In association with Penya Africa www.penya-africa.com that the founder of Uwezo Mr. Robert Kiboy also founded in 2008 and that has helped produce and establish stars like the MTV/EMA 2014 African Act Winner SAUTI SOL http://www.sauti-sol.com/
Uwezo Awareness Organization partnered with Penya Africa to find and nurture talent in Kenya. Sauti Sol was discovered through this initiative and got training in performing arts, entrepreneurship and life skills. They had an opportunity to get recorded and promoted which resulted in their first album ‘MWANZO’ and sophomore album ‘SOL FILOSOFIA’. Through the networks that they got linked to and the media exposure they became an overnight success and the rest as they say is history. From the same period of enrollment came out other stars such as Muthoni the Drummer queen http://muthonimusic.com/ , Stan and Dela.
The powerful demonstration was achieved in only 2 years and indicators show that if a talent is properly nurtured, guided and supported the sky is the only limit. The next phase of the vision is to scale up and create linkages where the successful model can expand its reach. Furthermore theres also structures and plans in place to upgrade the arts development approach into a hybrid that is able to sustain itself. This via copyright, distribution and talent management.