Sauti Sol band member Bien Aime is celebrating his wife Chiki for standing by him.
The two got married early this year in a private wedding that was attended by family and close friends only.
Chiki turned a year older and while wishing her a happy birthday, Bien revealed she has been his light.
In his touching message, he thanked her for being the ‘light’ of his world.
“Happy Birthday to a Queen. This is the one time in the year where we have an eclipse of age. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 HAPPY 22nd Birthday 🤫 To my age mate. Thank you for being the light of my world. I would have totally f***ed myself up,” he wrote.
On the other hand, Chiki, thanked Bien for being there for her.
@bienaimesol You came to my life and changed it. You made me smile on the darkest days, and make me see hope in my hopeless moments. I didn’t know I could love this much, but hey, the universe has got my back. I can’t wait to spend my life with you. But today…. let’s focus on an awesome birthday lunch. Happy birthday to me! ❤❤.
A week ago, Bien and Chiki went on social media to share pictures of their hands with beautiful tattoos of wedding rings instead of the normal jewellery.
Bien went for two circles to symbolise a ring while Chiki had one ring with a love heart at the upper side of the finger. Both were done on the left ring finger.
He shared a message quoting the famous vows that are made before a couple is pronounced husband and wife. “My wife. My life. My Everything. For rich or for poor. In sickness and in health. Till death do us part,” he wrote.
Size 8 is still celebrating seven years in salvation.
She has released an album called Neema Tu and she had different artistes with songwriting skills to pen some of her songs.
Well, the first song Yahweh released this week has recieved so much love from her fans.
Written by Sauti Sol’s Bien, Size 8 says she enjoyed working with Bien and Bensoul.
Speaking to Classic 105, the mother of two says the song Yahweh is so close to her heart.
“I cry everytime I listen to that song. I met up with Bien and explained to him that I wanted a song to celebrate the seven years in salvation. We jumped into it and Bien did it so well yaani,” she said.
She went on to say that Bien has so much soul.
“I feel that one day, he will get to sing for God because he doesn’t just sing, but he sings his soul out and with a lot of heart. Those are the best people to sing for God because they sing from the heart. That is why their songs get to many people because they don’t sing for numbers,” she said. He did it with Bensoul and they are just blessed.”
From a documentary she did last month, Size 8 explained that she has been good friends with Bien since high school days and was among the first people she called when she quit secular music.
Bien explained saying that Size 8’s decision to walk away while her career in the secular world had just picked was a huge disappointment.
He revealed that the mother of two got saved in the middle of a tour and he has never seen anyone walk away from money the way she did.
“Nilikuwa disappointed hio time, because sijawahi ona mtu akiwalk away from pesa hivyo. Yaani ni kama alichukua milioni kama 50 akaweka kwa choo na akaflush… huyu dem aliokoka in the middle of a tour,” (I was disappointed at that particular moment. I have never seen anyone walk away from such amount of money. It was like taking Sh50 million and flushing it down the toilet. She got saved in the middle of a tour) said Bien.
Bien proposed to Chiki in February this year and since then fans have been counting days to their white wedding.
He went on his knee at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
Chiki told her fans about the moment saying;
I was not expecting this at all! Hiring out a cinema, all my family and friends involved. Thank you, thank you, thank you Easiest yes I’ve ever said. To my homie, my nigha, my best friend and sh#t my FIANCÉ, I love you
Sauti Sol’s Bien has for the first time introduced his father to the world.
He has pointed it out severely that when he told his parents he is up for music as a career they questioned it. Okay, most artistes have the same narrative.
Many parents believe that anything other than formal employment is a waste of their children’s time, because they don’t earn money. If you don’t have an office job, then they (parents) are unhappy.
Bien took to social media to share a picture of his father and captioned:
My dad has finally reconciled with the fact that I’ll never get a real job. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Thank God it finally happened because let us be honest Bien under Sauti Sol is one of the most successful Kenyan artistes. Together with his team, Savara, Chimano and Polycarp, they have traveled the world to release their songs.
Bruh, haven’t they made it? Considering the fact that the west has so many artistes, it is a privilege to have a Kenyan musician known there and their music played.
