Multi-award winning Kenyan afro pop music group has been nominated for the “BET AWARDS” 2015 as Best International Act: Africa (Kenya). The news has come as the group starts a two-week USA Tour. Dubbed #SautiSolRoad2BET they will hold major performances in the cities of Washington DC, Minneapolis, Dallas TX, Atlanta GA and Seattle WA starting 21st May, 2015.
The “BET AWARDS” broadcasts live from the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 28 from 5:00-8:00 pm/PST. Sauti Sol will be part of the celebrated award ceremony that will have must-see moments, outstanding talent, and exquisite music: from Michael Jackson with James Brown to Destiny’s Child and Terrence Howard to the reuniting of The Fugees.
Speaking right before their departure to USA #SautiSolRoad2BET Tour, Sauti Sol members unanimously expressed their joy and excitement. “We thank everyone for the congratulatory messages. We are so honoured to represent Africa in this year’s BET AWARDS,” asserting, “It’s time for Kenyan music and African entertainment to shine. Soon, we will be releasing our third album, Live and Die in Afrika.”
Sauti Sol has received an official invitation from BET Network’s Chairman & CEO Debra L. Lee. She said, “Your nomination is a result of your outstanding achievement and accomplishments in your craft,” adding, “join me in Los Angeles as we celebrate and recognize the best in entertainment. Special milestone …” Since 2001, BET AWARDS has gathered the fiercest and finest talent from across the globe together each June to celebrate their achievements from the past year. With 7.9 million viewers last year (yet again, one of the highest rated awards shows on cable) and dominating Twitter with 11 million tweets for the night.
Sauti’s BET History
Sauti Sol have been nominated at BET Awards 2015 as Best International Act – Africa (Kenya), alongside Nigerian artistes: Yemi Alade and Wiz Kid, Ghanaian artistes: Sarkodie and Stonebwoy, Fally Ipupa (DRC Congo) and South Africans: The Soil and rapper AKA.
In 2014 Sauti Sol were the first Kenyan Act to win the coveted MTV EMA Best African Act Award.
Sauti Sol have been nominated for an MTV EMA Best Worldwide Act.
Exclusive #SautiSolRoad2BET Tour Schedule in the USA:
Thur, May 21st: Minneapolis, MN @ C’est La Vie
Sat, May 23rd: Washington, DC @ CoCo Cabbana
Sun, May 24th: Dallas, TX @ Shark Bar
Sat, May 30th: Atlanta, GA @ 595 North
Sun, May 31st: Seattle, WA @ EMP Museum
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