The award winning afro-pop band Sauti Sol hail from Nairobi, Kenya and have been topping the charts for more than a decade. Long-time friends Polycarp Otieno, Savara Mudigi, Willis Chimano and Bien-Aime Baraza cemented their place as one of the leading bands from the continent and the upward trajectory fuelled by their ‘church of good vibes’ ethos wins them fans all over the world.
After years of independence, Sauti Sol recently signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group which will be the home of their fifth studio album, Midnight Train, recorded in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Singing in Swahili, Luhya, Luo and English, Sauti Sol prides themselves on storytelling as an East African tradition that permeates music from that region and this is what has kept them relevant with audiences across the world and earned them accolades along the way. Their award cabinet overflows with trophies including AFIRMA 2019 – Album Of The Year In Africa and Best African Duo, Group or Band; AFRIMMA Best Group in 2015 and Best African Group in 2016, MTV MAMA Awards Best African Act Award in 2014 and again MAMA Best Group Award in 2016 to name just a few.