Forget their hot videos that grace our TVs every time you mention the word gospel music.
These Kenyan gospel artists are the real thing, meaning, the real definition of ‘transaction is being processed‘…
Just when you thought all the drama is over after allegations of some artists not producing “real gospel” music, there is much more than their so-called “new generation” music. I must say, they are human just like you and me but if you want to minister to me, you have to pay your bills.
It is written, give to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar. Well, let’s unveil the gospel artists who’re alleged by several Kenyans as individuals who’ve not paid back what they’ve borrowed. It’s important to note that it appears the accusations aren’t new some dating back a couple of years.You should also note that some of the celebrities have responded about the allegations to explain what happened while others haven’t.
Didi (Kelele Takatifu)
A friend of Kelele Takatifu’s, Didi, went ham on the Bamba Mbaya hit maker, citing that it has been 4 years now since Didi borrowed a loan from him, of which he has not yet seen payment. The friend identified by the name Kifaru went on to say that whenever he calls Didi, he gives different excuses.
“On February 6, 2014, Didi alinicall kuomba 60k alipe J Blessing arrears za video Yao ya Didimia alafu he said atalipa 6th march 2014. We were not close of friends so instead of loaning him 60k, I offered to loan 15,000ksh. Nilimjua Didi through his brother.
In Dec 2013 I had asked didi to help me with contacts to a video producer who would do videos for an artist I was helping (off YouTube) from Kibera slums to help start her career in gospel.
So, that is how I met him in Dec 2013 and the reason I offered to loan him this money. I also asked him to pay Up In April instead of March as he suggested ndio apate time enough to at least get his things together. In April I was planning to use this money on the Kibera lady I was helping to start her career,” Kifaru wrote.
Kifaru continues saying;
“2017 February now and Didi has not paid up. He has never bothered to even call at one point in the three years unless I call him. To add, his reasons as to why he hasn’t paid change every time because he is obviously lying.”
Now, this is where all the drama lies. Soon after bragging of his new endorsement with a popular hotel in town, a service provider came out to say that Jimmy Gait had not paid for a job since 2015. Muhadhara imemshika!
“Hello, kindly help me expose a con gospel artist Jimmy Gait. I did an online marketing campaign for him in August 2015 on a local website, he was marketing a project where he was giving out motorcycles to his fans as a way of giving back to the society. The promotion was for one month and to date he hasn’t paid 20K of which we had agreed for the entire month campaign. Till to date he doesn’t pick up my calls or reply to texts with all sorts of excuses.”
Ringtone was accused of not honouring his promise of paying Ksh 200,000 a month for his house in Karen. News then came out that Ringtone was kicked out of his posh house. Alitenda wema, akaenda zake!
“Numerous requests by our client through his agent have been made for you to honour our obligations under the agreement in the last several weeks in vain and to date. You have not given any concrete proposals on how you intend to pay the said arrears and regularize the default” the letter reads in part.
L Jay Maasai
Forget his beef with fellow singer Bahati, L Jay Maasai is one guy who was accused of failing to keep him promises, and as is their nature, he denied the allegations stating;
“I am aware and with evidence that certain people including bloggers and writers have been paid to do anything to tarnish my name along with Willy Paul’s name. They will rest at no cost and will go to extents of forging information nd paying people to create false evidence against me.
That is why you will receive a new story and allegation each week for the next 2 months.. I even know there plan lay out.It is well… I will not fight back my battles will be fought by God Himself, He will reveal Himself. He that Got me this Far.My god is not worth any currency.”
The singer who discovered, gospel powerhouse, Bahati, is being accused of borrowing money from a friend and refusing to pay. According to the guy who’s called Benson, Mr.Seed apparently borrowed Ksh35,000 last year August and promised to pay after 60 days. It is said that they even had an agreement in front of a lawyer and other witnesses.