Willy Paul is one musician who isn’t averse to controversy. The man who came onto the gospel scene about 8 years ago with the hit single, “Sitolia” has become one of the biggest stars in Kenya.
He might not be singing strictly gospel music anymore but that hasn’t stopped his popularity rising even among secular fans.
I recently spoke to the singer about his constant beefs with another gospel musician, Bahati who also made the switch to singing more secular music.
Pozze as his fans know him denied that the two had any issues between them and that they had a relationship that the fans were not aware of. “There is no beef with him! Huyo ni kijana wetu. We even speak on the side which the public doesn’t know.”
He also decided to take a playful dig at his contemporary urging him to stop getting more kids. “I even want to let him know that because of this situation with Corona he should stop getting many kids. He is too active!” he said.
At one time, the two were the biggest gospel singers in Kenya and many wanted to see the two collaborate. But wish as they might, nothing was forthcoming. Would he be willing to work with Bahati in the future? He said that if God willed it so, then he would do it.
I used that answer to delve into whether he would declare that he had left gospel music like his contemporary, Bahati. The “Sitolia” singer said that he can never say that he has left the gospel industry.
“Mimi siwezi sema nimewacha gospel because what I am doing right now is just singing. I might wake up today and feel like singing a loves song or if its praise and worship, I will sing it”
He finished off by saying that he would never forget his God succinctly saying, “It’s because of him that I am.”