The gospel industry for sure needs prayers. Most of the current lot have gone astray and their music no longer make sense. They produce songs totally different from what we believe gospel music is.
Not so long ago, comedian Jalang’o called out gospel singers asking them to churn out new content as Kenyans were tired of their nonsensical music.
“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!” he said.
“LET US RECLAIM, REBUILD AND RESTORE GOSPEL MUSIC.”
Well, Willy Paul and Bahati, the once-upon-a-time darlings of the gospel industry, no longer sing what they used to, nowadays, their music is mixed with secular and it’s rare to tell the genre. The two have done collabos with secular artistes from different parts of the world and the question many always ask is, what happened to the gospel industry?
Singer Hopekid, has released a new jam dubbed Perfect, which has received mixed criticism from his followers. According to many, it doesn’t sound gospel but who are we to judge? Only God can.
The Jigi Jigi hitmaker took to social media to promote Hopekid’s new song but all didn’t go well.
“Yes this nigga just joined me on this other side… Lol kazi safi from Hopekid,” he wrote.
Did Willy Paul just admit that he’s no longer a gospel singer? Has he signed Hopekid under his Saldido Records or what did he meant by saying ‘he joined me on the other side?”
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The post ignited mixed reactions and here are some of the comments:
Stano_ule_mmoja: Which side be specific ni***r
Akothtona: Dunia isimame nishuke!!this young “gospel” artists watatufanya mambo hii Kenya
Frank_joe: The song is dope let them judge,#The Almighty is the Judge
Euralianovince: Are you still a gospel singer yawa
King_mras: This is Gospel or secular
Iamlevyb: Pole ….which means u know what you’re doing? ,,,,other side?? @willy.paul.msafi
Blessedgalgods: Which side??See me See Trouble Ooh.this is the same @hopekidhk who released Not long ago Huduma iendelee.Auworo,now its willys side no longer Gods side. This World is Really Not my home
Denismurimi: Pozee,,, umepata company
Karanja: @hopekidhk wewe ndiye ulikua unaimba sijui huduma iendelee…confused fucker
Kevowechuli: Which side?
Tony_preen: Hopekid as in Saldido Family ama what side?? What do you mean??
Stylish pastor Rober Burale is not also happy with both gospel and secular artistes and he penned a scathing open letter that will leave popular stars with their ears ringing.
“Today, allow me to talk to the Kenyan artists both gospel and secular. You have complained for too long that the public supports international acts at your expense.
Well sit down and let’s talk. Try and put some more effort in shooting your videos … Lyrics: You don’t have to use words like “pupu” in your songs to sell… Ministers: If your song excites the flesh more than the spirit, please regroup… The so-called video vixens, did someone tell you that to qualify to appear in a music video you must be almost naked?” he wrote.