Why Willy Paul ditched the Kenyan gospel industry and switched to secular

Former Kenyan gospel singer Willy Paul Msafi has stated down the reasons why he ditched the gospel industry and switched to doing secular music.


Through a lengthy letter on his Instagram account, Willy Paul stated a number of reasons that forced him to quit the Kenyan gospel music industry.


Among the few reasons that he wrote included deejays refusing to play his music saying it wasn’t up to the standard that was required for them to play on air.


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He stresed that hate and betrayal from his close friends also forced him out of gospel music and the same reason why he longer praises Jesus in his new songs.

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Willy Paul adds that he was among the top artists in the Kenyan gospel industry but the evil people in the industry couldn’t see it and always chose to ignore the reality and they ended up breaking his heart and hurting him so bad.

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He got depressed for four months and kept on crying, day and night, in silence till he made up his mind to ditch gospel because of the hypocrisy in the industry.

Ever wondered why people hate for no reason? Well, the so-called haters are not really haters. They just wish they had what you have. Yaani they wish they were you or even a quarter of what you’re. Don’t let anybody tell you what is wrong or right for you, kila mtu atazikwa peke yake. Ask me about myself n I’ll tell you I’m the strongest of them all.

What haven’t I seen in this life? Poverty, good life, Beautiful women, Kamati ya roho chafu ? Just to mention a few. People have hated me for no reason, but that has never stopped me from being me. I’ve been betrayed by close friends and even family but look, I’m still here standing strong!

Ata kwa hii post kuna wale wenye roho mbaya ya mavi wanajipanga kuangusha stupid comments..
No amount of hate can pin me to the ground. Kama mpaka leo sijawai enda chini juu ya chuki then I don’t think I ever will.

Some of you ask me why I left the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.. and even call me names because I no longer praise Jesus in my songs.. according to them I’m so evil and everything bad. Those are the same people that fought me nikiwa upande wa Yesu.

Reasons as to why I left. Hate from my fellow artists and DJs, luck of airplay ( claiming my content wasn’t Godly back then ) ubaguzi na mapendeleo.

I was the top artist but these evil people couldn’t see that. Or they just chose to ignore the reality! These people broke my heart! They hurt me so badly, I was depressed for 4months I kept crying in silence every single day and night. It got to a point where I couldn’t take it anymore.. I had no money to pay my bills and even help out pale nyumbani.

Can you imagine I had the biggest songs na hawa watu wakanichorea hivo tu. I’m not perfect but what I went through as a gospel artist, no servant of God should go through!!.
Since I loved music and had bigger hopes for my career I chose the other side which is where I am today, n that’s what has kept me alive and stable.
I was tired of the hypocrisy in the so-called Gospel industry.

Plus I just wanted 2b real with myself and not lie to God! God cannot be fooled so I took a chill pill na sai Niko hapa.

The same people that didn’t want me there were the first to reach out.

Willy Paul Msafi

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