Do you remember Henrie Mutuku? No? Here is a song that will make you remember her.
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Henrie Mutuku was a sensation back in the day. Alongside Rufftone, she laid the foundation for the growth of mainstream gospel in Kenya. Her magnificent vocals also won her a Kora award in 2002.
She won two Kisima awards in 2003 for Best Female Artiste and Best Contemporary Gospel Artiste. Mutuku was also nominated for a Kora Award again that year.
But after dropping her first album Simama, she disappeared from the music scene. She said she wanted to take time to reflect. Many fans were surprised by her move because she was one of the hottest stars around.
In one of the interviews, she said:
I wanted to take some time just to reflect, soul search and focus on God. I felt that there was too much going on in the gospel industry. When I first got into music I just wanted to make music to guide people during praise and worship. However, with time I felt that gospel was turning into a showbiz industry and having done my job I had to step back.
It seems she is done reflecting. Henrie has released a new album titled, ‘Tena’, which apparently is a continuation of her first album.
The album was executively produced by Henrie herself.