- Kenyan Group Matata through their social media page celebrated Kenya’s boy Band Sautisol.
- This comes hours after making an announcement that they are breaking up.
Renowned Kenyan Group Matata through their social media page celebrated Kenya’s boy Band Sautisol. This comes hours after making an announcement that they are breaking up after their forthcoming Europe tour.
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“Matata began as dancers, but destiny led us to music. Our paths crossed with Sauti Sol, and we had the privilege of being starring dancers in their incredible hits: “Shake Yo Bam Bam,” “Live and Die in Afrika,” and “Sura Yako.” The experiences were unforgettable
Not only were the members of Sauti Sol talented and inspiring, but they also treated us with respect and fairness. They encouraged us, gave invaluable advice on navigating the entertainment industry, and were the only artists who paid us what we deserved. We admired them big time
Fast forward to 2019, after our viral hits “Mare Mare,” “Kata,” and “Mapema,” we reconnected with Sauti Sol, this time as fellow musicians. Their support and motivation propelled us to push our limits in the industry. Music became the language that united us even more.
Conversations about collaborations emerged, and in 2021, during Sauti Sol’s tour in Norway, magic happened. Despite their hectic schedule, they took time off to join us in the studio. We were honored, knowing they hadn’t collaborated as a group since their last album drop.
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Together, we crafted two remarkable songs that found a home in our album, “Super Morio.” The track “Oversized T-Shirt” became a chart-topping sensation, thanks to the synergy between our bands. We’re forever grateful for this cherished collaboration.
@sautisol, you are the pioneers and the best band in Kenya. Your music resonates with our souls, blending genres and telling stories that touch our hearts. Your countless accolades, including multiple awards and international recognition, are a testament to your greatness.
Beyond the music, you’ve been role models, showing us that passion, talent, and hard work can lead to success. Your journey inspires us to dream big and persevere. Thank you for being beacons of hope in the industry and for paving the way for generations to come.
As we bid you farewell during your hiatus, we want to express our deepest gratitude for the impact you’ve had on us personally and on the Kenyan music scene. You’ve left an indelible mark, and we eagerly await your return, knowing that more extraordinary music lies ahead.
Here’s to @sautisol, our dear friends and musical legends. May your hiatus be rejuvenating and bring forth new inspiration. We’ll forever cherish the memories we’ve shared, and we eagerly anticipate the next chapter in your extraordinary journey. Much love and respect!
A decade of greatness! @sautisol, has mesmerized us with their talent and dedication. Today, we want to share a personal story about our friendship and the impact they’ve had on us, Matata Matata.”
By Elishifa Wangechi