Willy Paul becomes most searched Kenyan musician on Google

Google has released list of top searched entertainers in Kenya

Willy Paul

Contemporary Kenyan musician Willy Paul Msafi alias Willy Pozze is the number one most searched Kenyan entertainer, according to Google Trends.

In a report released on Wednesday, Willy Paul emerged as one of the only two Kenyan entertainers in the top 10 list of top searched musicians in the past 15 years in Kenya.

He beat Hao hitmaker Khaligraph Jones to become the only Kenyan artiste in the top 5 list while Papa Jones came in as the tenth most searched musician in Kenya.

The top ten list included four Tanzanian musicians, two of whom are gospel artistes from the neighbouring East African nation.

The list surprisingly also included four international artistes including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Jamaican Vybz Kartel.

Here is the list of top searched musicians in Kenya for the past 15 years.

  1. Diamond Platnumz
  2.  Nicki Minaj
  3.  Rose Muhando
  4.  Willy Paul
  5.  Vybz Kartel
  6.  Lil Wayne
  7.  Bahati Bukuku
  8.  Cardi B
  9.  Ali Kiba
  10.  Khaligraph Jones

Willy Paul courting Controversy

Google Trends divulged that the rankings were outlined in order by volume of searches across various regions and languages.

"Top searches are about what topped Google’s charts. The 'most searched' queries are the most popular terms (in this case, for the past 15 years)... Google Trends website analyses the popularity of search queries in Google Search and uses graphs to compare search volumes of different queries over time," the report read.

Willy Paul sparked interest over the last few years after his controversial move from the Gospel industry to make music as a secular/ contemporary artiste.

In recent days the Fall In Love singer has been open about his previous romantic relationships, noting that he almost contemplated suicide after discovering that a past lover had stepped out on their affair.

"My ex had unprotected sex with another man. This is the reason I wrote #HEARTBREAK with Alaine.

"That really broke my heart. I almost killed myself. Imagine kupata cells za mwanaume mwenzako kwa bibi yako? To date bado naumia. And that's why I teamed up with Alaine to bring you #HEARTBREAK. It's a short film that cost me $100,000. The video was shot in USA," he posted on his Instagram page.

An incident with Radio Maisha presenter Billy Miya saw the Liar singer cancelled over what was termed as arrogance.

I remember when I was building him, I used to give him shows down at the coast na alikua ameniganda kama chawa lakini leo hii ananijibu 'who is this'.

I have deleted your number and blocked it, don't even look for me in 100 years, enjoy your life bro,” Miya stated.

Miya had been trying to land an interview with the Sitolia star but all his efforts were futile, with the musician promising to call back.

He picks then says he is calling back but doesn’t, over 100 times. I understand that it's his phone and has liberty to pick or ignore but in this industry we need each other to prosper,” Miya said.

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