Willy Paul is a Kenyan award-winning artist and was named the male artist of the year at the 2013 Groove Awards alongside his mentor Gloria Muliro who took the female artist of the year award. Kenyans have trolled Willy Paul after he released his new song ‘lamba nyonyo’. The controversial singer said that he has not yet left the gospel industry but rather he is just exploring his artistry.
Listening to the track one couldn’t shake off the feeling that Willy Paul is aping the new breed of artists including Ethic who’s lamba lolo hit thrust them into stardom. Critics did have statements to utter regarding this song. Willy Paul has been criticized by both gospel and secular artists plus Kenyans on Twitter even calling on Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua to ban the song though singer Muthoni Drummer Queen has come out to advise Willy Paul to focus on the type of music that he feels is good for his career.
The “Kitanzi” hitmaker emcee Jalang’o is one of the people who believe Willy Paul has truly sunk his previously glowing career. “I have resigned as Willy Paul official emcee. The direction in which he is steering his career I wish to state that I won’t be part of his team and should I share a stage with the musician in my capacity as an emcee I urge him not to sing the lamba nyonyo song, Jalang’o said on Milele FM.