Adele’s Hello has been a smash hit all over the world and as expected, other musicians have released several covers to the song. Our very own Dela made an excellent cover to the song which was received with much praise by locals and by publications from all over the world. Well, Jimmy Gait, a gospel singer decided to release a cover of the song and the response to the rendition was not entirely positive. The song was actually uploaded three days ago and it was given a Christian gospel twist plus an extra beat.
Here are some of the responses Kenyans on Twitter had about the cover:
Jimmy Gait's Hello is the real Muhadhara
— Baba Kayai (@BabaKayai) December 21, 2015
Jimmy Gait's Hello version is the worst thing to happen to Kenyans after Eurobond.
— Brian Mbunde ™ (@Brianmbunde) December 21, 2015
Whaat ?? jimmy gait's Hello is a composition of screaming and auto-tune ? stick to your furifuri shenanigans ??
— ✨₹юKiHia KaNyUiRo™ (@sheikhkanyuiro) December 21, 2015
Jimmy Gait cover for Adele is great. On a scale of 1-10, i will give him a 2
— Jared Kidambi (@JaredKidambi) December 21, 2015
— Kev (@OfficialKevin23) December 21, 2015
What's the worst thing to happen to Kenyans this December?
— 30 Seconds To Mans (@WarariJK) December 21, 2015
Jimmy gait :HELLO
GOD : JUST TEXT BRUH
— EGM (@masterchiefKE) December 22, 2015
Jimmy Gait's Hello cover is simply emergency brakes that lasted for 3min.
— Mugambi M'Mutegi. (@PeterMutegi) December 22, 2015
Jimmy Gait's "Hello" is so dope! pic.twitter.com/IeqnGfkZfm
— Stephen Musyoka (@smusyoka) December 22, 2015
When you think Kenya is headed on the right track then Jimmy Gait releases a Hello Cover.
— XHAKA CAN! (@sickolia_) December 21, 2015
Jimmy Gait has done a cover of Adele’s Hello pic.twitter.com/Ci8DCD6YgX
— Cassius Clay (@roomthinker) December 21, 2015
Dear Adele, we are sorry for Jimmy Gait's cover of Hello. We sincerely apologize. No Kenyan was consulted.
— Syindu Musesya (@pmusesya) December 21, 2015
There were people who liked the cover done by the singer and applauded the singer on Twitter:
— RGSuitsKe (@SuitsKe) December 22, 2015
@JimmyGait your hello cover is dooooope!!!! Big up.
— Ma'Demian (@mc_lyts) December 22, 2015
When I first watched it 17 hours ago on YouTube, it had slightly over 300 views but that has ballooned to over 14,000 views. It has also gained over 1000 dislikes when compared to the almost 200 likes. There are 500+ comments on the video which is a mixture of displeasure towards the cover and other totally random comments that were not in any way related to the video. Here are some of the comments.
YouTube recently announced the Trending tab on its mobile app and on desktop and this is a nice way to keep in tabs on what people are currently watching in a certain locale. As of now, the Jimmy Gait cover is featured as one of the top watched videos at no. 48, but over time, it will rise in the rankings thanks to the controversy around it.