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Bahati's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Car, House, Net Worth, Awards

About

Famous for his mtoto wa mama description, Bahati sang his way into people's hearts right from the onset of his career. Remember the track "Siku ya Kwanza" and the even bigger hit "Mama"? He has sustained his presence in the gospel industry and even with his switch to secular music, people still love Bahati's music. More in Bahati's biography.

Personal Life

Bahati | Source: Instagram

Kelvin Mbuvi Kioko, better known as Bahati, was born on 22 December 1994. As of 2022, he is 28 years old.

Bahati, previously a Gospel singer, and now a secular artist, has won several awards and received critical acclaim. 

The story of his life is encapsulated by his turn of fortunes. He was a street kid who rose to become a music star.

A brilliant kid from a young age, Bahati went to the ABC orphanage in the Mathare slums for refuge and education. 

His high school years were spent at, first Nakeel school in Kajiado and later at St Theresa's Boys in Eastleigh, where he graduated with a C+ in KCSE in 2011.

Bahati was determined to establish a name for himself and ventured into music in 2012, shortly after graduating. 

He made headlines as a new child in the entertainment world and emerged as a rising sensation with his smash track "Siku Ya Kwanza". This was the beginning of his rise and rise in the Gospel industry.

Bahati's Career 

Bahati Music | Source: Instagram

Bahati's humble personality and unquestionable talent catapulted him into the big leagues. 

Despite having had a tough life, Bahati has outperformed many musicians in the gospel sector and won some of the most coveted accolades like the Groove Awards 2014 for Best Male Gospel Musician. 

Bahati'musical journey

Bahati's song size yangu | Source: Instagram

Bahati's musical career began during his high school years. His solo guitar performance during the National Music Festival in Nakuru in 2010 showed his potential and attracted a bit of attention. 

The following year, Bahati represented his school, St. Theresa Boys High School in Eastleigh, where he sang and played the guitar and captivated the audience.

After school, Bahati decided to pursue music full-time to help him get out of a terrible financial and emotional situation.

His meeting with music director and producer J Blessing was a game changer. J Blessing and L.B. films produced his debut single, Siku Ya Kwanza, which became a huge hit and propelled him to instant stardom.

Bahati's political aspirations

Bahati in a press conference with the Jubilee Party | Source: Instagram

Bahati fell shot in his attempt to become the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mathare constituency. He garnered 8,166 and finished third in the race behind Billian Ojiwa and the winner Anthony Oluoch. 

Since his loss, Bahati has been the butt of everyone's jokes. His longtime music rival Willy Paul didn't pass up the chance to rub it in his face. 

He congratulated Anthony on his victory and stated that Mathare is in safe hands, insinuating that Bahati is not the right person for the job. 

Bahati’s Family history

Bahati lost his mother at the age of 7. “As you have heard in my song, Mama, I was nine years when my mother passed on, but I came to find out that I was actually seven then,” recalled Bahati. 

“By the way, don’t shed tears if you get moved by the tribulations in my life as I am full grown now,” he quips in quick succession.

However, the brilliant gospel singer has in the past shared his wish to reunite with his family, who abandoned him when his mother died. 

His father abandoned him, remarried and moved houses, leaving young Bahati alone in Kariobangi, the only home he now recalls. 

Bahati's Relationships

Diana Marua and Bahati | Source: Instagram

Bahati is married to Diana Marua and has two children, Baby Heaven and Baby Majesty. The couple is expecting a third child.

Diana earned a Diploma Certificate in Information Technology and a Diploma Certificate in Marketing Communication from KCA and St. Paul's University. 

Bahati and his wife Diana Marua | Source: Instagram

The two met during a video production for his song 'Mapenzi' for which Diana was the Video Vixen.

Bahati’s Children

Bahati and his kids | Source: Instagram

Bahati is now a proud father of four children. He has two biological children with Diana Marua (Heaven and Majesty), one adopted son (Morgan Bahati), and one baby from a previous relationship with Yvette Obura (Mueni Bahati). 

