We did it! Sauti Sol’s Bien and his wife Chiki celebrates first marriage anniversary

Sauti Sol lead vocalist Bien Aime Baraza and his wife Chiki have marked one year after they got married.

Bien wedded the love of his life, Chiki Onwukwe, in March 2020 in a civil union at the AG’s office.

The couple was given three hard copies of the marriage certificate for them and their witnesses to sign.

A celebration was later held at Pallet Cafe in Lavington thereafter.

To mark their first anniversary, Chiki recounted of how their first year has been bearing in mind that the country was put on a lockdown one week after their wedding.

Check out her post;

‘1 week after we said ‘I do’, the country went into lockdown. The entertainment industry, that we are both a part of, got a severe hit. We lost gigs, a lot of them. We had to make tough decisions about the staff we hire. We moved house. We got a new dog. I left radio. You launched @pace.sol, I launched @thedanceshagz_ .

She added;

‘But most importantly, we did it ALL as a team. Happy 1 year anniversary. Its a testimony to our partnership that this year has left us stronger than ever.’

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Bien on the other side shared a similar photo and captioned;

‘Happy 1st Anniversary to us. At the very place my life began. I love you. I’m so happy doing this thing called life with you. ❤🥂💯🍄🍑🫂🍆🎵😍🥰😘.’

Biens wife Chiki gushes over bestie who introduced them years back

We have heard Chiki Kuruka say she met Bien through one of her besties, photographer, Emmanuel Jambo.

She showered with so much love, thanking him for being the best friend one can ever have. He is literally the other man in her life.

Taking to social media, she posted a lengthy message to him as he turned a year older documenting all the moments they have shared together as friends.

“A story of friendship. Dear @emmanueljambo, you are the force behind so much of what is my life. You introduced me to my husband, you drove me for hours to find my dog, you found us our house. I have cried to you countless times, and laughed with you even more. you are to me, the definition of goodness in this world, and to say I love you doesn’t even come close to the admiration I have for your heart, the respect I have for your soul and the excitement I have for the blessings that will certainly come your way. Happy birthday to my brother, my friend, my family. More whiskey, more awful dancing, and more picture-perfect moments to come. ❤.”


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It is rare to see Chiki open up and when she does, you see her sweet soul projected.

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Chiki reveals huge culture difference on first date with Bien-Aime at Mama Oliech restaurant

Sauti Sol singer Bien-Aime Baraza and his wife Chiki Kuruka have one of the most beautiful young marriages among celebs today.

The couple had been dating for more than 4 years before they decided to get hitched in March this year. They are famously private about many aspects of their relationship, only choosing to reveal precious anecdotes whenever the desire for press exposure is needed (which is rather smart).

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The couple have chosen an episode of their Sol Family docuseries to discuss how they first met.  Bien explained that they had met at an event in Nairobi while she was in the company of a mutual friend called Emmanuel Jambo.

The singer thought Emmanuel and Chiki were dating at the time.

“I met her standing at the parking lot a friend of mine called Emmanuel and I was like Emmanuel unachapa kitu safi. I actually thought her and Emmanuel were together,” said Bien.

But fate was on his side as he ended up having a deep chemistry with her.

He added, “That night we ended up talking for so long and I was like this girl is intelligent. That time I had been single for about a year. When I met her, I wasn’t actually looking for love in her, but in her I felt like I was drinking a fresh glass of juice talking to Chiki.”

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Chiki concurred about the connection she had had with the lanky singer saying that before she met him she hadn’t believed in love at first sight.

Bien then asked her for a date, finally taking her to Mama Oliech restaurant because he loves fish and ugali. But she didn’t like it.

“I was like why are we here because this is not thank you for a hookup because again culture difference there’s cats walking around everywhere, there isn’t really even a ceiling. We’re sitting outside,” said Chiki. They later on went to a different place where they had drinks and the rest is history.

This revelation comes after Polycarp Fancyfingers another member of Sauti Sol narrated how he had met his Rwandan wife,  Lady Mandy. The gifted guitarist said that the two met at a work event and had to co-mingle after they were mistakenly given each other’s pay cheques after the show.

