Stanbic Bank and Radio Africa Group are thrilled to announce that Sauti Sol, the award-winning Kenyan band known for their hit song “Sura Yako,” will be headlining the upcoming Stanbic Yetu Festival. The festival will take place on June 10th, 2023, at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi. Sauti Sol will perform a range of music from their five albums and one EP, which have received widespread acclaim both locally and globally. In 2021, the band was recognized by the Recording Academy for their contributions to Burna Boy’s Grammy Award-winning album “Twice as Tall.”
“We are excited to have Sauti Sol perform at the upcoming 2nd Edition of the Stanbic Yetu Festival, they will most definitely help create a soulful and unforgettable musical experience for Kenyans and beyond,” said Lilian Onyach, Head Consumer and High-Net Worth and Ag. Head of Brand and Marketing.
While commenting on the choice of venue, Lilian said, “Uhuru Gardens, which is the event location, was a well thought out and deliberate choice for us as it aligns with our purpose which is ‘Kenya is our Home, we drive her Growth’. Therefore, we want everyone to come to enjoy the music, acknowledge Kenya’s successes, and appreciate our Kenyan heritage. As we know, Uhuru Gardens was officially declared a National Monument in 1966 and is undergoing a massive transformation. The monuments and museum are not yet open to the public, however, Stanbic Yetu Festival audiences will get a slight glimpse of the magnificent grounds.”
The event organiser, Radio Africa Events said that Uhuru Gardens is now a National Monument and Museum with a public arena on the sprawling 68 acres piece of land in Lang’ata, 15 minutes from Nairobi city centre. It will be Kenya’s largest memorial park, honouring heroes, showcasing history and attracting commerce and conventioneers. The Gardens is under the management of the Kenya Defence Forces, therefore promising adequate and high-level security for the music lovers who plan to attend the Stanbic Yetu Festival.
Stanbic Bank also shares a deep heritage in Kenya with a history spanning over 111, and is therefore deeply committed to promoting Kenyan landmarks like the Uhuru Gardens including Kenya’s arts and music industry. The bank believes in celebrating Kenya’s homegrown talent and contributing to the growth of the entertainment industry. This, in turn, helps to boost the country’s economy and create more opportunities for Kenyans.
Stanbic Yetu Festival aims to showcase the power of music to connect people and to bring to life Stanbic Bank’s brand promise “IT CAN BE”, bringing possibilities to life, by creating a truly magical live musical experience for Kenyans.
Tickets for the Stanbic Yetu Festival are available for purchase at www.ticketyetu.com. For updates, follow us on @StanbicKE across social media pages Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and the Stanbic Bank website www.stanbicbank.co.ke.