Vinny Flava’s Unfulfilled Dream of Releasing Music under EMB
Vinny Flava, the singer behind the hit song “Habibi,” never realized his dream of releasing music under EMB, a music label owned by Bahati.
In 2019, Vinny sought Bahati severally, and after many attempts, Bahati offered him a contract. The contract did not outline a specific date when Vinny would be launched, and he was never told about any plans to launch him.
Bahati shut down his music label after wrangling with his other signees, which shattered Vinny’s musical ambitions.
To make up for this, Bahati offered Vinny full access to record songs and to open a business of his choice. However, Vinny was frustrated because he could not release songs, and he eventually ditched the studio.
“It was one of my toughest journeys. If ever there was a time I was dead broke, it’s this year beginning in January. Dead broke. It was so bad that if you called me to meet you I did not have 20bob to come,” Vinny said.
Among the songs he recorded was “Habibi,” but he did not tell Bahati about it. He simply uploaded it to his YouTube channel in April this year and forgot about it.
“I had stopped recording, prayed for 3 weeks,” he said.
Vinny’s story is a cautionary tale about the dangers of signing a contract without understanding the terms and conditions. It is also a reminder that even when things don’t go according to plan, it is important to never give up on your dreams.
Vinny is now determined to pursue his musical career independently. He has released several singles since the release of “Habibi,” and he is working on his debut album.
“I am not giving up on my dream,” he said. “I am going to keep working hard until I achieve my goals.”