Kenyans can surely decide to kill you in a day. Before I even got to hear Jimmy Gait’s song, people on social media were already making a big fuss out of it.We all know a sponsor as someone either married or unmarried, financing a lady or a guy somewhere in favor of sexual pleasures or company, whichever way they agree. The bottom line here is that money is the key factor.
The song is urging young people to look up for help rather than depend on sponsors. What is wrong with that? When you listen to the song, the message is so clear. He meant well for Christ sake! Sometimes what we intend to pass might not be understood well by recipients because of their criticism. Let’s be real sometimes and stop to listen, try to understand what the person might be interested in communicating. You miss the big picture when you concentrate on bringing the person down.
I know he is strong and might even be ready to release another song soon. Jimmy Gait, you deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let the opinions of others make you forget that. You are not in this world to live up to the expectations of others, neither should you feel that others are here to live up to yours. In fact, the more you approve of your own decisions in life, the less approval you need from everyone else.
We all know God is not a sponsor. If you know the use of metaphor then you will understand that this song is urging the people who see sponsors as their breakthrough to seek God instead. Please listen to the song before you try to be relevant. This is his response everyone:
“I must apologize to all my fans, I wrote the song innocently to address a real issue. Unfortunately, the term sponsor has been corrupted; I am sure if I said ‘Yesu ni Daktari’ no one would have complained. All the same, let me clarify I meant the original meaning of “sponsor”; one who facilitates you.”
“The song was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend who was looking for a sugar daddy. It’s a real issue the youth are dealing with and I wrote this song in a language that they could understand.”
As for the backlash, he says; “It comes with the territory. I’m a public figure and sometimes people praise you, and other times they bring you down. You have to focus on your purpose and know who you are in Christ.”
But he says he’s learned an important lesson; sometimes a spontaneous creative moment can have unintended consequences.”
My kind request to Jimmy Gait is to know well the crowd he is reaching out to, next time he can avoid words that might stir up unnecessary debate as it diverts the attention from the main theme. He can also spend more time in prayer before writing a song not unless he enjoys this controversy.