Her sweet smile, charming personality and deep love for Christ is refreshing in an industry that's been marred with competitive fights and fake Christianity. Alice Mkamboi is the new kid on the block and she's about to take the gospel music industry by storm
Hold a conversation with this lovely 25-year-old songstress cum writer and you'll be hooked. It's not just her soft and calming voice that will get you going, it trickles down to her humble approach to communicating and her genuine innocence.
Her song, Mwamba Dhabiti was her prayer turned into music after she won the Groove's talent search last year. "It wasn't an easy year and the words of this song were my prayer. When I was given the beats to work with by my producer, the words started flowing."
Alice Mkamboi, the first born of four, started singing at church in 2009 after she completed high school. Later on, this tough cookie joined Sauti Academy in 2013 and at the same time worked while pursuing a Bachelors of Commerce in Operations Management at the University of Nairobi.
Her big break came last year when Safaricom's Groove held a talent search in Machakos in which she emerged the winner. Now she's taking a leap of faith and joining the music industry as a full time career,"This is my purpose and I have dropped everything I was doing to focus on what's important."
But in an industry dominated by fake personalities and loads of celebrity conflicts, P Live sought to find out how she expects to survive and succeed. Her response was quite calming, " What sets me apart is that I want God to speak through me. I am not out to be famous but to let God's goodness be seen through me."
Is she the next big thing?
Alice plans on making more music, "For now, all I can say is that great things are coming soon. I will focus on more singles and later on an album."
We wish her nothing but the best.