Afterwards they met up to sort out the error and that is where Polycarp got the balls to ask for Mandy’s number. Now the couple is expecting a baby.

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Bien and Chiki get wedding ring tattoos months after ceremony



Sauti Sol’s Bien and wife Chiki have debuted new wedding ring tattoos, an ode to their March 2020 special day.

And for the past five months neither has been spotted with a wedding ring traditionally worn after nuptials. So fans have lotsa questions on their choice of new rings.

Bien lavished praise on Chiki saying

My wife. My life. My Everything. For rich or for poor. In sickness and in health. Till death do us part.

Bien Aime Baraza and Chiki Onwukwe got married in a civil union at the AG’s office.

Bien and Chiki

They thereafter headed to a garden wedding at Pallet Cafe in Lavington where guests were instructed to not use phones.

While she was preparing to marry him, Chiki let us in on her feeling about wedding the love of her life. She penned a note on Instagram saying

I’m pretty sure marriage will be a journey like any other. With ups, downs, highs and lows. 

But im also quite sure that marrying your favourite human helps. 

Bien proposed to Chiki in 2019 at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, a private event as well. He hired an entire cinema hall at the mall and made sure only a few friends witnessed the proposal.

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Sauti Sol’s Bien explains reason he has never released wedding photos

Bien Aime Baraza, the tall singer from Sauti Sol got married earlier this year to his long-time bae Chiki Kuruka.

The announcement that they had gotten married caught many Kenyans by surprise as the couple and their friends had kept details of the ceremony under wraps like a nuclear secret.

Bien with Chiki and Amina Mohammed
Bien with Chiki and Amina Mohammed on the day he proposed

Since then some of his followers have been clamouring for a release of the photos showing the couple exchanging vows but none have been forthcoming.

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The singer explained the reason why this week when he spoke to Radio Jambo’s Massawe Jappani. He told her that most of his followers and fans will not be able to connect or understand how important his wedding day was to him and his partner and that’s why he opted not to share photos.

“Hizo picha sijaziweka wazi kwa sababu, Harusi yangu first of all haikuwa harusi ya Kawaida. Nilienda kwa AG, na after kwenda kwa AG nilifanya tu lunch ndogo nikainvite tu marafiki zangu wa karibu tukala lunch. Hiyo vibe ambayo ilikuwa hapo ile siku, ilikuwa the happiest day of my life, sijapata kufeel hiyo kitu siku nyingine, pahali pengine popote. Na nikipiga picha niwekee mtandaoni, mtu ambaye anaangalia hiyo picha haelewi circumstances, haelewi contexts ya kwa nini watu wamevaa vile wamevaa. Haelewi mbona hii harusi haina Bibi harusi mwenye amevaa nguo sijui inakaa aje. Haelewi mbona Bien hajavaa suti” said Bien Aime Baraza.

Bien with Chiki
Bien with Chiki

He added that “Sitaki kupatia watu wajinga nafasi ya kupeana maoni yao kuhusu Harusi yangu. Kwa hivyo nikajiwekea hiyo siku, ndo nisijiharibie hiyo siku na comments za watu. Staki ufala, mimi vitu zangu ni vitu zangu na nilienjoy sana hiyo siku. Nikiweka huku njee watu waanze kuweka comments zao, mimi hukuwa mtu ambaye na-catch feelings haraka sana. Nitajipata natukanana na watu huko. Watu wako na vitu mingi kwa vichwa zao vile mimi nafaa kuishi maisha Yangu, but hii ni yangu na mimi ndo nitadictate. Wasahau hiyo mamabo hakuna picha wataona”

Bien and Chiki
Bien and Chiki

Bien and Chiki got married at the Attorney General’s office and later held a private ceremony with only close friends and family in attendance. No phones were allowed into the venue.

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‘Stop giving us pressure, time for babies will come,’ Bien tells fans who are asking to see Chiki pregnant

Sauti Sol’s Bien has asked fans to stop giving him pressure to get a baby.

This is after several messages on their social media asking him and wife Chiki to get a baby.

In an interview with Classic 105, Bien said he is enjoying his marriage step by step.

