It’s been a week since bongo singer Ben Pol’s tell all interview about splitting from Anerlisa.
In a follow up interview on July 30, Ben Pol was also asked if he expects divorce settlement from Anerlisa.
Clouds FM interviewed by Fridah Amani about marital property and how it will be divided. Also will his music reflect his personal life especially his marriage to Anerlisa?
“unajua kwenye jamii na mila zetu quality love hio hatunaga hiyo affection, kwa bahati mbaya au nzuri, haikua na quality, I could not cry to my parents about my issues in african culture its not right, i was looking for quality love, its a processs naweza hata kuzungumza na vijana, taking care of yourself maanake unakwa mfano nilivyokuwa mtoto nisinge sema mama sitaki ugali, labda saa ivv najipa zile vitu nataka, najihudumuia saa hivi, I was looking for love, siwezi blame kitu chochote ni mahesabu ya kidunia, you can do nothing to change it, its a natural process tumekutana tumefanya tumepasuka, so I can’t pin point what led to the breakdown, of course lazima mwanzoni mkaexpericne differences”
He hinted that the marriage was rushed. and if he were to go back in time, what would he change?
“kukutana na yeye imkuwa na faida, kama kuna kitu cha kubadilisha labda ningekuwa kauzi kwenye mipango, ningesema ndo haifungwi sasa hivi subiri, mimi nime lezwa kwa enzi la mipangio, I was not forced into the marriage unajua mapenzi ni kucompromise, uanweza sema mimi sitaki kuvaa hivi, kuna vitu tuaadjust ili mpenziwako afurahi but in the process you lose your identity.”
Pre nup issues and sharing property?
“Mimi na aliyekuwa mke wangu hatukusaini chochote kwamba mali na nini, kuhusu mali pili, hatujachuma chochote kwenye ndoa yetu na tatu hicho hakikuwa kwa vipau mbele changu. Hamna”
“Nisiwe muongo kwa mikaka hii miwili muziki umekewepo lakini mimi ndio sijakuwepo sana kwenye muziki kutokana na safari za hapa na pale kuwa nyingi kiukweli kwa sasa ndio nuimerudi rasmi kwenye muziki watu wategemee vitu vingoni na mengi kutoka kwangu”
He was asked if he feels bongo music has lost it’s identity following numerous complaints from Tanzanians.
“I don’t want to comment if Tanzanian music is losing popularity or is trash as has been said by others. mimi kazi yangu kama msanii inanifunga kuongea I am not in a position to judge someone ele’s music or lost it’s identity, when it comes to good music i leave it to fans, mimi kusema ka mtandao? hapana”
Ben Pol is back to making music, and has released 4 new songs to test the waters.
“sipende sana ile idea ya EP nimetaka kutoa kitu sio album sio ingine, sitaki kuitambulisha kama EP. I decided to release songs because baada ya hichi kifurushi nitakuwa natoa EP, watu wasikilize wafurahie, mimi naanza safari ya album, naanza rasmi safari, hizi wimbo ni kama kifurahishi, sasa nimerudi kazini.”
On July 19th, Ben Pol in an interview with SimuliziNaSauti revealed the details leading to his split from Kenyan wife Anerlisa Muigai.
On Monday July 19th disclosed in an interview that the door has been closed on his relationship with Kenyan Anerlisa Muigai after multiple attempts.
This resulted in a back and forth, with Anerlisa telling him that real men don’t beg, they provide hinting that she was financially providing for him.
Maina Kageni corroborated this information, saying Anerlisa paid his way.