Timmy T Dat was at our offices today. The ‘Welle Welle’ rapper spoke candidly about different issues like his new music and the past scandals that had bedevilled him last year.
He also spoke about how he had been able to keep out of the negative spotlight this year, saying that he likes dwelling on the positive aspects of life and that is why he rarely makes it onto blogs nowadays.
In the interview, we asked him what his thoughts were about gospel musicians like Willy Paul who seem to be dabbling in secular music? He responded by saying:
Ina depend ukisema secular ni nini? First off all, big up yourself Willy Paul unafanya kazi fiti sana na mtu asikuambie kitu, unajua. Why because mtu for example unaeza kuimba love. Love is the greatest commandment. Kuimba gospel haimaanishi ya kwamba unasema oh Mungu, Oh Yesu ndiye yule pale
At the end of the day, sometimes tunataka muziki ifikie watu na unatumia strategy different ifikie watu fulani muziki wako.Mashinani ama nini. It might be a strategy. What might work for you might not work for me. So people are different, so kama hiyo ni njia yako freshi.
He also said that Willy should ‘go harder’. He also classified him as a ‘good artist’, careful not to put him in the secular or gospel camp, when we put him to task.
He finished off his support of Willy Pozze by saying that no one had the right to judge him, only God could judge Willy. The musician also spoke about wanting to quit before he made it.
Nishaifeel kuquit kitambo kabla ni make it because nilikuwa naidoo. Najua nilijulikana 2014, 6 years nimekuwa nikifanya kazi, so ikafika hiyo time…Unajua muziki ni kitu inataka kuinvest. So nikafanya kazi zangu za garbage collection na mi ni donda, nauza manguo, napata hii doo kidogo ni-invest pale halafu haikuji.
But he kept at it as his fans on social media encouraged him during those low times until he finally made it. As they say, the rest is history.