For this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations in 2022, the Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) has announced a list of some of the performers that would provide entertainment.
The commission released a list of the artists on its social media that spans several musical genres and includes both gospel and secular artists.
It is the responsibility of the Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC), a government agency, to prepare entertainment on national holidays in addition to coordinating music and dance events across the nation.
- Evelyn Wanjiru
Evelyn Wanjiru whose full name is Evelyn Wanjiru Agundabweni, is a Kenyan gospel singer,a worship leader, music director, songwriter, hostess of the annual event ‘Praise Atmosphere’ and co-founder of Bwenieve production.
Evelyn is popularly known for her hit songs ‘Mungu Mkuu,’ ‘Celebrate,’ ‘Jehovah Elohim,’ ‘Waweza,’ ‘Hossana,’ ‘Nikufahamu’ and ‘Tulia.’
Known for his deep rugged voice, Rufftone has been on the gospel music scene for over a decade and still remains relevant.
And now, using the music platform, Rufftone will be a wheel in the cog to a smooth transition to the next government.
Rufftone is the peace ambassador for Tuvuke, an initiative for peaceful and fair electoral process in Kenya.
3. Alphonce Kioko (Kithungo Raha Maima)
Alphonse Kioko known by stage name as Kithungo Raha is one of the leading Kamba Benga singers.
‘Maima’ (holes) as he is popularly known has been conquering hearts with his iconic guitar licks and captivating vocals.
4. Zzero Sufuri
Zzero Sufuri is a musical artist who was born in Dagoretti in Nairobi as Jeremiah Chege. His father is a preacher and much is not known about his mother nor siblings.
5. Rebecca Thomas
Rebecca Thomas is a renowned gospel minister and musician and will be among the artistes performing during Mashujaa day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens.
6. P-day Hurrikane
Hurrikane is a promising star in the local scene and is known for the ‘Shoma Dede’ song. He has been in collaborations with songstress Nyota Ndogoa and has a song with Mombasa-based musician, Susumila.
7. Phil Kimemia Phil Kimemia is an award-winning Kenyan gospel musician. He began his music career in 2017 with the release of the cover for the hit single Nadeka by Guardian Angel and loves RnB.
8. Dmg Kenya
Dmg is a Kikuyu gospel and is known for his songs, Ikinya Ringi, Matiri Mamenya, and Kigongana among many other songs under his name.
Others who will perform are Utawala and Yellow Wagoners Bands. Mama Ngina Girls, Isiolo Girls and Maralal High Schools are also expected to perform.
Mani artiste is an artist based in Kenya with Indian origin.