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Jimmy Gait responds to Eric Omondi’s biting critic of the gospel industry

By Beth Nyambura February 6th, 2023 2 min read

Gospel singer Jimmy Gait has spoken out hours after comedian Eric Omondi called out gospel singers after an online rant claiming the gospel music industry is dead.

According to Eric, Kenyan gospel artists have been dormant despite being previously known as the face of the Kenyan music industry.

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Eric Omondi
Eric Omondi

Pointing at various artists, the self-proclaimed President of comedy said gospel artists today only trend for the wrong reasons.

“Where is Daddy Owen, Jimmy Gait, Mercy Masika, Alice Kamande, Gloria Muliro, Eunice Njeri, Bahati, the gospel music industry was the identity of Kenyan music and they have all fallen. The gospel music industry has failed us,” Eric Omondi stated.

He threatened to expose some whom he alleged were LGBTQ community members

“You have left the ministry, you have left God, you have left the church, you will never prosper, the failure of Kenya as a nation is upon you. You are now trending for gonorrhea scandals, I want to give you a message from God that whatever you touch whatever you do will not prosper until you turn to God.”

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A section of artistes has responded to his rant with many asking him to stop chasing clout.
Willy Paul said his relationship with God was intact, promising to reveal reasons for his exit from the gospel industry.

Speaking to Nairobi News, Jimmy Gait said he is on leave and God has been preparing him.
“I will be back soon. I am in the process and I miss my fans and the industry,” he said.

“It has been a blessing ministering to them and I speak and teach the word a lot despite me not singing. I may be missing out there but I am not missing in the kingdom. I move at the pace of God.”

On claims the industry is dead, Jimmy Gait said that is a season and it will soon come to an end.
Jimmy Gait released his last song two years ago.

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