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Bahati’s apology is a mere publicity stunt, says Sauti Sol’s Bien

Sauti Sol group member Bien Aime Baraza has rubbished Bahati’s apology “on behalf of gospel singers in the country”, claiming it was a publicity stunt.

In an Instagram post, Bien further advised the Barua hit maker to get a good songwriter and put more energy into his music to produce authentic songs that do not necessarily target awards but which will reach the hearts of his fans.

Bahati go and write songs or rather get good songwriters to work with. DO NOT do music targeting awards. Awards are a by-product of quality. Use this energy to better your musicianship. Also who told you to speak on behalf of Gospel musicians! There are plenty of Gospel artists who are doing God’s work with anointing as they should. So stop roping an entire industry into your publicity stunts. It just makes Kenyan musicians in general look bad. Sautisol didn’t sing Kuliko Jana targeting any award. Music from the heart goes to the heart. As musicians our legacy is cast on song not hype. I mean this with love and respect.

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Bahati’s magnanimous apology sparked an online debate from netizens who were divided on the fate of gospel music in Kenya.