Willy Paul and Size 8 caused uproar when they dropped the dopest secular song which they claimed was a gospel jam. Bahati has since stepped forward to apologize on their behalf.
There is no doubt Willy Paul and Size 8’s “Tiga Wana” is a club banger, even Kenyans who hate on the song do so on the basis that the two gospel singer claim their song is a gospel jam whereas it has the taste of a typical secular song.
And guess what, “Tiga Wana” has already garnered over 400k views on YouTube in a week’s time; sure controversy sells any time.
Following public backlash over “Tiga Wana”, Bahati stepped forward to apologize on behalf of Willy Paul and Size 8 who remain adamant they haven’t crossed the line.
The “Mapenzi” singer acknowledged that the public had lost trust in gospel musicians as he expressed his sincere apology for contributing in devaluing the gospel of Christ. He says he feels the last gospel song he released is "Barua".
Bahati surprisingly mentioned that the church was also complaining about contemporary gospel songs which are not used in praise and worship services in churches.
“WE ARE SORRY FOR LETTING DOWN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST‼ I personally feel & accept that as "BAHATI" I have not Represented Jesus & the Gospel Music as God expects. I know this might not be the best Platform to Speak about this but We all Know that The Public has Lost Trust in Us Gospel Musicians. Can we all agree that The Saints & the Streets don't See God in Us anymore??? Yes we Can't Ignore the fact that the Church is Complaining that's why "NONE" of our Urban Gospel Songs can be used in Praise & Worship Services. I feel Guilty & Sorry for Contributing in Devaluing THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST- God Says if We don't go back to What He called us to do GOD WILL AS WELL RAISE STONES to Praise Him & in a better way than we Can. YESSSS GOD CAN REPLACE US IN A MINUTE‼ God has given us Supportive Media Personalities, DJs & Loyal fans but we have let you down. Our Focus has been making Hit songs, Scandals & Headlines and we are not Proud of Our Lord God & Savior JESUS CHRIST. Yes We Forgot the "CALLING" and Ministry... I personally feel my Last Gospel Song was "BARUA" in 2014 nanimechangia Sana kupaka Jina la Yesu Matope... LORD PLEASE FORGIVE ME Some People might see this as Self Crucification but NO!!! God says clearly in 1ST JOHN 1:9.... "if we CONFESS our sins He is faithful & Just to forgive us and Cleanse Us from all Unrighteousness" ... God speaks through People; and if the Public & the People of God are not happy::: THEN GOD IS NOT HAPPY‼(Listen to what the Spirit Says 2Chronicles 7:14)” Bahati wrote.