Musician Wilson Abubakar Radido alias Willy Paul has finally come clean on why he left gospel music-yes, despite refusing to officially confirm that he had become a secular artiste the last few years.
So skipping over that official announcement, Willy has revealed that he left the genre over what he termed as too much hatred in the gospel world.
“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!”
He admitted that he was tired of the hypocrisy in the Gospel industry and wanted to be real with himself and not lie to God.
The Saldido CEO explained that the frustrations drove him into depression and at some point he couldn’t even pay his bills.
“This people broke my heart! They hurt me so bad, I was depressed 4 months 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 with 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.”
“Same same people that didn’t want me there were the first to reach out !! 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,” he finished off.