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Kenyatta Inspires Youth At Groove Awards

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“Music unites us and inspires us. We turn to music when we are happy and we turn to music when we are sad,” explained the President, adding, “Indeed, as Africans, music is an integral part of our everyday lives and we have a song for every season and for every reason.”


Observers say Kenyatta is gradually consolidating his brand as the lead advocate for the improvement of youth’ welfare.

Below is Kenyatta’s speech in full

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to join you tonight for what is also my first Groove Awards with Safaricom gala night. I take this early opportunity to congratulate all the nominees and winners of the 2013 Groove Awards.

I am aware that since the Groove Awards were launched in 2004, they have had a tremendous impact on the local gospel music scene.

As a result, our gospel artistes now enjoy a higher profile at home and abroad. Indeed, the local gospel music scene is no longer an inferior art form, but a force in its own right.

Music unites us and inspires us. We turn to music when we are happy and we turn to music when we are sad.

Indeed, as Africans, music is an integral part of our everyday lives and we have a song for every season and for every reason. Moreover, music is a very effective and powerful medium of communication. Music facilitates communication which goes beyond words, enables meanings to be shared, and promotes the development and maintenance of group, cultural and national identities.

At a personal level, I believe that there exists no higher form of music than Gospel music, because it is the highest form of prayer. Music permeates the spirit in ways that written words alone cannot do.

It not only serves as a medium of preaching the gospel but also invigorates the worship experience and strengthens the life of believers. Ladies and Gentlemen, Beyond its intrinsic value, music is a multi-billion industry through which many talented people across the world make a decent living.

I am encouraged to note that a vibrant and dynamic music industry has been gradually emerging in our country.

Indeed, in the last decade or so, the Kenyan music industry, and particularly gospel music industry, has witnessed exponential growth and is in the process of transforming into a vibrant sector of our economy.


Coupled with the investments made by individuals and companies involved in the industry, and the ripple effect it continues to have on other sectors, I believe the music industry has the potential to become one of the key sectors driving our economy.

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