Gospel singer Bahati has been grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons. The controversial artiste, who is the CEO of EMB Records has on several occasions been accused of mistreating artistes signed under him.
Below are times Bahati pushed his ex artistes into depression.
Ejecting Mr Seed’s pregnant wife from an event
On December 31, 2018, Bahati called police on Mr Seed’s wife, who was selling coffee at Thika Stadium and she was pregnant at that time.
BAHATI USED SECURITY FORCES TO EJECT MR SEED’S GIRLFRIEND AND HER FATHER FROM THE NEW YEAR’S EVENT THAT WENT DOWN AT THIKA STADIUM,’ Mr Seed said in a previous interview with Mpasho.
He also revealed that he left EMB because his wife was disrespected.
I LEFT BECAUSE MY WOMAN WAS DISRESPECTED. WE WERE IN A SHOW IN WHICH THE DEVIL CAME IN. THERE WAS an ALTERCATION AND POLICE CAME FOR MY FAMILY.
Artistes who have worked under Bahati accused him of paying them peanuts. One of the artistes who didn’t want to be named told Mpasho that he was paid Sh6,000, lived in a single room where he paid Sh3,000 and had to share a bathroom and toilet with more than 20 people.
The artiste sank into depression and finally, he quit EMB.
Mr Seed’s wife Nimo also revealed that Bahati never used to pay her husband.
UNAJUA HATA TULILIPA HOSI AJE JAMENI? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH IT WAS A STRUGGLE FOR MR SEED AND I? DO YOU KNOW THE AMOUNT OF STRESS WE WENT THROUGH? NILIHAVE KUJIKAZA I DELIVER NORMAL BECAUSE HATA IF ANYTHING HAPPENED AND I GOT A COMPLICATION SIJUI WHAT MY BABE WOULD HAVE DONE,’ the mother of one posted inline a few months ago.
IT WAS SO BAD YAANI COZ YOU DID NOT PAY HIM NA ULIKATAA AND NONE OF THE COMPANIES CAN PAY HIM BECAUSE HE HAD SIGNED OFF HIS PAYING DETAILS TO EMB NA NI LAZIMA YOU GUYS SIT DOWN AND AGREE.
20-year-old Peter Blessing was also manipulated by Bahati and after performing at this New Year’s Eve event, he said he was paid Ksh3,00 and told to get a house of his own. Bahati advised him to get a house for Ksh 2,000 and use Ksh 1,000 for his January expenses.
Deleting music of his artistes from YouTube once they break up
He deleted Mr Seed’s, Rebecca Soki’s and David Wonder’s songs from EMB YouTube channel after they left his record label.
By doing such, it is difficult for one to grow their brand.
Bahati signs artistes for 20 years and recently, Danny Gift left the record after he was offered the ambiguous contract.
Peter Blessing was also given the contract and talking in an interview with Mpasho.co.ke, he said after signing the contract, Bahati remained with it. He has no copy.
Apparently, Bahati pockets 60% of any revenue Peter Blessing makes.
Blocked his baby mama
The artiste runs his first daughter Mueni’s Instagram account. The account follows only Bahati’s four kids and not the mother, Yvette Obura.