career was propelled to stardom with her CD, Lazima Tuwe Kama Watoto where she collaborated with other gospel
stars the likes of Mary Wambui of Ahadi ya Bwana hit song fame.
History of Ester Wahome and how she came to influence music in Kenya:
Esther grew up in Nveri, spending much of her time singing Gospel music in church. In 1988 Esther was spotted by Sammy Ovando, a KBC producer giving her an opportunity to present in the Sunday Gospel Show, “Sing and Shine”, and offering her the break and confidence necessary for her illustrious musical career.
was raised in a musical home – her father, William Wahome, played many instruments for pleasure and was her inspiration; it is through him that her love for music grew. While music was at first a pass-time it soon developed in a fully-fledged music career.
Esther completed her O levels at the prestigous Pangani Girls High School in Nairobi in 1993; soon thereafter she started her career in music. Today Esther Wahome is one of the top three gospel singers in Kenya.
Esther has recorded numerous Gospel records where she soon became a household name after her first record was released.
She often sings at crusades organised by her church; furthermore she tours in and out of Kenya. Her hit Kuna Dawa is a popular song and is one of the favourites enjoyed at many social gatherings. The song covers everyday social issues offering hope.
Esther Wahome has shared the stage with famous names the likes of Noel Richards, Ken Reley and Why Friday, performing at well-attended concerts in New Castle, UK, in addition to participating in large charity events for fundraising.
Her other inspiration is SA’s top Gospel vocalist, Rebecca Malope but feels she has to be a star in her own light.
- Her song “Furahia” from her album “Furahia” was nominated in Europe, in addition to being featured on the CD which was titled “Stars of Afro-Pop” by A.R.C music gaining international fame.
- The hit was released in 2000 plus it was well-received throughout the world causing quite a stir as Esther became the first Kenyan to be featured in an international compilation CD of some of the biggest songs in Africa – a platform shared by Papa Wemba and Yossou N’dour.
Ester Wahome was crowned Mrs. Universe Kenya – she is indeed a beautiful woman with a gorgeous voice, happily married with a wonderful family.