Gospel singer Willy Paul has finally explained why he quit the gospel industry for secular.
In a social media post, the singer disclosed that he switched to secular due to too much hate ad discrimination in the gospel industry.
“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,” he said.
Willy alleged that he was frequently frustrated by fellow musicians and DJs who denied him airplay, arguing that his songs were not Godly.
“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 added.
He added that the challenges drove him into depression as he got to the point where he lacked upkeep money despite having hit songs.
“This people broke my heart! They hurt me so bad, I was depressed 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,” he said.
Finally, he stated that he is doing well in the secular industry and that is what has kept him afloat.
“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 to be 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,” he concluded.
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