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We were mistreated by the German embassy, Sauti sol claims

Sauti sol’s Bien Aime Baraza has blasted the German embassy for mistreating the band during a recent European visit.

According to Bien,the embassy had their time wasted making them arrive late at the Baraza Media Lab for the Shahara platform launch.

The group had visited the embassy to collect VISA’s for their upcoming tour where they were held for three hours.

Bien narrated their experience while apologising for the band lateness to the event.

“I first of all, want to apologise for not being here on time. It is very unlike Sauti Sol to not be on time. We have had a career that’s so long, I don’t think you get this far if you don’t have respect for time,” he said.

“We were down the road at the German embassy collecting our Visas for our upcoming European tour, and what was a 5-minute process became a 3-hour process. That is the most undignifying and disrespectful way, to treat an African content creator who is at the top of their game in their country,” furthered Bien.

He later on took to social media to express his anger to all Western embassies based on the continent saying they should respect and have dignity to those they’re mandated to serve.

“Western embassies must treat African Visa applicants with dignity. We are not going to beg. We will be taxed. Our time is valuable. Africans working in these spaces must be careful not to perpetuate neo-colonialism in the line of duty. It’s disgusting,” wrote Bien.

Sauti Sol joined the Shahara initiative, a platform that provides content creators with an avenue for delivering content to their subscribers and earning from it as creative co-founders.

Shillah Magret
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