In Summary
  • Accompanied by fellow musician Size 8, the young men came clean and blamed the devil while Size 8 asked us to forgive and forget.
  • What we have today is not a gospel music industry, but a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah riddled with all manner of hypocrites purporting to sing for the Lord.
  • How we moved from “Adamu na Eva” to “Asusu”,“ Kanungo” and “Mateke” should be reason enough to scare us witless.

A couple of days ago, a woman in her early 20s unravelled the most grotesque sex scandal in the Kenyan gospel industry.

According to her story, she reached out to a gospel artist known as ‘Hopekid’ and after a series of flirty messages, he invited her over to his house in Nairobi to have sex.

She came all the way from Nakuru, unbeknown to her that she was being set up for an orgy with another gospel artist known as DK Kwenye Beat. The young woman would later ‘hook up’ with DK Kwenye Beat in a brief sexual encounter in which she contracted a sexually transmitted infection.

When the story broke, social media was awash with accusations and counteraccusations, forcing the two gospel musicians to come out apologising and begging for forgiveness from their fans.

Accompanied by fellow musician Size 8, the young men came clean and blamed the devil while Size 8 asked us to forgive and forget.

GOSPEL MUSIC

Kenya’s gospel music industry has moved from being the noble, upright and honourable cause it was in the days of Reuben Kigame, Mary Atieno and Esther Wahome, to become one of the most scandalous and shameful industries we have in this country. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the fact that Kenya’s gospel industry has more scandals and rot than the secular music industry.

What we have today is not a gospel music industry, but a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah riddled with all manner of hypocrites purporting to sing for the Lord.

How we moved from “Adamu na Eva” to “Asusu”,“ Kanungo” and “Mateke” should be reason enough to scare us witless.

We have famous and moneyed gospel artists taking advantage of their young female fans, sexually abusing them and racking up baby mamas like trophies in a cabinet.

The other day, we had gospel DJ Mo wax lyrical about how he took his then girlfriend — and now wife — Size 8, through a series of ‘tests’ to see if she was any good for him.

He said he did that because girls ‘worship’ him thanks to his massive success as a gospel DJ. Now, the gospel couple is caught up in one of the most shameful gospel scandals in which their underlings, DK Kwenye Beat and Hopekid are accused of sexual misconduct.

SAGGING PANTS

I don’t know who this concerns, but it is time to fix the Kenyan gospel industry.

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