Sauti Sol’s wishes are slowly coming true. From their song, Live and Die In Africa, they say,

I wanna be rich, I wanna famous, I wanna have lots and lots of money, sore above the clouds

On the 6th July, that dream got closer after they performed at New Orleans during the Essence Festival.


The Essence Festival, known as “the party with a purpose”, is an annual music festival which started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women.

The Essence Music Festival was such a hit that it became an annual event. The festival has developed the nickname “the party with a purpose”. The music event is much more than that. The Essence Festival also features seminars on topics from starting a new business to personal issues. The event offers a platform for artists, craftsmen and writers.

Sauti Sol had the chance to share a stage with amazing and big artistes during the event and we couldn’t be more proud of the boys.

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The likes of Mary J. Blige had all of New Orleans on their feet Saturday with her performance at Essence Festival.

Also taking the stage Saturday was Not for Radio artist Nas. He performed in a white button-down with a gold baroque print with a pair of gold-framed aviator eyeglasses.

Rising singer and songwriter H.E.R. also performed, sporting a bold and colorful look.

Here is a sneak peek of Sauti Sol’s epic performance:

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