Edith Adhiambo Odhiambo famously known as Nya Gabby is one of the most popular female gospel musicians in Luo Nyanza.
Her hits such as Let me preach (We ya uru mond ayal), What Jesus has promised (Gik Ma Yesu Osingo), Were it not for Jesus (Do Onge Yesu), and, Let me sing for Jesus (We awerne Yesu) are not only uplifting, but full of praises to God.
The songs are contained in her first and only album, released in 2016 with a total of seven songs.
“I started singing at an early age but decided to record my songs in 2016, in order to reach many people through my God-given talent,” she said during an interview in Kisumu on Monday evening.
However, what many people do not know is that at one time, she served as a house help to make ends meet.
"It was in 2007 when I had to serve as a house help to make ends meet. I was earning Sh4, 000 per month,” recalled the mother of one.
She got married in 2008, and in 2009 had to serve as a security guard for two security companies to eke out a living after her husband become ill.
Edith believes all she went through was preparing her to serve Christ Jesus through her music.
The renowned musician divulged that she really thanks God for her only son who was born in 2010, two years after she underwent an operation, with the doctor who operated on her saying that she should prepare not to carry a child in her lifetime.
“I went through an operation in 2008 few months before I got married. The doctor told me that one of my tubes was removed, meaning I would never get a child. But look at me now, I have a 10-year-old son. It is by the Grace of God. I thank and appreciate him much for what He did for me,” said the 32-year-old singer.
She plans to release her second album in 2022. The album will contain 6 songs, two of them being in Swahili.