Award-winning Kenyan Boys Band Sauti Sol was among the guests at an exclusive event by National Basketball Association (NBA) to launch the jr. NBA Africa league in Kigali, Rwanda yesterday.
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Savara Mudigi of Sauti Sol joined the inaugural team for a light training session under the watchful eyes of a team from NBA.
The launch dubbed #OCPJrNBA is a partnership between OCP (Office chérifien des phosphates), a chemical company, and NBA that aims to at expand the NBA Junior League programs in Morocco and Rwanda and build new basketball courts for the sport.
Through a post on their Instagram page, the Association revealed how proud they were of the Band that had started the ‘BEWELL’ campaign.
“Sauti Sol got involved in the action today. We’re proud of the #BEWELL campaign they’ve started.” Read their post.
Below is the video of how the event went down in Kigali, Rwanda.
The band posted a message on the Gram thanking the Association for inviting them to join the launch.
“We would like to thank @nba africa for the invite to join them in launching their Jr. NBA africa league. Their investment in sport in Africa is second to none and we are glad to be a part of it. Asante for supporting our #BEWELL campaign and we look to further collaborations in the future. #OCPJRNBA #NBAAfrica”.
The Jr. NBA Rwanda League will feature 30 boys and 30 girls school teams competing for their respective leagues’ championship.
Each school team will represent one of the 30 NBA teams in each league and will receive corresponding NBA team-branded jerseys for their games.
Sauti Sol has been making headlines all through for the right reasons, realeasing hits after hits and making money moves.
Last week, the band behind ‘Sol Generation’ music label landed a lucrative deal with Dutch Airline, KLM to produce a six-track album dubbed ‘1919 to Forever’ in honour of KLM’s inception a century ago.
The record label that has a total of six members namely; BenSoul, Nviiiri the Storyteller, Crystal Asige and Kaskazini band (three members) were tasked to compose an album with a touch of love, escaping the rat race, communal celebrations and real-life issues the common Kenyan faces.
In a social media post, Sol Generation had this to say about their upcoming project, “Are you ready for #1919toForever album? It will be available exclusively on KLM Kenya Facebook page on October 9th. LENGA is @crystalasige's debut single and it's gonna drop the same day so go ahead and LIKE their page as you stay tuned. LENGA is her debut single, a track that is will feature on #1919toForever album by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines”
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