Tyler Mbaya

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

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