Of late quite a number of artistes from the secular industry have been joining the gospel industry and it seems the trend won’t stop anytime soon.
But are these artistes moving to the gospel for the money, airplay or is it a call from God?
Well, in the local music industry, we’ve seen several artistes both men and women ditch secular for the gospel.
From Size 8 to Amani, meet the former secular queens whose angelic voices are changing the lives of many and winning souls to Christ after joining the gospel industry.
The singer, whose real name is Linet Munyali Muraya got born again in 2012 and since then, she has never looked back.
Many people refused to take it that I really got saved. After releasing Mateke, I even received opposition from some church members who said it was nothing gospel. Then the devil started attacking me. How do you explain waking up at night to see black hooded men around you? … At some point I gave up and told God that I wanted Him to take me home. I was done with being here on earth,’ she said in a past interview.
Salvation is the best thing that ever happened to me. When I left the secular world, I was so sure that I had made a suicidal move and I left it all to Jesus. It was a lucrative business back then, but I knew that God would bless me, eventually, according to his word,
The Mateke singer later gave away her car to receive Christ when she got saved. Married to gospel TV video jockey, DJ Mo, the couple is blessed with one kid.
Size 8 life has changed for the better and she’s living proof that Jesus is the saviour. She has released quite a number of gospel songs and the latest is Power featuring her BFF and ex-secular artiste Wahu Kagwi.
Size 8 is also a pastor. She graduated from a theological college last year.
She’s indeed a living proof that life without Christ is nothing. She ditched her sinful ways and world glories for the pulpit. Her song explains her journey.
She’s is currently a presenter at Switch TV.
Just like many who chose to accept Christ as the saviour of their lives, Kush Tracey also had a reason.
IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, I ALWAYS FOUGHT WITH MY INNER SPIRIT EVERY TIME I WAS DOING SECULAR MUSIC, BUT AS I ALWAYS SAY #GODABOVEALL🙌 I HAVE GIVEN MY LIFE TO CHRIST TODAY AND READY TO EMBARK ON THE JOURNEY TO FULFILL MY DIVINE DESTINY, MY ANOINTING, MY PRAISE, MY WORSHIP WILL NEVER BE PARALYZED BY THE DEVIL AGAIN, WELL Y’ALL KNOW THE FEAR OF GOD IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL WISDOM TO GOD BE THE GLORY AMEN😇.
She has released two gospel song Forgive Them and God is in Control.
She was one of the musicians who made the Kenyan secular industry what it is. From her club bangers such as Missing my Baby, Bad Boy to Kiboko Changu featuring Uganda’s duo Radio and Weasel, Amani’s songs ruled the airwaves.
But in 2018, she got saved. In a past media interview, she said,
I have turned a new leaf. I am now born again
Many claimed that she joined the gospel industry to make money because her career in the secular industry had faded away.
She later responded to critics and said,
I HAVE HEARD RIDICULOUS THINGS SINCE I ANNOUNCED THAT I GOT SAVED. GUYS CLAIM THAT I AM SWITCHING TO THE GOSPEL BECAUSE OF MONEY.
She has so far released three gospel songs.
The Still a Liar hitmaker has already gelled in the gospel industry. Her gallant zeal to serve the Lord has never failed ever since she received Christ.
The mother of two revealed the main reason why she ditched the secular industry was because she was going through a lot at some point in her life.
Last year, I went through some issues and that catapulted me to go down on my knees and begin my search for God,
Her gospel songs include; My Everything, Sifa and Power featuring Size 8.