Celebrated musician Willy Paul popularly known as Wilson Abubakar Radido has for the first time revealed why he quit gospel music for secular music. 

Willy, who took to social media, disclosed that there was much hate and discrimination in the gospel industry, something that irked him so much.

He also said that he never wanted to become a hypocrite hiding behind the gospel, but wanted to be real to himself and God.

Wilson Abubakar Radido alias Willy Paul. PHOTO/COURTESY

“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,” Willy said.

The singer further stated that he was frustrated by fellow artists and DJs who failed to support his music, claiming that people hated such songs.

“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 added.

Wilson Abubakar Radido alias Willy Paul. PHOTO/COURTESY

He opened up and revealed that due to the frequent frustrations; he got depressed for months and  lack money to pay bills

Willy opened up about his frustrations, which led to his months of depression. He fell behind on his bills because he lacked the money. 

“These people broke my heart! They hurt me so badly, I was depressed for 4months I kept crying in silence every single day and night. It got to a point where I couldn’t take it anymore," said the artist. 

“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,” he added.

The founder of Saldido international entertainment said that he is now a happy man because his fortunes changed since he joined the secular music industry. He said that he now had enough money coming in for his upkeep.

Wilson Abubakar Radido alias Willy Paul. PHOTO/COURTESY

“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 to be 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,” he concluded.