Willy Paul

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  • Real name: Wilson Abubakar Radido
  • Stage name: Willy Paul
  • Date of birth: 1st September 1993
  • Willy Paul's Age: 28 years
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  • Website: https://homekazi.co.ke/celebs/bio/willypaul
  • Gender: Male
  • Nationality: Kenya
Willy Paul's Biography in Summary

Willy Paul or sometimes referred to as Pozee is a Kenyan artisit born on 1, Sept, 1993 to a very humble parents in the Mathare slums of Nairobi. Currently recognized as one of the top and most hardworking artists in Keny, the 27 year old has seen it all, living on both ends of life.

Early Life

The singer was born by Mr and Mrs Radido, the parents are believed to have migrated from Tanzaina and Uganda respectively. He had to struggle to help feed their family especialy when his mother got bedridden and he had to drop out of school to take up juakali jobs to make ends meet.

Willy Paul's Career

On his career, the artist has seen a lot of success, from touring USA to winning Groove Awards multiple times and various collabos. 

His first hit was "Rabuka". His major breakthrough came in 2010. He later co-authored his first single "Sitolia" with Muliro, which was a reflection of his life history, depicting his struggles and giving himself a renewed hope that God had brought him to the limelight. His first album, You never know launched on 5 December 2013 in a ceremony at KICC, graced by Daddy Owen, Ben Githae, Gloria Muliro, DK Kwenye Beat, Ben Bahati, Bahati, Men Of God (MOG), Size 8, Mr Seed, Shiru Wa GP, Betty Bayo, Danny Gift, DJ Sadic and DJ Mo. The album included, "You never know", "Lala Salama", "Mpenzi" and "Kitanzi".

Paul announced that he would tour the US to perform in churches in 12 states. The tour was organised by Talanta Awards and was to begin on 8 March to April 2014. The tour however began 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, Texas, 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. Paul encountered controversy after his rival musician in the gospel industry, Bahati, accused him of stealing a song. Bahati's fans served Paul with harsh criticism over social media. This ended during the 10th annual Groove Awards Nominations on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at the Nairobi Arboretum grounds. They were asked to reconcile and were prayed for shortly in the event.

Paul beat Bahati with his "Tam Tam" song featuring Size 8 and managed to scoop 2 Mdundo Awards; Most Downloaded Gospel Artist and Most Downloaded Male Single. He scooped four nominations for the awards with "Tam Tam", a collaboration with Size 8 released in 2014 granting him Collabo of the Year, Video of the Year, Song of the year and Male Artist of the Year.

On the 10th yearly Groove Awards held on Saturday 6 June 2015, Willy Paul went home with no awards loosing to Bahati who won 4 awards.

He collaborated with one of the best hip-hop artists in Africa, Khaligraph Jones on "Bora uhai". Following “I Do” with Alaine, they got married.