Jalang’o is one honest guy, not afraid of anything and anyone.
A few weeks ago, he posted a video on social media basically calling out gospel artistes. The songs these gospel artistes are releasing according to Jalang’o do not qualify as gospel.
In the video, aliongea matope! He even mentions the artistes in question including Timeless and Kennon.
Basically, Jalang’o’s message was on content. There is lack of gospel content this year.
“WE NEED TO BRING BACK THE CONTENT THAT IS GOSPEL MUSIC. THERE IS NOBODY WHO CAN TELL YOU IN THIS HALL MORE THAT JALAS MWENYEWE BECAUSE THERE IS NOWHERE YOU WILL TAKE ME!”
Of course, this video Jalang’o put up was going to be the topic of discussion among gospel artiste because he grouped all of them in one. The good and the bad.
Size 8, who is a reformed secular artiste had an interview with and gave her two cents on what Jalang’o had to say.
“Are they asking for your apology?” Jeff asked to which Jalas replied with “Apology? Me?” before laughing hysterically indicating that he will not apologise.
As you would expect, she was not happy.
“Jalang’o should not judge people with a few songs because ours is the biggest music industry, and I believe every song has a message. Everyone sings differently, thus it would be wrong to judge them with their content…I think the problem is the understanding by people and not the song or perhaps the delivery. But from someone who reads the word, they will understand what every artiste means with their song,”
Size 8 even referenced the renowned gospel artiste, Daddy Owen’s new song that has a not so gospel title but according to Size 8, the content is all gospel.
“Like the new Daddy Owen song, Donjo, is just a way of saying he is enjoying life in Christ. Kula Neno is the word of God, meaning read the word of God. I think the problem is the understanding by people and not the song or perhaps the delivery. But from someone who reads the word, they will understand what every artiste means with their song.”
Just when we thought the back and forth was over, Jalang’o had a response to Size 8. In his morning show on radio, he responded to Size 8 making it clear he will not apologize for his comments.
He started saying he is under siege as a lot of people were against what he said but that does not stop him from standing his ground.
“I’m under fire, they are up in arms.”
Size 8 always references the Bible in all her statements. In Mathew 7:1-4 it says “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
“Size 8 has come out saying I shouldn’t judge people, I should fast, and I don’t know do what. She talked and talked. And you know Size 8 is a very good friend of mine, very good friend. I don’t know why she herself would come out strongly to condemn me.”
I think Jalang’o should brace himself for a lot of backlash from gospel artistes. His statement got under their skin.