Donnah Kemunto Nyabwari better known professionally as Donnah Israel (pronounced “Dona Izrael”) (Israel is her father’s first name), is a Kenyan singer and songwriter. Before gaining notability as a public and social figure, Donnah released her debut single “My Everything” recorded at Premy Studios in 2019.
Donnah later signed to The Sleek Music & Production Studio where she is working on her debut album “Mungu Gani” . She is programmed to release her subsequent singles from her “Mungu Gani- 2020” Album: (1) Atatenda , (2)Mungu Gani, (3) Salama (4) Tena na Tena. Her first compilation album “Mungu Gani” is set to be released in October 2020, consisting of tracks from the singer’s 2020 recordings at The Sleek.
Early life: Donnah was raised by her Kenyan parents who resided at Nairobi and has an older sister. She was introduced to the public as a hard working and dedicated child , covering performing at her local church’s praise and worship team before she was identified while singing from her house by Musician N’Nuel, of The Sleek who shared with his manager and CEO of The Sleek Gabriel Odunga of the talent eavesdropped. Gabriel convened a meeti
ng and immediately directed N’Nuel to negotiate a strategy and get her signed right away.
Addressing the secrecy over her identity, Donnah has said: ” I am just who I am, I draw my music from my experience with people stories, not really who I was at the time of creating the project… I feel like often times people have inspiring stories out there but never get the opportunity to open as people about their emotions or things that they are going through. When recording my music, I think of the person who will learn a thing or two from the shared experience, it could be on how to cop or solve a situation, or even overcome and transform the bigger society.”
She explained further: “I am a voice for young people who feel like they’re alone in these situation. My lyrics are sentimental, they will make sense to you even years after if you ever fall into such traps of life. Everybody does at some point – not what I look like or who I’m with, but the raw emotion and support for young people.”
Donnah is a trained Accountant with CPA-K accreditation and a fitness expert at Evolve Fitness located at Nairobi. She is also an actress, voice over Artiste and Co-Founder / former Executive Director at The Youth Senate, Kenya.
Musical career: After being signed to The Sleek Music, she released a single in 2020 titled “Mungu Gani” to officially open her roads to the music industry.
Produced by Paccy Bwoy, Donna’s album received support from N’Nuel, Gabriel Odunga, The Kennedies, Angelline M., Dr. Diana M. and helped get the word out through Whats app, shout outs, and link shares. The Sleek announced on April, 2020, she will be embarking on The Sleek Tour in support of her Album launch set to take place over December 2020 period.
She is curently producing her “Mungu Gani- 2020” Album: (1) Atatenda , (2)Mungu Gani, (3) Salama (4) Tena na Tena among other big tunes. Her first compilation album “Mungu Gani” is set to be released in October 2020, consisting of tracks from the singer’s 2020 recordings at The Sleek.
In October 5, 2018, she was signed to 254 Talent Management in Nairobi and the World Modelling Community .
Musical style: Consisting mostly of Zouk and contemporary R&B ballads, Donnah’s songs have been described as “sentimental and downcast post-hardship material for the vulnerable soul and giving assurance at once”.