Yesterday, Bahati announced the closure of his EMB (Eastlands Most Beloved) record via a YouTube video. The announcement which came as a shock as there were no apparent obvious reasons to point at the possibility of driving the gospel star out of the records business. The “Mama” hitmaker then went out on a rant calling out on musicians who are living a hypocritical life in the Gospel music industry. Bahati also claimed that some of the musicians whom he has mentored have resorted to tarnishing his name after being at their call.

“I have recordings of them 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…”

Bahati made it clear that his main intention when opening the records was to help and support upcoming artistes and making it a business venture was not part of the idea. However, his efforts brewed hate as well as beef in the gospel industry.

“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.”

Bahati & Peter Blessings

Bahati further admitted that closing the record would see him incur losses , nonetheless he is ready for the same as he has made a firm decision. The closure will also see the termination of contracts which he had signed with upcoming artistes such as Peter Blessings and Denno.


“I want fans to understand that although I have undergone a huge loss, first this was a ministry but what is the point of doing ministry when the same ministry is translated the wrong way always leaving you with a bad name…”

It’s a new beginning for Bahati and probably the onset of better deals and greater heights.