Bien and Chiki
Bien and Chiki

Bien Aime Baraza, the lead singer of Kenya’s leading boys band Sauti Sol has talked about having insecurities not only in music but in his marriage as well.

This he revealed just hours before the release of their long-awaited song ‘Insecure’ to be launched tomorrow.

‘In my relationship. I am sometimes insecure I am not doing enough.

Like I bring home bread to my wife and maybe I am not doing enough for her to be happy in the relationship.

Sometimes I am very insecure about what I bring to the table as a man.’

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Growing up Bien felt insecure as he was slim and people would overlook him.

‘What I am insecure about is, growing up I was so insecure that I was so thin. In high school the biggest boys get everything.

The food, the respect you know. Based on how aggressive you are and I was the least aggressive the thinnest guy in my class and the weakest guy.

I was the weakest link physically and guys called me skele (skeleton) for a long time and because I was so thin, I was insecure about my size.’

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He added,

‘Every time we went to a girls school I used to wear a sweater I couldn’t take it off no matter how hot it was because I was afraid people could see my frail physic and think I am too thin.

It all came from everybody calling me skele (skeleton) and it stuck.

Further growing up I would look at myself in the mirror and be like I am not the most handsome guy in the world I am not a mainstream kind of handsome and I am not photogenic and it just made me insecure.

Throughout my career actually I am not big on pictures and videos.

I stay away from all kind of visuals and it is vital now because music has become an audiovisual experience and it requires me to be seen.

Taking videos makes me insecure and how I look in every picture makes me insecure.” Bien shared

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