According to Bahati, this is his first album in the seven years he has been in the entertainment industry.
His album ‘Love Like This’ comprises of one gospel song with the nine others being secular songs.
In his album, Bahati has collaborated with various artistes with others being his own hits.
‘Pete Yangu’ is a collaboration between him and Popstar Nadia Mukami; going over and beyond to collaborate with Tanzanian Bongo Star, Rayvanny in a song christened ‘Kiss.’
The artiste, who is dubbed as ‘mtoto wa mama’ and now ‘mtoto wa Diana’, had his listening party for his new album yesterday at the Trademark Hotel, which was an invite’s only party.
Before his party, Bahati had released a song named ‘Fikra za Bahati’ which did not please Ezekiel Mutua, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) who had earlier promised him KSh200,000 if he released clean content. This did not come to be as Dr Ezekiel cancelled the deal after a video of Bahati smoking a cigar in his video went viral.
During his ‘Love Like This’ listening party-cum-launch day, Comedian Eric Omondi reportedly gifted the musician the KSh200,000 that KFCB had promised him.
“So When I heard that @bahatikenya‘s Sponsorship worth KSh 200,000 had been Cancelled just a few hours before his event, as the PRESIDENT of Entertainment I had to step in and reinstate the Sponsorship personally. I honestly don’t think @bahatikenya did anything wrong. As creatives sometimes we are called upon to do just that…be creative. Bahati did whatever he did just to push his album and that’s how he puts food on his table. The guy is a father of FOUR bwana😥😥😡😡…But just like @mulamwah he has learnt his lesson. When he called me to ask for number ya yule CEO, si munajua yule jamaa wa vipindire I told him Wachana na huyo jamaa hasaidiangi watu but hakuskia. Next Time Tafuta PRESIDENT bwana Wachana na Ma CEO, ama namna Gani my friend?” wrote Eric Omondi on his Instagram.
Similarly, Politician, Hon Alinur Mohamed, told Bahati that he will give him the Ksh200,000 following the cancelled deal with Dr Ezekiel Mutua.
“I believe there are better ways to sort issues other than parading them online for cheap publicity. KFCB’s CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua alias Deputy Jesus has said that he has cancelled 200K partnership deal with @BahatiKenya. That has not only tainted Baha’s name but also jeopardized his main source of income. In my consistent commitment to support local artists, I am going to pay the 200k to Bahati,” took Hon Alinur to his Instagram page.
This is a timely album as Bahati commemorates his seventh anniversary in the music industry.