“We have moments that we want to create so people should stop giving us a lot of pressure but all the same, we are happy that they want us to have babies,” he said.

On how marriage life is, Bien said;
“Marriage is sweet and this quarantine season, we are bonding even more. we disagree, make up and we are enjoying. It’s a beautiful thing in my life and we are happy together.

About babies, please guys, let us enjoy the goodness of our marriage first, babies will come at their own time,” he said.

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Bien with Chiki
Bien with Chiki

Bien Aime Baraza wedded the love of his life, Chiki Onwukwe, in March this year in a civil union at the AG’s office.

The couple was given three hard copies of the marriage certificate for them and their witnesses to sign.

A celebration was held at Pallet Cafe in Lavington thereafter. A close source to Classic 105 said it was an invite-only garden wedding of around 150-200 people.

“Only close friends and family were there. Bien’s mum and dad attended the wedding. Chiki’s parents and other family members were also present.”

Bien and Chiki met soon after she came into the country from the UK, where her family is based, and they hit it off almost immediately.

“We dated for a whole year before we decided to go public about our love affair,” Chiki said in a past interview.

“The only reason we decided to go public was for people to see that what we have is real. We did not want to go into stories of cheating, neither did we want to let people start suggesting either of us had gotten a ‘sponsor’.”

Bien kissing Chiki
Bien kissing Chiki on their engagement day

She was introduced to Bien at a club by fashion designer Emmanuel Jambo, and at first, she had no clue how popular Bien was in Kenya.

Bien proposed to Chiki last year at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, a private event as well. He hired an entire cinema hall at the mall and made sure only a few friends witnessed the proposal.

Bien Aime had a ‘good’ budget for his wedding to Chiki

Sauti Sol’s lead vocalist Bien Aime Baraza wedded the love of his life, Chiki Onwukwe, in an invite-only wedding at Pallet Cafe, Lavington, last Friday.

Bien said he could not invite all his friends because it was for family and close friends. “Only those who know me as Alusa, not Bien,” he said.

A few of his friends were offended for not making it to the guest list. But Bien told Word Is on Friday that it was his wedding.

“My message to those who are mad at me because they were not invited is, they should hold their weddings and don’t invite me,” he said.

Bien kissing Chiki
Bien kissing Chiki on their engagement day

“I am no longer interested in attending weddings because I have attended so many of them. It was my way of celebrating my commitment to my wife.”

Bien’s parents got an opportunity to interact with Chiki’s parents. “We had a good time with both families. My dad got the opportunity to interact with Chiki’s dad. They now know each other,” he said.

His advice to couples planning weddings is to cut your coat according to your cloth.

Please don’t do a wedding to please your parents. Do it depending on the size of your pockets, how much you can afford,” Bien said.


“A wedding is the beginning of your life. So don’t spend all your money on a wedding. Do something small and affordable. You better spend much on your honeymoon than at the wedding.”

He spent less than Sh300,000 on his wedding.

“Stop borrowing loans and money from your friends so you can hold a big wedding and go into debt. The budget was less than Sh300,000. A good budget for artistes like me,” Bien said.

The couple has not gone on a honeymoon because of the coronavirus pandemic. “If I will go, I will choose an African country,” Bien said.

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Bien and Chiki secretly wed in lavish ceremony

Sauti Sol’s Bien has said I Do to his long term girfriend Chiki Kuruka in a secret ceremony that went down in Lavington Friday March 6.

The nuptials are an invites only ceremony in a hotel around James Gichuru road.

A source told this writer that the event has been kept hush hush.

It is a vintage event. Previously, Bien said he was going to have a traditional wedding because he termed a white wedding as “Colonisation”.

Bien with Chiki
Bien with Chiki

The guest were sent their invites a day before and were expected to be seated at 10:30 AM. They were also instructed to come with a cab and not their own cars because of parking.

Bien proposed to the dance choreographer last year in Westgate at a Cinema. The two aid that they postponed the wedding to this year because Chiki’s family was not around.

The wedding preparations were on the down-low as they didn’t want any media to be on the know.

The source tells us that the private wedding that is star-studded has seen the two splash millions on the white wedding.

