If you’re a Coke Studio Africa fanatic, then it’s high time you started planning on how your 2019 will start as the event new season is set to return on air in February 2019.
Production of Coke Studio Africa 2019 commenced at Super Sport Studios in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi in the first week of November 2018.
Twenty-five (25) artists and producers will be featured in the new season and as always will be drawn from Sub-Saharan Africa. They include Wasafi music producer, Lizer, “2 in 1” hit maker Naiboi (Kenya), Winky D (Zimbabwe), Mahlet (Ethiopia), Messias (Mozambique) and Alvin Kizz (Uganda). Returning on the show are continental stars: hip-hop star Khaligraph Jones (Kenya), Diva Sheebah (Uganda) and BET award-winner Rayvanny (Tanzania).
Queen Sheebah returns to the show
“We are very excited that the pool of young and vibrant artists across the continent has significantly grown and we now have many stars to bring together to make amazing collaborations for the world to see and hear. 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,” said the organizer.
South African production giant Mashoba Media has been given the task to put together the 2019 season working with a team of experts from around the continent. “We are very excited to be back in Nairobi for one of our most favorite and challenging projects. We will focus on delivering world class quality in sound and picture as we tell stories from Africa through music,” said Tim Horwood the Executive Creative Director.
The official first episode of Coke Studio Africa 2019 is expected to air February 2019 but before then, the show will release exclusive and original content online and on TV themed for Christmas season.
The selected artists will spend the forthcoming weeks at the recording studios of Coke Studio Africa in Nairobi, Kenya creating music.
Coke Studio Africa is a music collaboration show that brings together diverse African music talent and they create Covers, Throwbacks and Original Compositions. They show also features one International musician. The last edition in 2017 featured American R&B star Trey Songz.