Former Gospel musician Willy Paul has finally revealed the reason why he stopped singing gospel music.
In an Instagram post, the musician revealed that he quit the industry following claims that his music was not Godly enough.
“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. Or they just chose to ignore the reality!” he said.
According to Willy Paul, he had been depressed for months and he could cry himself out and did not receive support from anyone even when he was broke.
The musician also added that the people who criticized him while he was singing gospel music are the same people who condemned him when he stopped singing.
“These people broke my heart! They hurt me so bad, I was depressed 4months 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. Can you imagine I had the biggest songs na hawa watu wakanichorea hivo tu. I’m not perfect but what I went through as a gospel artist, no servant of God should go through!!” added the musician.
He urged people not to listen to what other people say because nobody always wants what is best for the other.
“Ever wondered why people hate for no reason? Well the so called haters are not really haters. They just wish they had what you have,” said Willy Paul.
“Ask me about myself n I’ll tell you I’m the strongest of them all. What haven’t I seen in this life? Poverty, good life, Beautiful women, Kamati ya roho chafu ?,” posed Pose.
“Since I loved music and had bigger hopes with my career I chose the other side which is where I am today, n that’s what has kept me alive and stable.
I was tired of the hypocrisy in the so called Gospel industry. Plus I just wanted 2b real with myself and not lie to God! God cannot be fooled so I took a chill pill na sai niko hapa.
Same same people that didn’t want me there were the first to reach out !!!” read the post.
His fans supported him and congratulated him for being true to himself and expressing his feelings out.