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Willis Austin Chimano popularly known as Chimano, is a vocalist, keytarist, a saxophonist and member of the popular all boy band Sauti Sol.
Early Life and Education
Willis Austin Chimano, professionally known as Chimano, was born on 9th July 1987.
Chimano was born and hail in Nairobi. He is the third born in a family of four (two boys and two girls).
Chimano attended Kakamega high school and Upper hill school for his secondary studies.
He later joined the University of Nairobi where he graduated with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies.
Willis Chimano met his bandmates Savara Mudigi and Bien Baraza in high school. After completing high school, Polycarp who went to Strathmore school joined in to complete the group.
The group initially formed as an acapella and later as it gained an audience it transitioned to Afro-pop music.
Also, their initial group name was ‘Sauti’ (Swahili word which means sound), and later they added ‘Sol’ (Spanish word which means sun). The ultimate name Sauti Sol was supposed to mean ‘voices in the sun.’
Willis Chimano started becoming popular when they released a hit song back in 2011 on the Sol Filosofia album called ‘soma kijana.’
The song was advocating for education for all youths in Kenya and Africa at large.
The group has released five albums so far. They include Mwanzo(2008), Sol Filosofia (2011), Live and Die in Africa (2015), African Sauce (2019), and Midnight Train(2020).
Sauti Sol has won more than 30 awards and has been nominated more than 50 times in local and international award contests.
Award and Nomination
- MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act
- MTV Africa Music Award for Best Group
- Museke Online Africa Music Award for Best Group
- Soundcity MVP Award for Best Group
- All Africa Music Award for Album of the Year in Africa.
Chimano popularly known as Chimano, is a vocalist, keytarist, a saxophonist and member of the popular all boy band Sauti Sol. His net worth is not available.