Bahati's Controversy

Crying over MP seat

The political heat was too hot for new entrant Bahati who cried at a press conference after Azimio la Umoja decided that it would field its strongest candidate. 

ODM's Anthony Oluoch was the chosen one and Bahati, who vied under the Jubilee Party ticket, one of Azimio's affiliated parties, was asked to step down.

During the presser, Bahati shed tears and Kenyans quickly jumped on it and made fun of him. He later explained that he used tears to express the pain and frustration that the people of Mathare endure. 

Why Bahati Quits Gospel Music

Former Gospel musician and singer Bahati has been in and out of the spotlight for a long time now. 

His decision to quit the Gospel industry shocked and saddened his followers. The 'Lover' singer went so far as to delete all of his photographs from his social media pages.

It followed allegations that several of his fellow gospel musicians, notably Willy Paul and L Jay Maasai, were planning to put an end to his music career and tarnish his image. 

Additionally, some of his adversaries exploited his adopted children to wound and humiliate him, something that made him very emotional and forced him to reconsider his place within the Gospel industry. 

Was "Pete Yangu" stolen?

Have you heard the song "Pete Yangu"? Bahati was accused of stealing this song from a Rwandese singer identified as Butera Knowles. 

The original song is said to have been released in 2016, five years before Bahati dropped his track.

Responding to the claims, Bahati said that haters are jealous of his success and are trying to pull him down.  

Fikra za Bahati video

 Bahati was criticised for the music video of the song "Fikra za Bahati" in which he possesses a cigar and alcohol and is seen with a woman by his side. 

He came out and explained that he neither smokes nor drinks and only wanted to impress his fans.

Cheating scandal

In 2020, Bahati was in the spotlight for cheating on his wife, Diana Marua. He was said to be involved with Weezdom's wife Stacey. His marriage to Diana, after these allegations broke, was said to be on the rocks. Diana changed her social media name from Diana Bahati to Miss Dee. 

After all the drama, Bahati came out and said that no one was perfect. Diana and Bahati are still together.

Bahati's Cars

Bahati's Mercedez Benz | Source: Instagram

Bahati in front of Toyota Prado | Source: Instagram

Bahati drives a Mercedes Benz E class estimated to cost Ksh 3.5 million.

Bahati’s House

Bahati's Mansion | Source: Instagram

Bahati's House | Source: Instagram

One of Kenya's highest-paid gospel artists, Bahati, reportedly bought a four-bedroom mansion for his wife Diana Marua as Valentine's gift. The house reportedly costs Ksh 27.5 million. 

Bahati's Net Worth 

Bahati advertising Raha floor | Source: Instagram

Bahati is one of the wealthiest musicians in Kenya. His net worth is estimated to be approximately $15 million. Apart from his music career, he makes money through his reality television show and endorsement deals.

Awards & Recognition

Bahati was acknowledged as the 2014 Groove Award winner for best male gospel vocalist. He was also nominated for best video of the year and best collaboration. 

In addition, Bahati was voted the greatest gospel musician in Africa at the AFRIMMA awards 2014, held at the Eisemann Center in Texas, USA.

Bahati, a musical superstar, has made his ambition of making high-quality music for his listeners a reality. 

He intends to do this by studying radio and music in college. Bahati is definitely poised to continue taking the world by storm.

Social Media

Bahati’s Instagram: @BahatiKenya 

Bahati’s Twitter: @BahatiKenya 

Bahati’s Facebook: Bahati

Q & A

How old is Bahati now?

Bahati was born on 22 December 1994. As of 2022, he is 28 years old.

How much is Bahati worth?

Bahati’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 Million. He makes money through his career as a musician, reality television and through brand endorsement deals.

Which tribe is Bahati from?

Bahati hails from the Kamba Community of Kenya.

