Kenya’s king of rap Khaligraph Jones has some encouraging words for gospel singer Bahati a day after he announced the shut down of his recording label Eastland Most Beloved (EMB).
Commenting on Baha’s Instagram post, the OG told Bahati not to succumb to haters pressure and critics but instead to pray for God’s guidance.
“Buda Usijaribu kunyenyekea, Watasema Wameshinda, Pray For God’s Guidance and look after your Family,” he wrote.
Ever since Bahati announced EMB’s downfall he has received both hate and love.
in an emotional video, Bahati lamented the situation has deteriorated at the label with some of the artistes he thought were his friends attacking him and making false claims against him.
“Today I made one of the toughest decisions and that is I’m closing down EMB record Label and by closing EMB Record Label it means I’m officially terminating all the contracts the artiste and that is Weezdom , Denno and another new artiste I was to support in 2020.”
“Even though nimeenda a big loss, to me this was ministry but what is the point of doing ministry while the same Ministry inakuwa translated the wrong way always inakuacha na a bad name. Right now as we speak in the country, I have become one most the most talked about artiste, nimekuwa ule artiste ana receive a lot of hate, ku receive hate si mbaya but what is the need of mimi kureceive hate from the people I have create from scratch. When I start to support them now one cares but ones wamepata jina wanaanza kuwachocha and instead of repaying back with thanks giving, they create fake stories to make them trend, so what is the need. You know hii ministry yangu ya kusaidia artiste alafu wananiacha na a bad name is there need of me doing it,” said Bahati.
The father of three blamed his fellow gospel artistes for not having each other’s back during such tribulations.
“Most gospel artistes have been so jealous of my success. Some felt like the artistes I was signing are the ones who were making money for me. It’s time you wake up after this Corona lets go back to God, we need to wake up, nimemaliza EMB, if that’s what nimekuwa nikifightiwa over,”he said.
He went on to disclose his plans of setting up children’s home ad helping street kids.
“But my ministry goes on, my ministry is about giving, right now God amenipea a new burden, I’m doing a children’s Home. Very soon itakuwa up and running. My main aim is to take as many possible streets kids back to school. I want to take kids that si expect ati hata siku moja wataimba wanisaidie. But it’s time we go back to God, but let’s pray that God can show himself kwa hii gospel industry. Hii Chuki yote kumekuwa nayo ni ya nini” he added
In 2019, EMB record suffered a huge blow following the mass exodus of artists.