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J Rafa Kenya's new talent

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By kay Jackson | Dec 26th 2016 | 3 min read

Music educates, entertains, warns but above all it gives hope. This is why we are always looking for that one person who will inspire us through his or her talent. Luckily today we feature an amazing young man, a rising gospel star in the country. He recently released his debut song “PENDO” which I must confess it's being received well. I predict he is soon going to be a household name.

Joseph Rafael Musau now popularly known as J Rafa by many of his fans and music counterparts, is the only male child in a family of three currently residing in Ongata Rongai. He was born in Kitui County schooled at St.Michael’s Primary Kitui and Excel Bamboo Preparatory school here in Nairobi before proceeding to St Matinyani Boys’ for his secondary education.He is currently undertaking a Bachelor’s in Film and animation at the Multimedia University of Kenya. He admits that it has not been an easy journey for him as an upcoming artist. "This ministry has a lot of challenges from acceptance, production to marketing.Nothing comes easy, but the desire to be a blessing and to speak to someone has kept me hopeful throughout the course," said Musau. He gives glory to God for making him meet the right people who have been such a blessing to him.

According to him the inspiration behind his music is his passion for worship.The upcoming musician said that he usually feels blessed and happy when people approach him and tell him of how his songs are blessing them. That kind of motivation he can’t explain it. He also says that he always tries to come up with songs that even minister to the unsaved and give them hope.

During my interview with him, he said that he wrote the song PENDO by himself and with the help of Zzo Wa Baraka, Teddy B and Shallzbaro he produced the song. The song is a dedication to everyone struggling with insecurities, low self-esteem and those who are living in denial of love. The song actually encouraging people to trust in God's love which has more to offer than human love.

The artist said in an effort to grow musically he's working on collaborations with other artists who have been long in the industry. He wishes to minister to the entire East Africa through his music and help take gospel music to its rightful place.
"I want to concentrate more on doing God’s will, come up with true gospel songs from my heart," said J Rafa.
He also made it clear that he will be looking forward to being nominated for the various awards such as Mwafaka, East Africa Gospel Awards, Tetemesha awards, and Xtreem.

In his parting shots, the upcoming musician told his fans to always put God first, keep deals right, that they may not raise questions before men and before their maker they may stand in purity. And to everyone else reading this article he reminded you that you should always know that God exists and can never let them down.

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