Everyone loves attention but in my opinion, no one thrives on it more than gospel singer Kevin Bahati. Put simply, he will go to any length to so that Kenyans can talk about him.
When he joined the music industry 10 or so years ago, he used his songs to spread God’s word, as you would expect of a serious gospel artist. Nowadays, not so much.
The Barua hitmaker is always on the headlines but interestingly, it’s rarely about his music. If it’s not a scandal or a poorly executed publicity stunt – which involves him doing something outrageous – it’s about his baby mamas.
Sometimes he just decides to wash his dirty linen in public like that time when he went toe to pith Peter Blessing so that he can be on people’s lips.
Looking at the cheap attention seeker he has turned out to be, I can’t believe there was a time when I was a huge fan of him and I used to sing his songs word for word.
There is a quote that is often attributed to Napoleon that says say “fame is fleeting but obscurity is forever”, and the way I see it, as much as Bahati was this different person when he was starting off, when all is s;aid and done, people will remember what he turned out to be.
I don’t know about you but the fact that Bahati identifies as a gospel singer should mean something more so because there are young people who look up to him and would like to be like him one day.
Alternatively, he can follow in Willy Paul’s footsteps and quit the gospel industry instead of mocking God day in day out with his cheap stunts. To be honest, Kenyans have more pressing issues to focus on than Bahati.
July 11, 2020