Bahati faced criticism when he transitioned from gospel to secular music after enjoying success in the gospel industry.
In a recent interview on his wife Diana Marua’s YouTube channel, Bahati revealed the reasons behind his decision to leave gospel music.
He expressed his discontent with the hypocrisy and judgment prevalent in the gospel industry, stating that he detested those who portrayed themselves as holier than others.
Bahati admitted to having judged his late brother Charles, who battled alcoholism and diabetes, but later realized his own imperfections.
The tragic loss of his brother served as a wake-up call, prompting him to reflect on his actions and change his ways.
When my mum passed away while we were in Mathare, we were trying to survive. By the time we came to Nairobi, my brother started hustling, and because of the pressure, he sought solace in alcohol. He died at the young age of 22. Trying to earn a living was hard on him. He was diagnosed with diabetes,
I thought because I was a Christian who fasted and sang in church, I was perfect. I even cut him off. I did not want to be associated with him. We go wrong because we over-judge people. By the time I wanted to make up, it was too late,
I hate people who behave like they are holier than thou.
That is one of the things that made me leave the gospel industry. I have even lashed out at some artistes for judging others. You feel like a small ‘god’,”