Singer Willy Paul has finally revealed why he left the Gospel Industry for Secular.
He revealed some of his frustrations as a gospel musician and according to him; hate, discrimination and evil people were some of the major things that made him switch lanes.
Through a lengthy social media post, the former gospel musician said that he was not perfect but what he went through as a gospel artist was a very rough journey which no servant of God should go through.
“Some of you ask why I left the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. I was a top artist, but these evil people could not see that. I’m not perfect, but what I went through as a gospel artist, no servant of God should go through,” he wrote on Instagram.
Willy Paul opened up on his battle with depression saying that he was constantly frustrated by fellow artists and DJs who denied him airplay, saying his songs were not good enough revealing that the frustrations drove him into depression.
“I was the top artist, but these evil people couldn’t see that. Or they just chose to ignore the reality! These people broke my heart! They hurt me so bad; I was depressed for four months I kept crying in silence every single day and night. Finally, 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!!.”
It was at this point that he opted to join the secular world of music because of his love for music and because he was tired of the hypocrisy in the gospel industry.
“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 people that didn’t want me there were the first to reach out!!”
Pozee is currently making waves in the secular music that has seen him work with big names in the Kenyan industry like the likes of Khaligraph Jones, Bien of Sauti Sol and many others.