Willy Paul Biography

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Willy Paul Msafi is Multi-talented Kenyan Award winning Contermporary Christian Music artist, Song writer, Dancer and Entertainer based in the City of Nairobi, Kasarani Area.

Things You Didn’t Know About Willy Paul Biography

#1993
Willy Paul was born on February 1993.

#Name
Willy Paul’s real full name is Wilson Abubakar Radido.

#Background
Willy Paul is the last born in a family of three children in and grew up in Area 3 of Mathare North. 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.

#Name
Willy Paul Msafi real name is Wilson Abubakar Radido.

#Education #Dropout
Paul dropped out of school in 2011 while in Form Three 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. My first-born brother is an Electrical Engineering graduate. His brother is Bachelor’s Degree Holder in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nairobi.

#Religion
Willy Paul is a praise and worship member at Kasarani Church, got saved when he was in Form 1 and salvation to him is all about walking in the light and respecting God’s will. It’s about following the teachings of the church and how he carry myself.

#Musician
Willy Paul’s major breakthrough in music came in 2010, when he co-authored his first single Sitolia with Gloria Muliro, which 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, Bahati, MOG, Size 8, Mr Seed, Shiru Wa GP,Betty Bayo, Danny Gift, DJ Sadic and DJ Mo.

#Awards
Willy Paul 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. 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.

#Achievements

Willy Paul’s 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. 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. He performed alongside artiste Polly Odotte at the House of Glory Church. He then headed to Neema Gospel Church in Dallas, TX and on 15 March,performed at St Louisiana, Missouri. On 29–30 March, Willy ministered to the audience at Neema Community Church in Overland Park, Kansas. He concluded his tour on 27 April in Las Vegas, Nevada.

#Philanthropy

Having grown up in Mathare slums, Willy Paul has set up his own foundation in Mathare to help the needy people in the area. Willy Paul has also been able to assist young children get access to basic education and healthcare.

#Sponsorship #Endorsement

According to local, its true that some of the clothes Willy Paul wears in his videos are sourced from Atlanta which he owes to an Organisation which also sponsors his music career and Key figure from the organization is by the name Karanja who he met in Mombasa during a Groove Awards Tour.


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