Willy Paul- Biography, Age, Girlfriend, wedding, Victor Wanyama’s ex-girlfriend.
Willy Paul (Wilson Abubakar Radido) is a Kenyan Award winning Contemporary Christian Music artist and song writer from Kasarani in Nairobi. Willy Paul is a praise and worship member at Kasarani Church.
Willy Paul Age
Willy Paul was born on February 1993.
Willy Paul Awards
Willy was named 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 international 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.
In 2012, he was nominated for the Kisima Music Awards’ Gospel Artist of the year, an award that was later won by Daddy Owen.
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 Career
His major breakthrough in music came in 2010, when he co-authored his first single Sitolia with Gloria Muliro, which is 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. His first album, You never know was launched on Thursday 5 December 2013 in a colourful ceremony 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.
The album had songs like, You never know,Lala Salama,Mpenzi and Kitanzi.Willy Paul announced that he would be touring the USA where he would perform in different Churches in 12 states. The tour organised by Talanta Awards was to begin on 8 March to April 2014. The tour however begun on 10 March in Sacramento, California.
Willy Paul 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. Willy Paul 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, 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 Girlfriend
Willy Paul’s former lover, Michelle is now dating comedian Fred Omondi.
Michelle, after a nasty break-up with the gospel singer, accused him of being violent and overly insecure, allegations that were denied by Willy Paul.
Willy Paul’s ex-lover ditched the gospel singer and has been sighted, cavorting and canoodling with Fred Omondi, a local comedian.
Mitchelle it seems, loves the high life, something that Willy Paul was unable to offer her.
It turned out that Willy moved on, in 2016, with a lass of Ethiopian origin. Michelle has moved on too, with Fred Omondi.
Willy Paul Cancelled Wedding
Willy had announced his engagement to his Ethiopian girlfriend.
Willy 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!!! Am too young I was being advised wrongly….by the wrong people…Am building my future.”
Willy Paul and Victor Wanyama’s ex- girlfriend Tracey
Willy is now suspected of having snatched Victor Wanyama’s ‘yellow-yellow’ girlfriend Tracey.
Rumor mills are rife with claims that the controversial singer is getting too close to Tracey Machiven, a petite woman alleged to be Victor Wanyama’s girlfriend at some point. It all started when Willy Paul was pictured with Tracey in his house and she was spotted wearing his clothes, a clear indication that their friendship was beyond ‘ordinary’.