One person who is undoubtedly and thoroughly impressed with Sauti Sol is Kenya’s rap veteran Jua Cali.
The King of Genge, who is one of the longest-serving artistes still in the game, has sent a glowing shout out to the high-flying Afro-pop band. Taking to his Instagram page last evening, the “Kiasi” hitmaker made known his feelings for Sauti Sol’s recent works.
“Sauti Sol, watu wangu! Manze, Nataka kuwabig up sana joh kwa hizi project mnafanya joh. Yaani mna-push hiyo boundary, mnapeleka ngoma za Kenya to the next level…so big up manze,” Jua Cali saig.
Jua Cali further noted how Sauti Sol have made it possible for Kenyan music to cross borders to foreign countries including China. Expressing his heartfelt pride, Jua Cali encouraged the boy band to keep up the good work.
He further joked that Sauti Sol should keep their next song “long and sweet”; in reference to the band’s latest release Short N Sweet with Nyashinski.
“Endeleeni Ivo Ivo au Sio? Halafu next time joh! Make it long and sweet, au sio? Morale and respect,” said Jua Cali.
Sauti Sol are currently riding high on Short N Sweet’s massive airplay and popularity. It has been viewed over 1.3 Million times on Youtube since its release on May 21.
Jua Cali’s tribute comes months after King Kaka called out Sauti Sol accusing them of doing nothing to help the Kenyan industry.