Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime has had a great year so far despite the nonsense that is Covid-19. He and his bandmates were able to successfully release their third studio album Midnight Train.
That wasn’t the only great news as the lanky singer also got married in a private ceremony to his long-term girlfriend, Chiki Kuruka. The couple had their nuptials on Friday, 6th March 2020 just before Covid-19 started terrorising people.
During the launch of their album, the band members revealed some intimate details about topics they rarely speak about. One of those members, Bien spoke about the insecurities he had in marriage.
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The singer admitted that at times he feels he might not be bringing enough to the table to his wife´s satisfaction.
“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.”
Another area the musician felt insecure about was his body size. The singer has always been the tallest(plus skinny) person in the room.
¨I was so insecure that I was so thin. 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.”
This resulted in him getting tagged ´skele´ meaning the skeleton of the school. Early in his career, Bien avoided appearing in images and videos, all because ´he was not the handsome guy´.
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.
Radio Africa Group has partnered with Sauti Sol for the concert launch of their Midnight Train album. The virtual concert will be held on the 9th of August 2020 on their digital platforms and thereafter on Kiss Tv.