Kikuyu gospel musician Regina Wangui Macharia has lost her father just five days to her wedding set to take place coming Saturday at Sigona ACK Church.
Regina formerly known as Regina Muthoga lost her father to heart failure. Her father Samuel Macharia was an Archdeacon at African Independent Pentecostal Churches of Africa (AIPCA).
This comes days to her wedding to Nicholas Ng’ang’a Njoroge who is based in USA. The event was set to be aired live on Njata TV to reach their fans and relations who cannot attend because of the measures in place prohibiting big gatherings because of COVID-19 spread.
Regina and her first husband Bishop Bernard Muthoga divorced last year at a Nyeri court.
Regina shot to public limelight during the burial of Nyeri first Governor Nderitu Gachagua on March 2017. While performing her song that Gachagua loved, she danced in a manner exposing her body in presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta, other leaders and Kenyans watching the funeral live on TV. She became the talk of town.
She of the hit song “Ii Niwe Aca Tiwe” was back in news last year after she was divorced by her husband Bishop Muthoga over cruelty and alleged infidelity. This forced her to drop the Muthoga.
Her aged Father was sick for seven years. He passed on when all plans for the private wedding were complete.
An emotional Regina broke the sad news to her fans saying; “Oh God, who have we remained with? Our dad my heart tells me you are coming back. I can’t image my dad I will never see you again. Ooh my God give us courage”. Fans poured messages of condolences.
When she was divorced, Bishop Muthoga married another gospel singer Catherine Wangeci Thiong’o in a colourful wedding graced by Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, two MPS and number of businesspeople.
It is not clear if the wedding will go as planned or it will be postponed to hold the burial first.