Real name:
Kevin Mbuvi Kioko
Occupation:
Musician, reality tv actor
Birthday:
22 December 1994
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Capricorn
Birth place:
Makueni County, Kenya
Height:
N/A
Children:
Heaven, Majesty, Morgan and Mueni Bahati
Net Worth:
Ksh 19.3 million or $161,000

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Bahati's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Car, House, Net Worth, Awards
Real name:
Kevin Mbuvi Kioko
Occupation:
Musician, reality tv actor
Birthday:
22 December 1994
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Capricorn
Birth place:
Makueni County, Kenya
Height:
N/A
Children:
Heaven, Majesty, Morgan and Mueni Bahati
Net Worth:
Ksh 19.3 million or $161,000

About

Famous for his mtoto wa mama description, Bahati sang his way into people's hearts right from the onset of his career. Remember the track "Siku ya Kwanza" and the even bigger hit "Mama"? He has sustained his presence in the gospel industry and even with his switch to secular music, people still love Bahati's music. More in Bahati's biography.

Personal Life

Bahati | Source: Instagram

Kelvin Mbuvi Kioko, better known as Bahati, was born on 22 December 1994. As of 2022, he is 28 years old.

Bahati, previously a Gospel singer, and now a secular artist, has won several awards and received critical acclaim. 

The story of his life is encapsulated by his turn of fortunes. He was a street kid who rose to become a music star.

A brilliant kid from a young age, Bahati went to the ABC orphanage in the Mathare slums for refuge and education. 

His high school years were spent at, first Nakeel school in Kajiado and later at St Theresa's Boys in Eastleigh, where he graduated with a C+ in KCSE in 2011.

Bahati was determined to establish a name for himself and ventured into music in 2012, shortly after graduating. 

He made headlines as a new child in the entertainment world and emerged as a rising sensation with his smash track "Siku Ya Kwanza". This was the beginning of his rise and rise in the Gospel industry.

Bahati's Career 

Bahati Music | Source: Instagram

Bahati's humble personality and unquestionable talent catapulted him into the big leagues. 

Despite having had a tough life, Bahati has outperformed many musicians in the gospel sector and won some of the most coveted accolades like the Groove Awards 2014 for Best Male Gospel Musician. 

Bahati'musical journey

Bahati's song size yangu | Source: Instagram

Bahati's musical career began during his high school years. His solo guitar performance during the National Music Festival in Nakuru in 2010 showed his potential and attracted a bit of attention. 

The following year, Bahati represented his school, St. Theresa Boys High School in Eastleigh, where he sang and played the guitar and captivated the audience.

After school, Bahati decided to pursue music full-time to help him get out of a terrible financial and emotional situation.

His meeting with music director and producer J Blessing was a game changer. J Blessing and L.B. films produced his debut single, Siku Ya Kwanza, which became a huge hit and propelled him to instant stardom.

Bahati's political aspirations

Bahati in a press conference with the Jubilee Party | Source: Instagram

Bahati fell shot in his attempt to become the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mathare constituency. He garnered 8,166 and finished third in the race behind Billian Ojiwa and the winner Anthony Oluoch. 

Since his loss, Bahati has been the butt of everyone's jokes. His longtime music rival Willy Paul didn't pass up the chance to rub it in his face. 

He congratulated Anthony on his victory and stated that Mathare is in safe hands, insinuating that Bahati is not the right person for the job. 

Bahati’s Family history

Bahati lost his mother at the age of 7. “As you have heard in my song, Mama, I was nine years when my mother passed on, but I came to find out that I was actually seven then,” recalled Bahati. 

“By the way, don’t shed tears if you get moved by the tribulations in my life as I am full grown now,” he quips in quick succession.

However, the brilliant gospel singer has in the past shared his wish to reunite with his family, who abandoned him when his mother died. 

His father abandoned him, remarried and moved houses, leaving young Bahati alone in Kariobangi, the only home he now recalls. 

Bahati's Relationships

Diana Marua and Bahati | Source: Instagram

Bahati is married to Diana Marua and has two children, Baby Heaven and Baby Majesty. The couple is expecting a third child.

Diana earned a Diploma Certificate in Information Technology and a Diploma Certificate in Marketing Communication from KCA and St. Paul's University. 

Bahati and his wife Diana Marua | Source: Instagram

The two met during a video production for his song 'Mapenzi' for which Diana was the Video Vixen.

