Sauti soul’s vocalist Bien Baraza has disclosed that Khaligraph sent him Ksh. 300,000 as a token of appreciation after their collabo song ‘YES BANA’ became a hit.
“OG is the first artist to send me Ksh. 300,000 via mobile money. He called me and said he would send the cash from the revenue which it earned,” said Bien.
He has done what many musicians regard as confidential. Bien took a shot to OG likening him to some Kenyans who send money in multiple transactions to save on the transaction cost.
“he is such a Kenyan stereotype so he sent the money from his phone. He asked for my account number and wired it in batches of sh. 50,000,” Bien recounted.
Both Bien and Khaligraph Jones earn millions of money from their music as they secure the intellectual property rights for every song they release. Bien compared music to real estate business saying every song that is released earns him ‘rent’ each time someone listens or uses the music for commercial purposes.
Bien added that some songs earn a small income over a long period while others become hits the time they are released and fall later while others remain relevant for long.