WILLY PAUL: Depression pushed me out of the gospel industry

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Celebrated singer Wilson Radido popularly known as Willy Paul has finally opened up on why he quit the gospel industry amidst talks on what has lately become of the industry.


Majority of the artists who publicly gave their life to the industry have been increasingly quitting to join the flourishing sector.

The latest musician who seems to be taking the walk is popular singer Bahati who recently stirred the internet after filming himself while smoking and puffing cigar. 

Yet all these entertainers are just following in the footsteps of acknowledged singers like Willy Paul.

While majority of his fans have questioned why Poze quit the ministry, the Saldido CEO has finally revealed that he was pushed out by depression.

In a long post shared on his social media platform, the ‘Jigi Jigi’ crooner said that he felt so hated by those whom he thought would help him in the industry.

” Some of you ask me why I left the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.. and even call me names because I nolonger 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,” he wrote. 


He further adds that he felt heart broken and fell into depression for four months.

”  I was the top artist but these evil people couldn’t see that. Or they just chose to ignore the reality! 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!!.”


It is at that point that he decided to ply his trades in the secular world and the singer proudly reveals that he doesn’t regret the decision.

” 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 !!!”







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