Although he has released a few songs since the year began, I feel like gospel singer Bahati has abandoned music.
You see, the 24-year-old got in a deal with NTV in 2018 to show Kenyans bits of his life. The reality show dubbed Being Bahati premiered on July 22, 2018.
The show has been doing well, no one’s denying that. As such, it does not come as a surprise that it was renewed for a second season.
However, if you are keen you’ll notice that Bahati has not had a memorable hit for over a year now. Yup!
I’m not saying he has not released any song since the show premiered. Actually, he has a couple of new songs including Ndani Ya, Sorry, Fanya, Nyota, Nasubiri Nini, just to name a few.
However, I’m sure very few people know any of these songs, even his die-hard fans. None of them was a hit, their low views on YouTube seem to justify this assertion.
Why, you ask? Because it seems like Bahati has put all his focus on the reality show at the expense of his music which is a risky move.
Bahati has taken a backseat in music so much so that a number of artists who were signed to his record label – EMB Records – walked out in the beginning of year accusing him of mismanagement.
On the other hand, Bahati’s nemesis, Willy Paul, has been doing well musically releasing hit after hit. If someone randomly asked you to name any of Willy Paul’s new songs, I’m sure your list would be long.
Not that I’ve been in his shoes but I also feel that being the star of a reality show is not easy, chances are Bahati gets so exhausted after a whole day of doing shoots that he can’t even get into studio.
But I strongly feel he should decide if he was called to be a reality TV star or a gospel singer!