Music has made Bien money and now he is a fiancé to a beautiful lady, Chiki and they are ready to get married. You know weddings are just expensive but out of music, he can afford it now.
We have seen Bien’s mum during the birthday he celebrated in Rongai. She came on to the stage to just appreciate her son for who he turned out to be.
So now meet Bien’s dad. A picture just after he finally accepted the fact that music is his sons means of earning a living.
Sauti sol is making major moves in the music industry and we have to appreciate it. They recently started their own record label dubbed ‘Sol generation Records’.
The Kenyan based boy band has signed one very talented artist called Ben Soul who already has a song out. Ben soul is a song writer, a guitarist and a vocalist. He recently released his song ‘Lucy’ and i just have to be honest. ‘Lucy’ is such a sweet song and the video is just something else.
These guys are working hard.But its not only in their music life, even in their love lifes. The other day, fancy Fingers got married to the beautiful lady mandy in a lavish wedding. It does not end there, Bien engaged his long time lover Chiki where he hired a whole cinema theatre to just pop the question. A move that has left many Kenyan girls heart broken.
Bien proposing to Chiki Kuruka
Bien and Chiki have dated for four years now and they are perfect for each other.Well, we cant wait for the wedding?
Sauti sol band member Bien is a man in love and there is no doubt about that as he celebrates his girlfriends birthday and as she turns an year older.
Bien who is dating Chiki a fitness guru took to his social media to celebrate the love of his life with this sweet message
“Happy Birthday to mine. My lover & my friend. No ordinary woman. No ordinary love. Fearless, compassionate, intelligent and graceful. I prayed for this love. I give thanks for this love. I don’t deserve this love. As I transition to manhood hope I learn to love you as well as you have loved me. Also just a quick reminder that we’re now agemates.( But thats a non-issue) Birthday s*# on me today ✌🏿”
Going by their photos it is obvious that the two are deeply in love and we hope they last after all,it is not easy being a celebrity power couple.
Below are some of the photos of the couple as Chiki celebrates her big day
Today talented Sauti Sol member Chimano celebrates his birthday as he turns 31, a blessing most people have not been able to receive.
He took to his Instagram to celebrate himself on this day and here is what he wrote
“I’m blessed to have the life that I have, blessed to live my dreams and still keep dreaming and bringing them to fruition. Blessed that I have the confidence(which has taken a while to grow) to stand up for myself and respect the individual that I’ve become! The stars keep aligning. 31 isn’t a bad look on me…. #happiness #soulstyleattitude😎😎”
As Chimano celebrates his birthday here is the sweet message his band member Bien wrote to him complimenting his sense of fashion which he thinks is dope.
Happy birthday to one of my best friends in the world. I’m so glad to be part of your journey. Looking at this picture, I can’t help but remember the day I picked you up at the Country Bus station ukitoka Kakamega na bus ya Akamba.😁 Your styling evolution is testimony that you’re serving a real God. More life! Love you to death ❤”
Bien’s girlfriend Chiki also took to Instagram to celebrate Chimano with a sweet poem that left most of us jealous, after all when was the last time someone told you they loved you?
“It took me ages to think really of what to write here, because @iamchimano’s friendship and love isn’t really something that words seem enough to describe. So I figured I’d steal some words from a great. Spoiler alert it’s long 😂
Said what’s wrong my friend Something is bothering you Tell me what the problem is I’ll see what I can do There are times we disagree We agree more than we don’t We won’t always see eye to eye
But we will more than we won’t,We got friendship The kind that lasts a lifetime Through any hardship, just know You are a friend of mine ❤️ Chris Stapleton”
After receiving his birthday message from Chiki here was Chimano’s response
Awwwww babe I love you so so much. Always there for you.”
Celebrated Sauti Sol vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and lead singer Bien-Aimé Baraza is not just very talented with an ear-soothing voice, but he’s also handsome with a body that drives lasses crazy every time he performs on the stage.
But only one woman has been able to have all that.
Away from music and the everyday hustle to make it big in life, Bien is a remarkable boyfriend to his Kenyan-based Nigerian girlfriend Chiki Onwukwe aka Chiki Kuruka, who is a dancer, fitness instructor, and model.
