Kwani Gospel hailipi? Bruz Newton becomes the latest gospel artiste to bow out of the altar and pursue secular music. The now former gospel artiste broke into the limelight after releasing the street anthem “Bazokizo” alongside Collo about three years ago. The gospel artiste has in the past been showered with a lot of praise for what he was doing within the gospel space which now leaves fans wondering was it all a hypocritic move? Was it all a show?
The tide in the gospel music industry seems to be shifting with Willy Paul’s success after switching to secular music seeming to be an inspiration to many others. Just fresh from Bahati’s controversial Gengetone collabos with the likes of Boondocks Gang and Ethic, Bruz Newton decided to spice up the week with a raunchy secular song announcing his change in genre.
“I just decided to make music without walls around me, because i’m a creative. We were not created to be in walls but be free to exploit and showcase our potentials without limits. I also want to be the next great performer, because before the music i’m a dance choreographer and i want to dance to anything without feeling condemnation.” Says Bruz Newton during an exclusive interview with a Kenyan media house.
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“Plus there is a gap in the music industry for a great act who can sing and dance. i’ve not changed who i am. ‘Bruz Newton’ is a product that hasnt been utilized enough and i want to make use of the product and make sure it’s progressive and productive enough to help me reach greatness.” Adds Bruz Newton. “I’ve taken enough time to study music and music business, to learn basics and foundation of becoming a great act. And what it requires for me to reach i had to study great people, from how they started to where they are. Be sure of no mediocrity.”
Well as the tide shifts, what impact will it have on the gospel industry? How will the industry react and how will it shape the new era of gospel musicians? Only time can tell…
Here is the song: