Sauti Sol lead singer Bien wants to get male birth control to ease the pressure on his wife Chiki ‘Kuruka’ Onwukwe.
Bien opened up about his desire to get a vasectomy while speaking on his YouTube podcast with content creator Dr. Reign and rugby player-turned-TikTok cooking sensation Dennis Ombachi.
For starters, a vasectomy is a form of male birth control that cuts the supply of sperm to your semen. It's done by cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm. Vasectomy has a low risk of problems and can usually be performed in an outpatient setting under local anaesthesia. [sic]
Bien said he will get a vasectomy because he doesn't want to subject his wife Chiki to the pressure of taking birth control pills.
"A lot of men are not willing to have vasectomies but I am. I'm willing to look into a vasectomy. I'm tired of putting this burden on our chicks. First of all, I know different contraceptives have different side effects," Bien said.
Bien likewise opened up about being pressured by a section of his fans to impregnate his wife having been married for only 18 months.
"Hata mimi Wakenya wameniangalia weird, I've stayed karibu for 18 months na sijafanya kitu lakini kila kitu na time yake. I have never really had the urge to reproduce! So it's never really bothered me," he said.
Bien and Chiki nearly divorced
Even though Bien and Chiki are so tight, an incident in 2020 nearly saw the celebrity couple part ways.
Speaking during an interview in February 2022, Bien said that Chiki and he almost broke up at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“My wife and I have been married for two years now, we got married a week before the pandemic started. When you get married, nobody gives you the tools, people are happy for you. For a long time in my life, I only looked at my wife as a love interest romantically and then the pandemic happened. Being in the house all day with my chick every day, amazing as she is, it was driving me nuts. The small things became the big things and 8 months in, I was like I want a divorce, this is too much,” Bien said during an interview with local media.
The Sauti Sol lead singer revealed that he was forced to seek the services of a marriage counsellor to save his marriage.
“I started going for counselling and I was like men I don’t wanna be married. I didn’t realise that when we were dating, I was just travelling. I would come back for two weeks and I was all lovey-dovey, then my house was empty for a whole year and I was like babe move into my house instead of paying rent,” said Bien.
The two managed to patch up things after the counselling and have since learnt how to deal with marital challenges.