The Kenyan gospel industry has been marred by a lot of controversy in the past few months and it looks like things are just getting worse by the day.
First, it was some artistes being involved in scandals that Christians are not supposed to indulge in.
Some of these include; Willy Paul asking for nudes from lasses, and drinking alcohol, Ringtone being accused of impregnating his ex-girlfriend then instructing her to abort to the likes of L-Jay Maasai being accused of plotting to ruin Bahati’s career by blackmailing him.
The latest buzz has been about Willy Paul and Size 8’s new song Tiga Wana, which according to most of their fans, is not a genuine gospel song because it does not reflect any Godly messages or inspirations.
What followed after that was gospel singer Bahati deleting all his Instagram photos and going quiet and when he came back to his 490 K plus followers, he shared a photo of secular artistes who have sung gospel this year; Sauti Sol, Nyashinski and Collo, with a caption on the photo that read “What I expect this coming Groove Awards, Male Artist Of The Year 2017/2016″.
WE ARE SORRY FOR LETTING DOWN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST‼️ I personally feel & accept that as “BAHATI” I have not Represented Jesus & the Gospel Music as God expects. I know this might not be the best Platform to Speak about this but We all Know that The Public has Lost Trust in Us Gospel Musicians. Can we all agree that The Saints & the Streets don’t See God in Us anymore??? Yes we Can’t Ignore the fact that the Church is Complaining that’s why “NONE” of our Urban Gospel Songs can be used in Praise & Worship Services. I feel Guilty & Sorry for Contributing in Devaluing THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST- God Says if We don’t go back to What He called us to do GOD WILL AS WELL RAISE STONES to Praise Him & in a better way than we Can. YESSSS GOD CAN REPLACE US IN A MINUTE‼️ God has given us Supportive Media Personalities, DJs & Loyal fans but we have let you down. Our Focus has been making Hit songs, Scandals & Headlines and we are not Proud of Our Lord God & Savior JESUS CHRIST. Yes We Forgot the “CALLING” and Ministry… I personally feel my Last Gospel Song was “BARUA” in 2014 nanimechangia Sana kupaka Jina la Yesu Matope… LORD PLEASE FORGIVE ME 🙏 Some People might see this as Self Crucification but NO!!! God says clearly in 1ST JOHN 1:9…. “if we CONFESS our sins He is faithful & Just to forgive us and Cleanse Us from all Unrighteousness” … God speaks through People; and if the Public & the People of God are not happy::: THEN GOD IS NOT HAPPY‼️ (Listen to what the Spirit Says 2Chronicles 7:14)
This brought a lot of both negative and positive comments plus feedback, with some saying that he was never appointed to represent other gospel singers. Bien of Sauti Sol even told him off, asking him to make music without targeting awards.
Well, we all wondered why Bahati deleted his photos, with some saying that it was just a publicity stunt, while others suspected that he was preparing to drop a new song, and it looks like the later was right.
So, it happens that Bahati is dropping a new song with veteran female gospel singer, Jemmimah Thiong’o, who has been M.I.A for almost a year now. The song is dubbed Kwa Moyo Wangu.
Well, I have to say I’m a bit disappointed with Bahati for pulling public stunts like deleting photos so that he can get attention for his new track. If a song is good, then fans will love it, regardless of the drama, but hey, that’s just my opinion.
Check out the post he shared below;