The TRACE Urban team had the pleasure of chatting to Kenyan afro-pop stars, Sauti Sol during Africa Week about all things music, politics and fun.
Check out the cool Q&A with Biename, Chimano, Delvin and Polycarp below!
Q: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE AFRICAN IN THIS DAY AND AGE?
Savar: We’re in the right place at the right time. This is the time for Africa. We’re just having a great time, really. Being part of the change is always the best.
Bien: We’re in a position to develop the music industry on the continent in ways we’ve never seen before. The industry in East Africa, for instance, is relatively young so I think we’re in a position to lay a foundation for us to cash in on and for future generations to do the same.
Polycarp: Ten years ago we had Africans wanting to go study abroad, but now everyone wants to stay here, work here, develop our home. It’s great.
Q: WHAT HAVE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE COLLABORATIONS BEEN SO FAR?
Bien: Definitely Mi Casa! It was great. We also recently worked with and shot a video with 2Face Idibia, which was awesome.
Q:WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE YOUR SUCCESS TO?
Savar: We love and believe in God and we work hard. We know we have a purpose and we’re doing this for a much greater cause.
Bien: We definitely attribute our success to God.
Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR DREAM COLLABORATIONS
Willis: Collabos are necessary for our sanity and that of our fans. It’s also great to explore different sounds and make music it exciting.
Bien: Collaborating is important. Locally, we’re looking to work with the likes of Tresor, Beatenberg and AKA.
Sauti Sol are on tour, promoting their latest album – Live and Die in Afrika. Follow them on social media to find out what they’re up to: