Former gospel singer Willy Paul has for the first time opened up on why he ditched the gospel industry.

Haters- Willy Paul

In a long caption seen on his Instagram page, Willy has explained how he suffered hate and discrimination in the gospel industry.

The lamba nyonyo hit maker claims that he had so many haters. And people have hated him for no reason. But that has never stopped him from being his best version.

People have hated on me for no reason, but that has never stopped me from being me.

Poze explains that he was even betrayed by close friends and family. But he is still standing strong. And he doesn’t think any amount of hateful comments could ever pin him to the ground.

No amount of hate can pin me to the ground. Kama mpaka leo sijawai enda chini juu ya chuki then I don’t think I ever will.

Why I left the Gospel

The singer has acknowledged that a lot of people have constantly asked him why he left the gospel of the Lord. And admits that he has even been called names because his songs do not praise God.

Some of you ask me why I left the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. And even call me names because I no longer 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

Talking of hate, Poze has said that he received so much hate from fellow artists and DJs. He also lacked airplay because according to them his songs did not have content. But in reality, it was a whole lot of discrimination.

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.

Willy Paul has also revealed that he struggled with depression for four months. Because he could not take it anymore. He could not afford to sort his bills or even offer financial support at home. Yet he was the top artist.

 I was depressed 4 months. 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.

He goes ahead to admit that he is not perfect. But he certainly did not deserve what he went through as a gospel artist.

I’m not perfect but what I went through as a gospel artist, no servant of God should go through!!

Since he loved music and had bigger plans for his career, he chose the secular way. And luckily it has kept him alive and stable. He also says he did not intend to lie to himself or God.

I was tired of the hypocrisy in the so called Gospel industry. Plus I just wanted to be real with myself and not lie to God! God cannot be fooled so I took a chill pill na sai niko hapa.

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By Wanjiru Mbaru

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