In 2015, Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol broke the net when they got former US President Barack Obama on his feet to dance to their monster hit, ‘Sura Yako’.
Obama had come to Kenya on official duties and it’s at the end of a long day of meetings and news conferences that the entertainment came up.
Sauti Sol took the stage at Statehouse and brought the house down.
Speaking during a live phone call interview with Bien, radio personality Maina Kageni told his Classic105 audience that he has the photo from that night framed and hang in his house.
‘Do you know What photo of you guys I have hanged in my house?
It’s the photo of when you performed and Barrack obama joined you.
I have it framed and hang on my walls.
I look at that photo everyday before I go to work every morning. You inspire me in ways you will never know.’
On that night, former president Obama celebrated his historic trip to Kenya with an official state dinner and a little bit of dancing courtesy of Sauti Sol.
Along with his half-sister Auma Obama, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta the leaders brought their best foot forward.
Also present was American hip-hop artist Akon and Obama’s step-grandmother, Mama Sarah.
Sauti Sol have since moved on to be one of the most successful bands in Kenya.
They will be launching the ‘Midnight Train’ album on August 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm so be on the lookout as it will be a night to remember.