Faith Kakembo

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Faith Kakembo
Birth nameElna Faith Kakembo Wilén
Born (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 36)
Kampala, Uganda
OriginJönköping, Sweden
Years active2019–present

Elna Faith Kakembo Wilén (born 16 April 1985) is a Swedish-Ugandan singer and nurse anesthetist.


Kakembo started her musical career in a church choir when she was a teenager. She studied music at a folk high school for a year.[3]

In 2019, Kakembo participated in music competition held by Sveriges Radio, P4 Nästa, with the song "Through Fire and Rain".[4] In 2020, she participated in Melodifestivalen 2020 with the song "Crying Rivers", written by Swedish producer Jörgen Elofsson and Canadian songwriter Liz Rodrigues, where she placed fifth in the third semi-final.[5]

In 2022, Kakembo is set to participate at the Melodifestivalen 2022 with the song "Freedom", co-written with Laurell Barker, Anderz Wrethov, and Palle Hammarlund.[6]



Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Through Fire and Rain" 2019 Non-album singles
"Crying Rivers" 2020 18


  1. ^ "Faith Kakembo: Det är bra att folk inte vet vem jag är". DN. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  2. ^ Oxblod, Aino; Svensson, Ellinor (15 February 2020). "Faith Kakembo jobbar på "Coronasjukhuset"". Expressen. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  3. ^ Westling, Fanny; Ek, Torbjörn (15 February 2020). "Hyllade Faith Kakembo om Mellodebuten: "Klart man är nervös"". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  4. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (5 August 2019). "Sweden: Sverigesradio reveals the eight finalists competing in P4 Nästa 2019". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  5. ^ Quinn, Angus (15 February 2020). "Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 3 Results: Mohombi and Mariette win in Luleå". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  6. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (26 November 2021). "Sweden: SVT reveals the first fourteen Melodifestivalen 2022 acts". ESC Today. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 11". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
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