Leading Kenyan boy group Sauti Sol band member Bien Aime Baraza has advise controversial singer Willy Paul to, once and for all, officially dive into the secular music industry.
Pozze, as he is usually known, got into the industry as a Gospel musician – belting out hits like ‘Sitolia’ and ‘Kitanzi’ – but has of late confused many music critics and fans for his releases which have been heavily perceived as secular.
Willy Paul has also released collaborations with secular singers among them Tanzanian singers Nandy, Ali Kiba and Ommy Dimpoz as well as Jamaican songstress Bad Gyal Cecile.
However, Sauti Sol, speaking during an exclusive interview at Wasafi FM’s Block 89, told the ‘Hallelujah’ hitmake to consider officially shifting his energy to secular.
“Njoo huku kwa raha ni kutamu zaidi, kuja huku, toka huko kabisa,” said Bien.
[“Cross over to this side (secular), there’s more enjoyment, leave that other side fully.”]
Fellow band mate Savara Mudigi, reiterated Bien’s remarks, adding that people should stop judging Willy Paul since he is an entertainer.
“I would like to tell the people who criticize Willy Paul that they should try and meet Willy Paul in person so that you’ll understand that he’s purely an entertainer, take the entertainment and leave the person,” said Savara.