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Eunice Njeri is a Gospel singer who’s songs people cite as examples of authentic gospel music. Listening to “Unatosha”, a nostalgic worship song from her latest album, “Natamani”, one can’t help but notice a certain vulnerability, a brokenness that comes through her voice.
Eunice Njeri Age
Eunice Njeri Family
Eunice Njeri is the second-born in a family of eight children, four boys and four girls, and she grew up in Nanyuki.
Devastating childhood event that broke her heart
Eunice Njeri is the child of a prosperous, God-fearing couple.
To cut costs due to the sudden turn in fortune, they transferred her from Nanyuki Baptist School to a cheaper school in mid 1989 while she was in Standard Three. On her second day in her new school, a classmate accused her of misplacing her book.
The accusation drew the wrath of the deputy headmistress, who she says slapped and kicked her before throwing her to the ground and stepping on her neck and stomach.
“I was a happy-go-lucky, brilliant academic kid, but that incident reduced me to a shy, and introverted student and set me up for a protracted battle with low self-esteem,” she recalls.
For many years after the incident, Eunice Njeri felt “alone” and misunderstood, even by her parents. In her loneliness, she sang her heart out during the daily seven-kilometre trek to and from school, and whenever she took her father’s cows to graze.
Eunice Njeri Music Career
Eunice greatly admired Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and the late Angela Chibalonza, whom she often imitated as she recorded herself singing on the family’s radio cassette recorder.
The three years after she completed high school (in 2000) saw her get heavily involved in the music department of her church, Gospel Outreach, Nanyuki, where she would occasionally lead the praise and worship. She also sought opportunities to sing at funerals, home fellowships and church events in the neighbourhood.
As Eunice Njeri became increasingly preoccupied with music, Eunice Njeri resolved to pursue singing as a career and soon began looking for opportunities to record.
After attending The Parachute Band’s heavily publicised worship concert at The Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi in December 2004, Eunice Njeri decided to move from Nanyuki to Nairobi and went to live with an Aunt in Kangemi, where she started attending The Harvest Centre Church.
It was while singing back-up for the church’s first album, Sifa Zote, released in 2005, that Eunice Njeri had her first experience recording music in a studio.
But it was her second appearance in a studio in 1997 that launched the career of the budding worship leader, who narrowly missed out on this year’s Groove Awards in which she was nominated in a record four categories: Female Artiste of the year, Worship Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Song of the year. A philanthropic couple, who were members of Harvest Centre Church, sponsored her first solo album.
Eunice Njeri Married
Eunice Njeri wedded his longtime fiancé and gospel rapper Isaac Bukasa in Texas in November 2016.
In a long post on her social media, Eunice explained that she didn’t even get to sign the documents. “I realized one thing, I couldn’t do it since my heart was somewhere else,” Below is the post she made on her social media platforms.
“To all who supported Isaac and i am grateful may God bless you immensely. To all who were hurt in the process I apologize. The marriage was annulled (like it never happened). No papers were signed,
“Afterwards 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,” wrote Eunice
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