Kenyan music band, Sauti Sol, might be a constant feature on Rwanda’s entertainment scene but their performances always leave Rwandans wanting more and that was the case on Friday night as they entertained a youthful audience at the Intare Conference Arena during the Rwanda Green Growth Awards gala in Rusororo.
Hosted by renowned MC Lion Imanzi, the gala was organised to recognize outstanding journalists, young innovators, companies and institutions that made great efforts in contributing in a green environment.
The awards were also held to mark the closing of the Africa Green Growth Forum that was held in Kigali from November 26-30.
The last time the band were supposed to perform in Kigali was during the FESPAD festival at Amahoro indoor stadium parking ground, but they ended up cancelling the performance at the last minute, leaving revelers disappointed.
There was uncertainty again among revelers on whether the band would show up until they appeared on stage at 10.30pm after performances from local artistes Charly and Nina and Bruce Melody.
Sebeya Band which is made up of former students from Nyundo School of Music entertained the guests first and later DJ Miller who is known for his excellent mixes took charge.
Charly and Nina were next and kept revelers on their feet when they appeared on stage few minutes past 8 pm.
They performed many of their hit songs like Owoma, the duo’s collaboration with Geosteady, Indoro, which features Burundian singer Big Farious, Face to Face and many more.
They left the stage for the award giving session which saw the best environment reporters and young innovators, companies and institutions recognized.
After the awards were given out, Primus GumaGuma winner Bruce Melodie got on stage and made an energetic performance which saw his fans sing his name until he left the stage.
He performed many of his popular songs like Ikinya, his collabo with rapper Riderman, Ndumiwe, Ntundize, Ndakwanga and Bloka until the MC called Sauti Sol to the Stage.
At the beginning, the Kenyan quartet were performing as if they were in no mood to entertain the audience something that made some revelers impatient but they later upped their performance.
"Every time we come to Kigali, we feel like we are home," said Baraza, one of the Sauti Sol band members.