Wasaimo’s New DVD Launch Attracts Hundreds
Lucy Muthumbu, populary known by Kenyans in Massachusetts as Wasaimo, performing a number to the delight of a large number of people who turned up recently for the launching of her new CD and DVD titles Itikira Kuigua ( Please Hearken) held at thePresbyterian Ushindi Church in Lowell, Massachusetts
By Harrison Maina
Several hundred fans congregated at Presbyterian Ushindi Church in Lowell, Massachusetts, to witness a colorful and entertaining DVD-cum-CD launch on Sunday August 17, 2008. Ms. Lucy Muthumbi, aka Wasaimo, of Ithagu fame, released her new title Itikira Kuigua (Please Hearken), amid great celebration and attendance by Kenyan community celebrities and church leaders.
The latest CD/DVD follows hot on the heels of the popular hit song Ithagu (wing) that sold several thousand copies and propelled Wasaimo to local celebrity status.
Ms Muthumbi is eager to prove she still has the knack to compose melodious ethnic tunes, which have proved very popular with the Kenyan immigrant community in America. All the songs in Itikira Kuigua (Please Hearken) are done in Kikuyu, an African ethnic language, and are geared to serve her specific niche market.
Among the well-known personalities at the launch was Mrs. Lucy Ngunjiri, Kameme FM’s long time radio commentator and Gospel artist. Mrs. Ngunjiri was so impressed by the large turnout and superb performance that she performed a track from her CD to the delight of everyone, Mrs. Ngunjiri reminded the audience that it was a great blessing to see Kenyans serving God fearlessly in a foreign land.
Pastor Joseph Waiyaki of Faith Service Ministries Interviews Lucy Ngunjiri, a visiting evangelist and top radio host with the popular Kikuyu ethnic Language Kameme FM based in Nairobi Kenya during the CD/DVD launching ceremony of Lucy Muthumbi at the Ushindi Church in Lowell, MA
The famous Bishop Margaret Wangare led the main worship at the event. Church leaders from as far away as Springfield and Attleboro graced the function. Pastor Joseph Waiyaki of Faith Service Ministries was the Master of Ceremony.
Wasaimo attributed her motivation to release the new DVD/CD to the support she received from her fans.
“It is because you purchased so much from me that I was encouraged and able to come up with my new CD and DVD,” said Wasaimo in a brief humor filled pre-performance interview conducted by Pastor Waiyaki and Lucy Ngunjiri. “Please keep buying more,” she added hilariously.
Fans interviewed by AjabuAfrica.com admitted the event was very entertaining and they reciprocated by buying CDs and DVDs.
“We got some good laughs today. We were very blessed and we socialized a lot,” said Mary Muthoni from Worcester. “I look forward to the next Gospel event coming up,” added the young single lady.
New and aspiring gospel artists can pick a word of inspiration from Wasaimo. She noted that the Kenyan community is very supportive and ever ready to receive God’s message from new and different sources. Wasaimo is a mother of two and a grandmother of one.
“Don’t lose hope when you are new and you do not sell much on your first CD. Concentrate on getting better as you move along and God will do the rest for you,” Wasaimo advised. She thanked all the people who helped in the recording, production and distribution of Itikira Kuigua (Please Hearken). Special thanks went to her two children, Simon Kienja and Mary Wambui and her husband.
In a post event interview with AjabuAfrica.com, Lucy Ngunjiri accepted to use her clout with the immensely popular Kameme FM to spread word of the unity of Africans living in USA.
Edited by George Chege for AjabuAfrica.com
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