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Goosebumps! Watch Sauti Sol perform “Kuliko Jana” Acapella with Upper Hill Students



Sauti Sol Upper HillSauti Sol shocked the world when they got nominated for the 2014 MTV EMA (Best African Act) as the underdogs and went on to win the ultimate trophy, beating continental giants in the category such as Davido, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Goldfish and Diamond Platnumz. The following year they became the only East African acts to be nominated for 2015 BET Awards – Best International Act Africa. On July 28th 2016, Sauti Sol made a special homecoming visit to their former school, Upper Hill School. What happened is amazing!

The purpose of the visit was very critical as there have been over 100 arson attacks against schools in Kenya recently.
Sauti Sol was at Upper Hill School to speak out against this and call for a stop to the #SchoolBurning.

“Because of ‪Upperhill‬, Sauti Sol was born. This morning we joined our former high school UpperHill in calling for an end to the school burning menace”

In addition, Sauti Sol also highlighted the SOMA SOMA Initiative which promotes creative arts in education. The SOMA SOMA concept is built around the idea that “creative arts are an intricate part of our development and culture. They give us a sense of unity in our everyday interactions and can be a powerful tool to establish learning”. Band member Savara Mudigi addressed the boys to study hard but at the same time urged them to move on if they fail.

“There are many exams that you will do in life…you should sit for them, pass and progress with life…whichever way you perform, have the heart to soldier on…it is never the end of life because there many opportunities out there.”

BN featured a snippet of the performance on social media during the weekend, however, here is an extended version.


  1. justsaying

    August 3, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Trust BN to always be a week late with everything. Gosh. Slow much. This has been trending for more than a week

  2. laila

    August 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

    So amazing! I love Sauti Sol!
    @justsaying – na wa for your negativity. The full video was just added to Sauti Sol’s YouTube today. BN featured the clip of the video on Instagram when it came out.

  3. le coco

    August 4, 2016 at 7:03 am

    BN it wld be nice for you to shed some more light on this school burning that is happening, after all that’s part of why sauti sol did this song

    • Mel

      August 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      The song is actually on their album. However they have used it as a theme of sorts in the campaign against the school fires. The supposed reason behind the fires is absolutely ridiculous.

    • aisha

      August 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Actually Le coco the song is a gospel song that they wrote not solely for the school burning issue, however the school choir did a cover for it…and they went back to their old school to sing it with them addressing the school burning issue (hope i made sense lol)….. Now to the school burning issue, students in Kenyan boarding schools have gone on a school dormitory burning spree…. not sure why so i will let someone take it over from here….

  4. Emmie

    August 15, 2016 at 4:22 am

    I love Sauti Sol. The song is beautiful and the boys just add so much flavour to it. They must be so proud of being the school that nurtured Sauti sol’s talent. If I could go back to high school, knowing what I know now almost 16 years layer, I ‘d do things so differently. Study towards what i like and not what was expected;focus more, not be scared of being different etc.

  5. olorire

    August 18, 2016 at 11:10 am

    massive goosebumps

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