Award-winning Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol is set to share a stage with American R&B music group Boyz II Men during the second edition of the Stanbic Yetu Festival by Stanbic Bank.
The afro-pop band was officially announced by the event organizers in a statement to newsrooms on Friday; the much-anticipated concert will take place on June 10, 2023 at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi.
Stanbic Bank’s Head of Consumer and High-Net Worth and Ag. Head of Brand and Marketing, Lilian Onyach, stated: “We are excited to have Sauti Sol perform at the upcoming 2nd Edition of the Stanbic Yetu Festival, they will most definitely help create a soulful and unforgettable musical experience for Kenyans and beyond.”
“Uhuru Gardens, which is the event location, was a well thought out and deliberate choice for us as it aligns with our purpose which is ‘Kenya is our Home, we drive her Growth’. Therefore, we want everyone to come to enjoy the music, acknowledge Kenya’s successes, and appreciate our Kenyan heritage.”
Boyz II Men, widely considered one of the most iconic R&B groups in music history, was announced as the event headliners on April 21, 2023.
Among the Kenyan DJ’s set to entertain revellers during the event include; DJ G-Money, DJ Grauchi, DJ Forro, Dj Shaky, CNG and DJ Cream.
Boyz II Men has, throughout their 25-year music career, won 4 Grammy Awards among a slew of other international accolades.
These include; 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, as well as the 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Sauti Sol, on their part, has recorded and released 5 albums, which were well-received locally and worldwide.
In 2021, the band received a Certificate of recognition from the Recording Academy for their role in making Burna Boy’s album ‘Twice as Tall’, which won the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album.