Controversial singer Bahati has closed down his EMB Record label, terminating contracts of all artistes he had signed.
This comes after he was involved in several controversies with artistes he worked with. They mostly cane out to castigated and expose him for mistreating them, among them was Mr Seed and Peter Blessing.
Bahati on several occasions orchestrated the arrest of artistes who fell out with him and even took some to court.
Speaking in a video titled End of an era on his YouTube channel, the father of two narrated how he has helped many.
He said after his breakthrough song Mama in 2013, he had the desire to help fellow artistes and in 2015 he started Eastlands Most Beloved Record (EMB).
To me EMB has never been a business for me. I had contracts because I was hopeful that when I help someone someday they would be successful and maybe the company itarudisha something from the investment…’ he said.
I even have recordings of them [artistes] being told to say bad things about me. I was capable of suing the artiste but am a Christian, I did not do that because it is not every fight that is worth fighting and fathers don’t fight sons.
He claimed that people hate him because he always helps others.
Now it has turned out that people hate me because I am helping someone else. I know it is a tough decision but I have told God I want to shut it down and start something else as Bahati,’ he explained.
The Barua hit singer who has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons claimed he was being fought by the same industry that is supposed to support him.
It got to a point where some Of the artistes in the gospel industry started becoming jealous of me thinking I became successful because of EMB record label. They started fighting me… The gospel industry is not doing good and that’s why even Willy [Willy Paul] alituhepa.
I’m officially closing down EMB and terminating all the contracts of artistes I had signed, Weezdom, Denno and other artistes I was to support in 2020. I WANT FANS TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALTHOUGH I HAVE UNDERGONE A BIG LOSS, FIRST THIS WAS A MINISTRY BUT WHAT IS THE POINT OF RUNNING A MINISTRY WHEN THE SAME MINISTRY IS TRANSLATED THE WRONG WAY ALWAYS LEAVING YOU WITH A BAD NAME? HE POSED.
He also revealed that haters took on his wife Diana Marua when he refused to engage them. Speaking about his court case with Peter Blessing, he said,
Si mliona juzi huyu kijana nilitoa taita taveta akiwa watchman alinipeleka kortini. The moment amepelekwa kortini juu kesi ilimgeukia, all of a sudden kila mtu anasema ‘ooh Bahati this isn’t good.’ Huyu kijana nilimtoa Taita when he was a watchman no one ever posted his song to support him. Wickedness and pretenders.