One of the chart-topping songs right now is ‘I Do’ by Willy Paul featuring Jamaican songbird Alaine. The song has caused ripples, not just bhecause it’s good but because Willy featured a secular artiste. In the past, he had shown desires in working with Tanzanian crooner Diamond (who he really likes to copy), but was dissuaded against the idea because one, Diamond is a secular artiste and two, Diamond is a Muslim. However, he went ahead and did a collabo with Sauti Sol who are a secular group.
Willy has recieved tongue-lashes before, and he’s considered the bad boy of Kenyan gospel music. But lest you forget, his arch-rival Bahati also did a collabo with King Kaka and Wyre. Recently, when Rayvanny was in the country, we saw him hanging out with Willy Paul and later bahati. Right now Willy is in Tanzania trying to promote his song ‘I Do’, and he’s met with WCB boss and his idol Diamond Platinumz.
What if he surprises us with a collabo with him? And ever since Rayvanny left Kenya for Tanzania, he’s been tagging Bahati in most of his musical posts, something that has raised eyebrows on whether the two are planning on doing a song together.
Is a gospel-secular collabo a bad idea? What makes it bad? R. Kelly used to do gospel and secular music. Beyonce did ‘When Jesus Says Yes’. Does it make it bad if they did it with gospel artistes?