Jimmy Gait Quits Gospel Music after returning from India
Jimmy Gait Quits Gospel Music after returning from India: Renowned Gospel Musician Jimmy Gait on Thursday, September 19, announced his retirement from music.
The gospel musician who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke admitted that he was ready to take on a new career path.
“I am closing one chapter of my life to another one,” he disclosed, refusing to give any additional information.
According to Jimmy Gait, he shot his last music video while in India just before his recent return that attracted a welcome befitting a king.
“I shot my last video in India after my recovery. This was on the week before I returned to Kenya,” he confirmed.
Jimmy Gait who hopes to leave the stage in style also gave a sneak peek into his final song in the music industry.
“I will release my last video on October 1st and open a new page on my career and calling,” disclosed the musician.
Jimmy Gait waltzed into the music scene music in 2009, when he released one of his biggest songs “Muhadhara. He later released several hit songs such as “Furi Furi”, “Signature” and “Appointment”.
His hit songs earned him nominations and awards such as Groove. In 2009 he was awarded the song of the year, songwriter and cellulant ringtone of the year awards.
In 2013 he won the song of the year and collabo of the year for Furi Furi a song he did with gospel musician DK.
However, in 2017, things took a turn for the worse after releasing the song Yesu ni sponsor that was received with backlash from his fans.
The backlash took an emotional toll on him, he broke down during a live interview on NTV as he spoke about cyberbullying.
Recently, while in India, the musician expressed his shock while announcing the results of the numerous tests he took while undergoing treatment abroad.
Addressing his fans through a video on his YouTube channel, the musician had revealed that he was surprised by the results he got from the Indian doctors, which contradicted the prognosis their Kenyan counterparts had given him.
Gait explained that Kenyan doctors had recommended that he undergoes a throat operation after preliminary observation.
In India, however, after running several tests on him, the doctors concluded a throat operation was not necessary.
He revealed he was merely suffering from hyperacidity, but if left untreated, it could have possibly led to cancer.