Their live performances are proper
You will have no shouting on stage at a Sauti Sol concert. These guys know that their fans and sponsors pay a lot of money to have them perform, and they deliver straight value for money. No jokes!
They got a fine business sense
The model that they have pursued for producing music is optimal for business. They record an entire album, then launch it with grand fanfare, launch a hot single to whet fans' appetite, then continue to release songs one by one to the local radio stations. This tactic increases their music sales, and at the same time keeps them in demand for shows over a long period.
They tour like mad
To follow through where the last point left off, Sauti Sol are quite special when it comes to planning their tours within Kenya and abroad. Never has a Kenyan band proceeded to conquer the world circuit again and again with such ruthless efficiency. The team at Penya Africa are doing a stellar job. Keep on keeping on.
They have cross demographic appeal
Whether you are from the hilly valleys of Kakamega, or from the concrete jungle in Nairobi, Sauti Sol don't leave you feeling alienated. Why? They sing in fluent English, Kiswahili and their native Luhya dialect. That's a rare triple threat that you don't get from many Nairobi bands, ESPECIALLY those from suburbia.
They have cross border appeal
These guys top charts from Kenya to the Netherlands. They also have mzungu fans screaming their name at international festivals such as South by South West in Austin, Texas. But don't take my word for it, just take a look at the video below this article for their spellbinding performance of 'Awinja' at SXSW earlier this year: