Not many African musicians can boast to have made U.S. President Barack Obama dance to their song in public. If you remember, last July, Barack Obama grooved on Sauti Sol’s hit song “Sura Yako” at a state dinner in Kenya. Sauti Sol, the Kenyan afro-pop band, is not only famous for their musical talent. The group is now earning worldwide attention for their unique sense of fashion.
Celebrating African fashion
Sauti Sol was featured at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery in the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition. The show, which features a wide array of apparel, explores the fashion scene in four major cities of Africa: Casablanca in Morocco, Lagos in Nigeria, Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa. Fashion Cities Africa displays style choices of “fashion agents” such as designers, stylists, photographers, and bloggers. Last year, museum staff along with Africa fashion specialists Hannah Azieb Pool and Helen Jennings visited the four cities in order to identify key “fashion agents.”
The Kenyan musicians, known for their eccentric style, expressed their gratitude on their Instagram page: