Gospel musician Justina Syokau broke down in tears and sobbed uncontrollably while expressing the pain of being trolled by Kenyans.
Syokau came under intense criticism online after she dropped her latest song 'Twendi Twendi Thili'. The song video premiered on YouTube on December 27, 2022.
"2023 ni mwaka wa mavuno. 2023 ni mwaka wa kupanuliwa. 2023 I am taking over, 2023 ni mwaka wa mapato," Justina Syokau sings in part of the lyrics on her song.
The 'kupanuliwa' part in her lyrics is what caught the attention of many critics online.
The slang meaning of 'kupanuliwa' is being readied for sex while the literal meaning is being expanded.
Justina Syokau had a sudden emotional outburst while speaking to online journalists. She wondered how critics only dwelt on the slang meaning of 'kupanuliwa'.
"Kuhusu kupanuliwa ahhh… wakati watu wanaongea pale nje kuhusu kupanuliwa, wale watu hawako kiroho ndo hawaelewi the word kupanuliwa ni nini. Mtu ambaye ako kwa mwili ata ukimuelezea kupanuliwa na kumwagiwa baraka na Mungu yeye mind yake inaenda mbali lakini mimi niliimba wimbo nkiwa rohoni. Nlikua studio nko ribaha ndelebo (speaks in tongues)," Justina Syokau explained.
You don't want me do better
The controversial gospel singer further claimed that Kenyans don't want to see her do better.
She broke down and sobbed uncontrollably before journalists who she was addressing during a press conference.
"Nashindwa kwa nini hamntakii mazuri, kwa nini hamtaki kuona nkiendelea? Nkiimba furahieni. Munataka niwafanyie nini watu wa Kenya? I am struggling, I am praying every day to get content to put across there. I am begging you to give me jobs.. Munaendelea kunitusi (breaks down in tears and sobs uncontrollably)."