Celebrated Kenyan boy-band group Sauti Sol has come out to support the Gengetone artists praising them for making Kenyans listen to their own music.
In an interview with Milele FM’s Breakfast Show hosts Alex Mwakideu and Jalang’o, the decorated group pointed out that Gengetone artists helped get rid of foreign music from Kenyan airplay.
The group’s lead singer Bien–Aime Baraza added that the Gengetone artists will be the ones who will take Kenyan music to a whole new level where other artists have failed to reach.
The group consists of Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Polycarp Otieno and Savara Mudigi. It is known for hit songs such as Isabella, Sura Yako, Nishike among other songs. The group released its first album titled Mwanzo in 2009. The group was the first in Kenya to win the MTV EMMA Award when it bagged the Best African Act in the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The group has also won the MTV MAMA Award, the AFRIMMA and Sound City MVP Award for Best Group and HiPiPo Award for Song of the Year for its hit song dubbed Unconditionally Bae featuring Alikiba. The group recently signed a recording deal with American Music Company, Universal Music group.
The group has also released its new album titled MidNight Train and the first song from the album dubbed Suzanna has become an instant hit reaching one million views on Youtube three days after its release.
Here is the full interview: