WATCH: Jesus Forever! Jowie drops new hit as he heads to prison
Joseph Irungu, popularly known as Jowie, has released a gospel song titled Nakuabudu moments after he was convicted of murdering businesswoman Monicah Kimani.
The track, shared on his YouTube channel, is a worship song produced by Safri Records.
The song features heartfelt lyrics, including phrases like “Nakubudu, Nakusujudu, ni wewe, Yesu milele” (I worship you, I bow to you, it’s you, Jesus, forever), portraying Jowie’s deep devotion and faith amidst his legal troubles.
Accompanying the music video, Jowie shared a Bible verse, Psalm 150:6, which reads:
“Let everything that hath breath Praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD,” reinforcing the spiritual theme of the song.
Jowie’s venture into gospel music began in 2020 with his first release, ‘Nishikilie.’
Jowie was a member of a band that entertained revellers in Naivasha and Nakuru towns, where he was born and brought up.
He was a founder member of the church choir Agape Stormers.
Daily Nation quoted a friend saying, “He was an inspiring singer. At Agape Church in Pangani Estate, off the busy Kanu Street in Nakuru Town, Irungu was a vocalist and an instrumentalist.”
A neighbour in Lanet, where the parents live, added, “He was such an amazing young man who was talented in music and had superb vocals. I was shocked when I saw his photograph in the newspapers as the main suspect in the Kilimani murder.”
Jowie is not the only musician in the family. One of his brothers is a guitarist, while an elder brother is in photography. He is the secondborn in a family of two boys and two girls.
Since then, he has continued to share his faith through tracks.
The timing of this release, mere minutes after his conviction for the murder of Monicah Kimani, has sparked mixed reactions among netizens, with some commending his resilience and others questioning the appropriateness of the timing.
In the courtroom, Justice Grace Nzioka delivered a damning verdict against Jowie, stating:
“All this evidence leaves a strong conclusion that Irungu murdered Monica Kimani.” The prosecution successfully proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The song has since garnered over 2500 views on YouTube.
Here are some comments from YouTube:
@yesire9818: Don’t stop worshiping God even behind the prison wall. Men might forgive you but punishment is inevitable however sorry or changed you are, God can look at you with merciful eyes and use you to bring others closer to Him.
While Jowie awaits sentencing on March 8th, here are some other key facts about him:
He is the second-born in a family of two boys and two girls, born in Nakuru.
Jowie was engaged to TV personality Jacque Maribe before the murder of Monicah Kimani.
He spent 18 months in jail in connection with the murder.
Jowie has a musical background, having been a member of a band and a founder member of a church choir.
Watch the song: