Bahati is one of the most celebrated male singers in Kenya. He started singing while in high school and came into limelight after his hit songs, ‘Siku ya kwanza and Mama.’ Since then, he has released several hit songs with renowned artists such as Mr. Seed, Mejja, Tanasha Donna, and Prezzo that have ranked him at the top. See below for Bahati biography.
The singer has proved that life is what you make it. His past life in the streets verses his present lavish life, show that nothing is impossible as long as you keep working hard.
Top facts about the Kenyan singer
After a long time in the gospel industry, Bahati announced of quitting from the industry, and has so far done collabos with secular artists. See more about Bahati biography, age, tribe, family, education, career, first wife, current wife, children, awards, salary, house, cars, and net worth.
The celebrated singer’s profile
Bahati real name: Kelvin Kioko Bahati
Place of birth: Makueni County
Date of birth: December 22
Zodiac sign: Capricon
Bahati tribe: Kamba
Bahati mother: The late Lucy Mueni
Bahati first wife: Yvette Obura
Current wife: Diana Marua
Reality TV Show: Being Bahati
Instagram account: @bahatikenya
The Kenyan singer was born as Kelvin Kioko Bahati in Makueni County, Kenya. His parents then raised him until age 7 when his mother died to unknown illness. Unfortunately, Bahati’s father married another wife a few months after his first wife died.
How old is Bahati? The gospel singer was born in 1993. He is 28 years as of May 2021. Bahati’s birthday is on December 22 of every year.
The singer became an orphan at 7 years after his mother, Lucy Mueni died to unknown illness. He then grew in the streets as his father went ahead to marry another wife a few months after his mother died. Interestingly, Bahati’s brothers Kioko Ndirangu, Eric, and Benjamin are now grown, and are leading lavish lifestyles.
Besides, the singer usually remembers to wish her late mum a Happy Mother’s Day as she is the only person who brought him to this world. However, during one of the interviews, Bahati stated that he stopped talking to his step mum after she called him a devil worshipper.
The singer’s education history
After his father abandoned him, he ran into the streets just to survive. He then ended up in an orphanage, which helped nurture him into what he is now. Later, he attended Nakeel Boys in Kajiado after which he joined St. Theresa Boys in Eastleigh for his secondary education, and attained a mean grade of C+ in 2011. However, information about his high-level studies is still underway.
His music career
Bahati started singing while schooling at St. Theresa Boys. Upon completion of his high school studies, he ventured into gospel music. He then met with J. Blessing who nurtured and helped him record his first song, ‘Siku ya kwanza’ that greatly contributed to his fame. It is after this he did a second song for his mother, ‘Mama’ that brought him fully into limelight.
Since then, he has released several single and collabo hit songs that have rated him among the best gospel singers in Kenya. Besides, he has won a number of awards such as Male Artiste of the Year and Video of the Year in the 2015 Groove Awards. Bahati songs include Lover, Barua, Najua, Taniua, Wanani, and Dear ex.
Who is Bahati’s first wife?
The singer married Yvette Obura, but broke up due to unknown reasons. However, the two have a daughter, Mueni Bahati, whom they are co-parenting. Besides, Bahati’s baby mama has found the love of her life after staying single for some years.
Bahati current wife
After breaking up with Yvette, he moved on and met Diana Marua, whose past was all about dating sponsors. The two then tied a knot and became husband and wife. Since then, the lovebirds are staying together and are blessed with two kids; Heaven Bahati and Majesty Bahati. Surprisingly, Diana is two years older than Bahati.
The singer is a proud father of three lovely children; Mueni Bahati, Heaven Bahati and Majesty Bahati. Moreover, he adopted three kids from the orphanage whom he takes care of. Bahati’s adopted children are Rose Bahati, Morgan Bahati, and Purity Bahati.
Apart from performing on stage, the singer also makes money from his YouTube channel. He also runs a TV reality show, ‘Being Bahati,’ that pays him well. Moreover, he was the CEO Eastland’s Most Beloved (EMB) that shut later due to undisclosed reasons. However, information about his monthly salary is still under review.
Mtoto wa mama is now one of the most paid gospel artists in Kenya. He owns a palatial mansion that is estimated to millions of money. Furthermore, he bought his wife Diana, a luxurious house that is over Ksh. 10 million shillings.
The singer is now riding expensive machines that most people will only dream of affording. His car collection includes Mercedes Benz E-Class and a Range Rover Sport.
Bahati net worth
Apart from music, Bahati has other sources of income. His reality show is said to be paying him well. Besides, he has won endorsements deals such as Ambassador for Motor Hub that have paid him a good amount of money. His net worth is estimated at $1 – $5 million.
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