Sauti Sol have once again caught fans by surprise after announcing that band members will take a break from working as a group later this year.
According to the boy band, the hiatus marks a new beginning for them after being together for over 20 years.
“While the indefinite hiatus marks the end of a specific chapter, it also represents a new beginning for Sauti Sol. As close friends and business partners, the band members: Bien Aimé Baraza, Chimano Willis, Polycarp Otieno, and Savara Mudigi, are eager to explore fresh creative avenues and embark on personal endeavors. However, their friendship and vision will continue to be the driving force behind their future projects,” the band said in a statement.
The group is set to embark on a world tour that will see them hold final concerts in Canada, United States and Europe between May 21 and September 3.
“This tour is a celebration of a remarkable journey filled with excitement for the future and a testament to the enduring bond of friendship and partnerships built over 20 years in the industry,” the statement further read.
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Many have however been left disappointed since Africa has been excluded from the world tour. Others can’t fantom the fact that their favorite band will no longer be together. Below are some reactions from netizens.
Joshartfit: Kizungu mingi, sema tu mnaachana… Na mkiachana the only guy who will make it will be Bien.. Savara awache hizo reggae za Kinyozi, atakua upcoming Gengetone Artist. Chimano will have like 15 fans, Polycarp will struggle not knowing whether he should sing or play the guitar
Miss Mbete: Come on guys world Tour you mean ,with no mention of Africa.We need one please .starting from Nairobi and back in Nairobi where you guys started ‘Live n Die in Africa’
Viv Wandera: Your final show should’ve been in Nairobi. With your songs from Mwanzo to Midnight Train. Please add Nairobi @sautisol
Max Malaika: Go f**k yourselves. You have messed me up . Bien nitakunyoa hio kipara ata wewe Savara usikuje Kasarani. Album nitabuy kama mnafanya show Nairobi not this World tour nonsense mnafanya . Ata naambia Andrew Kibe awatusi
Sauti Sol has however promised to release one last album before the year ends.