(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 11, 2015 ) Newark New Jersey -- This first of its kind Award Ceremony, broadcast LIVE by Sahara TV, will celebrate Africa's most successful and popular artists, producers, promoters, athletes, fashionistas, designers, and entrepreneurs. There is no other event in history celebrating Africa's artistic and entrepreneurial talent like the African Entertainment Awards USA
East African, music group Sauti Sol has been nominated for the African Entertainment Awards USA category,
Sauti Sol is made up of four men who were nominated for, "Hottest Group," due to their unique passion and talent. The members of this great group include Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Austin Chimano, Polycarp Otieno and Savara Mudigi.
With their great sound, Sauti Sol, "mixes their soulful voices with vocal harmonies, guitar riffs and drum rhythm." As they blend different instruments together to create a unique sound, their Kenyan roots are able to be recognized.
As a widely recognized group around the globe, Sauti Sol has created two albums. In 2008, "Manzo" was released followed by "Sol Filosofia," in 2011. The accolades received by Sauti Sol with these two albums created the precedence for their third album, "Live and Die in Afrika." "Live and Die in Afrika," was released in January 2015.
In addition to an album release in 2015, Sauti Sol has received several awards, including, "Best Song in East Africa 'Sura Yako'" at the Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards. Other awards include "Most Downloaded Group (Sauti Sol)," and, "Most Downloaded Single (Sura Yako)" at the 2015 Mdundo Music Awards.
Sauti Sol also received the, "BBC's 1xtra - Top African Act To Watch," award. As music created a platform for Sauti Sol to make a difference, they received the award titling them "Role Models by the Riara Group of Schools."
As philanthropists, Sauti Sol launched the SOMA SOMA Initiative. While being passionate and caring, the intent of this initiative is to better schools by creating, "peer-to-peer mentorship culture amongst school goers throughout Kenya." Believing in peace, the members of Sauti Sol are positive role models. In addition they have also been recognized by such political figures such as Barack Obama.
To see who will win, "Hottest Group," out of Mafikizolo, P-Square, Sauti Sol and Toofan, tune into the African Entertainment Awards USA on October 31, 2015. Meanwhile, the polls are open. Visit http://www.africanentertainmentaward.com.
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About African Entertainment Awards USA 2015:
The African Entertainment Awards USA is made to showcase and promote the contributions that African businesses and individuals have contributed in the United States and also to create awareness of the issues affecting Africans Diaspora in the United States and the US territories. During the award show several causes will also be promoted. One of them will be pushing for the congress to create the congressional African Immigrant Caucus and asking for congress to dedicate September as African Immigrant Heritage month. The Caucus will be dedicated to voicing and advancing through the legislative process and issues affecting Africans in the United States and its territories. Part of the funds raised will be donated to Save Our Nation a partnering organization dedicating to helping orphans who lost their parent from the Ebola epidemic primarily in west African Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea and other 501(c)3 organizations.
At the Awards show, we will also highlight achievements of other businesses and individuals who are contributing and supporting the growth of the African diaspora. Uniting the African Diaspora is essential in order to accomplish our goals and agenda. The awards will be a platform to achieve the mission.
To date, the structuring of the African Entertainment Awards has been noticed by many different organizations. Such organizations include the Cameroon American Council, Essex County College Africana institute, Our Congressman Donald Payne and other recognized institution, the list of organizations noticing the African Entertainment Awards keeps on growing.
The First African Entertainment Awards will be held at the Mary Burch Theater in Essex County College on October 31, 2015 followed by the after party at the Robert Treat Hotel. EMPAK Corporation, Save Our Nation and, Essex County College Africana Institute have partner up to produce the first award show of this kind in New Jersey.
Being that Newark, New Jersey has the ninth most diverse African population in the country, Newark, NJ plays an important role in the hosting the African Entertainment Awards. According to Tamin, it is extremely important to know that Africans, "exist and have a say."
African Entertainment Awards USA 2015
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