Therapy: Bien speaks on how Sauti Sol has survived 20 years together

Image: Sauti Sol's lead vocalist, Bien Aime Baraza

Sauti Sol is an outfit that has stood the test of time. They started off as a group of friends singing together long before they became the megalithic group of stars they are known as today.

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That was 20-odd years ago and now they are a huge deal not just in Kenya nor in East Africa but to Africa and the world. But how have they lasted so long as a team of unique individuals each with their own idiosyncrasies and broken in their own way?

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Bien was recently put to task to explain the secret to their longevity and he explained that it was down to them valuing their friendship so much, they proactively seek ways to keep it alive even as their talent has turned into hard work.

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So they all go for therapy “like married couples do”. That is a powerful statement because it also shows that men too can benefit from therapy and group therapy is especially essential for a group of friends and business partners.

Sauti Sol

This also works to allay fears that the group were seeking to breakup after each has embarked on a solo career and is currently engaged on their own projects.

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Bien has by far been the most successful out of the Sauti Sol collective but he is not thinking of going solo and ditching his friends. Mudigi Savara too has tasted success as have Fancy Fingers and Chimano but they will eventually reunite and give us a new album.

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