“The wedding is at Lavington right and only few celebs are invited. It is a very secret event with tight security. No gate crashers or media”

From us is congratulations to the love birds.

“You too old!” Chiki Kuruka urged to marry Bien immediately

Bien Aime and Chiki Kuruka have a relationship that many netizens admire. The couple normally share snippets of their intimate love lives on their social media pages.

Some of the videos normally showcase the impressive dancing skills that the two share, with one seeing the love and enjoyment the two have together.

Bien with Chiki
Bien with Chiki

Yesterday, Chiki posted an image of herself in a topless pose. The image was meant to convey the theme for her year with the caption reading,

I’m starting this year stripped bare. A new year. New challenges. New achievements. New decade.

Chiki Kuruka topless
Chiki Kuruka topless

Despite the woke message that the author was trying to portray, there were some who wanted another question settled, when the dancer and her fiance were getting married?

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One of the comments by a certain lady read, ‘There was an engagement somewhere the previous decade.’ Chiki wasn’t in a playing mood and viciously responded to the comment with, ‘And there was also open-minded women somewhere there too? Maybe they will both make a return this decade.’

Chiki Kuruka
Chiki Kuruka

Another poster called Maya was less diplomatic saying, ‘Olewa mamaaa you tooo old😂😂😂’

While another poster called Ken dissed the dancer saying that she should get married soon as he could see some wrinkles on her body!

Chiki responded coolly to Ken, sarcastically apologising for posting her ‘old a$$ back.’

Chiki Kuruka workout
In dance clothes

Chiki and Bien got engaged in early 2018. Bien went all out, proposing to his then gf at a theatre.

Bien kissing Chiki
Bien kissing Chiki on their engagement day

While I understand the questions about the prospective wedding date, I dislike the harassment she is getting on her page for her deeply personal pictures. But that is the age we live in; the age of the KEYBOARD WARRIOR.

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Has he left Chiki? Sauti Sol’s Bien talks about dating Yemi Alade

Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime Baraza is one of the most attractive men out there. He has the looks, the money, the status and the charm to match. And for those looking to nyemelea, no he isn’t an eligible bachelor anymore as he is engaged to his Nigerian beau, Chiki Kuruka.

Bien kissing Chiki
Bien kissing Chiki on their engagement day

For those wondering (that is if you have heard the rumours), no he isn’t dating Yemi Alade! Perish the thought! The singer spoke to Tanzania’s Clouds FM and clarified the relationship that he has with Yemi.

Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade

The tall and muscular singer did not entirely deny the rumours saying that in one way or another, it’s like he has married Yemi.
This is because he has ‘married’ an Igbo girl from Nigeria and since Yemi is partly from the same tribe, she’s like a sister.

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He said;

My wife is a Nigerian. I have married an Igbo girl and Yemi is also an Igbo. So I have married Yemi’s sister. But I want to say thank you to Tanzanians for putting me on that level that a simple man like me can get Yemi.

Bien with Chiki
Bien with Chiki

The rumours were set alight after the prodigious singer and writer admitted that he is the one who wrote the Swahili version to Yemi Alade’s hit Na Gode.

A version created due to the popular demand of it by East African music lovers and fans and has been no disappointment.

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Has Bien become a stripper? Singer dances sensually for fiancee’

Sauti Sol singer Bien Aime Baraza is one man who isn’t afraid to speak/show his truth. This he does, going above and beyond for his fiancee’ Chiki Kuruka.

The tall and chocolate singer treated his bae Chiki to an exhilarating and wonderful surprise as she turned a year older.

Bien with Chiki
Bien with Chiki

The singer posted a video on his Instagram account yesterday that showed him serenading Miss Kuruka. Bien was not afraid to show off his luscious moves, sensually gyrating on his love just like a professional stripper!

After his dance, the two reversed roles with Chiki who is a professional dancer showing Bien the way it’s done. The two were enjoying themselves so much even putting notes down each other’s pants the way patrons at strip clubs do for the performers.

The video is below;

The video elicited a lot of comments from their followers who lauded the two for their love and playful energy. Obviously,  many women wished they were in Chiki’s shoes.

