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PCEA Kahawa Farmers wins Sh2m in Battle of the Choirs competition

PCEA Kahawa Farmers from Roysambu have been crowned the winners of the second edition of the Battle of Choirs, 2024.

The winners take home a cash prize of Sh2 million, the first runners up take home Sh1 million and the second runners up take home Sh500,000.

St Peters Clavers were the first runners-up with Sh 1 million while Ngomongo Ministers came third.

The competition, which was held at KICC, attracted hundreds of residents during its final day on Monday at KICC, which was attended by Nairobi

Governor Johnson Sakaja and other county leaders.

While congratulating the winners and participants, Governor Sakaja said the reason for the Battle of the Choirs Easter Festival was not to compete but to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection in style.

“We are here for a reason, in this season Jesus is the reason. We are celebrating the love that God has shown to mankind by giving his Son to die for us so that we may have abundant life. We are here to support your ministry of spreading the word through song. I am sure someone has been encouraged, healed and their spirit lifted,” said Sakaja.

He revealed that a mobile recording studio that will travel around the county for choirs to access affordable recording services for their songs is ready.

Each sub-county will also have its own recording studio.

The first edition of the competition was held last year following the inauguration of the Nairobi Festivals initiated by the Governor.

However, five months later, the judges were not paid their fees, something the governor said was unfortunate and would not happen again.
The competition is meant to recognise the rich talent among the residents.

In his speech, the governor reiterated his earlier decision to raise the height of Nairobi’s Kileleshwa and Kilimani areas to 75 metres.