Last weekend, Eldoret had the privilege of being one of the stops for the Live and Die in Afrika tour by Sautisol. The venue; Eldoret Sports Club. The main sponsors were Kabras Sugar, Menengai Oil, and Chrome Vodka among others. Security was provided by Radar Security. The air was thick with excitement. The fans were dressed to kill, very lively and anxious to see the stars. The fans filled the venue completely and luckily, the pregnant rain clouds of the North Rift held back and did not let their waters break.
Graced by stars such as long distance runner, Ezekiel Kemboi, this event was a must attend. Sautisol being the biggest proponents of supporting local music and talent brought on stage a local gospel band and a dance group also based in the home of champions. These groups did not disappoint. All the while, DNG backed by a wonderful DJ kept the roof up engaging with the crowd through a dance competition of sorts. Amid the cheers and the screams from the adoring fans, the ‘amateur’ dancers pulled out their best moves, some going as far as doing splits!!! And soon, the time was here. The moment we had all been waiting for…Cue lights, cue visual effects, cue the band, and cue DNG. The boys were here! From the elegant costumes, to their footwear, to the almost ruler aligned haircuts, the boys blew the stage. Excitement was so rife, so orgasmic and palpable; you could have caressed it with your pinkie. The crowd surged forward and the music began. From the main song, Live and Die in Afrika, to Nerea, to songs from the one of their previous albums, Soma Soma Kijana. They even performed their latest hit with Ali ‘King’ Kiba, Unconditionally Bae.
The band was amazing, well rehearsed, and with amazing junctions into the different pieces of music. Keeping both the tempo and flowing with key changes were the lights. Basically, the show concept layout and deliverance from the band and its accompanying crew was off the hook. Sautisol have grown in leaps and bounds from their first album Mwanzo, both as composers and now as live performers. So now here are a few of the images I managed to capture of the event (bear in mind I am not a pro photographer but just happy to have used my smart-phone to capture the event) and for a snippet to see the boys on stage click here to view the video.