Sauti Sol, Kenya’s number one boy-band , released their third album : Live And Die In Afrika on Nov. 17, 2015.
In 24 hours, the video of their cover track Live And Die In Afrika, had more than 20,000 YouTube hits. We could attribute this to the fact that they are winners of the Best African Group and Producer of the Year (Sura Yako) at AFRIMA awards in Nigeria. Or we could just applaud them for having great vocals and catchy lyrics.
The album release was more like a proclamation of an African answer to the American dream. This is based on the iconic fashion and style. Have you had a glimpse of the album cover? The cover was shot at African Heritage House and was produced by renowned celebrity stylist Annabel Onyango.
Before the actual album cover photo was released, Sauti Sol teased their fans by posting a series of blurred photos. Each new photo being less blurred than the previous. This was the trend until the clear ultimate cover photo was released. Thereafter, the cover track-list was released.
The Boy-band gave their worldwide fans an early Christmas present by gifting them 48 hours of free downloads via Sauti Sol.
This went viral because of the forwarded text that did rounds among Kenyans. The sms read :
“You don’t have to wait any longer. The free album giveaway is our little gift to all our fans in advance of the physical copies for sale. We want this album to reach far and wide to all our fans across Africa and beyond.”
The album has 15 tracks : 3 mega hits and 12 new unreleased songs. The 3 mega hits are Sura Yako, Shake Yo Bam Bam and Isabella. The 12 previously unreleased songs are : Live and Die in Afrika, Say Yeah, Its Okay, Dollar Dollar, Kiss Me, Kuliko Jana, Sambo Party, Nipe Nikupe,Relax, Nerea, Nishike, Still the One.
Sauti Sol are truly unstoppable. They have in the recent past performed for President Uhuru Kenyatta, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, and President Barak Obama. Everybody’s favourite boy band Sauti Sol is doing us proud in Kenya and in the Diaspora. If you missed out on the free download, copies of Live And Die In Afrika are available on itunes, and merchandise will be available at Nakumatt retail stores countrywide. This sneak will give you an idea of what to expect in this iconic album.