The popular Kenyan Gospel singer, Mr Seed is set to launch his own record label Starborn Empire. The Roysambu-based label will be launched in a week or two Monday Blues has learnt.
During an interview, he said that after his fallout with Bahati he used all his savings to put up a studio.
The label has already signed Ndume, who released ‘Za Yesu’ -the second project from the label after Seed’s ‘Dunda’. The launch comes after his fiancée, Nimo Gachuiri, gave birth to their son, Gold Christen Omondi, two weeks ago.
The two have followed in the footsteps of Bahati by shooting a reality show that they broadcast on Seed’s YouTube channel.
Mr Seed was joined by some producers, managers and David Wonder on his way out of EMB. Wonder’s fate remains unknown after the exit.
Kioko, Bahati’s former manager, who has been the longest-serving member of the label and has been dismissing reports that he left the label, now runs a clothes shop in town. As for the producers and managers who left alongside Mr Seed, some of them are said to have joined his camp.
The fate of EMB records hangs in the balance after the mass exit as it now has only two artistes signed up, Princess Leo and Danny Gift. Monday Blues has learnt that Bahati’s style of management, which is said to be heavily influenced by his wife, Diana Marua, led to the exit of most of his staff.
Currently, Princess Leo is the only female singer in the label. She got signed after winning an audition that had more than 600 participants. Leo has been silent for months after releasing her first song in which she features Bahati.
According to sources, Danny Gift is regretting his decision to sign to the label. His choice to stay shocked many. After Seed and David Wonder’s exit, the label was alleged to be micromanaging artistes. Gift leads a low-key lifestyle compared to that of his label boss Bahati who isn’t shy to court controversy.