Redpen. Photo: Courtesy.

Gospel singer Redpen is set to drop his sophomore album titled Faithful God. Speaking to Standard Entertainment and Lifestyle, the singer revealed that 70% of the content in the 14-track album is inspired by his life.

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“This album is an expression of my gratitude to God for his presence in my life and the far he’s brought me. My vision for the album is to touch souls and inspire our generation. The album features four collaborations with Vicmass Luodollar, Magic Mike, Wiz Chain and Syombua. Faithful God is a versatile album featuring different styles of music produced by different producers,” said the singer, promising to release more music that will inspire listeners.

Red Pen's 14-track Faithful God sophomore album.

Bank Otuch

Vicmass Luodollar. Photo: Courtesy.

In other news, Vicmass, who features in Redpen’s album has a reason to celebrate after his breakthrough hit Bank Otuch Remix featuring Octopizzo hit one million YouTube views. The singer who rose from being a hawker expressed gratitude for fans who streamed the hit, adding that his performance fee has increased.

“It took me four years to hit a million views on YouTube. A big thank you to all my true fans. My appearance and performance fee has gone up by 50%,” he said.

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Bank Otuch was released in April 2016 and is arguably Kenya’s first vernacular rap song to hit a million views on YouTube.

Music rights

The father of one further scoffed at musicians boasting of millions of Youtube views yet they don’t own rights to their songs saying, “I'm better than all musicians who have millions of views on YouTube but rights to their musical works are owned by managers and companies who keep milking them dry and leaving them depressed and broke. I'm my executive producer and I'm proud of my tortoise steps- no lift just staircase.”