How Inspiring! Gospel Singer Bahati Shares Throwback Photos Before The Money And Fame

Gospel singer Bahati, real name Kevin Kioko, is undoubtedly one of the most talented young musicians in the country. His touching and moving songs are sang by the young and the old.

He has some of the biggest hits in the country, including; Mama, Machozi, Wangu, Itakuwa Sawa, Story Yangu and Barua. The popular singer surprised many Kenyans a month ago, when he announced he was contemplating leaving the gospel industry.

Shortly after, Bahati went on a music hiatus for almost a month, after revelation that some of his fellow artists wanted to sabotage his career, leaving his fans a worried lot.

But he later made an unexpected and  massive comeback, releasing a new single, Itakuwa Sawa, after some of his haters allegedly tried to use his kids to get back at him.

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Bahati is a humble young orphan who lost his parents when he was young, a heart-wrenching experience that forced him to drop out of school and seek shelter at a children’s home in Mathare.

Bahati hasn’t forgotten his past despite a successful music career. He has adopted three orphans and is deeply involved in charity work. He took time to share a few photos when he was younger, before the fame. Below is the caption accompanying his photo.

There Was Nothing that Hurt me Most than Dreaming big and Waking up to the same Bed at ABC Kenya Children’s Home… That’s why I work hard everyday to Inspire this Kids. Just to make Proud my brothers & Sisters Whom I left behind!!!

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He wrote this on another photo;

The First Picture was taken During my Search for Educational Sponsorship at ABC Kenya Childrens Home… Today I have Nothing to be Proud or Bragg about… Only God Knows How I got Here::: may God always teach me how to Humble???

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Check out this 2004 throwback photo of Wahu and Nameless

Celebrity power couple Nameless and Wahu have been together for years and are one of the most celebrated relationships in music. But before the marriage came the dating and Nameless might have just shared why he put a ring on Wahu so fast.

Nameless shared the photo below of him and Wahu 11 years ago when they took their first USA tour. He even had a discussion regarding Wahu’s good looks back in the day with fellow musician Madtraxx.

madtraxx: Eeeeiiiissshhh @wahukagwi wololo… No wonder he put a ring on it! FAAAAAASSSST!
namelesskenya: Hahaha… @madtraxx I had to bro!!!
madtraxx: @namelesskenya she got you good bro! Whipped with one swing!

Check out the photo below

TBT 2004… First tour to stato.. went to visit some childhood friends… had a blast. !!

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#TBT : Caroline Mutoko

Caroline Mutoko is a former radio presenter for Kiss Fm’s morning show dubbed  “The Big Breakfast”.

We take a look at Caroline from back in the day as displayed in the photos below.

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Caroline, a friend and dancehall king Beenie man – Photo/jobskenyasite
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Caroline and Jalang’o – Photo/cheekilychic
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After graduation – Photo/konnectafrica

 

 

 

Throwback Photos Of Jeff Koinange

Jeff Koinange is one of the top media personalities in Kenya. Jeff well known for his talk show The Bench was a media influence back in the day and he still is. We happened to bump into photos of Jeff when he was a child, during his days as a presenter and one at an event with Jimmy Gathu.

Check out the throwback photos below

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Jeff at 8 months old in 1966 (diasporamessenger.com)
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Jeff as a presenter at KTN (http://naibuzz.com/)
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Jeff Koinange, Jimmy Gathu and his wife (nairobiwire.com)

TBT: Photos of Top 6 Female Kenyan Musicians; Then and Now

These ladies have dominated the Kenyan music industry from early or late 2000. They set pace for other upcoming artistes in Kenya.We have photos of them before all the fame, the money and the good clothes. Check out their photos back then and now

1. Amani
Cecilia Wairimu better known by her stage name Amani is one of the top Kenyan female artistes from back in the day. She started her music journey in 2000 after joining Ogopa in 1999. She recently released a song ‘Kizunguzungu’. Check out this throwback photo of Amani with Wyre The Lovechild before all the fame.

 

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Amani and Wyre (kenyacrazymedia.com)

 

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2. Wahu
Wahu Kagwi started her music career in 2000 and released her first major hit in 2005. She is married to musician Nameless and together they have two daughters. Check out Wahu’s photo before the glamour when she was just 18 years old and now.

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 3. Nazizi
Nazizi Hirji has been in the limelight a lot lately after shedding off over 35kgs in her weight loss journey. Her music career has been rather quiet of late, but she is still the queen of hiphop in Kenya. Check out Nazizi back in the day and now

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4. Mercy Myra
She made her debut in music in 1994 with the Calabash band before going solo in 1998. She recently returned to Kenya and is picking up musically after her long hiatus. Check out her photo back in 2010 and now

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5. STL
Stella Mwangi better known by her stage name STL started making music in 2008 and has produced hit after hit with her last Biashara remix taking the airwaves by storm. Check out Stella back in 2010 and now

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6. Sanaipei Tande
Sana bust into the music industry in 2004 and has remained a household name ever since. She has a new song out ‘Ankula Huu’ that is doing pretty well. Here is her throwback photo and now

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Throwback Thursday: Eric Wainaina

Eric Wainaina is an internationally acclaimed Kenyan musician. The 41-year-old has three studio albums to his name. His first release was Sawasawa in 2001, Twende twende in 2006 and Love and Protest in 2011. Papa Wemba and Youssou N’Dour shaped his music in early years.

He was once named as top 40 most influential celebrities in Africa. He was also listed as top 100 Africans of the year 2000 alongside YashPal Ghai and Nelson Mandela.

(Pic courtesy: hotsecretz.blogspot.com, vogue.it)

 

 

 

 

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Major Throwback Song: Enrique Iglesias Hero

Enrique Iglesias is a spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He is 1 of the best selling spanish artists and has sold more than 100million records worldwide.

The 39-year-old star has often been referred to as The King of Latin Pop and The King of Dance

Hero is a song from his second album Escape written by Paul Barry, Mark Taylor and himself. The song was first released in September 2001.