Denno and Bahati [Photo: Instagram]
Singer Kevin Kioko alias Bahati has disclosed why his fellow gospel star Denno took a three-year music break.
Taking to social media, Bahati claimed that Denno, real name Dennis Kariuki, has been struggling to cater for his needs and those of family.
According to the ‘Mama’ hitmaker, Dennos lack of financial muscle has curtailed his music growth and that he at one time contemplated quitting.
“Unfortunately, the last three years have not been the best for our brother. As you know our country, one hit song is not enough to put food on the table. His biggest challenge being finances.
“It has been almost impossible to be consistent in music in this era considering that our industry demands quality. It’s sad being in a situation where you have to raise a family using your only gift,” wrote Bahati.
He added that even though it is an uncomfortable subject, he felt the need to chip in and lend a helping hand to Denno via his label, Eastland’s Most Beloved (EMB).
“Expensive marketing, lack of shows, etc. I know this is not the best place to share this and Denno will testify another day. The day Denno shared with me I felt like I should do something,” added Bahati.
The EMB records boss reiterated that the singer remains one of his music heroes who has proven time and again that disability is not inability.
“He’s one of our music heroes to date, despite the challenges, Denno’s hard work has proved that disability is not inability. And the first step that I have taken is to make sure he comes back to the music industry/ministry. And my first step is to make sure all his songs and videos are consistently paid for under EMB until the day he stands back on his feet!!!” Added the singer.
The two collaborated on the much-acclaimed Story Yangu hit in 2015.