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As Gerriey Wainaina Marks 1 Year, The Father of Urban Kenyan Gospel Celebrates 18 Years In Marriage

Marriage is a beautiful thing and these two couples are appreciating the beauty in it as they celebrate different periods in it. While Sax player Gerriey Wainaina is marking 1 year in marriage on the other hand the founding father of cogerriey 4ntemporary gospel music Pete Odera is celebrating 18 years in marriage.

Gerriey Wainina and his wife | Rev Pete Odera and Christine
Gerriey Wainina and his wife | Rev Pete Odera and Christine

Reverend Pete Odera got married to his better half Christine Rose 18 years ago, in a period that would lead him to discover his purpose of mentor-ship and even to lead a church.

Reverend Pete Odera and wife Christine Odera
Reverend Pete Odera and wife Christine Odera

The couple share different platforms together as they lead a generation of the young to become the next purpose leaders in the kingdom business. They also minister together in Water Brook church which has played a critical role in shaping the next generation to be fearless influencers.

Gerriey Wainaina on the other note celebrates his union with his best friend after tying the knot last year at St. Andrews Church in a ceremony that was colored in red.

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The Famous 5 Alive Re-unites And Joins Pastor Pete Odera As He Marks 25 Years In Music Industry

The father of the contemporary Gospel music industry in Kenya, Dr. Pete Odera, is celebrating 25 years in music. A little birdie tells me that Dr. Pete and the boy band from the ‘90s – Five Alive – are working on something in readiness for a grand concert towards the end of this month.

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Dr. Pete actively began his music career circa 1990. A self taught vocalist, pianist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, saxophonist and all things music; Dr. Pete is a force to reckon with. He was among the pioneers of the music industry as we know it and has shaped, along with his, the careers of countless musicians in this country.

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One of Kenya’s favourite boy bands, Five Alive, envisioned by Eric Wainaina and Victor Seii, will be joining Dr. Pete on stage at the black tie themed dinner. This will be a concert like no other bringing together musical legends and music lovers who loved them from them from the beginning! You cannot afford to miss it!


The Silver Jubilee Gala Dinner and Concert will be held on Saturday, 28th March, 2015 at Prestige Plaza, 3rd Floor starting at 6.30pm. Charges are KES 2,500 per person. For bookings call 0711 752 989. It is part of Waterbrook Church’s annual conference programme: Increase Your Capacity Conference 2015. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Pete; go back in time and reminisce on the good ol’ days; enjoy great music, food and company!

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Meet The Pastor Who Mentored Eric Wainaina And Co- Founded Kisima Awards

Pastor Pete Odera is not a new face to most artiste’s as he has played a great role in mentoring them and two being a father to them. He has shown the ropes to artiste’s like Eric Wainaina and shared a stage with artistes like Donnie Mc Clurkin, Cece Winans, Ron Kenoly among others.

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Very few people know his story which I can now share with you.

Pastor Pete has founded and runs several organizations and ministries:

The Waterbrook Church, which started in a little 8 feet by 10 feet room, to become a thriving church and introducing Pastor Pete to the world as an international speaker.

Ixos Synergies, which is a training and capacity building outfit that has developed emerging leaders both in his native Kenya, and abroad.
Pastor Pete also co-founded the Kisima Awards-Kenya’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

He has been called ‘a true father” (Pastor Hannah Nginya-Director Badili Center), ‘the General’ (Christian Kiarie-Milele) and even ‘the God father of contemporary Gospel music’ (Adam Magazine February 2008 cover story).

Pete Odera speaking
A double Kenya Festival award winner, a lifetime achievement Groove Awards nominee & the 2008 winner of the Peace Award along with Wakenya Pamoja-a foundation he co-founded, Pete Odera is a much accomplished artist to say the least.

He mentors several CEO’s, Church Ministers as well as leaders who range from members of the judiciary to musicians.

KANJII MBUGUA Entertainer/CEO Kijiji Records :

“Pete Odera is the entire industry. When there was nothing & nobody was doing anything, Pete was there. “

He has toured extensively including his native Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the US, and has been very well received by the myriad audiences in those nations.

He was specially invited by the Kenya National Assembly to minister at the inaugural National Prayer Breakfast in Nairobi where the then President of Kenya honourable Mwai Kibaki was the guest of honour. He has also performed at the UNEP headquarters for various dignitaries.
Pete’s audience has included 4 Heads of State, ambassadors and esteemed dignitaries.



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