Bahati and Willy Paul have come out to reveal the pain and suffering they endured in gospel industry before they decided to be switch to secular.
The two frenemies are agreeing on one thing – the so called Kenyan gospel industry is rotten to its core.
Bahati started out as a gospel singer before he switched to secular. He released his first secular album ‘Love Like This’ on June 13th.
The young singer has since cautioned that he doesn’t want to be referred as a gospel singer owing to the troubles he endured in the industry.
Speaking during a recent interview on TV, Bahati said that many people in the gospel industry do bad things and pretend to be ministers of God’s work.
He noted that most scandals he faced came when he was a gospel singer, stressing that since he switched to secular he has enjoyed peace and tranquility.
“Call me an entertainer. Don’t call me a Gospel artiste because that term has been misused, but I am so real with God. I am spiritual. I am deeply connected with God than most of the Gospel artists. When I was in the Gospel industry, I had scandals because they were created. People fought me in the Gospel industry. Nowadays, I don’t have scandals,” said Bahati.
Bahati’s revelation comes barely a week after Willy Paul revealed that he was forced to quit gospel industry by some ‘saved’ people.
Willy Paul said that he was compelled to switch to secular by fellow gospel musicians and DJs who were out to bring him down.
“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.. 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,” Willy Paul wrote in part on Instagram.