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Love brewed on Instagram in America

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They say love can be found in the strangest of places; at a funeral, social gathering or while on holiday.

For FAITH CAREN MOCHE and gospel musician BILLY FRANK, their love was found and blossomed on the Internet.

Faith lets us in on their four years of love and finding a common purpose abroad

When Faith Caren Moche commented on her friend’s post on Instagram one fine afternoon in 2016, she didn’t know her post would attract the attention of Billy Frank, a top gospel artiste in Kenya. Frank would afterwards send a message to her inbox and from then on, their friendship began.

“He would check up on me virtually from time to time and then one day, he asked for my number. We started talking more frequently, got to know each other and developed a friendship,” she narrates.

Billy expressed his interest in pursuing marriage with her early in their conversations. In fact, most of their talks were about marriage.

“He shared with me YouTube sermons about marriage and slowly, the idea of me marrying him sank in. I loved how humble, yet confident he was and, especially the fact that he was God-fearing. Early 201 7, he asked to meet me in person in North Carolina where I was living at the time, with him coming all the way from Kansas, where he lived,” she reminisces.

Saying ‘I Do’

That meetup was the beginning of their courtship. And after two years of a long-distance relationship.

“I enjoyed his music so much and one time I posted on Instagram that I wished to get married to someone who sang like him. I had totally forgotten about that post until he pointed it out to me when we were dating. What a coincidence1 We choose to believe that it was destiny though. For me that was evidence that God not only hears our prayers, but He even listens to our causal wishes and answers them if it is His will,” narrates Faith.

The two said ‘I Do’ at a colourful garden ceremony on September 28 in North Carolina, US. For Faith, it was like a fairy tale asking for something in prayer and getting exactly what you had wished for.

Faith says while conducting his various worship ministries in the US, Billy tries not to affiliate himself with any specific church and did as much as he could with different churches, which made him build a proper foundation for his music ministry.

“That was the foundation he built and so it wasn’t hard moving around spreading the gospel in the US. He also did this in Kenya where he pretty much went to JCC and still served at Maximum Miracle Centre where he served closely with pastor Andrew Muiru until he relocated to the US in 2014. He never struggled with the idea that he couldn’t attend another church or serve in different places of worship, unless he and the congregation did not believe in the same principles. He strongly believes that he is called to serve the body of Christ and not a church. But at the same time, he has a home church called Neema Church in Dallas Texas where he serves and it’s his first priority,” explains Faith.

And with God’s grace, as she puts it, Billy Frank has been able to influence a number of churches, which now have an open door approach towards him.

Being his manager He also has something good baking in the oven as far as his personal music goes. His ultimate goal is to produce music that reaches not only Kenyans, but can minister to people internationally.

Having had a dad who was a pastor, Faith feels like she was prepared all along for the role of being Billy Frank’s missing rib. Besides being a physician assistant, Faith is currently in the worship team with him and is also his personal assistant in all matters including his record label.

She says being a worship leader at her church back in North Carolina made it an easy and smooth transition into ministering with the love of his life.

“I’m still learning how to best help him with his record label and I’m looking forward to our company growing and helping other artistes expand their ministry,” she says The two have no plans to relocate back to their motherland for now, but plan to raise their family in the US.

When it comes to being a wife of a celebrity, Faith is glad that they are living in the US where she doesn’t have to be under pressure because of her husband’s status.

“Well, I haven’t experienced any challenges in having a celebrity husband here in the US because people don’t have that mentality here. We all treat each other the same. But I can imagine things would probably be different in Kenya,” she says in conclusion.

ABOUT BILLY FRANK

• His passion for music started when he was a child, his greatest inspiration being his father, also a musician.

• He wanted to be a pilot, but ended up loving music.

• Faith has a younger brother named Billy like her husband. Frank and Faith’s dad share the same birthday.

• His worship songs include Umeniweza, Milele Daima, Kama si Wewe, Kwa Sababu Yakoamong others.

• He was awarded the Best Audio Producer in the 2012 Agma award, the biggest gospel African music awards held annually in UK, and the best audio producer east Africa by Groove Awards.

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Njugush’s son Tugi leaves netizens in stitches after perfectly imitating Mutahi Kagwe

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Comedian Njugush’s son Tugi has left many cracking their ribs after his perfect imitation of the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Tugi who recently turned two years wowed many after imitating Kagwe’s warning to Kenyans during his COVID-19 pressers.

