On a recent episode of Coke Studio Africa, Nigerian hottie Kiss Daniel covered Bahati’s “Barua”. The song that is a major gospel tune performed by Kenyan gospel prince Bahati has dominated the charts, receiving lots of airplay.
The popular tune was given quite the spin on Season 4 of the Coke Studio Africa series. As Kiss Daniel performed an acoustic version of it before a live audience that included Bahati, the song got quite a reaction. Slow and mellow, Kiss Daniel did justice to the song. Great harmonies from the background vocalists complimented Kiss Daniel’s smooth alto making the song even more memorable. Kiss Daniel learnt some Swahili in preparation for the song and his pronunciation was to perfection.
The song “Barua” catapulted Bahati into the spotlight in 2014. Now performing for government officials including President Uhuru Kenyatta and collaborating on continental stages with his performance on the Coke Studio Africa stage, Bahati is doing well. The “Mama” artist is known for his antics including unseating President Uhuru during the Jubilee Party Launch. With Bahati’s colourful personality he is known to have something up his sleeve and as it seems his career is headed for great things. However, when it comes to performing the song “Barua” it seems Kiss Daniel may have outdone the Kenyan star.
Who did it better? The jury is still out on that.