Mercy Opande, a former presenter at the Nakuru-based Egerton Radio is the winner of the inaugural “I Can Sing” competition on KTN.
The founder of Wordspeak Media doubles up as a singer, writer,poet,motivational speaker, and journalist.
Many of Mercy’s friends and supporters took to social media to congratulate the latest millionnaire in town who bagged a cool Ksh. 1,000,000 for winning the competition that was being aired on KTN every Friday.
Among notable names who send their congratulatory messages to the winner included Kisumu County Women Rep Hon. Rozza Buyu who in her message thanked Miss Opande for showcasing the lakeside county to the nation.
“Congratulations Mercy Opande for winning the coveted prize in the ‘I CAN SING’ competition.I watched you sing several times in the show and knew you would go places!Nyar County…thank you for raising us high up!God bless” Hon. Buyu said in her congratulatory message.
Mercy Opande who describes herself on her Facebook page as “a worshiper of Christ not for fame but to proclaim a mighty name with amazing grace” was well positioned to win the competition from the onset due to her singing prowess.
Others who sent in their congratulatory messages include former Students’ Union of Egerton University (SUEU) Chairman Isaac Ongoma.
In his message, Pastor Andrew Mwangi who pastors at Jubilee Christian Church where Mercy is a member and an ardent choir member said that he was happy for the winner.
“As Jubilee Christian Church Nakuru, we are happy for you,” Pastor Mwangi wrote on his Facebook page adding that “May your heart of worship always be greater than your beautiful voice.”