gospel singer ruth matete pays tribute to her husband a year after his death.

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Ruth Matete

by Helvine Achieng April 13, 2021

Kenyan gospel singer Ruth Matete lost the love of her life a year ago, and Matete remembers her husband just like it was yesterday. The singer penned a tribute in remembrance of his late husband and father of her child. She wrote, 

“One year ago a day like today 11th April 2020,my husband Pastor Belovedjohn Apewajoye went to be with the Lord, 5 months after our wedding😭😭.I could write a book on the events that followed after he was pronounced dead.

It's been crazy. It's been hard. But God's grace has kept me. I was 2 months pregnant with my daughter when her father died. I didn't know how I was going to make it or if I was even going to make it. But God! This post comes to say a big thank you to God for keeping me, and to you my friend, fan who stood in the gap for me. I am eternally grateful. Even though we know that we all are gonna die someday, somehow no one is ever ready when death knocks.” 


“I miss my husband so much😥😥. Every milestone my baby Toluwa achieves, I wish that her father would be here to celebrate it with me. But such is life. Some days are really hard. I have accepted the fact that healing will take time. I won't rush myself. I'll heal when I heal. One day I was a wife. Today am a widow😭😭. To be honest some days it all feels like a dream. It's a hard day for me.. Been trying to block it by watching movies and playing with Toluwa, but it's hard😭. Even the strongest of us need to be held in prayers some days. Today, is that day for me. A short prayer, a text message, call will help. I really covet your prayers.”

Matetes husband died when she was a few months pregnant, and they were just five months into their marriage.