Gospel musician expecting first child after 10 years of waiting
Written by G Njuguna on April 14, 2022
Kenya-based worship leader and gospel musician Evelyn Wanjiru is expecting her first child after 10 years of prayer and waiting.
Evelyn, who visited Uganda in 2019 to minister at the Viga Music Awards, announced Tuesday that together with her and her husband Agundabweni Akweyu, they have “been waiting for this season for 10 years” in their marriage.
Evelyn is best known for her hit songs “Mungu Mkuu”, “Celebrate”, “Jehovah Elohim”, “Waweza,” “Hossana,” “Nikufahamu” and “Tulia.”
“A blessed womb, God has fulfilled,” Evelyn said, thanking God for honoring His promise of giving them a child.
Evelyn acknowledged that there was always pressure to have children, especially for them because they are in the limelight, and some fans would go overboard and throw around insensitive comments, but they always kept their calm and trusted in God.
In the statement on Tuesday, Evelyn went on to encourage Christian couples waiting for the blessing of a child to hold on to God’s promises as He will eventually come through for them. The worship leader said, “I have come to realize that God has a track record of keeping His word.”
She quoted 1 Samuel 1:27, a passage in which Hannah gave thanks to God after experiencing so many years of childlessness: “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him,” the scripture reads.
“Look at me, ten years in marriage and I am now blessed,” read part of her post. “I pray for every couple almost giving up. Look at us and see what the Lord has done.”