Gospel artist Guardian Angel (Peter Omwaka) has revealed the rots running in Kenya’s gospel industry. The 25 year old artist is among the few gospel artists who are still thriving in the gospel industry. It’s not been a walk in the park for the artist. Gospel industry has recently been hit hard; with most artists opting out with the excuse of it ‘not performing well’.
One of them was Willy Paul, who was once one of the best in the genre. In tow was Bahati; who has recently been subject to criticism over mixing gospel music with secular.
The ‘Hadithi’ hitmaker had one of the most difficult upbringings. He had to become a street kid at some point in life. However, that did not stop him from soaring to greater heights. He has released more than 40 songs to date; some of them becoming hit songs in a short period.
The Industry Is ‘Dead’
Just like most artists, the singer had little support from already established artists in the industry. However, he claims that the industry is already ‘dead’ and is not performing well. He spoke the words on Plug Tv.
”Tulipigania njia yetu kuingia. Hakuna mtu alituvuruta. Hiyo nayo usidanganywe. Ile kitu ilifanywa, kama mimi naeza sema nilionyeshwa studio. Nilionyeshwa njia na DK. Hiyo lazima nipatiane credit where it’s due… I was still in high school. But he kept on saying I wouldn’t want you to go through what I went through to make it in this industry. ”
Guardian continued to bash other artists for not supporting upcoming artists; including himself; who struggled his way up.
He’s currently one of the big names in the gospel industry, alongside his wife who is twice his age.
October 7, 2022