Willy Paul and Size 8 trolled for ‘earthly’ gospel hit but Willy doesn’t give a hoot
Gospel singers Willy Paul and Size 8 have rattled Kenyans with their latest hit dubbed Tiga Wana.
The two singers opted for a jazzy hit with a message to the devil, Tiga Wana, a popular Kikuyu phrase meaning stop kidding/joking/childishness.
When Nairobi News contacted Willy Paul to find his reaction to the concerns of Kenyans on the validity of his song as gospel he said, “Mi naimba kile Mungu ananituma kama nikiambia shetani atige wana watu hawataki mi sijali.”
Willy Paul in his usual hype starts the song with an introduction from Size 8 singing, “Willy Poze ako wapi.”
He goes on with his lyrics on how in everything one does they should do a good job so that when the devil comes they tell him to “Tiga wana.”
Size 8, who launched her gospel career in long flowing dresses, appears in the video in rugged jeans paired with fur jacket.
She pulls of an attitude face as she introduces herself in the lyrics as “Namba Nane” and “Mama Wambo.”
The song has received criticism from users on social media with some faulting all stakeholders in the gospel industry for the change of course.
Well,looks like these days, you just need to put the word NENO kwa song and it automatically becomes a gospel song!Willy Paul &Size 8, yeah? pic.twitter.com/OjSjlc9RPq
— sheilah birgen (@SheilahBirgen) November 22, 2016
Tiga Wana – Willy Paul ft Size 8 . Definition of trash music
— Just Lavish (@Lavenda__) November 22, 2016
Others noted that some secular artistes were even singing better gospel songs than those in the industry.
Yaani Nyashinski Can sing a nice Gospel song than willy Paul & size 8 combined.??
— clichy dela clint (@DellaClint) November 21, 2016
size 8 and willy paul wametucheza hii tiga wana we c gospel kidogo kidogo atarudi kwa shamba boy
— jackson kariuki (@wamuyujaxon) November 21, 2016
Sooooo Willy Paul and Size 8 have this new track called “Tiga Wana” ????. i would rather listen to someone Vomiting outside Privee.
— Brian Mbunde ™ (@Brianmbunde) November 21, 2016
hii ngoma ya willy Paul na size 8 kweli ikona upako ?
— KANUNU KIRIMI (@KanunuKirimi) November 21, 2016