Erick Mutinda: Describe Nerrisah Chepkemoi in few words? Nerrisah Chepkemoi: Nerissah is a simple lady born in Kamungei, Kapcherire village Bomet county. Grew up in Kapcherire Primary and later joined Kamungei Secondary School in 2006. I started my music career in 2010 n trusting God to take the gospel through music. E.M: How has music
Erick Mutinda: Describe Nerrisah Chepkemoi in few words?
Nerrisah Chepkemoi: Nerissah is a simple lady born in Kamungei, Kapcherire village Bomet county. Grew up in Kapcherire Primary and later joined Kamungei Secondary School in 2006. I started my music career in 2010 n trusting God to take the gospel through music.
E.M: How has music been since 2010 ?
N.C: It has never been that easy especially being a lady, challenges all over, but even so despite all that I’ve kept growing, moving and keep trusting God that a better future lies
ahead of me.
E.M: Talking about challenges what are some of them ?
N.C: Being a public figure some people might want to take advantage of you thinking you’re weak. While others are interested seeing you grow and want to promote you. You know how ladies are perceived in our African society.
Another challenge is all that has affected music generally is piracy.
E.M: Yes I do know of the perception about women in the African society , but what makes you overcome all this challenges and just press on?
N.C: Patience, focus, commitment and determination
E.M: With the heightened political activities, political disorders and tribal strife are the norm, as an artist what’s your take on the country and probably your positive message to the people?
N.C: Kenya we’re one country, we should all be committed to making our country great again, I feel so bad when leaders are not together. I kindly request all our leaders to embrace unity like our fore fathers let us not destroy our country. As we all know and it’s well known in Africa and beyond that our country, Kenya is the greatest destination for tourists having beautiful beaches along our coast, the great Maasai Mara and many others. Kenya is also the first country to use mobile money transfer – that’s Mpesa system. I’m proud to be a Kenyan and be among Kenyan gospel artists.
E.M: You have a peace song that is out, tell us more about it?
N.C: I’ve a responsibility to preach peace, that’s why I sung that song “We Need Peace in Kenya” without peace we can’t do anything, peace is like water we can’t do without it. Was advising our leaders and everybody that we should embrace peace at all times and at all cost.
E.M: For the benefit of our readers what are some of the other songs you have recorded
N.C: I have recorded several songs, mostly in Kalenjin. Some of them include Mama Nenyun, V.l.P, Amunee, Tuguk Somok, Agure, Jeiso Rirenan, Kalyet and Ongerip Tibiikyok
E.M: Your advice to rising musicians?
N.C: This journey of music it isn’t that easy, I advice them to be Patient, focused, committed and have determination