Sol Filosofia

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Sol Filosofia
Sauti Sol - Sol Filosofia.jpg
Studio album by
Released25 February 2011
LabelPenya Records
Sauti Sol chronology
Sol Filosofia
Live and Die in Afrika

Sol Filosofia is the second studio album by Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol. It was released on February 25, 2011 by Penya Records, and launched at the Alliance française in Nairobi.[1]

The album's two singles "Soma Kijana" and "Coming Home" also had music videos released, with that of the latter featuring


  • "Soma Kijana" was released as the album's lead single. It urges all youth to take education seriously and read. The song's genre was inspired by one of Sauti Sol's biggest inspirations, the late Daudi Kabaka.[citation needed]
  • "Coming Home" was released as the album's second single. A music video for the song was released on 13 April 2011, and featured singer and reality star Patricia Kihoro. In the video, guitarist Polycarp Otieno finds himself rejected by his girlfriend soon after the band returns home from tour, pushing him to take his own life as his fellow band members try to save him.[2] A sequel of the song is said to be in production. The song won the Best Music Video award at the 2011 Kisima Music Awards.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing for Sol Filosofia adapted from[4]

3."Coming Home"4:43
4."Soma Kijana"4:03
6."Bowana Lelisu"2:37
9."Row Your Boat"4:20
11."Private Spice"3:56
12."Sol Generation"3:46


  1. ^ "Concert/Album Launch: Sol Filosofia, Feb. 25 2011 @ Alliance Française Garden". Nairobi Now. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Sauti Sol "Coming Home"". Marko Roca on YouTube. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ "The 2011 Kisima Music Awards Winners". Kisima Music Awards. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Sol Filosofia – Sauti Sol". 25 February 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.