Following a successful launch and the production of the 2019 edition of Coke Studio Africa in Nairobi – Kenya, The Coca-Cola Company unveils over 25 of Africa’s talented artists set to feature on the upcoming new season dubbed ‘Coke Studio Africa 2019’. Music acts and producers drawn from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria and other countries across Sub-Saharan Africa will set your mood right come next year, Feb 2019 –when the show hits TV screens across the continent. Once again, lovers of the show will experience new and exciting music fusions; from covers to throwbacks and original compositions.
As “Vimbada” Kenyan hitmaker Moji Short Baba will be making his Coke Studio Africa debut alongside Naiboi, currently riding high on his smash hit single “2 In 1”; Kenyan hip-hop heavyweight Khaligraph Jones, recently crowned Best rapper in Africa at 2018 AFRIMMA Awards will be making a return to the show for the second time. From Tanzania, BET award-winner Rayvanny and top bongo balladist Nandy will grace the show for the second time. Some exciting new comers on the show from Tanzania include Harmonize of the “Kwangaru” hit fame and Juma Jux, the celebrated bongo R&B sensation and Mdee Music signee Mimi Mars. Uganda will be represented by top award-winning diva, Sheebah, returning on the show for her second time. She will be joined by popular Ugandan music acts such as Fik Fameica and King Saha. A roaster of first timers on the show from Ethiopia includes celebrated songstress Mahlet, to seasoned crooners Bisrat, Abush Zekele, Yared Negu and Rophnan Nuri.
The West African flavor on the show this season will be injected by celebrated music producer GospelOnDeBeat and Nigerian music stars Skales and Rude Boy (formerly of P Square) as they light up the stage with groundbreaking performances and hit records. Production of Coke Studio Africa 2019 is ongoing, with artist duos and music producers creating music that will connect people across the continent. It will include over 10 original compositions and a unique Coke Studio Africa Christmas playlist set for Dec 2018. The anticipated new season will be a Celebration of different musical genres and cultures. Its coming together will be a source of celebration for African content and music, highlighting stories and reunions that you can’t miss!
Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive music collaboration show, which seeks to bring together, and celebrate the diversity of African music and talent. It also gives upcoming artists the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent. The artists are drawn from different genres, eras and regions and put in pairs to create a modern and authentic African sound through musical fusion. As the artists interact and produce music documented by the show’s producers, they also get to learn about each other’s music and styles while exchanging cultures. The show takes the viewers inside the recording studio to watch a diverse range of artists.
Official partners of Coke Studio Africa 2019 include: Sankara Hotel, PACE Africa, Yallo and Home 254. With Pace Africa, the artists will experience high quality music through Coke Studio branded headphones provided by Pace. Other branded Coke Studio branded merchandize will be made from fashion company: Home 254 and Yallo—who make sustainable, leather bags. Sankara Hotel will provide Coke Studio Africa stars world class hospitality, as they spend time at the recording studios of Coke Studio Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.