Bien Aime Baraza gave fans a lot of insight when it comes to the world of music and what it took for them to be Africa's celebrated man band, Sauti Sol.
It's all about trusting the process, working hard and always being ready. He said all this in an interview with Richard on Cleaning the Airwaves (CTA).
The interview was dividing into 20-25 min parts where he took us through the journey one step at a time. He gave props to so many artistes he has worked with and shared their strengths, Read what he has to say about Nyashinski below:
Mr. Bien revealed that the rapper was the first artist in Kenya to send him Sh300,000 after the success of their song, 'Yes Bana'. We all love that song no lie, two amazing talents who came together and gave us a huge track.
“OG is the first artist to send me Sh300,000 via mobile money. He called me and said he would send the cash from the revenues which it had earned.
“He is such a Kenyan stereotype so he sent the money from his phone. He asked for my account number and wired it in batches of Sh50,000. He is like those debtors that pay you in hundreds." Bien told Richard
The one thing he kept saying was you need to make music a business that will give you returns. So invest in it and be smart. With that said he was clear that in all collaborations he has done, there is always a split sheet.
What had him surviving during the pandemic is the money from various songs. And you know what they say, work hard to a point where you will start making money when you're awake and when you're asleep.
You really need to watch the episodes Bien appeared on CTA, a lot of life lessons.