Bien believes in showing his romantic side and has done so in the past when he proposed to Chiki, 6 months ago. The singer rented out an entire cinema and went down on one knee, popping the question to his Nigerian girlfriend Chiki Onwekwe.

Bien with Chiki and Amina Mohammed
Bien with Chiki and Amina Mohammed on the day he proposed

The proposal, which went down at Westgate Mall was witnessed by friends, among them ‘Night Nurse’ Tallia Oyando and fashion stylist Annabel Onyango.

Chiki, spent most of her life in the United Kingdom with her family. Born to a journalist father and a lawyer mum, she studied philosophy, logic and metaphysics.

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After moving to Kenya, the fitness trainer earned the nickname ‘Kuruka’ from a popular campaign she ran that urged ladies to lose weight by dancing for half an hour every morning.

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Bien’s Girlfriend Pens A Special Sweet Message For His Birthday

Sauti Sol’s Bien celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday. Loads of celebrities showered him with praise and happy birthday wishes. However, one of them stood out…the message that his girlfriend, fitness instructor and dancer Chiki Kuruka penned.

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 Chiki took to Instagram to open up about how she feels about her celebrity beau. It was short and straight to the point: she knew it was him she wanted the very moment they met.


‘Sometimes in life you meet someone special, and from the first second you just know….’
To the one that makes my heart sing.
Happy 30th x

Here’s some of the many responses she got:

wawira ❤️❤️❤️
_n.atalie.xx 💕💕
austyn_07 Cute couple
normontreal Miss you guys, coming soon tho 🤪
catekirwa 🙏🏿
bett_joanne Happy birthday @bienaimesol
sorayamonz 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 this pic is everything!!!
yassinmutati Happy birthday
nanette_gatwiri Happy Birthday
treazer.nish Happy for you gal en Happy Birthday to him
ruthmeral Happy Bienday!
annabelonyango ❤️✨❤️✨❤️

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Bien Aime’s Girlfriend Chiki Kuruka Shuts Down Rumours She’s Broken Up With Him

Well, the internet has been going crazy with reports that Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime and his girlfriend Chiki Kuruka had broken up. These two are considered a power couple in the 254, and it came as a shock to many when the reports or should we say rumours went wild.

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It’s one thing to talk about something jokingly and it’s another thing to actually insinuate or rather fill in the blank spaces with what one might think is true.

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The couple are not having it with these rumours, and Chiki has come out to blast those who placed them in that category.


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She is a successful lady who has started her own dance studio, where she teaches ladies how to dance, just to let off steam and feel good about themselves.


She went ahead to state: “Sorry you caught us irritated this morning. But we appreciate you guys a lot. Apparently having a job as a woman in 2017 is a crime and my duty is to remain on Bien’s arm. If not we have broken up! Its not just a joke its thoroughly insulting to hard working women. What I cant seem to shake is the insulting manner in which women in media are always reported on. I cant shake the fact that my expectation as a woman is to bee at Bien’s side like some type of trophy when I too work and run a successful business. I know this has also happened in various ways to other women in the industry and it has to stop, or what messages will be sent out to our young girls.”

‘Stop Calling My Wife With Stupid Questions,’ Angry Bien Shouts, Denies Break Up With Girlfriend

We know him as one man with great vocals…But there is a part we are missing!

Sauti Sol’s lead vocalist Bien is an angry man. News of his breakup with hot lass Chiki has been going viral.

What catalyzed the rumours was the fact that the two have not been seen together displaying their usual PDA.

Furthermore, Bien graced Annabel Onyango’s baby shower alone. That was proof enough that the two are undergoing a rough patch.

As always, we called the Kuliko Jana hit maker for a comment who revealed that he and Chiki were together denying that the two were having problems.


We first called his girlfriend Chiki and on introducing ourselves, a livid Bien snatched the phone from her retorting to request for comment.


We now made another call to Bien himself who shot back angrily at the rumours of their breakup saying,


He went on to say,


From what he said, it seems the two have finally patched things together and are about to prove the Internet wrong. Did they sleep in the same house?


Expect to see Bien and his girlfriend Chiki together in public very soon.