“And Before We go to Sleep… The Journey Of Taking Kenyan Gospel to the World Just about to Start….”
He broke the news through his social media pages saying;
“HISTORY IS MADE‼
Sweet Hearts😊😊😊. Now Guess Who is the First Gospel Artist Africa to be Signed by CocaCola COKE STUDIO AFRICA.”
His fans received the news well and wished him all the best in this new venture. He will be recording alongside Nigerian artiste Kiss Daniel.
The Coke Studio will introduce him to different artists from around the world as well as expose his music to a bigger audience. Bahati has been under much criticism for releasing music with secular artists. The Coke Studio has so far seen performances by secular artists. The fact that Bahati is now going to be sharing a stage with them; leaves the question as to whether it will positively or negatively affect his ministry.
Despite all the down moments that his music career has faced of late, including the decision by the Groove Awards Panel to leave him and Willy Paul out of any 2016 nominations; he still continues to rise, taking on one challenge after the other. He has proved to be good at his work, as only the best of the best make it to Coke Studio.
Organisers of the awards, in a strongly worded announcement, said that they had only nominated gospel artistes “who have been living the Christian way.”
Last year, Bahati bagged four awards, three of which were for his hit song Barua. Willy Paul walked away empty handed after being outshone by Bahati.
However since the last edition of the awards, the two musicians have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Willy Paul has been embroiled in media scandals involving women, drunkenness and abandoned children.
Bahati, on the other hand , made a cheap shot claim against fellow gospel musician Daddy Owen, whom he accused of swindling Denno off his proceeds from their collaboration ‘Mbona‘. He also at one point announced an early retirement from music citing threats to his life.