By Meldrick Sakani
After a rather controversial cover for popstar Adele’s block buster Hello, Kenyan gospel musician Jimmy Gait is at it again and this time he is under fire after releasing a song titled “Yesu ndiye sponsor.”
Now for all of you who have been under the rocks, the term “sponsor,” has been adapted into Kenyan slang to mean an old, usually married man, that is in a secret relationship with a younger woman and the glue that sticks them together is that he gets to sustain her usually rather costly lifestyle. After the death of Jacob Juma that resurrected that of the late senator Mutula Kilonzo, both of which were marred with stories of side chicks, Kenyans on Twitter unanimously decided that enough is enough when they took to boiling the gospel singer for what they thought was a rather “unholy,” name for a song that is supposed to take people to the alter with some of them taking the opportunity to predict the likely titles of his next songs.
How a gospel musician would decide to christen his new song to mean anything that insinuates “Jesus is the proverbial married man ready to support illicit relationships in conservative Africa,” is something that Kenyans on Twitter, both the staunch Christians and the psych fans would have nothing about. Below, you will have a sneak peek of what the fans had to say. The Youtube Comment section is going crazy, people are running there just for comments. DJ Krowbar, a gospel DJ in Kenya is also mad