In what sounds like an episode from Ripley’s Believe It or Not, rapper Bobby Mapesa is saved. Word on the street has it that the ‘Tuzidi’ rapper found salvation last Sunday when he stepped into a church for the first time after 11 years.
Speaking to a local publication, Bobby said that all the beef and negativity does not seem worth it now and is seeking forgiveness from anyone he has ever wronged.
“I hope that anyone I ever wronged forgives me, I have found it in my heart to forgive anyone that offended me. I now have an open heart and I realise that all this beef and negativity isn’t everything and I’m inviting everyone to join me,” he said.
He also revealed how negative influences shaped him while growing up.
“When I was younger, when people used to go to church, I would go to F2. I haven’t told my mom that I’m saved yet but I guess my fans now know. Growing up, I had negative influences that shaped me and I don’t think that’s who I am. I want to use my talent for positivity because I know small kids follow my music and sing along to every lyric,” said Mapesa.
He insisted that this latest move is not a publicity stunt, before concluding that he wants to leave a great legacy. Musically, he says he would like to work with Mercy Masika who really impresses him.
“I have been angry with the media and society for a long time but I’m letting go because I want to enjoy life in a positive way. I want to leave a legacy that will stand the test of time.”
The move has attracted its fair share of doubters, with some terming it as the joke of the year. Mapesa is best known for some of the dirtiest lyrics in the Kenyan music industry and it is hard to take him seriously.