like it did. But God in His wisdom saw it fit that I’d be here creating part of your legacy and more.

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Wahu who turned into gospel music is wife to popular African-pop singer Nameless, and the two are the longest married couples in the Kenyan music industry with over a decade together.

Wahu went through the darkest time of her life when she lost her beloved dad, Mr.Kagwi, back in 2013, January 12th, though it was not clear what the cause of the death was.

 

Well, the singer has since accepted the loss and has been staying positive while taking care of her mother who has been widowed for 5 years now.

Grace Msalame

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Media personality, Grace Msalame lost her dad Tony Msalame, on May 28, 2010.

The veteran broadcaster-cum-comedian passed away after collapsing at his Shekki FM studios at his home in Nyali in Mombasa.

Mr. Msalame is fondly remembered for his radio quiz show Zum Zum kipindi cha kuongeza maarifa on KBC that he co-hosted with Tido Mhando. In 1996, Mr Msalame joined Metro FM where he is famed for his Shekki Leggi (shake your leg) show at weekends.

Muhoho Kenyatta

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is a celebrity dad to Jaba Kenyatta, Jomo Kenyatta and Ngina Kenyatta. Unlike many top ranked politicians who shy from making public appearances with their children, the Kenyatta’s have become popular figures thanks to their numerous appearances normally during state functions.

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Speaking of politicians and their children, Rt Honorable Raila Odinga is another seasoned politician who loves to move around with his children in public.
Raila is a celebrity dad to the late Fidel Odinga, Ms Rosemary Odinga, Winnie Odinga and Raila Odinga Jr.
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On more than one occasion, deputy president William Ruto has publicly paraded his six children insisting on how dear they are to him terming them as the reason behind his hard work in life.
Just like his boss, president Kenyatta, Ruto is often accompanied by his children during state occasions.
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Gospel artiste and Tusker Project season 5 winner Ruth Matete is the daughter to celebrated Kenyan actor, Abel Amunga.

The multi-talented artiste and the founder of Ruth Matete Music Academy, the only child was raised by a single father, Abel Amunga.

She became a national sensation back in 2012 when she beat other contestants in the TPF competition, to win the much coveted Sh5million cash prize.

‘I look forward to doing life with you my love,’ Ruth Matete celebrates bae

Days after announcing her plans to walk down the aisle, sometime this year, Ruth Matete can’t keep calm. The reality TV star is celebrating the man she loves.

Ruth who came to the limelight during the Tusker Project Fame TV show, has managed to keep her relationships away from the prying eyes of the public. But of late, it seems like she is no longer doing that.

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Ruth Matete with her boyfriend beloved John

She has decided to go all public declaring her love for this man who stole her heart even with her many imperfections.

The man going by the name, Beloved John, considers himself an international praise and worship leader, preacher, teacher, trainer, songwriter, recording and performing artist as well as a choir director.

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Here is what Ruth Matete wrote to her love…

“If I was to describe how my life has changed since I met you, a day would not be enough for me to say it all.. I look forward to doing life with you my love.. Thank you for the love, patience and just for the person you are.. Enjoy your Monday”

Below are some photos of her boyfriend

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Ruth Matete’s life lessons after several suicide attempts

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Ruth Matete’s love life has not been a smooth one, after going through a public heartbreak with his ex, who moved on to get married and now has a baby.

Losing a relationship she thought would lead to marriage made her get into many rebound relationships which always ended  prematurely. But fate smiled on her after she met Beloved John who seems to have melted her aching heart.

 

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‘I am getting married this year’, Gospel singer Ruth Matete announces

Former Tusker Project Fame winner Ruth Matete has opened up on her upcoming marriage, years after being away from the limelight.

Back in April, she introduced the world to the man warming her bed, and if he is the same dude, we wish her the best.

The talented singer recently announced that she is getting married during an interview with a local show Pambio Live

She revealed; “After TPF life went down hill, I was not born a star, I got into this not knowing that not every body will like me. Things were not working out for me, I lost a relationship that I thought ‘this is it’.

I kept getting into relationships that were not working and I kept hoping that GOD would see the desire in my heart for me to get married. I hoped that God would bring me a man who would stay, someone who would understand my vision and he has finally answered my prayers as I am getting married this year .”

Ruth has been quite open about trying to commit suicide several times.

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Back during the competition, she received alot of criticism from Kenyans who were not too happy with how she dressed during the competition, more so her last performance.

She came under harsh criticism because of the fact that she is a Christian and people felt that she was compromising on her morals.

