Wedding bells beckoning: Bahati and his fiancee Diana Marua to wed in August

Bahati and his fiancee Diana Marua

Pulse: We understand your relationship with former video vixen Diana Marua, who now works for your stable, is getting to a new level. Are we about to hear wedding bells?

Bahati: True. You will hear wedding bells (laughs).

P: Get serious. This is not another showbiz prank, right?

B: I am serious. You can call her and hear from her too. The wedding plans are at an advanced stage. You are about to get your invite.

P: Congratulations to the two of you. Can you give us timelines?

B: The wedding is going to take place in August. We will be going to Bondo where Diana’s family comes from to do the traditional ceremony.

We have already done the informal introduction to both our families and that is why I am saying this is no longer just between Diana and me but also our entire families.

P: This started out as an Instagram joke. How did you get here?

B: God works in mysterious ways. I recall coming home late one night, tired and going into my Instagram where I found this beautiful lady who had liked six of my photos.

It didn’t hit me at all but that looked unusual so I liked four of her photos.

One month later, my team and I were looking for a video vixen for the wedding song and that is when I recalled the image of the girl on Instagram Diana. That is how we got to meet.

Bahati and his fiancee Diana Marua

P: So your first meeting was while discussing the wedding video?

B: Strange enough that is the truth. She was a video vixen coming to act the role of a lover. From the onset, everything looked so natural and the script was falling in place.

I knew I was out for a perfect video.

P: Interesting...

B: The day before the shoot, we went to fit a wedding dress for her and that is when I started feeling the connection.

Honestly, that night she kept texting me telling me that the next day was our wedding day. I was equally excited and the feeling was truly mutual.

P: Did you tell her what you felt about her then?

B: Well, not really. She wasn’t saved then and I didn’t know if she was dating. After that, we got close and I started getting her into salvation, by the way she is born again now.

We would go for lunch and dinner dates and so one thing led to another.

P: Is that how she became this ‘prayer partner”?

B: That is the story I have never shared. One day I was going to Katoloni prayer centre for an overnight worship and I teased her to come with me. She agreed.

That was the turning point. To cut the long story short, we later went back to Katoloni to seek God’s direction and that is when we discovered that we were made to be.

We have been working on our relationship since.

P: So you are the one who told her you were in love.

B: True, and gladly she accepted to be my fiancée.

Bahati and his fiancee Diana Marua

P: It was after that when the whole Mueni baby story came up with your former girlfriend revealing to the whole world how you had dumped her and never took responsibility over the baby she claims is yours...?

B: My former girlfriend has a right to what she wants the world to hear. First of all, I can produce MPesa records on how I send her money every month even before I pay my house rent.

I see the baby every week and talk to her every day. However, I don’t really  want to dwell on that.

P: Why was it hard for you to introduce this baby before?

B: Because it is not really the business of the entire world to know something so private and sensitive about such a small baby.

It is just wrong that this baby will one day grow up and find out what was being discussed about her in the media. Can’t you see how negative that can be?

P: The other issue was Diana commenting about a baby who is not hers?

B: Diana is the first person I shared the baby story with as I didn’t want us to have complications in the future over my past.

She embraced me as I am and that is why she became part of this story. I don’t think she was wrong.

P: Back to the wedding story. You are about 23 years old. Isn’t it too early for you to think of marriage?

B: Marriage is an institution created by God. He has spoken. I will follow after his will. I want to settle down. I want my kids to grow with me. I want this now.

I know that people say that Diana is more mature and that is the other reason I am happy with her. That was me growing up ahead of my age as an orphan.