The world of gospel music was recently rocked by a scandalous video involving Kamba gospel musician Rosaline Katungwa Nduva. The viral TikTok dancer is also known for her soul-stirring songs like “Munyanya” and “Yesu Anakuja,” Rosaline has gained a substantial following on social media. However, amidst the controversy, her journey as an artiste and her unwavering resilience shine through.
In this article, WoK explores the various aspects of the artiste’s life and career that have shaped her into the determined musician she is today.
Early Life and Education
Rosaline Katungwa Nduva was born and raised in the vibrant region of Makueni. Her formative years were spent attending Mukameni Primary and Mukameni Secondary schools.
It was during this time that her love for music blossomed. The school is located in Kithuki Location Kathonzweni Division in Makueni Constituency.
Rosaline actively participated in leading choirs and organizing music events, both within her school and the local community. These early experiences ignited her passion for gospel music and laid the groundwork for her future endeavors.
Musical Career Takes Flight- First Volume Fails
In 2016, after completing her secondary education, Rosaline made the pivotal decision to pursue her singing ministry in Nairobi. Eager to share her talent and faith through music, she embarked on recording her first album.
Unfortunately, the initial volume failed to garner the success she had hoped for. However, Rosaline recalls in an interview that it was the support and financial backing of the church that allowed her to embark on her musical journey.
Rising from Setbacks
Undeterred by the initial setback, Rosaline Katungwa Nduva pressed on, determined to fulfill her calling as a gospel artiste. She poured her heart and soul into recording songs such as “Sinema” and “Yesu Ndiye Rafiki Wa Ukweli,” showcasing her unwavering dedication to her craft.
Rosaline recounts in the YouTube interview of how she always was inspired and aspired to collaborate with the revered veteran gospel artist Rose Muhando, and learn from her wealth of experience.
The Remarkable Collaboration With Rose Muhando
As fate would have it, Rosaline’s dream of working with Rose Muhando became a reality when the renowned artiste visited her church. This unexpected encounter led to a fortuitous collaboration on the song “Yesu Anakuja.”
The collaboration catapulted Rosaline into the spotlight, gaining her a significant following and increasing her popularity within the gospel music scene. To share her music with a broader audience, she uploaded the song on YouTube, where it resonated deeply with listeners.
Challenges Faced and Overcoming
Alongside her growing success, Rosaline faced various challenges, particularly in securing the necessary capital to fund her music projects. However, her unyielding faith and unwavering commitment to her music ministry kept her focused.
She firmly believes that dedication and self-sacrifice are indispensable qualities for any aspiring gospel artiste. Rosaline encourages others to remain steadfast in their pursuits, emphasizing that perseverance is key to overcoming barriers.
In a YouTube interview seen by WoK, she highlights the lack of financial resources for recording songs as a significant hurdle that she managed to overcome through the power of prayer and her dedication to serving others.
Additionally, she emphasizes the crucial role played by the church in supporting her musical journey, including their assistance in recording her debut volume.
She adds, “…what i can tell people is that, hii huduma inataka mtu anajitolea, usipojitoloea huwezi penya. Siri ni kuomba na kujipeana”
An Alleged Video Leak And Rising Above Controversy
The gospel artist found herself at the center of attention when a video, purportedly featuring her in an intimate situation with a pastor, went viral on social media platforms.
The video caused shockwaves among her fans and the wider community, threatening to overshadow her budding music career.
While the video’s authenticity remains disputed, Rosaline has shown remarkable strength and resilience in the face of adversity.
Her unwavering faith and commitment to her music ministry have helped her navigate these challenging times, focusing on her calling as a gospel artiste.
Viral Success with “Mwisilila Past Yakwa Niki”
After the alleged video leak did rounds on social media, Katungwa clapped back with a gospel song that has since become one of her most viral song.
Recently, she released “Mwisilila Past Yakwa Niki” a captivating song, accompanied by an official 4K music video, that has quickly caught the attention of music enthusiasts.
Within just eight days of its release, “Mwisilila Past Yakwa Niki” amassed an impressive 235,000 views on YouTube, solidifying Roseline’s position as a rising star in the gospel music industry.
Unleashing Redemption Through Music
“Mwisilila Past Yakwa Niki” carries a message of forgiveness, redemption, and personal growth. Roseline’s heartfelt lyrics and passionate vocals resonate deeply with audiences, touching the hearts of those who have faced their own struggles and setbacks.
The song’s powerful melody and inspiring lyrics have become a source of solace and encouragement for many.
Continuing the Journey
Despite the challenging circumstances she faced, Roseline Kantungwa Nduva remains committed to her calling as a gospel artist.
She has not allowed the controversy to define her, instead using her talent and faith to inspire others through her music.
With each new release, Roseline continues to touch lives and spread messages of hope, forgiveness, and spiritual renewal.