Willy Paul Msafi
Willy Paul Msafi real names as indicated on his Kenyan Passport and Identity Card are Wilson Abubakar Radido. Willy Paul is a Kenyan Musician who won the Male Artist of the Year in 2013 catalyzing his genesis to one of the most sought after male artist. Especially, taking the Kenyan mainstream channels by storm with his many hits after hit. Her sister in the industry and whom they have done collabos with; Gloria Muliro won the Female Artists of the year. Watch the new song Bebi Bebi by Willy Paul Msafi now Trending on YouTube Below.
Willy Paul Msafi Recent Controversies
Willy Paul Msafi has won the Kenyan music industry, particularly, with his adept skills and capacity. For example, going an extra mile to his unique type of music category urbanization. And also, if that is not enough, he has not only worked with Kenya’s finest musicians such as Khaligraph Jones on the Bora Uhai project, but also with celebrated international stars like Cecile on Sikireti Reloaded Project. As can be seen, whether Willy Paul Msafi does music for money or for Glory of His creator, it is important to note that this guy is quite gifted.
Willy Paul Msafi Collaboration with Secular Musicians
However, in recent years, Willy Paul Msafi has found himself surrounded by several controversies. Especially, after his fans started doubting his type of music genre. For instance, his collaboration with Kenyan’s top secular Artist Khaligraph Jones on the Bora Uhai project left the KOT speechless. Even though some of his followers applauded and praised his next level strings pull. Another bigwig hit collaboration that raised the eyebrows was that with Tanzania most celebrated secular artist Nandy, where together they did the Njiwa Project.
But what moved and broke the internet as of 2018, was the trendy and viral video both Willy and Cecile from Jamaica did. As can be seen, the Sikireti Reloaded Music Video received all sorts of criticism from both the Willy Paul Msafi followers and the Kenyan Gospel followers as well.
An issue which was so hot that it had Cecile clearing the air by acknowledging two did the controversial collabo with all good motives. Especially which according to Cecile paved a great way towards introducing her clearly but slowly intentions of doing Gospel Music in the future. To Willy Paul Msafi, apart from uniting the bridges in the music industry, it was a way of putting his brand and label on the international rhythms.
The mysterious death of two ladies affiliated to Willy Paul Msafi dance crew
On Wednesday, 2nd of January 2019, the Alkaida hitmaker took to his Instagram account by confirming the death of Joan Charles. Joan passed away on Sunday, December 30, barely a fortnight after her best friend and Willy Paul’s A-list dancer Valary Aura Murunga alias Val went to be with the Lord.
According to viable sources, in earlier reports revealed Val passed away in a tragic road accident on Saturday, December 8 on her way from a gig in Nakuru. Sources intimate to the late Joan, who was a close ally to Val revealed the deceased, just like her friend, also passed away in a road accident. At the time news of her death was going viral, Willy Paul was attending the burial of Val in Butere, Kakamega county.
Willy Paul Msafi wrecked naming of his Songs
The way Willy names his songs seems questionable, particularly to his followers. For example, Willy Paul as can be seen through his influential YouTube Channel, he has named some of his new music quite peculiar names. Including, Kizungu Zungu, Harambee, Kanungo, Alkaida, and even Jigi Jigi just to mention but a few. Understandably, most of Willy’s music videos are related to youthful life and love triangles.
Stealing Music Accusations
The much talented Willy Paul Msafi recently found himself in controversy after his rival musician in the Gospel industry, Bahati, accused him of stealing his song. This saw Bahati’s fans pounce on Willy Paul with harsh criticism over the social media, accusations he denied to have committed. However, this ended during the 10th annual Groove Awards Nominations which happened on Wednesday 22 April 2015 held at the Nairobi Arboretum grounds. They were asked to reconcile and were prayed for shortly in the event.
Willy Paul ended up scooping four nominations for the awards with his huge song [“Tam Tam”], a collaboration song with the energetic songstress Size 8 released in 2014 granting him; Collabo of the Year, Video of the Year, Song of the year and then Male Artist of the Year. Then came the 10th annual Groove Awards on Saturday 6 June 2015 that saw Willy Paul go home with no award contrary to Bahati who won four awards.
Willy Paul Msafi is the son of Mr. Radido who is from Ugandan descent and who was a carpenter while his wife, an immigrant from Tanzania, was a saloonist up until 2011 when a chronic illness confined her to her bed. Willy Paul dropped out of school in 2011 due to financial constraints emanating from having lost his father. He was forced to engage in Juakali jobs to generate income to support his bed-ridden mother alongside his three siblings. His major breakthrough in music came in 2010 when he co-authored his first single Sitolia with Gloria Muliro, which has a reflection of his life history, depicting the struggles he had gone through but giving himself a renewed hope that God had been faithful enough to bring him to the limelight.
On Thursday 5 December 2013, he launched his first album which had songs like You never know,Lala Salama,Mpenzi and Kitanzi at the KICC graced by musicians Daddy Owen, Ben Githae, Gloria Muliro, DK Kwenye Beat, Ben Bahati, Kelvin Bahati, Men Of God (MOG), Size 8, Mr Seed, Shiru Wa GP, Betty Bayo, Danny Gift, DJ Sadic and DJ Mo (Topa de Top Dj).
Willy Paul announced that he would be touring the USA where he would perform in different Churches in 12 states. The tour organized by Talanta Awards was to begin on 8 March to April 2014. The tour, however, began on 10 March in Sacramento, California. He performed alongside artiste Polly Odotte at the House of Glory Church. He then headed to Neema Gospel Church in Dallas, TX and on 15 March, performed at St Louisiana, Missouri. On 29–30 March, Willy ministered to the audience at Neema Community Church in Overland Park, Kansas. He concluded his tour on 27 April in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In conclusion, apart from all sorts of controversy, Willy Paul has made great progress in terms of making music, i.e., Tam Tam, Mamangu, Vigelegele, Mapenzi and then his latest song Harambee among others. The Most recent Song he has done is #Murder which is still receiving airwaves and different opinions from the public. Watch all the songs by Will Paul Msafi Below:
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