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Kenya: Sauti Sol’s Bien Confirms Collabo With Diamond


Two great East African musicians have a song in the works.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Sauti Sol lead singer Bien-Aimé Baraza confirmed he’s recorded a song with Bongo star Diamond Platnumz.

“When I went to visit Diamond it was not about music but business. There are some ventures we want to partner with Wasafi and besides that, he is one of the biggest artists in Africa. That night I was there we recorded, but I can’t say that I came out with a collabo as we have better things as Sauti Sol coming our way,” said Bien.

Bien who has collaborated with several Kenyan artists’ including rapper Khaligraph Jones was all praises for the Tanzanian crooner.

“I liked Diamonds’ mindset, how he conducts his business and how Tanzanian artists value themselves in a way that is so attractive that they are recognized even in Kenya. I was treated like royalty in Tanzania which was a new experience for me and also found out that Sauti Sol is loved and reverend in Tanzania,” he added.

Diamond Platnumz is known to be recording hits after hits and featuring the finest artists on the planet, he has worked with Ne-yo, Fally Ipupa, Omarion, and other great artists.

According to Bien, Kenyan artists should learn from their Tanzanian counterparts.

“Just hanging out with him was a learning process and for the team. Unajua mwanmke asipotembea ataolewa na jirani? That is why I went there so as to learn.”

In May, Sauti Sol which has worked with among the best artists in Africa wondered why they had surprisingly yet to work on a project with the Tanzanian artist despite his success in the region.