Coke Studio Africa has began production in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi under Tim Horwood’s direction.
“We are excited to soon kick-start the production of Coke Studio Africa 2019,” Coke Studio Africa project manager Andrew Endovo Alovi said. “Expect an interesting twist of themes and musical fusions!
“The show has always been at the forefront of producing quality music while at the same time granting various artists across the continent mega exposure, and opportunities to collaborate among each other. They also get to work with some of the best local and international professionals in the music world.
“Much as the final list of artists participating will be unveiled in a few days, we are very excited that the pool of young and vibrant artists across the continent has significantly grown. The artists will be paired alongside Coke Studio Africa super producers, who will then be tasked with engineering the show’s musical fusions and collaborations.”
An online exclusive will be aired before the show goes to TV. After the online special, the first episode of the season will show up on TV in February 2019.
Since its first season, Coke Studio Africa has brought stars across countries together. While some of these collaborations have yielded memorable performances onstage, others have lasted beyond the TV screen. Nigeria’s RunTown and South Africa’s Nasty C released the single ‘Said’ after an initial collaboration on the grounds of Coke Studio Africa.
It is yet to be known whick local artistes will be part of the project that has in the past been graced by Eddy Kenzo, Bebe Cool, Chameleone, Rema and Lydia Jasmine among others.
Over the years, the project has been used by artistes to push the creativity envelope on things like mash ups and penning impromptu projects.
The edition will air in February 2019.
Source: Music in Africa