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Janet Otiebo – Gospel Tunes Crafter

Janet Achieng Otieno popularly known as Janet Otiebo, is a highly acclaimed Kenyan gospel vocalist, and songwriter. Also acknowledged as the winner of Mwafaka Awards and nominated at Groove Awards for Collaboration of the Year on the song ‘Napokea Kwako‘ which featured Christiana Shusho from Tanzania.

Early Life and Musical Genesis

Born in Kisumu, Kenya, Janet is the first born of six children born to her parents. She gained interest in music in the year 2010 which moved her to release various songs thereafter which are meant to uplift the contrite hearts and crushed spirits alongside spreading the message of faith and love. In comparison with other gospel musicians, Janet began singing at church showcasing her unique lyrical streak.


  • Napokea Kwaku
  • Uniongoze
  • Heshima
  • Ni wewe
  • Mtafute
  • Tembea Nami
  • Roho Wako
  • Nifunze
  • More of You
  • Asante
  • Narudi
  • Njaze

Janet has earned herself massive followers and admirers across the borders of Kenya thanks to her undying zeal to convey spirit filled gospel music through her impressive lyrical talent and spectacular wordplay.

Awards and Nominations

Janet has won been nominated for a number of awards schemes. In 2014, she won Collaboration of the Year during the Mwafaka Award.

Personal Life

This talented Gospel music wordist was led to the altar in 1996 by her husband Mr. Alfred Otieno with whom she has adorable children.

Otieno Janet is undoubtedly a blessing and inspiration to many youth seeking to make it in the gospel music industry in Kenya hence earning her massive fan base worldwide.

written by Ruth Ama Onumah


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