Bahati’s Children

Bahati and his kids | Source: Instagram

Bahati is now a proud father of four children. He has two biological children with Diana Marua (Heaven and Majesty), one adopted son (Morgan Bahati), and one baby from a previous relationship with Yvette Obura (Mueni Bahati). 

Bahati's Controversy

Crying over MP seat

The political heat was too hot for new entrant Bahati who cried at a press conference after Azimio la Umoja decided that it would field its strongest candidate. 

ODM's Anthony Oluoch was the chosen one and Bahati, who vied under the Jubilee Party ticket, one of Azimio's affiliated parties, was asked to step down.

During the presser, Bahati shed tears and Kenyans quickly jumped on it and made fun of him. He later explained that he used tears to express the pain and frustration that the people of Mathare endure. 

Why Bahati Quits Gospel Music

Former Gospel musician and singer Bahati has been in and out of the spotlight for a long time now. 

His decision to quit the Gospel industry shocked and saddened his followers. The 'Lover' singer went so far as to delete all of his photographs from his social media pages.

It followed allegations that several of his fellow gospel musicians, notably Willy Paul and L Jay Maasai, were planning to put an end to his music career and tarnish his image. 

Additionally, some of his adversaries exploited his adopted children to wound and humiliate him, something that made him very emotional and forced him to reconsider his place within the Gospel industry. 

Was "Pete Yangu" stolen?

Have you heard the song "Pete Yangu"? Bahati was accused of stealing this song from a Rwandese singer identified as Butera Knowles. 

The original song is said to have been released in 2016, five years before Bahati dropped his track.

Responding to the claims, Bahati said that haters are jealous of his success and are trying to pull him down.  

Fikra za Bahati video

 Bahati was criticised for the music video of the song "Fikra za Bahati" in which he possesses a cigar and alcohol and is seen with a woman by his side. 

He came out and explained that he neither smokes nor drinks and only wanted to impress his fans.

Cheating scandal

In 2020, Bahati was in the spotlight for cheating on his wife, Diana Marua. He was said to be involved with Weezdom's wife Stacey. His marriage to Diana, after these allegations broke, was said to be on the rocks. Diana changed her social media name from Diana Bahati to Miss Dee. 

After all the drama, Bahati came out and said that no one was perfect. Diana and Bahati are still together.

Bahati's Cars

Bahati's Mercedez Benz | Source: Instagram

Bahati in front of Toyota Prado | Source: Instagram

Bahati drives a Mercedes Benz E class estimated to cost Ksh 3.5 million.

Bahati’s House

Bahati's Mansion | Source: Instagram

Bahati's House | Source: Instagram

One of Kenya's highest-paid gospel artists, Bahati, reportedly bought a four-bedroom mansion for his wife Diana Marua as Valentine's gift. The house reportedly costs Ksh 27.5 million. 

Bahati's Net Worth 

Bahati advertising Raha floor | Source: Instagram

Bahati is one of the wealthiest musicians in Kenya. His net worth is estimated to be approximately $15 million. Apart from his music career, he makes money through his reality television show and endorsement deals.

Awards & Recognition

Bahati was acknowledged as the 2014 Groove Award winner for best male gospel vocalist. He was also nominated for best video of the year and best collaboration. 

In addition, Bahati was voted the greatest gospel musician in Africa at the AFRIMMA awards 2014, held at the Eisemann Center in Texas, USA.

Bahati, a musical superstar, has made his ambition of making high-quality music for his listeners a reality. 

He intends to do this by studying radio and music in college. Bahati is definitely poised to continue taking the world by storm.

Social Media

Bahati’s Instagram: @BahatiKenya 

Bahati’s Twitter: @BahatiKenya 

Bahati’s Facebook: Bahati

Q & A

How old is Bahati now?

Bahati was born on 22 December 1994. As of 2022, he is 28 years old.

How much is Bahati worth?

Bahati’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 Million. He makes money through his career as a musician, reality television and through brand endorsement deals.

Which tribe is Bahati from?

Bahati hails from the Kamba Community of Kenya.