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Willy Paul Biography

Willy Paul is a Kenyan award-winning controversial gospel musician and songwriter from Kasarani in Nairobi. In 2013 he won the male artist of the year.

He is the C.E.O and founder of Saldido records. The famous Kenyan musician singer Willy Paul 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.

Some of his well-known singles are (Sitolia, Kitanzi and You Never Know) which have earned him wide fame, including a famous tour of the US where he performed in different churches in several States.

He first gained recognition after recording the song Sitolia with Gloria Muliro which, although, was an object of controversy after several claims by Willy fans that he was not earning much from the song because Gloria Muliro allegedly owned exclusive copyrights to the song.

They nevertheless were able to iron out their differences and even went on to record another hit song, Kitanzi In 2012, he was nominated for the Kisima Music Awards’ Male Artist of the year.

Willy Paul Early Life

Willy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Radido in Mathare slums. Mr. Radido who is from Ugandan descent was a Carpenter while his wife, an Immigrant from Tanzania, was a salonist up until 2011 when a chronic illness confined her to her bed.

Paul dropped out of school in 2011 due to financial constraints emanating from having lost his father. He was forced to engage in Juakali jobs to generate income to support his bed-ridden mother alongside his three siblings.

Willy Paul Education

Willy joined the Brainhouse school in the Mathare area for his high school qualification. Unfortunately, due to poverty, he had to drop out in form three.

In 2013 Willy Paul decided to register for the KCSE exams. Willy utilized the help of tutors as he homeschooled. After results were out, Willy Paul expressed his desire to study abroad. However, he is yet to say whether or not he enrolled or completed studies in the US.

Willy Paul Musical Career

His major breakthrough in music came in 2010 when he co-authored his first single Sitolia with Gloria Muliro, which a reflection of his life history, depicting the struggles he had gone through but giving himself a renewed hope that God had been faithful enough to bring him to the limelight.

On Thursday 5 December 2013, he launched his first album which had songs like  You never know, Lala Salama, Mpenzi and Kitanzi at the KICC graced by musicians Daddy Owen, Ben Githae, Gloria Muliro, DK Kwenye Beat, Ben Bahati, Bahati, Men Of God (MOG), Size 8, Mr. Seed, Shiru Wa GP, Betty Bayo, Danny Gift, DJ Sadic and DJ Mo

He announced that he would be touring the USA where he would perform in different Churches in 12 states. The tour organized by Talanta Awards was to begin on 8 March to April 2014. The tour, however, began on 10 March in Sacramento, California. He performed alongside artiste Polly Odotte at the House of Glory Church. He then headed to Neema Gospel Church in Dallas, TX and on 15 March, performed at St Louisiana, Missouri. On 29–30 March, Willy ministered to the audience at Neema Community Church in Overland Park, Kansas. He concluded his tour on 27 April in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The much talented Willy Paul Msafi recently found himself in controversy after his rival musician in the Gospel industry, Bahati, accused him of stealing his song. This saw Bahati’s fans pounce on Willy Paul with harsh criticism over the social media, accusations he denied to have committed. However, this ended during the 10th annual Groove Awards Nominations which happened on Wednesday 22 April 2015 held at the Nairobi Arboretum grounds. They were asked to reconcile and were prayed for shortly in the event.

He ended up scooping four nominations for the awards with his huge song [“Tam Tam”], a collaboration song with the energetic songstress Size 8 released in 2014 granting him; Collabo of the Year, Video of the Year, Song of the year and then Male Artist of the Year. Then came the 10th annual Groove Awards on Saturday 6 June 2015 that saw Willy Paul go home with no award contrary to Bahati who won four awards. Apart from this, Paul has made great progress in terms of making music, i.e., Tam Tam, Mamangu, Vigelegele, Mapenzi and then his latest song Hukuniacha.

Willy Paul Age

Wilson Abubakar Radido was born on 1, September 1993 in Mathare, Slums Nairobi. 

Willy Paul Real Name

Wilson Abubakar Radido is the real name of Willy Paul. He is also known as Wilson Shikwekwe Radido.

Willy Paul Family

Parents

He is the son of late Paul Opondo Radido who is from Ugandan descent and was a Carpenter while his wife, an Immigrant from Tanzania, was a salonist up until 2011 when a chronic illness confined her to her bed.

