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How ‘rejection’ drove Bahati into Diana’s arms

Singer Bahati, born Kelvin Kioko, has opened up on how he met his wife, Diana Marua.

Taking a stroll down memory lane, Bahati further reminisced about his first encounter with Diana.

At the time, Bahati was searching for a beautiful woman to feature in his first love song, “Mapenzi.”

In his candid confession, Bahati revealed he initially had his sights set on media personality Tracy Wanjiru, a former NTV Teen Republic host, for the role in his music video.

However, his request to Tracy was met with a disappointing rejection.

“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,” Bahati wrote.

With a heavy heart and the need to find another lady to feature in his music video, Bahati encountered a memory that would change his life forever.

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He remembered a ‘queen’ who had liked one of his photos on Instagram.

Without hesitation, Bahati decided to slide into Diana Marua’s DMs, and fate was on his side as she accepted his offer.

That message marked the beginning of their journey together.

Bahati proceeded to shoot the music video, which was eventually uploaded on YouTube in August 2016.

Little did he know that this project would serve as the catalyst for something far more significant than he could have ever imagined.

“I remembered a queen who had liked a picture of mine on Instagram. I had never met her, I reached out to @diana_marua just like any other video vixen, little did I know that I was looking at my wife-to-be. I had shot many music videos before, but God used this specific shoot to connect me to my soulmate,” Bahati recounted.

Bahati and Diana Marua are planning for their white wedding which is likely to happen before the end of the year.

The two have been together for seven years with three children together.