Over the past decade, Kenya has nurtured a succession of numerous youthful musical bands. Some of the groups have flourished, even as others, despite starting out on a promising note - stumble and fall by the wayside - as core members eventually opt to go separate ways.

The presently globe-trotting Sauti Sol and Just A Band - just back home from a series of overseas gigs, are among those still riding the crest of success. At the onset, both groups set out as boy bands, but current prominence is hinged on maturity and experience acquired as they got immersed in competitive showbiz.

In terms of international exposure, Just A Band - has over recent months been making waves on the global live music circuit, staging numerous performances in the US, across Europe and the United Arab Emirates.

Their popularity is pegged on the band's several award winning animated music videos - and their blend of 'new age' house, electronic, hip hop, disco and funk cocktail they have christened as Afro Electro Gravy.

A growing crop of budding and youthful Kenyan musicians are now opting to experiment making music using assorted instruments as opposed to previous preference for recording localized rap and hip hop rhymes.

The emergent youthful music makers have seemingly picked up the cue and baton from Sauti Sol band's runaway success. They seem determined to break into the local live concerts scene, their presence is a significant pointer that latent, home-grown talent abounds locally.

This shift has resulted in the rise of talented singers like Dela, Fena Gitu, artistes Nina Ogot, Lulu Abdallah, Stan, Dempsey, Andrew Wambua & Afrology, besides bands like Kiu, Sarabi, Elani, H_ART the band, Tune Dem, and Ziqki Tu, just to mention a few.

Later on July, Sarabi are slated to make their debut international performance at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Earlier this year, the youthful band graced the stage at the annual Sauti za Busara festival alongside other Kenyan acts Bonaya Doti and hip hop rapper Octopizzo.

However, these budding bands face the challenge to overcome often overwhelming thrill of earning accolades at events and remaining focused on the demanding effort to stay together.

Several youthful bands have in the past succumbed to the pressure and split up. These include the hyped Coca Cola popstars act Sema, Ma3, Pentamony and Camp Mulla among a string of others.