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Jimmy Gait’s new song spurs controversy

After he recently released a cover version of Adelle’s Hello, the gospel singer is at it again with his latest hit Yesu Ndiye Sponsor.

By Lemmy Bramwellbramwel@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 28 Jun 2016 15:09 EAT

Jimmy Gait - Gospel Singer (Photo: Youtube.com)

After he recently released a cover version of Adelle’s Hello, the gospel singer is at it again with his latest hit Yesu Ndiye Sponsor.

The song has received mixed reactions especially in the social media platforms with some expressing their disappointment in Jimmy Gait releasing a song not in line with the gospel industry doctrines. On the other hand, others have lauded Jimmy Gait saying that the song addresses an issue familiar with most youths in Kenya.

The musician took to his YouTube channel to explain that the song is dedicated to young people who do not want to struggle to succeed in life and instead opt for shortcuts (sponsors) to get there. He went further to posit that success doesn’t come easy and that young people should be patient enough in order to be successful.

Jimmy Gait's message read: “Nowadays, a lot of young people are looking for an easy way to get to a good life, hence quite a bunch of them are looking for Sponsors.

Sponsors in this case are either men or women who have money to give them a good life in exchange for their bodies for pleasure.

I'm a strong believer in hard work and process to gain success in life. This song is dedicated to young people who want an easy life and quick success to remind them that Jesus is the real Sponsor who when they come to Him can get all they need, of course through the right ways, and not regret later.

Young people, let’s get busy and pursue our dreams with patience, hard work, determination and with time we shall achieve all our dreams. Most importantly, trusting in God is the ultimate solution to life.”

This is the second time the Appointment hit maker is hitting the headlines for his controversial releases after he released a cover of Adelle’s (UK-based musician) Hello which caused a buzz in the gospel arena with most people terming it pathetic.

The writer is a student at University of Kabianga currently on internship at the Kenya Free Press.





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