A man tasked with handling the business of revered gospel musician Jemimah Thiong’o has blasted young gospel star Bahati describing him as a bad person.
Brian Mutenyo, Jemimah’s operations manager, was quoted by Word Is as saying: “Anyone who has ever worked with Bahati can always agree with me ni mtu mbaya (he is a bad person).”
He added that Bahati is not a gospel minister as he claims but rather a “pretender” who puts out a different persona for the public, reports the tabloid.
Brian’s frustrations with Bahati stem from a collabo between Bahati and Jemimah – ‘Moyo Wangu’ – which he claims Jemimah has never received a dime in royalties.
According to Brain, he was instrumental in organizing the project after Bahati couldn’t get a hold of Jemimah for two years.
“Jemimah is mature and very spiritual. She is cautious about who she is associated with when it comes to her ministry. Thus, doing a collabo with a new generation artiste meant he/she has to be morally upright and very spiritual,” Brian said.
Brian managed to convince Jemimah to work with Bahati but on condition that the Barua star would go back to singing the real gospel music.
That was when Bahati took a social media hiatus and returned with the release of the collabo saying it was the start of his new gospel journey.
“After the song release, we have never heard from Bahati again. He never calls, and Jemimah has never even received a coin — for royalties — from Bahati. If Bahati has ever paid Jemimah, let him come to the media and defend himself,” Brian said.
Bahati’s camp through manager Mutua said: “There is nowhere we have signed any contract with regard to the song. As for the split sheet, we are still working on that.”