Sauti Sol beat stiff competition from Mi Casa (ZA) , Yamoto Band (TZ), Radio and Weasel (UG), R2Bees (GH), Bracket (NG), Bana C4 (CG) and Os Moikanos (AO) to win ‘Best Group’ award at the recently concluded African Diaspora Music Awards (15/10/2016) held in Dallas, Texas.
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Sauti Sol took to social to thank their fans for voting them in as winners. Kenya walked away with three key awards. Singer Akothee swooping ‘Best Female’ award in a category heavily contested by Victoria Kimani (KE),Vanessa Mdee (TZ), Ester Aweke (ET), Tsedenia Gebremarkos (ET), Lina (TZ), Knowles Butera (RW), Sheebah Karungi (UG). Willy Paul scooped the ‘Best Gospel’ category , Sauti Sol however lost ‘Best Male – East Africa’ to high flying bong star Diamond.
Sauti Sol now shift focus to the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 (MAMAs) going down in Jo’burg on 22/10/2016. The lads have been nominated in four categories: Best Group, Song of the Year – Unconditionally Bae, Best Collaboration -Unconditionally Bae and most importantly Artist of The Year alongside continental greats like Wizkid (NG), Yemi Alade (NG), Diamond (TZ), Black Coffee (ZA).