It’s a marriage that left many tongues wagging for quite some time, and up to this day, many still have something to say about the union between the celebrated Kenyan gospel queen Emmy Kosgei and her 63-year old Nigerian cleric Anselm Madubuko.
In a recent interview with the Sun News Online in Nigeria, the gospel artist sought to put all doubts and rumors about her marriage to rest. She started by acknowledging the fact that her marriage life, just like any other, has not been smooth sailing:
“It’s not easy, because it’s entirely a different ball game in Nigeria. But I believe it is God’s divine connection,” the Ololo hit singer said in the interview.
She referred to her husband as a man who understands her music, respects the people’s love for her and has always supported her. She added that Pastor Madubuko has always given her the platform and chance to fulfill her dreams, which is to grow her music career.
“I’m very fortunate to be part of his world as a wife and mother of the church,” Emmy told the Sun News Online.
The gospel singer also narrated in detail how she met the now 63-year old man of God from Nigeria. She remembered how they first met at a conference in Kenya where she had been invited to sing. Pastor Madubuko later invited her to his church in Nigeria, and subsequently, they became friends until the cleric proposed to her. She insists, however, that she had to confirm the proposal from God first before she said yes.
Emmy was recently appointed by the Kenyan government as the Global Tourism and Culture Ambassador. She also carries the Ambassador of Peace title for her immense contributions to Kenyan culture through her music.
Currently, the gospel artiste is preparing for the upcoming music awards in South Africa where she will compete with other renowned African gospel singers for the coveted Outstanding Female Gospel Artist of the Year–Traditional Award.