Evelyn Wanjiru is one of the most rising vocalist from Kenya her vocal ability are stable and capable of spanning several octaves
without going off the key on which that song is played at that moment.
As a singer, songwriter and worship leader her success simply stands as a
testimony to her life’s passion to serve God and people with all her
Evelyn, alongside her husband Producer Agundabweni Akweyu
co-founded and run Bwenieve Production a record label located in Nairobi
-Kenya that produces her music too.
As a songwriter, Evelyn is
perhaps most famous for the choruses “Waweza waweza mwokozi,” and “Zaidi
ya yote utabaki kuwa mungu mkuu,” songs that are sung by millions of
churchgoers every week. “Waweza” was nominated as worship song of the
year and her as new artist of the year 2012 groove Awards and Mungu
Mkuu was nominated and she worn as worship Song and central artist of
the Year for the 2014 Extreme teens Awards.
In addition to
“waweza,” and “mungu mkuu” Evelyn has written many songs that have been
published worldwide, songs like “tunakuabudu”, “all glory”, “ni
mwamini”, also “tulia” collaboration with Vicky Kitonga.
Mazingira Song was selected as the theme song and used by the government
of Kenya through (I.C.S) to reclaim Mau Forest in the year 2010. The
song “Mazingira” was used in the Mau forest restoration campaign. During
the launch of tree planting project at the eastern Mau, his honorable
Raila Odinga the then Prime minister of Kenya and the then USA
ambassador Mr. Michael Ranneberg were so much impressed by the song. She
was appointed the music ambassador for Mau forest by the I.C.S; she
then started the initiative “Mazingira Bora Afya Bora” that campaigns
for good health and environment.
On April 7th 2012 Evelyn got
married to Producer Agundabweni Akweyu at Buru Buru Baptist Church
Nairobi where her Father in-law Rev. Kenneth Akweyu serves as a senior
pastor. She is a fourth born of Mrs. & Mr. Helen Muhonja and the
late Crispin Kinyua in a family of five born in Nairobi and brought up
in Nakuru Kenya Freehold estate. She attended St Mary’s Girls Primary
and Langalanga Secondary in Nakuru, where she was deeply involved in
drama and the school choir. She later joined Tears Group, Nakuru, for a
course in music and Entrepreneurship, also benefited from the government
of Kenya’s Talent Academy class of 2010 held at Kabarak University
Nakuru where she emerged as the overall best student after completing
the course. As a gospel musician she prays that the name of Jesus Christ
will be magnified above all else, throughout the earth and the heavens,
from generation to generation
2012 groove awards worship song(waweza) and New artist of the year nominee.