Kenyan gospel singer Willy Paul says he has a secret family, but he has never made that information public.
“I won’t say much about it, but I have a big family,” he exclusively told eDaily.
When asked if he is a father to a child somewhere, Willy Paul told this writer: “Haha… don’t dig too much. I won’t talk about that. I live with teenagers who are 17, 18 and 19 years old. I won’t say I adopted them, but I am living with many people – people that I call my family.”
Willy Paul, who at one time hinted at marriage, now says he is taking things at a slower pace and when the right time comes, he will avail his wedding plans.
But what has having a family, and being the sole breadwinner, taught him?
“It has taught me hard work. If I don’t work hard, my family will sleep hungry; and there are things I have to do for them. That explains why nowadays I don’t like being painted negatively by the public. My name has to be clean so that my family enjoys their privacy,” he said.
In January 2016, Willy Paul’s gospel counterpart Bahati told NTV’s Larry Madowo that he cannot address Willy Paul’s criticism of him because he (Bahati) is a family man – and Willy is not.
Bahati is the adoptive father of three children: Morgan, Purity and Rose.