Sauti Sol, Kenya’s multi-award-winning band, are back with more drama, more spice and more music as Showmax picks up the hit docu-reality series Sol Family for a second season, coming exclusively to Showmax from 15 March.
Sol Family, which premiered in August 2020, took fans behind-the-scenes into the lives of Bien, Savara, Chimano and Polycarp, the four members that make up Sauti Sol, as well as their Sol Generation protégés Nviiri the Storyteller and Bien Sol.
Praised by fans for its humour (and memes) and for offering an intimate and authentic look into the lives of Africa’s biggest band, Sol Family became an instant hit among fans, even making it to Showmax’s list of most-watched shows on the platform for weeks.
Sharing his excitement about the upcoming new season, producer Eugene Mbugua (Our Perfect Wedding Kenya, Concert Nyumbani) called season one a “resounding success”, especially among the many Sol Generation fans who felt that they got to know and relate with their stars better.
As to what fans can expect in season two, Mbugua says, “We have an exciting season lined up which we have been filming since July of last year. We’ll give the audience a more in-depth look into the couples on the show. We’ll also get to take you behind the scenes of what happens when Sauti Sol, Nviiri and Bensoul hit the stage.”
While their biggest challenge filming season one was COVID-19, Mbugua reveals that things have been much easier this season after some restrictions were lifted. As such, the audience will also get to follow Sauti Sol and Sol Generation for an out-of-town experience as the show travels to Meru, Diani and even Lamu.