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Bahati’s efforts to rekindle old flame in Dar flops miserably

Gospel musician Kevin Bahati has been left a bitter man after being given a cold shoulder by his one-time crush Tanzanian bongo actress Elizabeth ‘Lulu’ Michael.

Bahati, who is married to Diana Marua, appears not to have gotten over her old flame who was only recently released from prison by Tanzanian authorities.

The gospel musician, who is currently in Tanzania for a video shoot with WCB artiste Marombosso, is said to have made the trip to Dar es Salaam with an aim of convincing Lulu to be featured in the video of the song Maria.

Lulu is said to have initially accepted Bahati’s request for her to be the main video vixen of the song.

However, after Bahati arrived in Dar, Lulu kept him waiting in his hotel room for three days without answering his numerous phone calls.

It is then that Bahati sought assistance of top Tanzanian musician AY in reaching out to Lulu. This too didn’t work.


Eventually, a frustrated Bahati ended up using model Jokate Mwegelo as the video vixen for Maria.

The incident didn’t go down well with Bahati who has publicly voiced his disappointment with Lulu.

“The intention of the meeting was about her being the video vixen of the song. If she could treat me that way, what would you make of someone she is may be in love with? Besides, I spent some money on the whole thing. I say this with a lot of bitterness. It hurts,” Bahati has lamented.

A few years back, before meeting Diana and eventually getting married to her, Bahati confessed of his undying love for Lulu.

At the time Bahati described the actress as his ideal woman whom he would have loved to spend the rest of his life with.

Lulu, who was sentenced to two years in prison last year for causing the death of celebrated actor Stephen Kanumba, was set free last month on presidential pardon.

However, she will serve the remainder of her jail term on community service