Award-winning singer and songwriter Benson Mutua aka Bensoul has revealed the biggest sacrifice he has ever made in his life.
Speaking to Kiss FM's Dennis Milimo, the Navitishwa hitmaker disclosed that he dropped out of University to pursue his music career.
Bensoul who was an aspiring Civil engineer made it clear that he does not regret the move as his music eventually paid off.
"It's a beautiful feeling to see that all your hard work that I've put in is finally paying off tumelima sana manze from the days nilichezea Hart The Band, from the day yenye nimekuwa musician in charge, nimelima sana so wacha maua yangu zianze kukuja."
It's interesting to note that he didn't study music. He had gone to college to study civil engineering, but he had little interest in the subject. When questioned about the greatest sacrifice he has ever made, he revealed this to us.
Bensoul says the biggest sacrifice he has made in his career was quitting civil engineering in school to do music full-time.
"I quit school, I was studying civil engineering and I said I wanna do music like full time and by then I wasn't a superstar in any way. So nilikuwa najiaminia, and that was a risk. But I am glad that I did it."
What was his parent's opinion about dropping such a good career goal?
"For sure she was a bit afraid about it but she still supported me, thanks to my mum maze, she supported me in so many ways."
The support from his mother spurred him to hit the ground running. "She did not judge me in any way, the way some parents usually are."
It is also paying off as he has an astounding rate card. To hire Bensoul to perform, you will need to pay him Sh750,000.
"Yes 750k and it is not for kiki or anything. When you look at my rate card, the shows that I do they must pay me that much, lazima wafike hip bei," he shared.
He also warns that it will soon cost more to have him perform, "Of which inaenda ikipanda. The more I do music, the more my rate card keeps going up so mnibook saa hizi maneza kuniafford.
"The Sh750k includes a changing room, a ride to the venue for him and his squad, drinks, good space, also also nimeitisha dawa, vitu zangu unajua mambo yangu pale lazima so the tent must be iwe imebariki in a good way."