Pitson: How ‘Lingala Ya Yesu’ Hitmaker Wasted Millions On Entertaining Church Mistresses

In a past interview with one of the local TV Stations, celebrated gospel musician Peterson Ngetha, popularly known as Pitson, revealed his dark past while at the peak of his career. He explained how he made millions from his hit song ‘Lingala ya Yesu’ and went on to waste the money to pay rent for church mistresses.

Here is the full story as told by WoK.

Pitson Background

Peterson Ngetha an award winning gospel musician who first came to the limelight with his hit song dubbed ‘Lingala ya Yesu’. He was born and raised in Eastleigh in a Pastor’s family together with his siblings – two boys and two girls. He attended Eastleigh High School before proceeding to Inoorero University where he pursued law. He then switched careers and joined the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (B-Com). After completing his studies, he secured a job at StanChart bank in the Sales and Marketing department where he religiously worked for three years before eventually quitting to follow his passion in music.

Music, Fame and Losing himself

After quitting his lucrative banking job, he released the song ‘Lingala ya Yesu’ which immediately became a major hit song going viral across all corners of the country. With his music career now flourishing, fame and wealth got to his head and lost himself while he was at his peak. While speaking to Robert Burale during the ‘Oh Men’ show that aired on Switch TV, Pitson revealed that he got into romantic relationships with church mistresses even though he was a married man.

After I became famous, I was in my prime and everyone wanted to associate with me. I got into several romantic relationships with ‘slay queens’ who were in fact church women,” he explained.

Wasting Millions and Wife Leaving him

The hit song he released was doing quite well and money was flowing in thick and fast. He had won several awards including Song of the Year in the Groove awards in 2014. He however wasted all the money he was making by facilitating the expensive lifestyles of his mistresses.

Pitson: How 'Lingala Ya Yesu' Hitmaker Wasted Millions On Entertaining Church Mistresses
Gospel singer Pitson and his wife Caroline Nyokabi Photo/Mpasho

I was making a lot of cash and I was just paying Ksh 22,000 as rent in Kinoo. Money is like a servant, so if you don’t give it work, it will introduce mischief. I paid rent for so many ladies. I became a sponsor. They would pay me with sex. I threw purity and faithfulness out of the window,” he revealed during the exclusive interview.

His wife, Caroline Nyokabi, would later find out through messages on his phone. She confronted him but he was hard-headed and so the wife left.

“She left and the embarrassing moment is my parents going to her house and promising that their son would behave. I was being asked questions and I had to accept. My wife came back home but I became wiser in hiding my escapades. She again found out and left only to show up a few weeks later with divorce documents. But we later agreed on everything and she never left again,” he said.

The singer went on to commend his wife for not exposing him, given he was at the very peak of his music career and that would have ruined him completely.