Pete Odera celebrates 20 years in music industry
Music personality now turned reverend Pete Odera celebrated his 20 years in the music industry by hosting a concert recently. Pete was celebrating his numerous achievements as a well established East African artiste and music minister who has been so influential in the establishing of contemporary gospel music in the East African region. For this he has been called 'the architect'. He is a double Kenya Festival award winner, a lifetime achievement Groove Awards nominee and the 2008 winner of the Peace Award along with Wakenya Pamoja - a foundation he co-founded.
Pete has appeared on TBN's Praise the Lord as well as opened for and shared the stage with several well known artists. These include Grammy Award winners Donnie McClurkin, Jars of Clay, Ron Kenoly and Rebecca Malope. He has also worked alongside legendary group Limit X, Temple Yard and several others including doing seminars and workshops as well as arranging and directing Ron Kenoly’s choir during his Kenya tour.
Pete’s ministry has even seen him go into night clubs with his style of cutting edge music and even got him on major secular shows including a tour by Grammy award rap artist Coolio as well as Paris based Kora award winner Papa Wemba. Pete's audience has included four heads of state, ambassadors and esteemed dignitaries. Pete is also the founder and Pastor of the Waterbrook Church and presides over Waterbrook Networks - a new generation ministry effort to reach urban youth in Africa.