BET nominated Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol have come out to distance themselves from claims that they hosted fans to a substandard concert in Los Angeles. According to their publicist, Anyiko Owoko, the show was beyond the band’s control.
“That wasn’t a Sauti Sol concert. There were a series of pre-BET concerts in Los Angeles and Sauti Sol were just one of the performers involved in the show that was supposed to feature the nominees from Africa. Most of the nominees did not show up and probably that is why people were not satisfied due to great expectations. Besides, it was not a Sauti Sol show,” Anyiko Owoko told Pulse.
One of the rants posed by a fan on social media claimed Sauti Sol short-changed their fans.
“Sauti Sol played for less than 15 minutes from what was to be a four-hour show… clearly a poor choice of tact. Secondly, the sound system was horrible. It blared like a cheap, second-hand concoction in a cheap bar in River Road. Certainly not good image portrayed in the City of Angles.
Lastly, efforts to get patron concerns addressed by the event organizers were met with abuse and profanity (sic)”