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Ruth Matete Biography-Husband, family, education, net worth, age, TPF Career and songs

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Born in Kenya, Ruth Matete is a renowned Kenyan songwriter and singer who won the coveted Tusker project Fame award in 2012.

Ruth Matete’s focus is Gospel music through which she aims to serve the Almighty God and bring many into the fold.


Ruth Matete Age

Ruth Matete clocked 34 in 2020. Her father, Abel Amunga (an actor) brought her up single-handedly.


Ruth Matete Husband

Ruth Matete got married to her beloved husband John Apewajoye (a pastor of Nigerian descent) in a private ceremony in November 2019.

The ceremony was attended by a few friends and family.

Ruth Matete Husband’s death

John Apewajoye passed on Saturday April 10, 2020 at a local hospital in Nairobi after nursing severe burns caused by a gas explosion for two weeks.

He had just refilled his gas cylinder. When he tried fixing it, it exploded leaving Pastor Apewajoye with severe injuries that led to his death.


Ruth Matete career-TPF and songs

In 2012, Ruth Matete won the coveted Tusker Project Fame, TPF award. This opened greater doors for her and set the pace for her music career.

Currently, Ruth Matete is a gospel songwriter and singer.

Some of her hit songs include

Praise Him


Na Wewe


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How Much

Mimi Nawe

Msaada wangu

Help Me


Ruth Matete Career Background

From a tender age, Ruth Matete’s father was supportive of her talent. She discovered that she could actually sing when her father requested her to sing for him and for sure she did not disappoint.

In 2012, she decided to present herself for the TPF auditions which she won.

Her religion and unwavering faith in the Lord has seen her through major challenges parenting being the most glaring one.

When she won in the TPF competitions, she offered Kshs 500, 000 to the church as a tithe.


Ruth Matete Education background

Ruth went to Dr. Krapf and Uhuru Primary School where she excelled, proceeding to Maasai Girls and St Pauls Erusui for secondary school education.

She later joined Daystar University where she pursued A Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication in 2005.

Ruth Matete Early life

Ruth Matete is a product of high school love.

Her parents were still in high school when she was born but they later chatted different paths and got married to other spouses.

Ruth lived with her mother and stepfather who mistreated her and denied her an opportunity to attend school.

She decided to go to Nairobi and live with her real father, Abel Amunga and stepmother. Unfortunately, her step-mother mistreated her too but her mule determination and resilience saw her through all the challenges for she was able to soar to the greatest heights in education.

She is the reason her father and stepfather separated.

Ruth Matete’s biological mother passed on barely a month after she went to Nairobi.

She lived with her biological father since then.





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