Janet Mbugua bashes Willy Paul over post on violence against women

L-R: Willy Paul performing and Janet Mbugua.

Singer Wilson Abubakar Radido popularly known as Willy Paul found himself on the receiving end over a controversial social media post. Willy Paul posted a video on Instagram where a man violently hit a woman, causing her to fall on the ground.

“Karate! Ladies kuweni rada, msinyime watu wa karate jut give them,” read his caption.

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That did not settle well with Mbugua, who is known to be at the forefront of advocating for gender equality and rights of the girl child. The mother of two warned him against posting such videos which try to normalize violence against women.

“Don’t post such videos, it’s reckless and makes it seem ‘funny’ to be violent,” she wrote.

Shortly afterwards, he deleted the post.

Gloria Muliro speaks

This comes days after gospel singer Gloria Muliro said she prays for Willy Paul because she does not approve of some of the music videos he makes.

Muliro said she would work with Willy Paul again but they would first have to hold a talk to correct his errors.

“As a mother, I love Willy Paul because every parent has different children. I pray for him. I don’t agree with the music he does,” she said.

The controversial singer raised eyebrows earlier this year when he made it clear he is a secular artiste by becoming a brand ambassador for an alcoholic drink. In pictures shared online, he was seen holding a bottle of William Lawson’s.

"They asked for some wine, I gave them the mzinga!" he captioned the photo.

Willy Paul dancing with a fan.

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Nevertheless, Willy Paul has increased his fanbase in Tanzania after collaborating with Nandy, a celebrated bongo star.

However, if his frequent posts are anything to go by, Willy Paul seems to have bagged himself a Caucasian lady. According to a video he shared online, the Chutama hitmaker might be in love.

He stirred controversy on social media after posting a video of himself cuddling and kissing an unidentified, white woman.

"What's up? This is your boy," said Willy Paul at the beginning of the video.

"You don't have to talk," he is heard telling the mysterious blonde as she giggles and covers her face with her hands.

While little is known about the woman the singer introduced to his followers in the 20-second clip, their chemistry spoke volumes.

Most streamed artist

Despite the antics, Willy Paul was the most streamed Kenyan artiste in 2019, this is according to Boomplay.

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The former gospel artiste beat big names such as Nyashinski, Sauti Sol, Masauti and Nadia Mukami to take the top spot.

Boomplay also collected data for the most streamed songs as well as albums. Willy Paul’s Mmmh featuring Tanzania’s Rayvanny came first in the top 10 Kenyan songs.

The data and charts presented in the music facts sheet are based on data from the music app, which has more than 60 million users globally, 5.3 million of whom are from Kenya.

The streaming app has a catalogue of over 20 million tracks and is available on iOS, Android and the web.