Willy Paul and Bahati

Gospel artiste Bahati is one of the youngest and most popular gospel artistes in Kenya, with a massive fan base.

Bahati aka Mtoto Wa Mama has over the years proved his prowess in music by dropping emotional and inspirational songs that the masses can relate to, including: Mama, Machozi, Iakuwa Sawa, Lover and more.


The celebrated gospel act is also known for his on and off beef with controversial singer, Willy Paul, and though the two of them have a similar success story and background, they seem not to get along so well.

Bahati once accused Willy Paul of stealing his songs and lyrics, through the help of a popular producer and releasing them as his own, something that came as a surprise to many.


A few months back, Bahati went on a one month musical hiatus after it was revealed that some of his fellow gospel artistes, including Willy Paul and L Jay Maasai, were planning to sabotage his music and spoil his career.

When the two gospel bigwigs were left out of Groove Awards 2015 nominations, it dawned on them that their beef was somewhat diminishing their popularity. They decided to put their beef behind them and reconciled in a public forum.

Friends At Last! Gospel Frenemies Willy Paul And Bahati Hint At a Collabo While Making Fun Of Each Other (Video)

Well, if you don’t know by now, Willy Paul was one of the winners of the recently concluded African Musik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), which was held in Dallas, Texas, with Sauti Sol and Akothee also scooping awards.

Sauti Sol and Akothee

Willy Paul bagged this years AFRIMMA Best Gospel Act – Africa award, which was a big deal to him, since he received the same nomination in 2015 but didn’t win the award. He took to his social media to thank his fans for the support after his win, and at the same time throwing shade at his haters.

Hatajitia Kitanzi: Willy Paul Takes Shots At His Haters After His Best Gospel AFRIMMA Win

When the Fanya hitmaker put up the post, Bahati had not congratulated him on the win, which for some reason made people think that Willy Pozze was talking about Bahati, but it looks like this was not so.

Bahati won the same AFRIMMA award as the Best Gospel Artiste, back in 2014, which was the first edition for the coveted event, making Kenya proud. Well, the down the to earth singer has taken to his social media to congratulate Willy Paul for his big win, with this nice post:

YEEESSSS!!! It’s back again in Kenya #AFRIMMABESTGOSPELARTIST I first Won in 2014 & now my Big Bro #WILLYPAUL has brought it Back!!! A Big win for the Kenyan Gospel Industry. SO PROUD OF YOU👏👏👏 Hoping Next Year @Size8reborn & @Realpitson Will do this too. MUCH LOVE & CONGRATULATIONS @willypaulMsafi

It’s good to see the talented gospel singers have grown up and have put their troubles behind them for the sake of the gospel industry. Congratulations Willy Paul aka Will Pozze, as he’s now calling himself.

Willy Paul AFRIMMA