Bahati during his ‘Asante Mathare’ concert 2 weeks ago
If you were a musical celebrity, would you sing about your mother? Better yet how often would you remind her just how much she meant to you?
Well, perhaps you would, or maybe it would be too much work. As fans across the country dedicate “Mama” to their mother in celebration of mother’s day, singer Bahati affirmed that if his mother was around, he would remind her just how much she meant.
“Enyewe I see my fans & family dedicate it to their Mum’s and each of this #MOTHERSDAY have always wished you were here. I swear I would be singing to you each of this day,” Bahati said In his letter he continues to explain how he was fortunate to complete high school because it was his mother’s wish, but he was forced to do music because it was his only way out of the hard slum life in Mathare.
“Mum even in this mountain called life you said losing hope should never be part of me. I managed to clear High School which was one of the things you urged me to. But I opted to do music because shida nazo zilikua kibao mtaani Mathare,” He added. Well, clearly music turned out well for him. Here is Bahati’s heartfelt message as he expressed himself.
It’s 15 Years Now since you left. It’s been hard, Tough, Rough and Challenging but I have always watched Over your word. You said “son Respect the young & old” You said “Son even in the darkest times of this world Remember to go on your Knees” Mum even in this Mountain called life You said Loosing hope should never be Part of me. I managed to clear High School which was one of the things you urged me to. That son “Even when I leave you behind remember Education as a key to success” Lakini Usiulize nlipata grade gani ????????????… Mum I opted to do Music because shida nazo zilikua kibao Mtaani Mathare. I don’t know if you were here ungekua pleased of how I look “Madredi kwa kichwa” but ni style tuu bado i try kukua mtoi mpoa each day. I did for you a Song “MAMA” which was my first National Song. Enyewe I see my fans & family dedicate it to their Mum’s and Each of this #MOTHERSDAY have always wished You were here. I swear I would be singing to you each of this day. But because God’s will was you’d not be able to see my Success, I promise to Work hard to make you Proud…Perfection is not easy but I promise to be the Best Son you ever Had. Let me leave it there because Continuing will make me Do of Crying than Writing. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY”