After watching the simmering beef between Gloria Muliro and Willy Paul over the Sitolia single, STEVENS MUENDO hits the nail on the matter
The hit single Sitolia, a collabo between gospel stars Willy Paul and Gloria Muliro, is one of the biggest songs this year.
It is groovy and inspiring. It is a sound of hope to a heart in despair. Actually, the lyrics are so touching just as is the video that you can almost sense divine power in it.
So how is it that with such great success, young Willy Paul comes out spitting fire on Gloria over matters the two can easily settle away from the media? Why is Willy Paul crying foul over Sitolia?
Speaking to Pulse two weeks ago, Willy Paul alluded that even as the song enjoys massive airplay, he is benefiting little from it.
His claim: Gloria copyrighted the song as her own intellectual property and is now enjoying the benefit from royalties and related fees.
Paul claims that Gloria is invited for numerous concerts and paid due to the popularity of the song, adding that when he joins Gloria in such concerts, his gains are minimal.
The facts are clear. The two co-own the song as their copyright work. Gloria is far more famous than Willy Paul. That is why she gets more shows, something Willy Paul should learn to accept as he scales his way to showbiz heights.
A heartbroken Gloria regrets working with Paul. She says she has sat him down about the matter and tried to sort it out yet he continues to gripe to the media, which she now considers to be a malicious act.
“I really don’t think I should keep talking about this. It is a bit childish. My purpose was to help him grow and this has turned out otherwise. I regret working with him,” Gloria told Pulse.
Pulse has confirmed that Paul has, personally, registered the song with several ringtone companies. He was in Mombasa a week ago where he sold many copies of the single.
This is not the first time that a battle of this nature has occurred. Late last year, Jimmy Gait and DK fought over similar issue over the Furi Furi hit. They eventually sorted it out and are now friends.
What a surprise that this is happening in the gospel sector!