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Excited fans of Emmy Kosgei celebrate as she lands in Atlanta for 2017 Majuu Cultural Festival

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Excited fans of Emmy Kosgei celebrate as she lands in Atlanta for 2017 Majuu Cultural Festival

Excited fans of Emmy Kosgei celebrate as she lands in Atlanta for 2017 Majuu Cultural Festival
April 29
12:49 2017

BY BMJ MURIITHI

The social media was abuzz Friday as photos of Kenyan celebrated gospel artiste Emmy Kosgei surfaced online after she landed at Atlanta’s  Hartsfied Jackson International Airport for this year’s Atlanta Majuu Cultural festival.

The musician was received by the head of the Kenyan American Community Center (KACC), Rev Dr GG Gitahi and Atlanta-based gospel artiste, Naomi Karanja.

On arrival, she posted the following message on Instagram: “Thank you Jesus!! All set.. we kick off this evening #Atlantamajuufestival#KACC He makes everything beautiful at His time! Keep waiting upon the Lord…”

 The event, which  is organised by the Kenyan American Community Church, has been billed as an exhibition and extravaganza featuring a myriad Kenyan-African inter-cultures. KACC has, through such events in the past, added to the cultural tapestry that shapes the American Society which is increasingly becoming multicultural.

Emmy will be the guest performer at  this year’s fete, expected to pull thousands of guests, including other musicians from around the US. She was supposed to grace the first ever Majuu Cultural Festival two years ago but could not make it.

“We are so excited to have her with us,” said Timothy Ndegwa, the KACC administrative secretary and proprietor of Mykenyanlink, an online platform which seeks to connect Kenyan entrepreneurs around the world.

Kenyan gospel artiste Emmy Kosgei takes a selfie with fellow singer Naomi Karanja on arrival at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport on Friday April 28, 2017. PHOTO|COURTESY.

“KACC has been promoting and supporting other Kenya Diaspora communities in celebrating their cultural heritage with great pride and enthusiasm,” wrote Dr Gitahi on Atlanta Majuu Festival’s website.

For the last ten years, the church has, with great passion nurtured and celebrated cultural diversity that is exhibited in the rich Kenya-African culture.

However, Majuu festival was launched some two years ago.

Last year, the festival saw performances by intergenerational artistes. There were also – among other activities – traditional dances, children and youth cultural fashion shows, booths and huts showcasing Kenyan diverse ethnic groups’ cultures and traditions.

“The festival seeks to inform, educate, inspire and entertain those in attendance even as it mesmerizes those who will be experiencing the Kenyan African Culture for the first time,” said Dr Gitahi.”

The event runs through Sunday evening.

Emmy Kosgei-Madubuko is best known for her 2009 hit song, Taunet Nelel, among many others.

Below are some of the social media comments as written by fans of the renowned musician.

Chebet Kibet
Chebet Kibet Amen! soar on

 

Jane Wanjiru
Jane Wanjiru Hope to see you live. All the best

 

Wangui Wa Renato
Wangui Wa Renato Glory to God. Looking good servants of God. Pass my love to Mum Naomi Karanja. Penda nyinyi Sana!

 

Jane Wanjiru
Jane Wanjiru To watch you live..
English manenos sometimes hard

 

Korir Lenny
Korir Lenny Amen injili isonge mbele mamas be blessed emmy k.m

 

Keter Cheptoo
Keter Cheptoo the beauty of serving the almighty God.

 

Ednah Maru
Ednah Maru Mmm beautyful emmy love u ooh

 

Gloria Godwin-Nwachukwu
Gloria Godwin-Nwachukwu Beautiful mama, more grace😀

 

Nayomi Chepchumba
Nayomi Chepchumba Amen mum ,thank God for his goodness

 

Abraham Ndumia
Abraham Ndumia Kumbe wewe iko area

 

Yach Yach
Yach Yach Looking Suer pic

 

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  1. richbila
    richbila April 30, 09:14

    My mother in the Lord keep on flying high the sky is ur limit.

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