The two have dated for a while now, but before they officially revealed that they were an item, they had actually dated for a year, though many people came to know about their romance at the end of 2015 after they made it official publicly.
Chiki and Bien have been inseparable and always display public affection whenever they are together, and there is no doubt that they are indeed happy despite their busy work schedules.
But a few weeks ago, there were claims that the two had fallen out after a nasty argument, and that Chiki had even moved out of the house they lived with Bien. The two were also not spotted together during Annabel Onyango’s baby shower.
Since then, Chiki seems to be showing off her toned body, and you can be sure she has a hot one because of her dance workouts and training, and sometime back, she even shared pics from a recent photoshoot.
She recently shared some sassy photos in tight gym clothes and let’s just say, Bien is one lucky guy, Check them out below. Isn’t she lovely?
Celebrated Sauti Sol singer and songwriter Bien-Aime Baraza and his stunning girlfriend Chiki Onwukwe aka Chiki Kuruka are one of the cutest and most loved celebrity couples in the local entertainment scene.
Bien and Chiki have been dating for almost three years now and are still going strong despite being in the glaring eyes of the media. Recently their relationship was rumored to be on the rocks.
It all started when Bien attended a baby shower for his manager Marek Fuchs wife Annabel Onyango, without his girlfriend Chiki, then a close source to the couple revealed that the two were no longer together after a nasty quarrel.
Other than that, the two had not been seen together for a while and had even stopped sharing photos of each other on social media, raising speculation if all was well.
The lovebirds would, later on, come out to address the rumours, denying claims that they had broken up by sharing a video where they hang out and made fun of rumomongers.
Well, that was then, and the two have since been spending more time together despite their busy schedules. Sauti Sol has gone ahead to prove that he is a hopeless romantic by getting his stunning girlfriend genuine Puma and Vans sneakers.
Chiki made sure to reveal that the shoes are not fake, with this caption; “When you bae spoils you with sick Pumas and original Vans.”
The Puma shoes cost around Ksh 6,800 while the original Vans are about KSh 6,200. Bien must have gotten her the amazing sneakers when he recently visited the US with his fellow band members.
Check them out the sporty shoes below. Nay or Yea.
Despite that there are many other relationships and marriages that are successful. I have put together a list of happily married young couples who are happily dating or are married, proving that real love still exists.
Check them out below.
1. Size 8 and DJ Mo
This gospel power couple has proved to their haters that their love keeps getting better especially after welcoming daughter Ladasha Belle. They support and appreciate each other in every way, including their careers and families.
2. Bien and Chiki
Sauti Sol’s Bien and his Nigerian girlfriend Chiki are one of the cutest couples in the music industry, and compliment each other in every way. Oh, and they can’t get enough of each other!
3. Edith Kimani and Timothy Mbugua
The former KTN news anchor is dating Janet Mbugua’s twin brother Timothy, and when they started dating, no one thought it would last, but they have proved that their love goes deeper than we thought.
4. Njugush and Celestine Ndinda
Timothy Kimani aka Njugush walked down the aisle with his college sweetheart back in 2016 and the two have since been flaunting their love for each other, and are very happy.
5. Sharon Mundia and Lonina Leteipan
The celebrated blogger and her hunk husband held a lavish and classy wedding last year and are expecting their bundle of joy soon. The couple are so adorable and recently dispelled separation rumours.
6. Sarah Hassan and Martin Dale
This newly weds are doing very well back in the US after holding a colourful wedding in Nairobi back in February 2017 after being engaged for a year. The love birds seem very happy and delighted to be together.
Sauti Sol has become one of the most celebrated and popular bands in Africa, and we can all agree that their songs are on another level, celebrating the African culture and at the same time keeping it pop music.
One of the group’s lead vocalists Bien-Aime Baraza is the most loved and popular member of the group, known for his breathtaking voice and dance moves. He always has his abs on display when dancing on stage making women go crazy for his masculine body.
Bien is also a songwriter and guitarist with amazing songwriting skills and has occasionally written songs for other artistes in Kenya.
A while back he admitted that one of the inspirations for this is women and that his thought process equates songs to women. Every Kenyan lady would wish to be Bien’s woman, but only one was lucky to be his woman.
