Sauti Sol, Sol Generation in partnership with Eugene Mbugua have unveiled season 2 of Sol Family reality show in an event that was held at Social House Nairobi. Sol Family will air every Monday starting on Monday March 15, 2021 exclusively on Showmax.
Season 2 episode 1 kicks off a new chapter for the whole Sol Family as Sauti Sol prepares to welcome a new member of the family, Bensoul faces tragedy at his first performance in a pandemic and Nviiri is in search of a new musical identity. What do these new chapters mean for each of them? How does the new artist manager handle the chaos of Bensoul’s trip to Kisii and who is this new Nviiri?
Talking about this new season which is going to take a deeper look at the couples’ lives, Amanda had this to say: “I love it (Sol Family) because I get to work with my family. We don’t get to do that as often so it’s a pleasure to be able to do that. And to bring their (Sauti Sol) audience into a small part of our lives, where they get to see their side of just being human, and not just the people who entertain them.”
On her part, Yvonne Endo said they are still planning to keep it real and genuine for season 2. “We’re planning to still be true to ourselves in front of cameras but also getting to learn more from people around me. It’s been an experience for me, and I’ve been enjoying it so far.”
The new season will definitely be bringing more drama but according to Chiki, fans shouldn’t expect any controversial drama or fallouts. “We will give you drama but it won’t be ‘don’t talk to me’ kind of drama. We don’t fall out that often, we’re genuinely close and we respect one another. We get together on a regular basis. I think when you really put yourself out there, you welcome people to have an opinion. I was really skeptical about that but Eugene has been really amazing in allowing us to just show African love. For all of us, that was really important – brotherhood, romantic love, love for music, love for one another, love for Kenyans.”
For Producer Eugene Mbugua, Season 2 is exciting because everyone is a bit used to the camera now. “They know how to express themselves more now. You’ve seen the personas come out strongly. Season 2 has more of that.”
After a successful fifteen-year career that saw Sauti Sol become the most successful musicians to ever come out of Kenya, they decided in 2019 to form a record label Sol Generation to impart their learnings to the next generation of musicians. Sol Family is a docu-reality show that gives viewers a front seat to the behind the scenes look at their endeavour to achieve this. The show brings to the forefront of the people and the work that goes behind the hit-making machine that is Sol Generation.
The show explores the lives of Savara, Chimano, Bien, and Polycarp as well as the stars of Sol Generation; Nviiri, and Bensoul and the team behind their management that makes the magic happen. The show delves deep into the music-making process as well as the elements of their personal lives that make them tick.
For the first Season, Sol Family went on to show the audience how their legendary acts as mentors in the music industry, leaders in the company, their spouses and them as role models in the society and friends in their circle.
Season 2 will dive deeper into their mantra; DOPE (Discipline, Order, Passion, and Excellence) and how they apply this principle in their daily lives, personal relationships, businesses and musical prowess. What it takes for them to stay at the top, the stars acquiring business assets, finding and staying in love, perfecting their music craft, re-connecting with family, dealing with industry heat and so much more on this season.
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Sauti Sol is Africa’s leading band. The group are B.E.T. nominated artists, and have won various awards including MTV Africa Music Award for Best Group; and MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act.
Eugene Mbugua is a content creator, writer, producer and director. Eugene was the youngest producer with a show on Kenyan national television when at 22 his first TV show Young Rich premiered on Kenya’s K24.
Sol Generation is a music record label, founded in Africa with the sole mission of producing Iconic Live African Acts. It is a stable of epic thinkers, timeless musicians, and authentic songwriters. It is the brainchild of Polycarp Otieno, Willis Chimano, Delvin Savara; and Bien-Aime Alusa, all members of Sauti Sol. After a successful fifteen-year career that saw them become the most successful musicians to ever come out of Kenya, Sauti Sol decided in 2019 to form the record label to impart their learnings to the next generation of musicians. Bensoul and Nviiri are signed to Sol Generation.