Gospel singer Bahati has come out to try and clean up his image regarding ongoing rumors that he is an arrogant guy and uses his artists.
A lot of artists have been complaining about Bahati especially, after fellow singer Mr Seed ditched his record label. Bahati on social media posted several posts sharing a story of a young lady who traveled all the way from Mombasa to get a chance to be signed.
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#PART_2 (REASON BCOZ SIGNING SHOULD BRING YOU MONEY BUT IN THIS CASE YOU MIGHT SPEND YOUR MONEY SUPPORTING THEM ALL THEIR MUSIC LIFE***?TRUTH). We've grown to be UNGRATEFUL that's why they'll never say this but we forget GOD NEVER FORGETS. My Story – Before I even thought of Signing; the first Artist I picked, I literally stayed with for over 6 Months in my small Bed sitter Room in Githurai 44 bcoz I was struggling and this was my First ever House from Mathare as soon as I made my 1st hit MAMA but even though I had not made it yet I thought it would be good to just start holding other Needy Artists hand. I didn't want them to go through the STRUGGLE I have gone through before I became BAHATI . Let's not even talk about all this Artists you Know of How I've been Supporting bcoz this is not about Humiliating People. EVERY Sober person here Can testify of Where their Brands were before I picked them Two years ago to the glory they're Celebrating Today. But in a Story you well know of is of my Last Female Signee from CONGO who by the time she approached me for help she was in a War front in DRC area and she desperately needed a way to come back to Kenya and Pursue her music Career. Think about the Costs of organising for her Visa's while in in foreign Country and bcoz she's a Woman I had to rent her house juu Hauwezi ishi nayeye Kama Mwanaume. Once she gets into Kenya; putting her in the best environment just to let her relax as she's goes through the healing Process. That simply means all Bills on you:- Salon, Food, expenditure because even if you're helping her it's just Godly I make sure she had the best. Let's not talk about the Costs of taking her to Studio and finally getting her a good quality Music video that would Enable me introduce her to the Ministry again(Coz Our Fans don't care if she's been supported or Not: Our fans Just want the Best) . By the time time I was introducing her to you at the K. I. C. C ARTIST LAUCH I had spend Millions,Yes Millions that will never Come back. #NEXT_3
Bahati claims media had painted him in bad light whilst he had sacrificed a lot just to get some of the artists to where they are today.
“Most of these artists I support, I meet them in conditions of life you cannot reveal. Some are even homeless. The fact is in Kenya, when you hear someone has been signed it’s not really a signing but it’s just like taking the position of a parent in their lives,” he explained.
He went on to add that he has helped all kind of artists but in they end, they don’t show it.
“One of the things I’ll tell you now is according to the records as I write this, there’s no single artist signed under EMB that is not owed by EMB a few millions (and I actually forgave them because saying this in the most humble way, none of these can pay me because music takes time to pay),” he went on.
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#PART_3 Now that most people are always Quick to Comment without Research tell me of any Young Boy at 26 yrs who's willing to Sacrifice in Helping where there has never been a Profit! . And the Beautiful Ladies out there be TRUE and tell me if you can let your Men host more than Four (4) Artists investing to Support them for more than Two Years Now with no concrete Profit??? That's Why I respect this Woman @Diana_Marua Bcoz I should have used the Money to get her a bigger house but she allowed me to be Used by GOD! LET'S RESPECT THAT. So to the Lazy Bloggers who don't even want to Research and get our fans the Truth I forgive you.. If the Romours you've been Writing were the TRUTH today I'd be in Jail but one of the things I'll tell you Now is according to the Records as I write this there's NOT EVEN ONE of the Artists Signed Under #EMB that is not Owed by EMB a few Millions (And I actually Forgave them Coz saying this in the Most Humble Way, None of them Can Pay this Debt) WHY? Coz Music Business takes time to give Returns- An artist Can take even 3-5Yrs to make Money in Kenya that's why We're always asking the fans to Keep Supporting our Craft. The Sacrifices I make for this Artists Cannot be Valued to Money & That's why I Leave it to God…. So when I see Cooked Stories on blogs FOR the Sake of TRENDING I just breathed in & Requested God to allow me Release all of them bcoz only God knows How I have Supported them from my Heart. I'm not Telling you for Sympathy; NO I'm just talking out of the Authority GOD has given me to let you Know the Facts. The Bloggers Writing about them Today I was literally begging them to even do a feature of them as I struggled with them before the followers they have today. FANS CAN WITNESS. The day I took David Wonder back to Music as he was working in a Salon with no Off_days in Umoja Estate or when I really fought hard for Mr Seed to make a Comeback with Kumbe Kumbe because I believed he had what it takes when put in the right platforms. Not forgetting that Once he gave me a Collabo. I Can't forget how Begged this Bloggers to Just write SO & SO is back but I THINK… #NEXTPART_4
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#PART_4 I Can't forget how Begged this Bloggers to Just write SO & SO is back but I think juu hio haikua "Mushene" ndio Sababu you were not that First to write. THANK YOU TO THE PRESENTERS & DJS FOR BELIEVING IN THIS RECORD LABEL DREAM THAT I HAD. Most of the Radio Presenters and Djs can confess they almost BLOCKED my calls bcoz I'm always so Nagging not even pushing my Music but to make sure they play this artists that I'm Supporting. Or Even How Many Cooperate & Companies I've Literally Begged to put them as One of the Artists in Concert /Show Line Up. I understood Why SAUTISOL despite being the best Musical Group in Africa took time before Signing any Musician. WHY? Because they understand that for the first Many years they might be needed to just Invest without getting anything. NI KAMA KAZI YA KANISA! Now that more people have gotten the Courage to Sign & Assist Artists just like what SautiSol has done to Bensol or What Jalango is doing to Masauti or Even Dj Sadic to Dar Mjomba- My advice is if you Want to be greater, Respect this that are Sacrificing Just to make sure you're in the limelight. Hio pesa wangetumia kupeleka Mabibi Zao Holiday Paris.At times we literally beg our fans to Follow you namnajua Vile Hawa wa Social Media nivichwa ngumu and it will be Very Sad for you to Forget how you came while in NEED and become UNGRATEFUL. With the Little Spiritual Knowledge I have I can tell you; You'll get yourself a Curse and you'll Never Make Money out of This.(Reasons why We are having so many Stagnant Gifted ARTISTS who Some even have followers but still in poverty) BECAUSE GOD NEVER LIFTS UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE. In the Bible ELISHA became great bcoz he honoured the anointing of ELIJAH! #NEXT_3 _PART5
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May 17, 2019