Fred Obare was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and after struggling a lot living a life without hope and a future, he finally found peace in his heart when he accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal savior.
He has been on a tour in the US, UK, Switzerland, Africa and other parts of the world since 2004 spreading the word and reaching out through his music and his gifts. He has had the privilege to curtain raise for renowned gospel artists like Benita Washington and Stephen Hurd. Fred has also ministered with different music teams like Generation 21, a ministry of Youth for Christ International and the Continental Singers a great American music ministry based in California.
In 2004, he released his first CD “Bwana U Mkuu” (“Lord You are Great”). This is a blend of eleven different styles of music and has the famous Luhya medley and the title track Bwana U Mkuu.
In 2005, Fred recorded his second album titled “Zaburi 1” (Psalm 1). This has the hit songs Zaburi 1, Wewe ni Bwana, Luo Medley & There’s no one like Jesus among many other great African praise and worship songs. The great African sound, the harmony, and the message on this album will encourage and lift up your spirits.
He has just finished recording his new CD “Nisamehe” (Forgive me) in the beginning of 2008. Nisamehe (Forgive me) has 13 great songs and 5 different languages; English, Spanish, Swahili, Luo and Lingala. The other great thing on this album is the different styles and genres. The CD has; urban gospel, old time traditional gospel, Contemporary jazz, Lingala, Traditional African praise and worship and also contemporary praise and worship. As a praise and worship leader, Fred has always wanted to do something new and fresh that he’s never done before. The bible says to sing unto the Lord a new song and this album sure has a lot of great new songs.
The Lord has also called Fred into recording, producing, arranging music and teaching musical instruments like the guitar, bass and piano. He has been able to produce a few other artists and church groups in Kenya, Tanzania and the United States including Rose Muhando’s new hit song Nibebe. He also wants to reach out to the young upcoming artists that are struggling and help produce for them great quality music. He is married to Mercy and they are currently based in Birmingham, Alabama.
For more information about Fred Obare Ministries please log on to his website www.fredobare.org