Ametoboa siri! Just when you thought that Bahati ‘Mtoto wa Mama’ achieved fame by working hard without struggling, think again…

In an exclusive interview with The Star during the launch of a local show dubbed, Story Yangu, the Maria hitmaker revealed the reason why he was so broke even though his hit song Mama was gracing the airwaves.

The multi-award winner disclosed that piracy was one of the things that led to him being broke. He went on to confess that in 2013, he was the artist who was most affected by piracy in Kenya. Yes, you heard right, the most pirated artist in Kenya.

The most shocking thing of all was that Baha revealed those who used to pirate his music were part of his own squad. He, however, says he did not want to complain since he wanted to be seen on TV. Some friends those were!