Evelyn Wanjiru

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Evelyn Wanjiru Agundabweni was born on 6th May. She is a Kenyan gospel singer, worship leader, music director, songwriter, hostess of the annual event "Praise Atmosphere" and co-founder of Bwenieve production. She is best known for her hit songs "Mungu Mkuu", "Celebrate", "Jehovah Elohim", "Waweza," "Hossana," "Nikufahamu" and "Tulia." Many of Evelyn Wanjiru's Songs became very popular and trendy on social media in line with a great number of streaming and downloads on Boomplay.

Career
Evelyn Wanjiru started her music career at the age of nine years, as a child, she sang in a local church and school music festivals. Born in Nairobi in 1989 She was brought up in the Nakuru Kenya Freehold Estate, where she attended Saint Mary's Girls Primary and Langalanga Secondary.

In her early education, she was deeply involved in drama and the school choir, presaging her later success. She later joined Tears Group, Nakuru, for a course in music before further benefiting from the government of Kenya at the 2010 Talent Academy at Kabarak University Nakuru.

After early successes in church and school festivals, commercial success came her way when music producer Agundabweni Akweyu noted her talent. Together they started Bwenieve Productions, a music recording studio. She recorded her first album "Mazingira," which was later re-branded as "Waweza."

This album resulted in increased public awareness and accolades, most notably for her songs "Waweza" and "Hossana."

“Waweza” was nominated as Worship Song and Wanjiru as New Artist of the Year for the 2012 Groove Awards.

The song "Mazingira" was also selected as the theme song of the Kenyan government's campaign to reclaim Mau Forest in 2010. During the launch of this reforestation project in eastern Mau, the incumbent Prime Minister of Kenya was notably impressed by the song, appointing Wanjiru as the official music ambassador for Mau Forest. Under the auspices of this appointment, Wanjiru began the “Mazingira Bora Afya Bora" campaign for the promotion of good health and a healthy environment.

The title song of her second album "Mungu Mkuu", won the 2015 Groove Awards Album of the Year. The hit song Mungu Mkuu saw Evelyn rise to a higher level of musical stardom, since then she has been consistently releasing songs that are well-received across nations. From her third album titled "Matendo", the song "Tulia" a collaboration with Vick Kitonga Won 2016 groove awards collaboration of the year, "Nikufahamu" from the same album was nominated for Afrima in the category 'inspiration African female artist of the year 2016'.

She won the 2016 Xtreem awards worship song of the year. The Sauti Awards U.S.A 2016 nominated her for East Africa female artist of the year. In 2017 Evelyn had two groove awards nominations; female artist and "Matendo" as album of the year, she was also nominated for Sauti Awards U.S.A 2017 female artist of the year and Video of the year (Matendo).

In 2021 Evelyn released her fifth album "Mwanga" Mwanga” which is Swahili for Light.

The Mwanga Album was produced live with audience present by her own record Label Bwenieve on August 30th 2021 at the C.U.E.A L.R.C Auditorium. It consists of 12 audio - visual songs. Mwanga Album was released on 24th of November exclusively on Boomplay app. She has shared the same platforms in ministry alongside renowned singers like Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Chandler Moore, Sinach, Mary Mary, and many more.

She has done a collaboration titled "Sawa" with Zimbabwean gospel musician Tembalami the song that is doing very well with a lot of airplay, also she collaborated with Mkhululi Bhebhe on his live DVD recording that was done in Johannesburg South Africa the medley "Hakuna Mungu kama wewe" and in Ghana collaborated with gospel singer Celestine Donkor.

Achievements
• Evelyn Wanjiru is one of the very successful gospel artists in kenya with more than 13 won awards and 19 nominated awards including;
• the 2020 Impact Awards for Honorary
• the 2020 Maranatha Awards for Best live ministration
• the 2019 Mwafaka Awards for Female Artist of the year
• the 2019 Groove Awards for Artist of the year, Worship song of the year and Song of the year
• the 2018 Sauti Awards U.S.A for Worship song East,west,South Africa
• the 2018 Maranatha Awards for Female Artist of the year and Collaboration of the year
• the 2017 Groove Awards for Female Artist of the year
• the 2017 Groove Awards for Album of the year
• the 2017 Sauti Awards U.S.A for Female Artist of the year E.A and Video of the year
• the 2016 Groove Awards for Worship Song of the year, Female Artist of the year and Collabo of the year
• the 2015 Groove Awards for Album of the year, Female Artist of the year and Worship Song of the year
• the 2015 Xtreem Awards for Worship Song of the year, Collabo of the year and Female artist of the year
• the 2015 Mwafaka Awards for Female Artist of the year and Song of the year
• the 2014 Xtreem Awards for Worship Song of the year and Central Kenya Arti