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Exclusive: NTV’s Tracy Wanjiru explains why she turned down Bahati’s music video offer

Popular NTV host Tracy Wanjiru recently opened up about why she turned down Bahati’s request to be featured in one of his music videos for his song “Mapenzi.”

Bahati had initially set his sights on the former NTV Teen Republic host for the role but received a disappointing rejection.

In a candid confession, Bahati revealed his initial choice for a music video vixen.

He stated, “I had written my first love song as a gospel artist, and the girl I wanted to appear in the video declined my offer; that was the former NTV Teen Republic host, Tracy Wanjiru… I think she was the only beautiful girl I knew then, manze sikua na connections.”

Speaking to Nairobi News, Tracy shared her perspective on the situation.

She explained that she snubbed Bahati because she struggled to find the right way to communicate her unwillingness to participate in the project.

“I don’t remember so well, but I think when I was hosting Teen Republic, he asked me about that, and I think I was to respond to him. However, I didn’t want to do it, but I didn’t know how to tell him that I didn’t want to do it, so I ended up snubbing him.”

Despite turning down Bahati’s offer, Tracy emphasized that she and Bahati are still good friends.

When asked if she would consider working with him now, she responded:

“He is a friend of mine, and there is no bad blood but I wouldn’t want to feature in his music. I think where I am with my faith, there are some things I would not want to do, and that is one of those things.”

During the interview, Tracy also revealed missing an opportunity for a TV hosting role that she had eagerly anticipated.

“I missed an opportunity with another show, and I felt so bad, but I feel at home.”

Tracy Wanjiru recently graduated and reflected on balancing school and motherhood:

“I don’t understand how I was able to do it. I was schooling and breastfeeding at the same time, pumping milk at school to maintain a high milk supply. Between school, breastfeeding, and cooking, it was a lot of work. I thought motherhood was going to be easy, but I realized it was challenging. It is fulfilling to see your little one grow and thrive.”

Tracy is set to make her return to NTV with a new show titled ‘The Glam,’ which is scheduled to launch on November 11, 2023.

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