Sauti Sol is undoubtedly one of the biggest boy bands in African and every year they take Afro-pop music to another level.
The celebrated group is made up of 4 super talented members; Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi, and their incredible guitarist Polycarp Otieno.
Back in 2015, the Sura Yako hitmakers made Kenya proud when they won at the African Musik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) after bagging The Best African Group award in Dallas, Texas.
Other than that they managed to win the coveted Best Group award at the MTV Africa Music Awards, MAMAs 2016 at a colorful ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa, as they also gave a spectacular performance at the popular awards show.
The boy band always stands out when it comes to releasing and dropping new songs, and if you are a fan of Sauti Sol, you know the joy and excitement you get when you hear their songs like; Kuliko Jana, Nerea, Nishike, Still The One, Isabella and more.
But now that Sauti Sol has attained musical success and put Kenyan music on the world map, who really discovered these talented young men? As it turns out, it was one of the biggest veteran Kenyan groups of all time, Them Mushrooms/Uyoga.
The old boy band is known for its Benga and Chakacha music, which is still very popular. Some of their tracks include; Jambo Bwana, Si Nguo, Unkula Huu, Zilizopendwa. The group was composed of Teddy Kalanda, Henry Ndenge Saha, Ben Mutwiwa, Billy Sarro, George Zirro, John Katana, Pius Plato Chitianda and Pritt Nyale.
Band member Bien who recently celebrated his birthday took time to appreciate and thank the former boy band. He particularly thanked one John Katana for discovering them and believing in their talent.
Check out the heart-warming message he sent them;
THEM MUSHROOMS/UYOGA . These are the men who made it possible for this generation To enjoy the freedoms of music. @sautisol was discovered by John Katana. He is the cool cat with shades on his shirt. I cannot thank him enough for always being my mentor and music father. They are immortal for their music. But also please remember them for giving you Sautisol. Without them there probably would be no us. Much love. Happy new year folks #MAKEKENYANMUSICGREATAGAIN