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Ruth has not had it easy going by her instagram posts on different occasions. she has let us in on her world saying,

It’s been a while since I wrote something long.. The last week has been such a reflective week for me.. I am the kind of person who Writes when I feel overwhelmed, either in a good way or bad way. And recently, I have just been thinking of God’s goodness.

 

I’m sure we all have that one time in our lives when things were so bad we can’t compare it with any other time in our lives. I have such a year. And I remember how everything was not working for me. Thought of taking my life to end all the pain and misery… And to some point I actually tried but I wasn’t successful because God!

Finances were not working. Relationship not working. Some main friendships ended…. Ministry was not working. And I thought to myself, am I of any value to this world?

You meet someone and they tell you it shall be well some day. God will make a way!! 😥😥😥 I didn’t want to hear anything that talked of future. I wanted a solution now now now! I wanted to hear, “God has made a way” “Things are okay”

It is then that I learned that you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. One time I moved out of my house and went to live with my dad because he was scared staying alone was not safe.

I kept trying to kill myself to no avail.. At some point I even believed that God was punishing me for something I did.. Oh my!! I could write and write. But I have seen God. I have learned some major lessons in life

1. The pain we go through is to prepare us for the future

2. God’s timing is the best.

3. God knows when you hurt and He has a reason for allowing the pain.

4.The day you find out your purpose is the day you start living.

5. Forgiveness of sin does not take away the punishment or consequences of the sin (Ask David in the bible).

6. God corrects us because he loves us.

7. When God wipes away your tears, He wipes it all… I mean, every kind of tear at once.

8.  Only God can heal a wounded heart.

But Ruth Matete seems to have accepted her flaws going by her recent thoughts

“Lately, I have been thinking about flaws, and whether it’s al-right to accept our flaws. And the more I think about them, the more I am convinced that not only is it just al right, but it is also freeing to come to terms with our flaws and accept them

Once you accept them, it gives you a chance to ensure that you know how to handle them. When you know your flaws and accept them,it helps you even in your relationships at large. You won’t hurt your friends or people around you in the name of ” We all have flaws”. Or “That’s just how I am. Deal with it”

 

Other celebrities who need to get married this year include Avril after rumors of dating J Blessing. Also gospel artiste Amani, who crossed over this year, needs to get married.

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Ruth Matete’s life lessons after several suicide attempts

Ruth Matete shocked many when she revealed late last year that she had tried to commit suicide. She was a “savedy”, so her trying to take her own life was crazy for most to hear.

Matete, is now a worship leader at New Breed City – a church under Apostolic umbrella of Appointment International Ministries (AIM). In a long post on Instagram over the weekend, Ruth Matete revealed how she attempted suicide several times when everything was not working for her.

“I’m sure we all have that one time in our lives when things were so bad we can’t compare it with any other time in our lives. I have such a year. And I remember how everything was not working for me. Thought of taking my life to end all the pain and misery… And to some point, I actually tried but I wasn’t successful because God!”

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She added:

“Finances were not working. Relationship not working. Some main friendships ended…. Ministry was not working. And I thought to myself, am I of any value to this world?”

She still tried to kill herself but unsuccessfully. Among some of the lessons she learned were:

 God’s timing is the best

 God knows when you hurt and He has a reason for allowing the pain

The day you find out your purpose is the day you start living

When God wipes away your tears, He wipes it all… I mean, every kind of tear at once

Only God can heal a wounded heart

God Forgives. Man does not

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But her brave decision to speak out will surely help many who are battling depression or suicidal thoughts. The former Tusker Project Fame winner clearly feels the need to encourage others because of what she went through.

As did Radio Africa digital editor Oliver Mathenge who also tried to take his own life twice.

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He also battled depression and alcoholism but it seems that things are looking up for him at the moment. I hope these stories encourage anyone battling these type of demons. Things change. They do, and for the better.

Is This Former TPF Winner, Ruth Matete’s Man? Here’s Her Confession

Gospel singer, Ruth Matete has left tongues wagging on the inter webs after she posted an encrypted message on her Instagram page and a photo of her alongside one man whom she praised for helping her stand on her feet again.

According the TPF season five winner, the mystery man came at the right time when she needed redemption from her struggles and helped her see light at the end of the tunnel.

And I thought to myself, am I of any value to this world? You meet someone and they tell you it shall be well some day. God will make a way!!

The songbird has been posting a number of photos chilling with this very man whom seems to be the love of her life.

From going for road trips (recently they were in Nanyuki) to wearing matching shoes to hanging out in social places, the two are inseparable.

Check out some of their photos together below.

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She posted.