Paul dropped out of school in 2011 due to financial constraints emanating from having lost his father. He was forced to engage in Juakali jobs to generate income to support his bed-ridden mother alongside his three siblings.

Siblings

He is the last born in a family of three.

Willy Paul Girlfriend

He has dated video vixen Michelle Dyer who told the pulse the cause of their break-up. She said the gospel star was insecure and sometimes got physical. “He cheated on me and he wasn’t loyal. We couldn’t get along as we had our differences. Him being a gospel artiste (he) did not appreciate and like my hustle like dancing and appearing in music videos,” Michelle told Pulse.

“Sometimes, he abused me by hitting me. The first time he did it because of my phone. I had a late-night message from work and when I told him I wanted to reply he got insecure,” she revealed.

Willy Paul Wedding

His engagement caused a major blow on the internet when he posted a photo of a lady wearing a wedding dress. Fans not only started to have a lot of assumptions on who was under the gown but also kept on asking themselves if he really wanted to settle down.

After a few days, He unrevealed the mysterious lady behind the beautiful gown and to everybody’s bewilderment, it was Alaine the Jamaican hit singer. Is Willy Paul Married?, No Willy Paul is not married.

Body Measurements

  • Height: Not available
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Body Shape: Not Available
  • Hair Colour: Not Available

Willy Paul Net Worth

Working as a musician, there is no doubt; Willy earns a good salary and has been able to accumulate good net worth. According to many Online resources, Paul’s estimated net worth $1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.).

Willy Paul House

After the success of his music, Willy Paul first relocated to the Kasarani area from Mathare. At the time, he was not able to move with his mum because they were making plans for building her new home. The singer has in the past shared several pictures of his house on Instagram.

Willy Paul Awards

  • 2012- Groove Awards winner the best new act 2013- Groove Awards winner male artist of the year.
  • 2014- Talanta Awards winner Best performer 2014- Mwafaka Awards winner Male artist of the Year.
  • 2014- Mwafaka Awards winner collabo of the Year (Kitanzi featuring Gloria Muliro).
  • 2015- Mwafaka Awards winner collabo of the year (Tam Tam featuring size 8).
  • 2016- Mwafaka Awards winner Male artist of the Year
  • 2016- AFRIMMA Awards winner Best gospel act, Africa
  • 2017- Pulse Music Awards Winner Male Video of the year
  • 2017- Pulse Music Awards Winner Most Viewed Video (Jigi Jigi)
  • 2017- Mdundo Awards winner Most downloaded single 2017
  • 2017- Mdundo Awards winner Most downloaded gospel artist 2017.

Willy Paul Tribe

His tribal roots are not clear as he has an Islamic name and a Luo one.

Willy Paul All Songs

2018

  • Njiwa
  • Malingo
  • Bora Uhai
  • Murder
  • Amani
  • Nisamehe

2017

  • I Do
  • PiliPili
  • Jigi Jigi
  • Tiga Wana
  • Digiri
  • Tempted

2016

  • Fanya
  • Fanya Refixx

2015

  • Sijafika
  • Vigelegele
  • Mamangu

2014 (Kitanzi <You Never Know> Album)

  • Lala Salama
  • Missi
  • Kitanzi
  • You never Know
  • Kwa Vile
  • Mpenzi
  • Tam Tam
  • Rabuka

Willy Paul Latest Song

As of November 2018,

  • Willy Paul Ft Badgyal Cecile – Sikireti Reloaded

As of 26 February 2019,

  • Willy Paul Ft Rayvanny-Mmmh

Willy Paul wows fans with a love song collabo alongside Rayvanny

Willy Paul teams up with Tanzanian star Rayvanny in a new love song, “Mmmh”.

After a series of misses with his releases, especially the collabo with Jamaican singer Cecile on the track “Sikireti, the controversial Kenyan Gospel singer Willy Paul has released a hit love song, “Mmmh” with Tanzanian music star Vanny Boy aka Rayvanny.

The much-anticipated love song has already attracted thousands of views on YouTube hours after it was released and making it a top trending YouTube video in Kenya. Willy’s fans have continued to heap praise on him for the way he stood out in the song as Rayvanny did what he does best.

