Kenyan Rapper, Khaligraph Explains Why He Ditched Gospel For Secular Music

Many know Khaligraph because of his secular music but he was once a Gospel artiste, complete in a Gospel group.

Speaking to Mpasho, the rap act started off:

Around 2009, I started rapping professionally, after taking part in a rapping competition (Channel O) which I won but I did not have a passport or identity card then, because I was in high school.

Narrating his early childhood days when gospel music was his ´thing´, the ¨Me Siogopi¨ rapper shared:

Although I started rapping when I was a kid, I started with Gospel music in 2004. I recorded my first song together with Hope Kid – we even formed a group. However, the first time I got on stage as Khaligraph Jones was 2008 at WAPI ( Words and Pictures). That is where I launched my career as a rapper and that is when I dropped Gospel music.

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But what was Khaligraph´s motivation behind dropping Gospel music?

I wanted to do something I wanted to do and not do it because of influence. I wanted to create my own path. At that time, where I came from, everyone who was an artiste was doing Gospel. But I wasn´t comfortable and I did not want to ask people to lead a life that me, myself I wasn´t leading.

Further on:

I did not want to preach water and drink wine. If it gets to a point where in the future I get the calling, to serve the Lord, then definitely I will do that.


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