The year was 2014 and the month was October when Kenya’s top boy band Sauti Sol flew the Kenyan flag high by scooping the MTV EMA award for Best African Act.
Consequently, the Afro-pop band became the first Kenyan music act to ever receive the award, validating both them and Kenyan music as a force to reckon with globally.
To scoop the prestigious gong, the ‘Sura Yako’ hitmakers beat other African artistes — Davido (Nigeria), Diamond (Tanzania), Toofan (Togo) and Goldfish (South Africa).
The win also saw Sauti Sol move into the final round as one of the 10 nominees in the INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE ACT category.
Strangely, the four-member band never officially received the award until two days ago and close to three years later.
Taking to social media, Sauti Sol, their manager Marek Fuchs, their publicist Anyiko Owoko, and band member Chimano all celebrated the arrival of the award.