That singer Bahati still brands himself as a gospel artist remains a mystery. However, his actions recently seem to suggest otherwise.
The 'Fikra za Bahati' hitmaker was on the receiving end from his fans after sharing a clip as he vaped an e-cigarette while listening to Marlon Asher's 'Ganja planter' in the background.
"Just one puff to celebrate being the top Gospel artist and top secular at the same time in Kenya; Humbled," read his caption.
The clip was hinting at an upcoming announcement to be shared on Wednesday. However, the video didn't sit well with most of his followers who bashed him, accusing him of mockery.
"You don't know what you are doing. Acha kufurahisha walimwengu, (Don't be a pleaser of men.)" a fan reacted as several celebrities also took a swipe at the musician.
DK kwenye beat said, "Praying for you my brother," while another fan wrote, "We lost another one."
Most of his fans pleaded with the star to set a leading example to the youth looking up to him.
"It's sad that an artiste who started from humble beginnings as a gospel artiste can now promote obscenity and substance use. Such a confusing character to someone who would otherwise be at the forefront to promote upright morals," another opined.
It's not the first time that the musician has sparked controversy. But, if anything is to go by, it is just a matter of time until the one-time best male musician recipient fully immerses himself into earthly pleasures and makes it known to the universe.
Well, just as the old saying goes, it is better to be known in life as an honest sinner than a lying hypocrite.