Evelyn Wanjiru, popular kenyan gospel musician, and her husband, Agundabweni Akweyu, announced on Tuesday via Instagram that they are expecting their first child together.
The musician rejoiced, breaking into a thanksgiving song titled ‘asante,’ in which she celebrates the end of a 10-year wait for a child.
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him,” the singer wrote, quoting a verse from 1 Samuel. Her celebratory message included a prayer for other couples who had nearly given up on trying to start a family.
“Look at us and see what the Lord has done. Friends and family I tell you; There’s a distinct difference, anybody can be a father but it takes a special man to be a DAD. This man right here @agundabweni is a gift from God to me,” Wanjiru wrote, heaping praise on her husband who has stayed by her side.
Wanjiru revealed her baby shower in the music video, which debuted on Tuesday, in which she was surrounded by a slew of her friends.
“You don’t get what you pray for, you get what you’ve waited for, “because those who wait upon the Lord are like Mt zion they shall mount up with wings like eagles.” she wrote on Instagram.
Speaking on what kept them going during the 10-year wait, Wanjiru said she kept her faith, while encouraging others like her but privately asked God questions. “Where are you ? Until when, how many more doctors shall we see?” the ‘Ila Damu’ hitmaker revealed.
“Then I would hear a voice saying ..Get encouraged.The measure of your Temptation is equal to the measure of your Blessings. So fight your battle delightfully for after every Test there is a Testimony and after every Victory there is a Prize,”
Wanjiru had opened up about her struggles in several interviews, but she thanked her ten-year-husband for being supportive despite the societal pressures that came with the long wait for a child.
“Marry someone who can carry the weight and burden of your vision. Marriage is beyond sex and bearing children. It’s disastrous to marry someone who doesn’t show any interest in what you’re called to do. As you are falling in love with him, he should also fall in love with their calling, profession, passion and vision,” Wanjiru told Nairobinews in 2020.