By Sheila Kimani (@sheilakimm)

Rarely will you hear gospel mix tapes that lack Christina Shusho’s tunes in Kenyan events, shows and even in praise and worship sessions at churches.

That is the kind of influence she has on the East African gospel scene and guess who she applauded for supporting her ministry? Churchill the King of Kenyan Comedy.

I met you quite many years back, you have been a good friend to me. A million times supporter to my ministry and other people’s talent especially comedians. Wapenda kuinua watu na wala huoni wivu mwingine aki panda. You are a kind of a man we are privileged to have in our days. Kenya should be proud to have you, as Africa is proud to have you too MR DANIEL “CHURCHILL ” NDAMBUKI. Friends sema neno to this son of Africa,’’ she wrote on her Facebook page.

Over the years, as Kenya’s funniest man, Churchill has been able to score friends and fans in high places. He has received accolades from heads of states, renowned sportsmen, legends, international as well as local celebrities.