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Kevin Mbuvi Kioko aka Bahati, Mama hitmaker

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, Bahati is one name that remains on people's lips. Here's Bahati's life and times.

Personal Life

Kelvin Mbuvi Kioko, better known as Bahati, was born on 22 December 1994. Come December, Bahati’s age will be 27. Bahati, previously a Gospel singer, 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. Bahati made headlines as a new child in the entertainment world and emerged as a rising sensation with his smash track "Siku Ya Kwanza." The narrative of Bahati’s life is like that of a movie script. This was the beginning of his rise and rise in the Gospel industry.

Career 

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 entertainment gospel sector to emerge as an exceptional musician, winning the Groove Awards 2014 for Best Male Gospel Musician. 

Bahati has also disclosed that he manages a hospital in Kayole, the place where Khaligraph Jones grew up. 

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, who is currently ill, abandoned him when his mother died. His father then remarried and moved houses, leaving young Bahati alone in Kariobangi, the only home he now recalls. 

Bahati’s wife

Bahati is married to Diana Marua, and they have two children, Baby Heaven and Baby Majesty. Diana earned a Diploma Certificate in Information Technology and a Diploma Certificate in Marketing Communication from KCA and St. Paul's University. The two met during a video production for his song 'Mapenzi,'. Diana was the Video Vixen.

Bahati’s Children

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). 

Musical Journey

Bahati's musical career began in his high school years. His skill was recognised when he performed solo on the guitar at the National Music Festival in Nakuru in 2010. The following year, Bahati represented his school, St. Theresa Boys High School in Eastleigh, where he sang and played the guitar at the National Music Festival, which captivated the audience.

With his music confidence growing, Bahati chose to pursue music full-time owing to his passion and to help him get out of a terrible financial and emotional situation.

Bahati met J Blessing just after graduating from high school. J Blessing and L.B. films produced his debut single, which became a huge hit, and propelled him to instant stardom in the gospel sector.

Controversy

Why Bahati Quits Gospel Music

Former Gospel musician and singer Bahati has been in and out of the spotlight for a long time now. Recently, he revealed that he has left the gospel industry. This development 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, which made him very emotional and reconsider his place within the Gospel industry. 

But now that Bahati is back, his supporters can rejoice. This time, it appears that Bahati has put on a brave face and is not allowing anything or anybody to get in the way.  On social media, he showed a quick glimpse into his poverty-stricken past and disclosed what had knocked him down and kept him away from the public eye.

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.

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

Fikra za Bahati video

After the release of his song "Fikra za Bahati", Bahati was criticised for the music video of the song. In it, he is possession of a cigar, alcohol is seen with a woman by his side. 

Bahati was condemned by his peers. He came out and explained that he neither smokes nor drinks. Further, he said that he 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.

Cars

Bahati drives a Mercedes Benz. A couple of his Instagram pictures capture a white and silva Mercedes.

Bahati’s House

One of Kenya's highest-paid gospel artists, Bahati, recently purchased a fully-furnished house for his wife and kids and made it public on his reality TV programme, Being Bahati.

Net Worth 

As of 2021, Bahati’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $15 million. 

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?

Born on 22 December 1994, Bahati will turn 27 in December.

How much is Bahati worth?

Bahati’s net worth in 2021 is estimated to be around $15 Million.

Which tribe is Bahati from?

Bahati hails from the Kamba Community of Kenya.

Birthday:
22 December 1994
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Capricorn
Birth place:
Makueni County, Kenya

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Kevin Mbuvi Kioko aka Bahati, Mama hitmaker
Birthday:
22 December 1994
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Capricorn
Birth place:
Makueni County, Kenya

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, Bahati is one name that remains on people's lips. Here's Bahati's life and times.

Personal Life

Kelvin Mbuvi Kioko, better known as Bahati, was born on 22 December 1994. Come December, Bahati’s age will be 27. Bahati, previously a Gospel singer, 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. Bahati made headlines as a new child in the entertainment world and emerged as a rising sensation with his smash track "Siku Ya Kwanza." The narrative of Bahati’s life is like that of a movie script. This was the beginning of his rise and rise in the Gospel industry.

Career 

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 entertainment gospel sector to emerge as an exceptional musician, winning the Groove Awards 2014 for Best Male Gospel Musician. 

Bahati has also disclosed that he manages a hospital in Kayole, the place where Khaligraph Jones grew up. 

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, who is currently ill, abandoned him when his mother died. His father then remarried and moved houses, leaving young Bahati alone in Kariobangi, the only home he now recalls. 

Bahati’s wife

Bahati is married to Diana Marua, and they have two children, Baby Heaven and Baby Majesty. Diana earned a Diploma Certificate in Information Technology and a Diploma Certificate in Marketing Communication from KCA and St. Paul's University. The two met during a video production for his song 'Mapenzi,'. Diana was the Video Vixen.

Bahati’s Children

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). 

Musical Journey

Bahati's musical career began in his high school years. His skill was recognised when he performed solo on the guitar at the National Music Festival in Nakuru in 2010. The following year, Bahati represented his school, St. Theresa Boys High School in Eastleigh, where he sang and played the guitar at the National Music Festival, which captivated the audience.

With his music confidence growing, Bahati chose to pursue music full-time owing to his passion and to help him get out of a terrible financial and emotional situation.

Bahati met J Blessing just after graduating from high school. J Blessing and L.B. films produced his debut single, which became a huge hit, and propelled him to instant stardom in the gospel sector.

Controversy

Why Bahati Quits Gospel Music

Former Gospel musician and singer Bahati has been in and out of the spotlight for a long time now. Recently, he revealed that he has left the gospel industry. This development 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, which made him very emotional and reconsider his place within the Gospel industry. 

But now that Bahati is back, his supporters can rejoice. This time, it appears that Bahati has put on a brave face and is not allowing anything or anybody to get in the way.  On social media, he showed a quick glimpse into his poverty-stricken past and disclosed what had knocked him down and kept him away from the public eye.

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.

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

Fikra za Bahati video

After the release of his song "Fikra za Bahati", Bahati was criticised for the music video of the song. In it, he is possession of a cigar, alcohol is seen with a woman by his side. 

Bahati was condemned by his peers. He came out and explained that he neither smokes nor drinks. Further, he said that he 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.

Cars

Bahati drives a Mercedes Benz. A couple of his Instagram pictures capture a white and silva Mercedes.

Bahati’s House

One of Kenya's highest-paid gospel artists, Bahati, recently purchased a fully-furnished house for his wife and kids and made it public on his reality TV programme, Being Bahati.

Net Worth 

As of 2021, Bahati’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $15 million. 

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?

Born on 22 December 1994, Bahati will turn 27 in December.

How much is Bahati worth?

Bahati’s net worth in 2021 is estimated to be around $15 Million.

Which tribe is Bahati from?

Bahati hails from the Kamba Community of Kenya.