…the thugs would chop my fingers! Baha of Machachari reveals!(exclusive)

Tyler Mbaya or as many of you know him, Baha of Machachari, spoke to us this week after the end of the show that made him famous, Machachari.

The man spoke and explained that he got the opportunity to act on the show after his mom convinced him to audition. At that time Baha had just finished acting on Makutano Junction, another popular television show during that period.

Machachari Crew
Baha of Machachari in a past photo

He related that the worst experience he ever had during the show’s run was when he was on a trip from Kangemi. He said that he entered a mat and later on between 20-30 boys entered from the Sodom stage.

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‘Those boys spotted me. Long story short is it ended up with me being robbed. It was so bad that one of the robbers warned me that he would chop off my fingers if I continued resisting!’ the actor shockingly said.

Baha
Baha

He added, ‘I reported the case to the cops but they refused to follow up, something that I still don’t understand today.’

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He also revealed the best memories during the period he acted on the show saying, ‘My best memories were the ones I had between 2010 and 2013 during the beginning of the show and the places that I was able to go to and the things that I saw.’

Machachari Crew
Machachari Crew in the past

After those glory years, the actor said that losing his mother in 2013 and his father in 2016 was tough for him and hadn’t been as good as before.

He explained that acting through the losses of his parents was also a hard experience but that he had to endure and push through to give out a quality product on screen. ‘At the end of the day, I am an entertainer and I have to bring a smile to my viewer, irrespective of what is going on in my life,’ he added.

Tyler Mbaya aka Baha
Tyler Mbaya aka Baha

Baha also noted that he had learnt some valuable lessons when on set. One of those was how to deal with people from different cultures and backgrounds and working with them despite those differences.

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Do they get along? Tyler Mbaya aka Baha speaks about relationship with Almasi (exclusive)

I recently had a comprehensive interview with former Machachari actor Tyler Mbaya aka Baha. The artiste spoke openly about most of the topics I brought up but was a bit cagey when it came to his romantic relationships which is understandable.

The interview covered his music/acting career, Covid-19, and his relationship with controversial colleague, Ian Nene aka Ian Nene.

Tyler Mbaya

The interview is below:

What made you pursue rap as a career?

It’s secretly always been an obsession of mine. I even used to write small Freestyle verses when I was younger. I guess eventually I was always gonna pursue it at some point. Though my brother has a huge part to play in me choosing to pursue it at this point since he’s also actively doing music.

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What has been the reception to your musical turn from fans?

Mainly positive. I’m definitely gonna keep going due to the support I’ve received so far. And I’m Only three tracks in.. Can’t wait to see how things will turn out by the time I’m 10 tracks in…

Tyler Mbaya

According to you, are you are a better actor or a better rapper?

Definitely a better actor. That is what you could say is my calling. But music is full of so much potential you just never know where it could take you.

How has Covid-19 affected your work? And how?

Like everybody else it has. I’ve been forced to re-evaluate and modify my approach as a creative and it’s been a process. Like, say, for example, shoots are very hard to complete with curfews, people being stranded in different places, social distancing, and a lot of other factors. Audiences are also consuming content differently during this period so It’s been a heck of an adjustment period.

Tyler Mbaya aka Baha with Rue Baby on the set of a short film
Tyler Mbaya aka Baha with Rue Baby on the set of a short film

Are you dating at the moment? If so can you give details?

I’m currently in a relationship but would prefer the details remained private for now.

How is your relationship with former cast member, Ian Nene aka Ian Nene?

Still on good terms. Due to busy schedules and the sort, we’re not in regular communication, but we check in with each other once in a while.

Almasi aka Ian Nene
Almasi aka Ian Nene

What goal have you set for yourself in 2020 that you believe you still will be able to achieve?

This would be Dropping my first Major film project under my own production company ~ KM PICTURES.

How is your relationship with your brother? Are you very close and advise each other?

Anybody who knows us closely knows how tight we are. It’s really just me and him. So we gotta look after each other. He’s for sure my go-to advisor. Also, I don’t think there’s anyone in the game who I’m as compatible with creatively as I am with him. Like when we both contribute to work on something it’s guaranteed to be straight up flames.

Tyler Mbaya with his brother
Tyler Mbaya with his brother

Check out the audio of their latest song below;

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Former Machachari star Baha and identical twin bro release catchy new single

To say that Tyler Mbaya isn’t a hardworking young man would be a lie. The young man who started out on the hit TV series Machachari in the role of Baha has used the fame and connections he got on the show to parlay into other money-making ventures.

From making short movies to becoming an influencer, the man is working hard on his dream to become a secure father by the time he is 22. He also launched his own TV show which airs on his YouTube channel titled KM_TV.

Tyler Mbaya posing
Tyler Mbaya posing

But Baha can still shock you. Yes, the actor who is almost always smiling and looks like a happy soul revealed that he and his identical twin brother have released a collabo!

Yes, you read that right! What I find shocking isn’t the new career venture that he has embarked on, but that he has an identical twin brother! Why don’t we see more of him?

…the thugs would chop my fingers! Baha of Machachari reveals!(exclusive)

His identical brother is called Mungai Mbaya and unlike Baha is dreadlocked. The two released the song “Wale Wabaya” which premiered on all music platforms on Wednesday, June 17.

Tyler Mbaya with his brother
Tyler Mbaya with his brother

The song follows the gengetone formula that has taken over the Kenyan music industry the past few years. The two share a lot of chemistry together and it is evident from their new jam, which has wowed their fans on social media.

The siblings lost their mother in 2013. She was also a thespian whose real names were Beth Nyambura Mbaya and acted as Wanade on the Citizen TV show Mother in Law.

Tyler Mbaya with his brother
Tyler Mbaya with his brother

Mungai studies in Glasgow’s Caledonian University, in the United Kingdom. Check out the song below:

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Ex-Machachari actor Baha reveals exciting news about his next job

Former Machachari actor Tyler Mbaya also known by his popular stage name of Baha, surprised us last week when he revealed that the show had come to an end.

Many Kenyans were sadenned by the news about a show that had been on Citizen TV for 13 years and much of their childhood would be no more.

Machachari Crew
Machachari Crew in the past

But after the 5 stages of grief that many suffered (yes I am being dramatic) the actor has come out with exciting new information. Baha has hinted that he is soon set to host his own show.

Oh No: Machachari cancelled on Citizen TV

In a post on his Instagram page, the thespian said he and former castmate Sharon Mutuku are planning to blow up the television scene with what they have cooking.

Like an excited kid, Baha told his fans he cannot wait to unveil what he and Sharon aka Sofia have been working on. As usual, his supportive fans applauded him as they congratulated the actor on dusting himself after the whole Machachari controversy.

The sentiment was that the actors had outgrown what was supposed to be a childhood show, which technically was an honest critic of the show.

Machachari Crew
Machachari Crew

Baha’s on-screen brother Malik Lemmy also known as Govi disputed the claims. He said, ‘Guys have been asking what happened to my previous show, I do not know what I can tell you but I left the show in January and you guys should stop believing the lies going round out there about the show being cancelled because we overgrew, please do not listen to such.’

Baha
Baha

Whatever the case, we are happy that Tyler is back to work with something new and hopefully captivating.

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