Bien’s girlfriend goes by the name Chiki Onwukwe aka Chiki Kuruka a Nigerian model and fashionista and the two can’t get enough of each other after he came out to reveal that they were dating.
Chiki is also a trainer and professional dancer who recently opened a dance studio.
But what does their private life at home behind all the spotlight look like? Does she cook for him or are they the take away kind of couple? Chiki proved that she’s a wife material by sharing a meal she had cooked for her man.
The sumptuous plate of food consisted of arrow roots, some greens, and pieces of meat. Check out the photo below. How sweet!
The Kenyan gospel industry has been marred by a lot of controversy in the past few months and it looks like things are just getting worse by the day.
First, it was some artistes being involved in scandals that Christians are not supposed to indulge in.
Some of these include; Willy Paul asking for nudes from lasses, and drinking alcohol, Ringtone being accused of impregnating his ex-girlfriend then instructing her to abort to the likes of L-Jay Maasai being accused of plotting to ruin Bahati’s career by blackmailing him.
The latest buzz has been about Willy Paul and Size 8’s new song Tiga Wana, which according to most of their fans, is not a genuine gospel song because it does not reflect any Godly messages or inspirations.
What followed after that was gospel singer Bahati deleting all his Instagram photos and going quiet and when he came back to his 490 K plus followers, he shared a photo of secular artistes who have sung gospel this year; Sauti Sol, Nyashinski and Collo, with a caption on the photo that read “What I expect this coming Groove Awards, Male Artist Of The Year 2017/2016″.
Alongside the photo, Bahati put up this long post, apologising to Kenyans on behalf of the entire gospel music industry, for any mistakes that any gospel artiste may have committed in the past, revealing that he felt that the last gospel music he had released was Barua back in 2014.
WE ARE SORRY FOR LETTING DOWN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST‼️ I personally feel & accept that as “BAHATI” I have not Represented Jesus & the Gospel Music as God expects. I know this might not be the best Platform to Speak about this but We all Know that The Public has Lost Trust in Us Gospel Musicians. Can we all agree that The Saints & the Streets don’t See God in Us anymore??? Yes we Can’t Ignore the fact that the Church is Complaining that’s why “NONE” of our Urban Gospel Songs can be used in Praise & Worship Services. I feel Guilty & Sorry for Contributing in Devaluing THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST- God Says if We don’t go back to What He called us to do GOD WILL AS WELL RAISE STONES to Praise Him & in a better way than we Can. YESSSS GOD CAN REPLACE US IN A MINUTE‼️ God has given us Supportive Media Personalities, DJs & Loyal fans but we have let you down. Our Focus has been making Hit songs, Scandals & Headlines and we are not Proud of Our Lord God & Savior JESUS CHRIST. Yes We Forgot the “CALLING” and Ministry… I personally feel my Last Gospel Song was “BARUA” in 2014 nanimechangia Sana kupaka Jina la Yesu Matope… LORD PLEASE FORGIVE ME 🙏 Some People might see this as Self Crucification but NO!!! God says clearly in 1ST JOHN 1:9…. “if we CONFESS our sins He is faithful & Just to forgive us and Cleanse Us from all Unrighteousness” … God speaks through People; and if the Public & the People of God are not happy::: THEN GOD IS NOT HAPPY‼️ (Listen to what the Spirit Says 2Chronicles 7:14)
This brought a lot of both negative and positive comments plus feedback, with some saying that he was never appointed to represent other gospel singers. Bien of Sauti Sol even told him off, asking him to make music without targeting awards.
Well, we all wondered why Bahati deleted his photos, with some saying that it was just a publicity stunt, while others suspected that he was preparing to drop a new song, and it looks like the later was right.
So, it happens that Bahati is dropping a new song with veteran female gospel singer, Jemmimah Thiong’o, who has been M.I.A for almost a year now. The song is dubbed Kwa Moyo Wangu.
Well, I have to say I’m a bit disappointed with Bahati for pulling public stunts like deleting photos so that he can get attention for his new track. If a song is good, then fans will love it, regardless of the drama, but hey, that’s just my opinion.