Coke Studio merges Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa
Coke Studio has merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into one show - bigger and better! Production of Coke Studio Africa 2017 has already started in Nairobi, Kenya and so far promises to be a melting pot of music talents bringing together renowned music producers and top-notch artists drawn from various parts of the continent.
The merger has increased the number of participating countries to 16, up from 11 in previous edition. Countries participating on the show include South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon. Like the previous editions, this year Coke Studio will introduce Africa’s music talents to a new and wider audience through interaction, collaboration and cooperation amongst musical artists while also building a strong brand connection with Africa’s young and growing population.
Some of the renowned names in the upcoming Coke Studio Africa - 2017, include Rwandese artist Bruce Melodie, Tanzanian artists: Rayvanny, Izzo Bizness and Nandy, Ugandan artists Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo, Ykee Benda and Sheebah, Khaligraph Jones & Band Becca from Kenya, Sami Dan from Ethiopia, Nasty C, Busiswa, Mashayabhuqe from South Africa, Youssoupha from Democratic Republic of Congo, Runtown and Yemi from Nigeria. Adding to the list are Dji Tafinha from Angola, Laura Beg from Mauritius, Jah Prayzah and Slapdee from Central Africa Republic, Bisa Kdei and Worlasi from Ghana, Betty G from Ethiopia, Shellsy Baronet and Mr. Bow from Mozambique, Denise from Madagascar and Ozane from Togo, Freeda from Namibia.
Key names in this year’s production are reputable producers such as Yuvir Pillay Nivedan a.k.a Sketchy Bongo and Maphorisa from South Africa, Kiff No beat from Ivory Coast and Nahreel from Tanzania amongst others.
Coke Studio Africa - 2017 is expected to air from August in South and Central Africa markets and from September onwards in East and West Africa. This season will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.