Singer/song writer, Eunice Njeri, travelled thousands of miles from her home in Nairobi, Kenya to visit Alberta and share her gospel music with its people.
On Friday, May 3 Njeri performed at Coronation’s community center in front of a 120 member audience at the Ladies Concert and Dessert Supper.
“She has an amazing voice,” said Terry Belcourt, pastor of the Evangelical Free Church.
Njeri came to Alberta to live and travel with friend, Kimberley Thulien of Red Deer.
Thulien met Njeri when she was working in Kenya on a missions trip. After it was decided that Njeri would come to Alberta, it took three attempts at applying for a travellers Visa before Njeri was allowed to enter the country.
Njeri is the second oldest in a family of eight children. Growing up in Nanyuki, Kenya, she always had a passion for music and shortly after moving to Nairobi in her early twenties, she released her first album titled “Bwana Yesu” in 2007. After its release, Njeri was recognized as the New Artist of the Year in 2008 at East Africa’s Groove Awards, a part of Africa populated with approximately 144 million people.
Njeri has been nominated for several Groove awards over the years and won Songwriter of the Year in 2011.
On May 8 of this year Njeri learned she was nominated for Female Artist of the Year and that her song titled “Nimekubali” was nominated for Worship Song of the Year in the 2013 Groove Awards ceremonies.
Njeri says her songs and albums come from a place of worship.
“My desire is to be a part of what God is doing,” says Njeri. “To see people saved and to see people worship.”
Njeri arrived in February and will be in Alberta until the end of July. During her time here she has preformed at several different venues across Alberta. Her next stop will be in Lethbridge.