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StarNews Signed Afro-pop superstars Sauti Sol!


Sauti Sol is on StarNews!

LOS ANGELES CA, October 1st, 2018 – HOT NEWS ! Kenya’s super star Afro-pop band Sauti Sol is joining the digital platform StarNews!

Sauti Saul, the phenomenon: over the past few years, these four Nairobians have become a huge musical phenomenon in Africa and beyond the continent and have collaborated with huge Nigerian stars like Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage and with the most popular DJs on the planet such as Diplo or Major Lazer. In 2016, they won the prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards and received Best African Group at the AFRIMA Awards, the Soundcity MTV Awards and the UK's BEFFTA Awards.

Not so many of us can say, they had made Barack Obama dance ! However, Sauti Sol can ! It was in 2015, during the US President's visit to Kenya, that the group was invited to sing at the official ceremony.

Sauti Sol shows Obama how to dance to Sura Yako !

By joining StarNews and its mobile operator partners, Sauti Saul will introduce a new media platform to its huge East African fan base but will also reconnect or be discovered by new and existing fans in Central and West Africa where they are often on tour.

"Joining the StarNews family opens up interesting opportunities for us" says Sauti Saul's manager, Marek Fuchs. "This platform is definitely shaking up content consumption models in Africa, and we are proud to be associated with such an emerging ecosystem. StarNews will enable our fans around Africa to engage directly and effectively with Sauti Sol at any time which will helps create an even stronger loyalty. StarNews lets us not only share special content about our lives as a group but also makes it easy to offer concert tickets, meet-and-greet opportunities and other gifts. Basically, we are able to connect with our fans like none of the other platforms; and that’s valuable to us."

Sika Abbey, Director of Content Partnerships has stated "It is an honor for us to collaborate with Sauti Saul! They are one of those unique talent that transcends frontiers, whose work commands immense respect and whose fans are dedicated and deserve the best. This partnership is a testimony of our desire to work with the real influencers in Africa and it give our audiences the content they really care about.  After opening up markets in West and Central Africa, we are now planning our entry into East Africa and things are looking even more exciting with such a popular group on board.  We look forward to launching the Sauti Saul channel on StarNews "

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