Sauti Sol’s singer and spokes person Bien has made it known that the group is not desperate for on and off fans threatening to cancel them; following their scuffle with the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party over copyright infringement.
To him and the group, all that matters is that their work is respected after all the efforts they’ve put in their creativity. As seen on a previous post, we understand that the group asked the ODM Party’s officials for some compensation after using their extravaganza song during one of their rallies.
However with this request came mixed feelings from fans who called out the group for being selfish; and not recognizing that the ODM party was just showing their appreciation for good music.
Others, felt that the group needed to be appreciated in terms of money since they depend on their music to make a living. One gave an example of walking into a 5 star hotel, ordering the finest food and instead of paying – he or she compliments the chef with ‘good job’ as form of payment.
Bien the no nonsense
Well, unfortunately after Sauti Sol’s complaint – the group ended up losing about 2k subscribers on YT dropping from 905,000 subscribers to 903,000.
However Sauti Sol isn’t worried about losing subscribers. Actually they’re pretty much pleased to remain with loyal supporters who understand their music’s worth. Making this known to netizens Bien wrote;
Time will reveal. Wale wanashuka washuke saa hii. Stage yao imefika. (Those of you who want to alight, it’s already time)
In yet another post, the singer pointed out that he understands the keyboard warriors he is fighting currently battling with. Using a photo, he described them using the meme below to which he captioned;
I’m unsubscribing @sautisol chilling in the crib
Call him mean or selfish, but according to Bien ‘appreciations like exposure or thank you’ doesn’t pay bills!
June 29, 2022