Esther Wahome- Biography, Age, Family, Children, Married, Husband, songs, photos.
Esther Wahome is a Kenyan gospel artist, who is a household name with fame that traverses the “local gospel” enthusiasts. First there was the “Furahia” wind that came in 2002. This had all eyes on the already well-known songster Esther Wahome, and thus further elevated her to the limelight, at least in the gospel scene.
But it was the unprecedented response from fans following the release of the massive “Kuna Dawa” anthem (a Swahili adaptation of the Kikuyu song Ni kuri dawa), that saw Esther’s fame rise to super-stardom.
Esther Wahome Music Career
Esther Wahome’s life dates back to December 24 1974. Growing up in a musical family background, Esther Wahome knew that her vocation would really be to praise God through song.
Her father, William Wahome, is a hobby musician and was her first inspiration. He plays most of the instruments in a band. It is through him that she got interested in music, first as a hobby, and later as a career.
Esther Wahome was discovered singing in a church in Nyeri by a local TV Producer. The Kenya Broadcasting Television producer was so impressed by Esther’s singing that he arranged to have her appear on the Sing and Shine TV gospel music programme. After completing her O level’s at Pangani Girls High School in Nairobi, Esther Wahome embarked on recording her first album, and aimed to follow the footsteps of her musical role model, Rebecca Malope.
A significant catapult for her was when she became the first Kenyan singer to have her song ‘Furahia’ featured on an international compilation CD, ‘stars of Afro-pop’, by A.R.C music. This positioned Esther alongside renowned African singers: Cameroonian veteran Manu Dibango , Senegal ‘s Youssou N’Dour, and the Belgium-based Congolese all-female group Zap Mama.
Most of the other artistes featured on this compilation CD had made their careers working overseas, where they enjoyed the use of state-of-the-art studios, under professional supervision. It was only Esther who joined this music elite with a recording done on the continent.
Also significant in the path of her career, Esther Wahome has shared the platform with famous gospel singers in UK like Noel Richards, Ken Reley and Why Friday Band, in big concerts in New Castle. She has participated, and performed in big charity concerts in Kenya and abroad to raise fund.
Regarding Music and Business, she minces no words, “I still do gospel as a calling, but I believe that if there is money to be made I’m entitled to my share.” This premise has elevated her to an enviable financial status amongst her peers. She maintains simplicity in her dealings though the celebrity status has called her to set up administration and management systems to ensure that the processes of her music career run smoothly.
Esther Wahome Husband
Esther Wahome is married to Godfrey Mureithi
Esther Wahome Children
Esther Wahome is a mother to Michelle Mumbi, Eldad Mureithi and Medad.
Esther Wahome Speaks on the condition of her son that had thrown her into depression.
Esther Wahome came forth to talk about her son who has a special need of “Autism” on the Churchill Show.
The singer cum beauty queen revealed some of the struggles she went through after she found out about her sons condition. At first she didn’t know much about Autism until she was educated about it.
She has now partnered with Susan Naipanoi Letuya, the founder and programme coordinator and Anne Gathoni Kung’u, to raise autism awareness through the New Horizon International foundation .
This programme aims at educating parents and families with children who have Autism. Esther says this is close to her because she understands the fear and shame parents tend to feel when they realize their kids have special needs.
Esther Wahome Songs
-Bila Yesu Ni Bure
-Great I Am