Kenyan Afro-pop band Sauti Sol are with immediate effect the Giants Club ambassadors to call on all young Africans to join the struggle to protect the continent’s most endangered animals.
The four-piece band will be among the celebrities attending the inaugural Giants Club Summit, which is being hosted by the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, on April 29 and 30.
“We have to spread the word and hope our presence would help draw attention to what needs to be done to ensure Kenya’s elephants continue to flourish in the wild.” Said Savara Mudigi, Sauti Sol’s vocalist and percussionist after attending the launch of the event for the summit at the Office of the President yesterday.
Heads of State from across Africa are being invited to the Giants Club event, where they will be joined by corporate leaders, philanthropists and conservationists, to agree on solutions to combat the illegal ivory trade.
Kenya’s environment secretary Judi Wakhungu approved of the group’s involvement in this cause saying “Their music always conveys very strong lessons – Sauti Sol joining us in talking about the importance of biodiversity, and the importance of protecting our natural wildlife, is so key in getting the message across, especially to young people.”