from a gospel artist to contemporary music- bahati finally speaks about his transformation.
Bahati [photo courtesy]
byJune 16, 2021
Kenyan singer Bahati has now put the hints to rest and confirmed that he has moved from gospel music to what he defined as contemporary music.
Speaking at his album launch and listening party at a Nairobi hotel, the Mtaachana Tuu singer said that he had maintained silence and dodged interviews over the past year because he was rebranding.
"I did not want to have to answer questions that I could not yet explain, but I believe after the release of this album, I will be in a position to talk-on the journey from the gospel industry to the contemporary industry, and I appreciate my brothers and colleagues in the scene for helping me through," said Bahati.
The singer went on to describe the album as his seven-year journey in the music business.
"It will show you how I have changed and grown, just from mtoto wa mama to the person I am today," adding, "this album cuts across from the business class to the hustlers."
The red carpet event was graced by veteran actors and superstars alike, going from singer Nameless to Genge pioneer rapper Jua Kali; to staples in the current secular music act, including Mejja, Nyashinski, Otile Brown and Nadia Mukami.
It was a show of support from his peers, who were also joined by television personalities Terrence the creative, his wife Milly Chebby, comedian Eric Omondi, radio personality Shaffie Weru, and celebrated Disc Jockeys.
First, on the list of songs the singer played exclusively at the listening party, he called "the only gospel song" on Wewe Ni Mungu's album.
"I needed to do just one song like this one to thank God for the journey and how far he has brought me," said Bahati on the song.
The singer also sampled collaborations, including Kiss featuring Tanzania's Rayvanny, Pete Yangu featuring Nadia Mukami and "Julie" featuring Ugandan act Lydia Jazmine.