- Sol Generation signee Benson Mutua alias Bensoul releases new album ‘Lion Of Sudah’.
- This comes days after the artist revealed his plans of exiting the record label.
- The 25 track album officially dropped on 20th April at 4.20pm as the world marked 4/20.
Days after Sol Generation’s signee Bensoul announced his plans of exiting the record label owned by the boy band Sauti Sol, he has released his new album dubbed Lion Of Sudah.
The 15 track album was released yesterday, April 20th at exactly 4.20 pm as the world marked 4/20 also known as the World Weed Day.
Bensoul gives more details on the title of the album mentioning that it is a play on words with the phrase ‘Lion of Judah.’
“It is a play on words with ‘The Lion of Judah’. However the title is inspired by my journey as an artist, and his evolution from an unknown entity to an African superstar,” he says.
Bensoul who is also known as Sudah, is a marijuana advocate and a strong supporter of its legalisation and this is why he chose to release the album on that particular day.
Bien reveals when Bensoul and Nviiri are set to leave Sol Generation
While Bensoul did not disclose when his contract with the Sauti Sol-founded label will lapse, one of his mentors says he still has some months left.
Bien Aime Baraza also disclosed that another Sol Generation signee, Nviiri the Storyteller, will ultimately leave the nest. He said Bensoul and the ‘Pombe Sigara’ hitmaker will go solo in 2024 and 2025 respectively.
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“They still have time with our record label. They are our babies and we are working on their individual albums before the end of the year,” he said.
Bien at the same time said Sauti Sol has been working on their next signings for two years.
It’s usually a journey to identify and decide who to sign. We have been working on our next signees for about two years. We go to their shows and a lot of other things. We don’t just pick anyone to sign,” he said.
Bien also noted that Sauti Sol will continue to offer support to signees after they leave Sol Generation.
“We don’t want to hear about people we have helped leaving the industry after they leave our record label. We will keep in touch with them even after they leave.”