The song is all about love and affection as the two stars combine to sing about their infatuation with a beautiful girl. The reggae beat track talks about a woman who has touched Willy Paul’s heart. It starts with the Tanzanian lover boy with his supposed love interest while singing in her praise. The singer tries to bring out the divine attributes of the woman in his life.

Clearly, it would not be the month of love without a love song collaboration from some of the best of both worlds, BET award-winning singer Rayvanny and the Kenyan award-winning Gospel artist.

Willy Paul whose real name is Wilson Radido has previously worked with secular artists like Sauti Sol and Nandy. He has also expressed interest in working with Diamond Platinumz and over the years he has even copied his style of music as well as fashion. This new collabo with top Wasafi artists may soon see the singer achieve his dreams.

Raymond Shaban aka Rayvanny, on the other hand, has worked with Willy Paul’s ‘arch-rival

Bahati way back in April 2017 in on a song titled “Nikumbushe”.

Controversy with Bahati

Willy Paul found himself in controversy after his rival musician in the Gospel industry, Bahati, accused him of stealing his song. This saw Bahati’s fans pounce on Willy Paul with harsh criticism over the social media, accusations he denied to have committed. However, this ended during the 10th annual Groove Awards Nominations which happened on Wednesday 22 April 2015 held at the Nairobi Arboretum grounds.

They were asked to reconcile and were prayed for shortly in the event. He ended up scooping four nominations for the awards with his huge song [“Tam Tam”], a collaboration song with the energetic songstress Size 8 released in 2014 granting him; Collabo of the Year, Video of the Year, Song of the year and then Male Artist of the Year.

Then came the 10th annual Groove Awards on Saturday 6 June 2015 that saw him go home with no award contrary to Bahati who won four awards. Apart from this, Willy Paul has made great progress in terms of making music, i.e., Tam Tam, Mamangu, Vigelegele, Mapenzi and then his latest song Hukuniacha.

Willy Paul Marriage canceled

He had announced his engagement to his Ethiopian girlfriend. He later changed his mind and called off his wedding plans. He claimed that he was “wrongly advised.”

He took to Instagram where he posted a photo of himself with his girl, which he captioned; “Am not getting married!!! I am too young I was being advised wrongly….by the wrong people…I am building my future.”

Philanthropy

Having grown up in Mathare slums, He has set up his own foundation in Mathare to help the needy people in the area. He has also been able to assist young children to get access to basic education and healthcare.

Willy Paul FAQs

Who is Willy Paul?

WillyPaul Msafi is one of the popular award-winning Christian Gospel singers and songwriters.

How old is Willy Paul?

He is 26 years old as of 2019 and was born in 1993.

How tall is Willy Paul?

Not Known.

Is Willy Paul married?

He is neither married nor dating.

How much is Willy Paul’s worth?

According to many Online resources, Paul’s estimated net worth $1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.).

How much does Willy Paul make?

Not Known.

Where does Willy Paul live?

Willy Paul first relocated to the Kasarani area from Mathare.

Is Willy Paul dead or alive?

He is still alive and in good health.

Where is Willy Paul now?

He is currently the C.E.O and founder of Saldido records.

Willy Paul Instagram

 

Willy Paul Photos

Willy Paul Interview

Willy Paul finally makes his relationship status public in an exclusive interview

Willy Paul is very much involved romantically with a beautiful woman R

The singer made the revelations in an exclusive interview with TUKO.co.ke video team – News about his solid relationship came quite as a surprise to many who thought he was still single Love is a very beautiful thing, and whoever finds a good woman or man to love is lucky. Well, gospel singer Willy Paul happens to be among the few lucky Kenyan men who are blessed with beautiful women in their lives.

The Malingo hitmaker recently put all the speculations and rumors to rest after finally admitting to being madly in love with a beautiful girl.

Betty Kyallo officially opens doors to her new high-end spa located next to the lady who snatched her man ”Yes, I have someone in my life, just that I don’t like making it public. You know I have to say it here, because if I fail to admit, she may wonder why am I keeping her a secret,” Willy revealed. ”Asked to send out a shout out to his lover, Willy Paul told his bae that God loves her a lot that’s why he gave you a man he knows, Pozee, keep at it.” he posed. The singer’s revelation came quite as a surprise to many who thought he was still single judging with his many scandals involving women.

Willy Paul Videos

HALLELUJAH

Willy Paul Kitanzi

 

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