In a video shared on Celestine Ndinda’s Instagram page, the funny boy perfectly repeated Kagwe’s words: ” If you continue to behave normally”.

The young boy held mic close to his mouth to act a like he was having a presser.

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Njugush’s wife was behind the camera recording their son and she could be heard laughing out loud.

Kenyans among them celebrities were wowed by Tugi’s courage with some saying he has taken after his parents.

Among those who reacted to the video was Sauti Sol’s Bien who said Tugi was a rebirth of the comedian and his wife.

“Hahahahahahaha The rebirth. Now, this is Njugush na Celest. He is going to be the end of us,” wrote Bien.

Anerlisa Muigai wished blessings to the little boy saying she was very happy of him.

Njugush who has always been proud of his little boy said: “He makes my heart so full”.

His close friend Abel Mutua advised the proud dad to shut down the internet since Tugi had already won the game.

It is interesting to note that the little boy already grasped Kagwe’s accent which was evident in his short speech.

In another video the funny boy was recorded saying that they were eating grass while having dinner with his dad.

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The comedian tried to explain to his son that they were having sukuma wiki but he could hear none of that.

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Asha Mwilu resigns from Citizen TV

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Award-winning journalist Asha Mwilu has called it quits from her job at Citizen TV.

Mwilu, who joined Royal Media Services in 2018 from KTN, said she was quitting to launch her start-up.

“Some personal news: I’m leaving Citizen TV to launch my start-up. I’ve worked under the guidance of the brilliant,” she said via Twitter.

She thanked everyone at Citizen who had her back and gave her feedback, constructive criticism and such great engagement on her stories.

“I thank you. I can’t wait to share my new projects with you! A hint of what’s next,” she added.

After her move to Citizen TV, she became the face of Special Assignments, in-depth stories told in documentary format.

Before her departure from Mombasa Road, Mwilu was the Features and Documentaries Editor at KTN.

Mwilu was crowned the overall winner of the CNN MultiChoice Journalist of the Year Awards in 2016 alongside cameraman Rashid Idi with a story investigating the terror activities in Mandera and its border with Somalia, Terror Crossing.

In 2013, she was named the reporter of the year by the Media Council of Kenya for her documentary “Armies of the Underworld.”

Mwilu was crowned the overall winner of the CNN MultiChoice Journalist of the Year Awards in 2016 alongside cameraman Rashid Idi with a story investigating the terror activities in Mandera and its border with Somalia, Terror Crossing.

She also has other notable works under her belt including the Isiolo Al Shabaab Link & Outcry of Police Killings in Mathare both on Citizen TV and Fighting Al Shabaab on KTN.

The latter told the story of Kenyan and Amisom troops battle in neutralising the threat of the militant group in its home country, Somalia.

Mwilu holds a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the United States International University and a Masters Degree in Documentary Practice from the University of the Creative Arts in the UK.

She is also a Chevening Scholar 2015-2016.

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‘I packed my bags and left for Canada…’ Kambua narrates

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Award-winning gospel singer Kambua Manundu Mathu is among the few lucky artistes who studied abroad.

The Bado Nasimama hit singer, shared a photo from her graduation, reminiscing her old college days.

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15yrs ago I packed my bags and left for Canada. A foreign land, in the middle of winter, to pursue a dream. My parents were my biggest cheerleaders- my father especially taught me the importance of having an education,’ she wrote in part.

She continued,

10yrs ago I graduated against all odds with my BA in Music from Ambrose University college. Over the last 10, God has continued to show me that he is the giver of dreams and if we trust his leading, he allows us to be more than we could ask, or imagine. Imela papa!.

In a recent interview, the mother of one revealed that her late father Professor Manundi forced her to study hard, though she wasn’t serious with her education.

She said after returning from the USA,

AFTER THE SUMMER CAMP, I CAME BACK TO KENYA AND joined UNIVERSITY. I STARTED BECAUSE I DID NOT FINISH THE COURSE. MY GRADES WERE GOOD, I APPRECIATED AND ENJOYED IT, BUT I KNEW MY HEART WAS TAGGING ME IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION ON CAMPUS, I WAS ACTIVELY SINGING. IF THERE WAS AN EVENT I WAS THERE. EVERYBODY ON CAMPUS KNEW THERE’S A GIRL ON CAMPUS CALLED KAMBUA WHO SINGS. I KNEW MUSIC IS WHAT I WANTED TO DO AND DO IT SERIOUSLY.

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