Matete then went on to narrate how she unsuccessfully tried to take her life numerous times after she had hit rock bottom. From her finances, relationships to ministry, nothing was working and at one point she thought God was indeed punishing her for something she had done.

Read her emotional post below.

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It’s been a while since I wrote something long.. The last week has been such a reflective week for me.. I am the kind of person who Writes when I feel overwhelmed, either in a good way or bad way. And recently, I have just been thinking of God’s goodness.

I’m sure we all have that one time in our lives when things were so bad we can’t compare it with any other time in our lives. I have such a year. And I remember how everything was not working for me. Thought of taking my life to end all the pain and misery… And to some point I actually tried but I wasn’t successful because God!
Finances were not working. Relationship not working. Some main friendships ended…. Ministry was not working. And I thought to myself, am I of any value to this world? You meet someone and they tell you it shall be well some day. God will make a way!! 😥😥😥 I didn’t want to hear anything that talked of future. I wanted a solution now now now! I wanted to hear, “God has made a way” “Things are okay”
It is then that I learned that you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. One time I moved out of my house and went to live with my dad because he was scared staying alone was not safe. I kept trying to kill myself to no avail.. At some point I even believed that God was punishing me for something I did.. Oh my!! I could write and write. But I have seen God. I have learned some major lessons in life.. 1. The pain we go through is to prepare us for the future

2. God’s timing is the best

3. God knows when you hurt and He has a reason for allowing the pain

4. The day you find out your purpose is the day you start living

5. Forgiveness of sin does not take away the punishment or consequences of the sin (Ask David in the bible)

6. God coreects us coz He loves us

7. When God wipes away your tears, He wipes it all… I mean, every kind of tear at once

8. Only God can heal a wounded heart

9. God forgives. Man does not!
10. Seek ye first the kigdom of God and His righteousness, and all these other things shall be added unto you.
#SeekForTheMainThing #God#GiveMeJesus #Purpose #Vision #Wait#Hope #Trust #IamHappy

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Could this be the man warming Ruth Matete’s bed (Photos)

Gospel singer Ruth Matete is smitten with love.

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The TPF season five winner has of late been hanging out with a man named John, believed to be a Nigerian.

From going for road trips (recently they were in Nanyuki) to wearing matching shoes to hanging out in social places, the two are inseparable.

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Ruth Matete and her boyfriend show off matching sneakers

Recently Ruth Matete and John went to the cinema to watch Wakanda and she shared the message below with her followers accompanied by a photo.

“Real definition of peer pressure😂😂😂
All the same, I enjoyed it.. #Wakanda #MovieDates #MovieNights”

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Ruth Matete with John after watching Wakanda

 

Both John and Ruth Matete are praise and worship team leaders at their House of Grace church and recently during the artiste’s birthday, he wished her all the best in life.

“Happy Birthday Mrembo… you shine brighter than the sun @ruthiematete 😍😍😍,” read John’s message.

In another previous post, the lad shared a photo of him and Ruth on stage

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Ruth Matete and John during a previous church service

He captioned:

“Maturity is leaving them to keep watching and talking while you keep working on your assignment.. Spectators and commentators are needed to watch and talk about those making things happen…”

 

Anyway, we hope they’re happy and soon they might take things to another level.

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‘The Tears I Cried. The Pain…,’ Tusker Project Fame Winner Ruth Matete Pours Her Heart Out On Being Ridiculed

Ruth Matete mesmerised many when she sung her way into the hearts of everyone and clinched the top award on the music talent search showTusker Project Fame.

Now she sings and bring people to tears at her monthly Live Worship experiences. Continue reading “‘The Tears I Cried. The Pain…,’ Tusker Project Fame Winner Ruth Matete Pours Her Heart Out On Being Ridiculed”

The Clock Is Ticking! 5 Female Gospel Artistes Who Need To Get Married This Year (PHOTOS)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Inspiring! Former TPF Winner Ruth Matete Opens A Music Academy (Photos)

Tusker Project Fame season 5 contestant Ruth Matete, is well known for her deep vocals and talent and there is no doubt that she is one of the most celebrated artists in Kenya.

She is known for top gospel hits like Nakupenda, Yamenongea and Praise Him among many more. However, she has not released many songs after her celebrated achievement as a TPF winner, something that disappointed her fans.

Though she has been quiet for a while, she has made a major comeback by opening her music academy, the Ruth Matete Music Academy.

The establishment will offer courses such as  guitar, keyboard, violin and vocal training among others. This will help those who would like to venture into music professionally at affordable prices.

Check out some of the photos from the launch below.

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