Kelsy Kerubo has emerged as one of Kenya’s leading gospel artists, reaching the pinnacle of her career with the prestigious title of Female Musician of the Year at the inaugural Kibali Awards. The 24-year-old songstress, known for her vibrant personality and soul-stirring music, has captivated audiences nationwide. Let’s delve into the remarkable journey of Kelsy Kerubo, from her humble roots to musical stardom.
Kelsy Kerubo Family
Kelsy Kerubo’s journey begins in Mukuru Kwa Njenga, where she was born as the firstborn in a family of five. Raised in a modest family, she faced early challenges that shaped her resilient spirit. Kelsy commenced her education at Jobenpha Primary School in Nairobi, later transitioning to Tonga Omonuri Primary School in Nyamira County.
Kelsy Kerubo Early Life
During the crucial period of sitting for her KCPE exams, adversity struck as her mother fell ill, and her father embarked on a journey to South Africa in search of employment. In the face of these challenges, Kelsy took on the responsibility of caring for her siblings. Waking up at 4 a.m., she engaged in selling fresh groceries to provide for her family, a demanding task that affected her study time and exam performance.
Despite the hardships, Kelsy Kerubo’s determination prevailed. She transferred to Nyamecheo Primary School, where she faced the obstacle of having to repeat class 7 due to her delayed registration for KCPE. Nevertheless, she overcame the odds, passed her exams, and continued her education at Matuu HGM Memorial Girls in Machakos County and later Nyakoiba Secondary School, where she completed her KCSE.
With unwavering resilience, Kelsy pursued higher education at Kenyatta University, specializing in Psychology and Sociology.
Kelsy Kerubo Career
Kelsy Kerubo’s entry into the music scene took a significant turn when she joined Msanii Music Group in 2020, a decision that marked the beginning of her musical prowess. The group, led by Joash Nyamongo, provided a nurturing environment for Kelsy to hone her vocal skills. Her participation in the choir not only enriched her musical abilities but also instilled confidence—a trait she admits lacking before joining.
Despite being an integral part of Msanii Music Group, Kelsy Kerubo ventured into building her solo career. March 2021 witnessed her debut solo release, ‘Huru Kwa Pendo,’ followed by ‘Asante’ a month later. However, it was her collaboration with Rose Muhando on ‘Nasonga Mbele’ that propelled her to widespread recognition. The song garnered a staggering 1.9 million views on YouTube, solidifying her status as a rising gospel sensation.
Kelsy Kerubo Songs
Kelsy’s solo discography includes other hits such as ‘Nina Haja Na Wewe’ (1.1 million views), ‘Amenichekesha’ (529K views), and ‘Haujachelewa’ (525K views), showcasing her versatility and musical prowess.