Kim Danny has finally admitted that he is leaving the gospel music industry to join the secular world. In an interview with Radio Citizen’s Mseto East Africa, the Kenyan gospel artist admitted that he is ready to leave all the drama and politics that, apparently, dominate the gospel music industry, and start afresh.
After being nominated for both the Best Non-USA Artist and Best Upcoming Artist awards in 2010, Kim Danny has since become a big success in gospel music, releasing hits like Tulia, Kibe Kibe, Kila Wakati, Nimeshinda, Hananga Makosa, and Nina Imani among many others. He is greatly adored for his smooth vocals and humble approach in music
While talking to Mseto East Africa’s Willy M. Tuva, Kim Danny opens up about the political and cold path the gospel industry has taken.
“Kuna politics mingi ambazo zinahappen kwenye gospel industry… Na huwezi kuzitatua. Naamini itatake time sana,” he explains
Though he is quite cautious not to mention what happened to him in particular during the interview, the Kenyan gospel artist seems decided that he is moving on to pursue secular music. He goes on to defend his Christian stance and that he hasn’t really backslided from his beliefs. The 2010 Mwafaka Awards nominee gives his final word by advising upcoming artists who aspire to do gospel music that they should follow their dreams but expect challenges on the way… whatever that means.
Kim Danny refused to share why he chose to leave the gospel industry and join secular music, calling it a “personal reason”. He seems enthusiastic to follow his newly found dream and we can only wish him the best in his future work