Kenya’s auti Sol lead singer Bien Aime Baraza believes Kenya can be a better country if citizens demanded for explanations and apologies from politicians like they recently did from Nigerian singer Burna Boy.
Burna Boy during the weekend was a trending topic after netizens ganged up to force him into issuing an apology after he infamously described Kenyans as peasants.
He refused and in turn, several media houses were forced to cancel his scheduled interviews.
“If you demanded an apology this vehemently from political class, this would be a different country all together” wrote Bien on social media.
Fans, however, descended on Bien accusing him of siding with the Nigerian singer betraying his country –worst of all, on Mashujaa Day.
Bien eventually had to explain why he dragged politicians in the argument and clashed with State House Director of Brand Strategy and Events, Big Ted’s statement in which he had asked fans to boycott Burna Boy’s show unless he apologizes.
“We don’t respect ourselves but we demand respect from others. We (Myself included) have brought this country and particularly our industry to its knees. I don’t endorse Burna Boy’s behavior.. But feel like we have bigger fish to fry” Said Bien.
On Sunday however, Burn Boy ironically took to Twitter to thank Kenyans for turning up in huge numbers for his show.
“Just woke up and I still can’t believe how amazing last night was. Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved that made it possible,” he said.