Veteran singer Bamboo took time away from the limelight and is now is back ready to drop more music as a gospel artist.
Bamboo linked up with The Star Newspaper where he dived into various topics such as taking his time to build his faith and well, being bewitched after jetting back from the US in 2012.
“When I came back from the States, I was excited,” said the singer who went into hiding for almost 7 years.
“Within a short time, there are people who were jealous and there are guys who use dark powers to shut you down. I found that doors that were previously opened were shut down. Everything was going wrong.”
“I would arrive at the studio and lights would go off. They come back as soon as I leave. Just strange things happening consistently for a whole year. The ATM would eat my card. I wasn’t a religious person and I realised life is spiritual.”
This series of events not only enlightened him but also proved that witchcraft is real.
“I witnessed that witchcraft exists,” he went on.
“It is more than just a fairytale. I was attacked by those same things and I made it through. The process of getting through it is what opened my eyes.
“If you are not aware of them, you can go around getting robbed. Those forces make people not make genuine progress. They make people totally deflated, and Christianity fights against that.”
Bamboo, who also got married to Ugandan singer Erica Belinda within this period, said he had to lay low first to strengthen his faith. That’s why he went missing.
“It takes a process and I decided to step back from the music aspect and learn,” he said.
“During the process, I got married to Erika and got into family. Being a family man changes you. God wanted me to come out as a family man and evolve from this bachelor who is rapping.”
He now has a new song dubbed ‘Karibu Home’, featuring Tanzanian singer Martha Mwaipaja which is about spreading the word of God.
“During this Covid period, people have been feeling like God is far from them. They pray and feel like God is not answering their prayers. People have gone astray. God is welcoming them back home, no judgement,” he said.
“The message coincided with Martha and she is really talented. It is something that people were not expecting.”