Stanbic Bank and Radio Africa Group are delighted to announce that the award-winning Kenyan band, Sauti Sol, will be the Kenyan artists’ headline act at the upcoming Stanbic Yetu Festival that will take place at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
The Afro-pop band of the Sura Yako fame will entertain fans with an array of music from their 5 albums and 1 EP, which were well-received locally and worldwide. In 2021, Sauti Sol received a Certificate of recognition from the Recording Academy for their role in making Burna Boy’s album Twice as Tall which won the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album.
(TOP: Sauti Sol members).
“We are excited to have Sauti Sol perform at the upcoming 2nd Edition of the Stanbic Yetu Festival, they will most definitely help create a soulful and unforgettable musical experience for Kenyans and beyond,” said Lilian Onyach, Head Consumer and High-Net Worth and Ag. Head of Brand and Marketing.
While commenting on the choice of venue, Lilian said, “Uhuru Gardens, which is the event location, was a well thought out and deliberate choice for us as it aligns with our purpose which is ‘Kenya is our Home, we drive her Growth’. Therefore, we want everyone to come to enjoy the music, acknowledge Kenya’s successes, and appreciate our Kenyan heritage. As we know, Uhuru Gardens was officially declared a National Monument in 1966 and is undergoing a massive transformation. The monuments and museum are not yet open to the public, however, Stanbic Yetu Festival audiences will get a slight glimpse of the magnificent grounds.”
The event organiser, Radio Africa Events said that Uhuru Gardens is now a National Monument and Museum with a public arena on the sprawling 68 acres piece of land in Lang’ata, 15 minutes from Nairobi city centre. It will be Kenya’s largest memorial park, honouring heroes, showcasing history and attracting commerce and conventioneers. The Gardens is under the management of the Kenya Defence Forces, therefore promising adequate and high-level security for the music lovers who plan to attend the Stanbic Yetu Festival.
Stanbic Bank also shares a deep heritage in Kenya with a history spanning over 111, and is therefore deeply committed to promoting Kenyan landmarks like the Uhuru Gardens including Kenya’s arts and music industry. The bank believes in celebrating Kenya’s homegrown talent and contributing to the growth of the entertainment industry. This, in turn, helps to boost the country’s economy and create more opportunities for Kenyans.
Stanbic Yetu Festival aims to showcase the power of music to connect people and to bring to life Stanbic Bank’s brand promise “IT CAN BE”, bringing possibilities to life, by creating a truly magical live musical experience for Kenyans.
Tickets for the Stanbic Yetu Festival are available for purchase at www.ticketyetu.com.
The Stanbic Yetu Festival musical journey started in August 2020, where Stanbic Bank in partnership with Radio Africa Group brought together musicians and fans for an innovative virtual music experience to help sustain and connect the local and global music community during the pandemic. In that single night, 7.4 million Kenyans joined the first-ever simulcast of a music concert, a collaboration between Stanbic Bank and all major media outlets in the country. In 2022, the Stanbic Yetu Festival was headlined by Grammy award-winning, multiplatinum singer-songwriter, producer and actor, Anthony Hamilton, together with Otile Brown and June Gachui, who created a powerful electrifying musical experience, attracting over 2000 attendees.