Kenyan Gospel artist and influential “African woman changing the world.”
Kambua Manundu is the second born of three children of Professor Manundu and Evangelist Lois Manundu who are also the co-founders of Tabibu Ministries.She was born and raised in Nairobi.
Kambua Earlier life
Kambua’s childhood was all about fun and games. Unlike the lady she is today, she was a tom boy,who loved playing alongside her brothers.
While attending Kianda Primary school, she was involved in school choirs and mass activities which strengthened her religious upbringing.
She then attended secondary school at Lukenya Academy where her love for music grew as she ventured into solo performances.
Despite occasional financial difficulties, she was fortunate enough to complete her secondary school after which she joined Heart strings theatre and performed in shows including ‘Family Business’ and ‘Something’s burning’.
Around the same time she joined her church praise and worship team and did
background vocals for top artistes like Mbuvi, Bahati and Kavutha.
In the quest for higher education, she had been applying into various universities and she finally got an invitation to the Ambrose University in Calgary, Canada to pursue music.
This gave her much needed exposure and a chance to sing alongside the legendary Angelique Kidjo in concert.
When she was done with her degree, she visited Kenya on vacation, to the realization that songs from her album ‘Nishikilie’ were doing well.
Rather than leaving what she had already started, Kambua decided to concentrate on her music career in Kenya.
2008 was the year that saw her win the Kisima Female Artiste of the year while in 2009 she became Groove Female artiste of the year. These wins, coupled with her strong presence in the Kenyan industry gave her roles as host and emcee to several events.
Kambua got married to pastor and businessman Jackson Mathu at a wedding garden at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club.
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