Kenyan Gospel Music: 2016’s Best Hits

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2016’s Best Gospel Songs in Kenya

There is a great deal of diversity when it comes to music in Kenya. Kenyan gospel music is no exception. Here are ten of the best gospel songs of 2016, as determined by a vote held by a panel of music experts.

1. “Mungu Halisi” by Anne Wanjiru
2. “Wewe Ni Mungu” by Size 8
3. “Nani Kama Wewe” by Willy Paul
4. “Mbinu Za Kristo” by Christina Shusho
5. “Hakuna Mungu Kama Wewe” by Purity Kirwo
6. “Ninakuheshimu” by charity Mauka
7. “Tenda Wema” by Gloria Muliro
8. “Mizinga Mkuu”by Jamal Mbwana Unitia 9. “Kipenzi Cha Roho” by benefit Mutemi 10. “Sifa Na kuabudu””by Rose Muhando

The Best Kenyan Gospel Artists of 2016

In recent years, the Kenyan music industry has seen a tremendous growth in the gospel music genre. According to a report by the World Gospel Mission, there are over 3,000 gospel artists in Kenya. This is a significant increase from the mere 500 artists that were active in the industry just 10 years ago.

With such a large and growing pool of talent, it can be difficult to determine who the best Kenyan gospel artists of 2016 are. However, there are a few artists who have managed to stand out from the rest. Below is a list of the best Kenyan gospel artists of 2016, as well as a brief description of each artist’s unique style and contributions to the genre.

1. Nancy Wanjiku – Nancy Wanjiku is a relatively new artist who burst onto the scene in 2016 with her debut album “Mwendo wa Injili” (“The Journey of the Gospel”). The album was praised for its catchy melodies and uplifting lyrics, and it quickly became one of the year’s best-selling gospel albums. Nancy Wanjiku is currently one of the most popular Gospel artists in Kenya, and she is considered one of the brightest new stars in the genre.

2. Kahii Toi – Kahii Toi is an experienced Gospel artist who has been active in the Kenyan music industry for over 20 years. He is best known for his unique fusion of traditional Kenyan music with contemporary Gospel sounds. In 2016, Kahii Toi released his sixth studio album “Kumebariki” (“Blessings”), which was praised for its beautiful melodies and inspiring messages.

3. Dk Kwenye Beat – Dk Kwenye Beat is one of Kenya’s most popular Hip Hop artists, and he is also considered one of the pioneers of Christian Rap in Kenya. In 2016, he released his third studio album “Hustle Na Nguvu” (“Hustle and Strength”), which featured uplifting Christian lyrics set to hard-hitting Hip Hop beats. The album was very well-received by both fans and critics, and it solidified Dk Kwenye Beat’s reputation as one of Kenya’s top Christian rappers.

4. Blessing Malinga – Blessing Malinga is a veteran Gospel artist who has been performing since the early 2000s. She is best known for her powerful vocal performances and her ability to connect with audiences through her music. In 2016, Blessing Malinga released her fifth studio album “Umenikataza” (“I Will Persevere”), which received widespread critical acclaim and helped cement her reputation as one of Kenya’s premier Gospel singers.

2016 was a big year for Kenyan gospel music. With new artists emerging and old favorites resurfacing, there was plenty of great music to choose from. Here are some of the best hits of the year:

1. “Munyonyo” by Willy Paul – Willy Paul is one of the most popular Kenyan gospel artists, and “Munyonyo” is one of his biggest hits. The song is an upbeat celebration of God’s goodness, and it’s perfect for any occasion.

2. “Unatosha” by Gloria Muliro – Gloria Muliro is another Kenyan gospel legend, and “Unatosha” is one of her most popular songs. The ballad is a beautiful prayer for strength and healing, and it’s sure to touch your heart.

3. “Wimbo wa Injili” by BONYEZA – BONYEZA is a new artist on the scene, but he’s already making waves with his unique style of music. “Wimbo wa Injili” is a catchy song about spreading the Gospel, and it’s sure to get stuck in your head.

4. “Nations Rise” by Evelyn Wanjiru – Evelyn Wanjiru is a talented young singer with a powerful voice. “Nations Rise” is an uplifting song about coming together in unity, and it’s sure to inspire you.

5. “Hallelujah Nakuabudu” by Rose Muigai – Rose Muigai is a soulful singer with a beautiful voice. “Hallelujah Nakuabudu” is a praise song full of joy and thanksgiving, and it will lift your spirits high.

The Future of Kenyan Gospel Music

The Kenyan music industry is ever-changing and evolving. With the rise of new technologies and the globalization of the industry, Kenyan musicians are finding new ways to reach their audiences.

One genre that is seeing a resurgence in popularity is gospel music. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of gospel music festivals, radio stations, and TV shows dedicated to the genre. Gospel music is also becoming more popular with young people, who are increasingly turning to it for its positive messages and uplifting vibes.

As the popularity of gospel music continues to grow, we can expect to see more Kenyan artists making a name for themselves in the genre. We can also expect to see the sound of Kenyan gospel music continue to evolve, as artists experiment with new sounds and styles.

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