Sauti Sol lead vocalist Bien-Aime Baraza is gearing up for the release of his solo Album on November 17, 2023.

In line with these preparations, Bien held a private listening party for the upcoming album "Alusa Why Are Topless".

The star-studded event had the pleasure of hosting big names in the industry – all to support Bien on his upcoming project.

Some of the celebrities who were present at the private listening party include;

Eric Omondi




Chiki Kuruka


Shikshaa Arora

Kalondu Musyimi 


Nviiri the Storyteller




Eugene Mbugua

Chebet Ronoh

Melvin Alusa

Talia Onyango

Yvonne Endo

Lady Mandy

Brian Babu

Chris Murithi among others.

Alusa Why Are You Topless? 

Bien will be dropping his first studio album dubbed “Alusa Why Are You Topless”. The album comes at a time when Sauti Sol is going on a hiatus to allow them to work on their solo careers.

The Sauti Sol member has already put out the first song “True Love” from the upcoming album in collaboration with Spotify Africa and and COLORSxSTUDIOS.

Bien’s A COLORS SHOW performance is the fourth one and is more uptempo, but sticks to the theme of love present throughout the other three performances by Lisa, Xenia, and Karun, all under Spotify’s flagship Afro R&B arm, Tantalizers. All the singles released so far are partial to R&B, which is the foundation of this partnership between Spotify and COLORSxSTUDIOS.

Bien shares his observation on Kenyan R&B saying, “The (R&B) scene in Kenya is ever growing, evergreen and ever beautiful and I can’t wait to see what it holds.” His mesmerizing performance is now live at

On November 2nd and 4th, the group held their last two shows before embarking on a hiatus.

Bien’s EP –

On November 5th, 2022 Bien teamed up with Pianist Aaron Rimbui to put out a 5-track EP dubbed ‘Bald Men Love Better”.