But you’re taking a hiatus from making music as he focused on his political ambitions for about a year and sadly he was unsuccessful in vying for the Mathare parliamentary seat.
As can be expected, he was devastated however he has since picked himself back up and has made a return to doing what we love seeing him do: Making music.
He seems to either have captured a muse or ignited his creativity because his latest songs have been bangers. Diana Marua’s husband released song after song with each going on to be hits.
It could be argued that he single-handedly proper Kenya’s fledgling R&B scene. And some of his collaborations have been wild! Never in a million years did we think we’d see him collaborate with other Luo Benga singer. The song “My Abebo” which features Prince Indah has not only managed to gain critical acclaim but is a clear fan favourite as a garnered 750,000 views in less than a week.
Not only has he been releasing new music but his clout-chasing and publicity stunts I simply entertaining. In Bahati we have an artist who understands not only does he need to court attention at any cost but he needs to do so in an intelligent way, one that is congruent with his brand.
And after I hear that was a mixed bag in terms of entertainment content, we are glad Bahati has focused back onto what gave him his platform. So whether or not he truly does have a song with Nicki Minaj and another with Justin Bieber, those assertions alone have made us excited for his new music in 2023!
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January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023