Gospel music in Kenya has been a booming industry lately. The artists combine lyrics with various styles ranging from African rhythms, classical and choirs. Kenya gospel songs has been modernized with the combination of the latest instrumentation. The top Kenyan gospel artists in this widely booming genre are mainly young people like Bahati Kevin, Willy Paul, Gloria Muriro, Chuchu, Dk Kwenye beats, Jimmy gaits, size 8 Juliani, Daddy Owen and Paul Mwai.
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Here are 10 Kenya Gospel Songs You Should Listen To
1. Signature by Jimmy Gait
The song signature features in Jimmy’s latest album. It came as a surprise since the artist had admitted that he was certainly shunning away from the music limelight so as to pursue his personal interests. He never revealed what he was up to. Moreover, he did not reveal what he was purposely working on. However, Jimmy promised to surprise his fans. It seemed like his fans would not wait for long, to hear the release of the latest song “Signature”, which is a hit. The song still holds his style of music, and some factor added to it. It is laid back as he attempts to pass the message across. The chorus of the song goes, “Mungu akiweka signature ili akubariki hakuna anayeweza kuvuta” carries the main message. It means, when God’s purpose is to bless you, nobody can say no.
2. Moto by size 8
The new song “Moto” sounds sarcastic and controversial to many people. This is because size 8’s rise to fame in the secular world sustained by her hit song “fire, one of the top popular secular songs in Kenya. The artist says her two songs “fire” and “mateke”, have different message and beats, the only common thing is the name. The song’s message was that since she started a new life in Christ, she wanted to start a new life.
3. Mama by Bahati Kevin
The message behind the song was a dedication to his mother who passed away when the artist was in class one. He is now 19 years old, and grew up in the slums, as an orphan in children home. The words “Zawadi yangu kubwa nikukiimbia wewe” When his mama died, he gave him encouraging words, that made him strong to date, and that is the reason in his song, he is kind of appreciating his mother, though not physically present. The song is among the current hit, and earned him a grove year award.
4. Msaidizi, by Gloria Muliro
You should listen to this song as it has maintained the top ten position hits. Msaidizi is a new worship song where Gloria Muliro seeks for God’s help and guidance to send her a helper (Holy Spirit) to guide her in all her endeavors. You can meditate on the song, and it can help you to seek God to assist you and guide you in whatever things you want to do.
5. Utawala by Juliani
The song echoes sentiments that correct the social political issues. The religious, political, and social emancipation addresses today’s society. Relenting leaders to passionately electrifying performance. The song is fundamental because it sends a religious message to all government officials, and those aspiring to become one.