at gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda
Sauti Sol at gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda
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With their exquisitely tailored traditional attire (Mushanana), Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol stole the show during the 18th Kwita Izina celebration in Rwanda. 

The Award-winning group was among the famous individuals who attended a colorful gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda's Musanze District, inside the Volcanoes National Park.

Common names for the annual celebration include Kwita Izina, which in Kinyarwanda means "to give a name."

Kenyans were quick to notice Sauti Sol's stunning outfits as they shared photos from the event on their social media pages.

Along with football legends Didier Drogba, Gilberto Silva, and Juan Pablo Sorin, the group became the first Kenyans to name an entire gorilla family in Rwanda.

“What an amazing day and evening spent courtesy of the @rdb_rw and @visitrwanda. We had the great honor of being the first ever to name a whole gorilla family during the 18th Kwita Inzina ceremony. Joined by some of our idols @didierdrogba @gilbertosilva @jpsorin6 we couldn't be happier to be part of history,” Sauti Sol wrote.

In a ceremony held on Friday, 20 baby mountain gorillas received names. There are no actual gorillas at the event; the naming is merely symbolic.

A new gorilla family was also named at the event by the Midnight Train hitmakers.

More than 250 baby gorillas have been named since 2005 in several editions of Kwita Izina.

Thousands of Rwandans gathered to mark the unique day commemorating the critically endangered mountain primates.

The naming ceremony was also attended by famous people from all around the world, including environmentalists, broadcasters, athletes, actresses, and artists.

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