“Groove Awards Team made the Right Decision to Exclude Bahati and I” – Says Willy Paul

May 20, 2016

Willy_PaulGospel hitmaker Willy Paul has applauded the decision by Groove Awards to exclude his name and that of his gospel counterpart Bahati from the nominees list.
Willy Paul says that even though he at first failed to understand why he was left out, he later came to be.
“Groove Awards team made the right decision to exclude Bahati and I from the list of nominees. On the day nominees were unveiled, I failed to understand why they made such a harsh decision. But on the same night when I got home, I thought deeply and understood where they were coming from,” Willy Paul told eDaily.
He says the decision was meant to integrate the Kenyan gospel industry.
“The team is trying to bring musicians together. The gospel industry should operate like that. I haven’t communicated to Groove Awards team because I think the move they made is the right one.”
Meanwhile, Bahati said that he did not make online submission to Groove Awards team.
“I did not submit my name to the Groove team for consideration in this year’s Groove Awards – not even in one category. You can confirm with them. I did not go to Groove Camp or Groove Awards Nomination night,” Bahati said.
“I want to give upcoming artistes a chance to shine. If I had featured, probably I would win again – and what would be left for new crop of gospel artistes?
“So, it was purely my decision – and not what is being said: that I am not leading a Christian lifestyle,” Bahati added.

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