• Bien wants foreign artistes allowed to perform in Kenya.

• Bien said Kenyan artistes also visit other countries and they are received with so much love.

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Bien of Sauti Sol
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Sauti Sol's Bien-Aime Baraza has encouraged Kenyans to make our country a home for all artistes.

Bien who recently toured Rwanda with other Sauti Sol members told Mpasho's writer Elizabeth Ngigi that whenever a foreign artiste visits the country it is a plus for local artistes.

The singer was speaking in regard to how foreign artistes are given platforms by our politicians to grace their political events.

"Personally, I would never get jealous to see foreign artistes performing in Kenya," he said.

"I was in Rwanda recently and I spent the better part of the day with their president. We walked for five Kilometers and we had a very good conversation."

Bien further recounted that a few years ago, the Late Tanzanian president John Magufuli endorsed their song Extravaganza.

"I have gone to Tanzania where we were received with so much love by the late Magufuli. So, I have no problem when Diamond comes to Kenya and is received by a politician. It does nothing for me and my bag. My bag is still there and we should stop that habit," Bien said.

Bien added that;

"Other Africans should come to Kenya. Let us not lock out foreign artistes in our country. Let's make Kenya home for all people so that when Kenyan artistes go to other countries, they make us feel at home. People come and make money, we also go and make money in their countries."

During the candid interview, Bien also congratulated Sol Generation's former signee Crystal Asige who was nominated as a Senator- representing persons living with disabilities.

Bien said he is certain that Crystal will serve people well as that is what she always wanted.

He described Crystal as a very intelligent woman.

"Crystal used to do a lot in her life. I am happy that she got her flowers and that she deserves to be in the Senate. That is where she fits best and it is what she believes in and I am happy for her," he said.

Bien also hinted that the band is working on an album.

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