Willy Paul goes back to church after 7 years break; Explains why

On Sunday, January 28, well-known Kenyan musician Wilson Abubakar Radido, better known by his stage name Willy Paul, deviated from his regular schedule and attended church for the first time in nearly seven years.

The former gospel singer disclosed in a statement on Monday morning that he hadn’t been to a church service since 2017.

He said that because of an unpleasant experience he had in the past, he had been staying away from the house of God for a number of years.

“I haven’t been to church since 2017 because the church did something wrong to me,” Willy Paul said on his Instagram page.

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However, he disclosed that he felt good after letting bygones be bygones and attending a church service in Nairobi on Sunday.

“But yesterday, I attended a church service in Embakasi, and I feel very comforted. It will be a great year because I have started attending church again,” he said.

Willy Paul
Willy Paul

The controversial love song artist, however, accompanied his statement with a photo that had nothing to do with the church. It was a picture of him with a woman in what appeared to be an entertainment venue.

Several years ago, Willy Paul surprised Kenyans when he transitioned from gospel music to the secular music industry.

In 2021, he opened up about leaving the gospel music industry due to unseen forces that worked day and night to bring him down. This led to depression and ultimately a breakdown.

In a lengthy explanation, Willy Paul detailed the reasons for his departure from gospel music.

“If up to now I have never gone down because of hatred, then I don’t think I ever will. 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 am very bad, and everything about me is wrong.

Willy Paul
Willy Paul

These are the same people who fought for me when I was on the side of Jesus 😆 The reasons why I left. Hatred from my fellow artists and DJs, my songs not being aired (claiming that my content was not godly at that time), discrimination, and favoritism.

I was a big artist, but these wicked people could not see that. Or they just chose to ignore the truth! These people broke my heart! They hurt me so much; I was down for about 4 months, crying silently every day, both day and night. It reached a point where I could not bear it anymore… I didn’t have money to pay my bills or even help at home. Can you imagine I had the biggest songs, and these people treated me like that!” Willy Paul lamented.

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