sautiAn article run by the Daily Nation which appears to undermine the efforts of Sauti Sol after they failed to win at the MTV Awards, has become the subject of an online uproar from local celebrities.

The article titled, Sauti Sol Fail To Impress At Continental Awards Again, was also published on Nation Media Group’s Nairobi News.

The article caught the attention of local celebrities including H_art The Band, Avril, Nameless who took to social media to bash the daily. They also used the opportunity to appreciate the efforts of Sauti Sol in putting the Kenyan music industry on the international map.

The afro fusion band wrote:

“when they don’t know what you go through this is the result…”
@sautisol ,they may not appreciate your effort at the time but we do appreciate sana .we know what the nominations have done to put Kenya’s industry on the map and keep doing what you do we are behind you.Gear no. 5 #ArtistUnited


   Avril was also on the daily’s case saying:

*Sigh* Why would someone write this? Any who. Will say again. I’m proud of@SautiSol and what they are achieving. The journey has just began


While the veteran himself, Nameless had this to say:

No matter what some unprogressive and unpatriotic Kenyan reporter may say, @Sautisol we are proud of you for representing us on the continental platform. You continue to impress us, You Are Kenya!



As much as people say ‘I’m only responsible for what I say not what you understand,’ the title somewhat paints Sauti Sol as failures while they are not entirely to blame. In the spirit of supporting our own, I’m sure the writer could have come up with a better title that appreciates the band’s efforts instead of undermining them.