Kenyan singer Bahati has made history as the first gospel musician to be profiled among Africa’s top acts in the new season of continental music reality TV show Coke Studio.
“It shows that God has trusted me with a crown. So it is time for me to represent Him on a bigger platform. I did not foresee being considered for Coke Studio. But I knew the many challenges I was facing was up to something big,” Bahati told eDaily.
In a May 3 interview with eDaily, Bahati said his eyes are set on international success – and true to his words, big things are coming his way.
“This year, my eyes are set on international awards – I see it wise to let upcoming artistes shine in the local feting ceremonies. My fans have been loyal to me and I owe them something new – and that something new, is sweeping the international scene with quality gospel music,” Bahati said after he missed out on Groove Awards 2016 nominations.
Bahati exclusively told eDaily that he did not make online submission to Groove Awards team.
The singer vehemently refuted claims that the omission of his name among nominees of Groove Awards 2016 was as a result of him “leading a non-Christian lifestyle.”
“I did not submit my name to the Groove team for consideration in this year’s Groove Awards – not even in one category.”