Some of you might hate me for this but the truth is that Willy Paul is doing better musically than his nemesis Kevin Bahati. This is pretty obvious but I know you still want to argue about this, don’t you?
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You see, these two singers have been at it for as long as I can remember never mind the fact that their calling as as gospel artists is to bring people to Christ. Interestingly, they made it seem like a competition, a supremacy battle of sorts.
At some point, Bahati was doing well musically. This is around the time he released Mama. He was always topping charts and receiving massive airplay on local TV and radio stations. I don’t know what happened but somewhere along the way Willy Paul overtook him.
Well, you could argue that Willy Paul is no longer a gospel singer and that he doesn’t make music that glorifies the man above but you see the truth is the gospel industry is not what it was three years ago or so. Put simply, it lost the vibrancy that it once had.
Willy Paul might have seen this coming and perhaps this explains why his recent songs are questionable. They make you wonder if he’s still a gospel artist. On the other hand, Bahati decided to stick to his guns never mind the fact that the gospel industry was dwindling.
Willy Paul behaviour is inexcusable. I agree. However, you need to realize that this is their bread, it’s how they put food on the table. As such I would not really blame him for not towing the line because let’s be honest, he’s really doing well and getting massive airplay.
Bahati is also laughing all the way to the bank thanks to his reality TV show dubbed Bahati Reality. Perhaps this explains why he’s not invested in music as he was before. He realised that the gospel industry had stagnated and when he saw a way out, he took it.
Watch Bahati’s latest single Unavyonipenda below.