‘COKE STUDIO AFRICA 2019’ RETURNS FOR ANOTHER THRILLING SEASON PEGGED ON “PRIDE” AND “CELEBRATION”

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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’, to air in February 2019. 

Coke Studio Africa Project Manager Andrew Endovo Alovi says “We are excited to soon kick start the production of Coke Studio Africa 2019 – 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”.

In the new season of Coke Studio Africa, viewers of the show should expect to once more watch more than 25 talented stars drawn from Sub Sahara Africa. Some of these artists include from Ethiopia; songstress Mahlet G/Ghiorgis, versatile DJ / artist Rophnan Nuri, Abush Zeleke, Yared Negu and Bisrat. Other acts from across the region will include Messias (Mozambique), Alvin Kizz (Uganda), Khaligraph Jones (Kenya), the BET award-winner Rayvanny (Tanzania) and Winky D (Zimbabwe).

The selected artists will be paired alongside Coke Studio Africa Super producers, who will produce the show’s musical fusions like Covers, Throwbacks and Original Compositions.  

Monali Shah, Head of Content Excellence, for Coca-Cola Southern and East African Business Unit says, ‘’As a company, we’re overly excited to be back for yet another captivating season of Coke Studio Africa. With the program, we continue to set the pace in the industry by using music to connect with our consumers, who are big enthusiasts of it. The program continues to create business opportunities for hundreds of people in the industry, across the continent, working on the various components of this production.” She adds, “We are very excited to have some new partners come on board to join us as we make great music from Africa to the world.”

The official partners for Coke Studio Africa 2019 include: Sankara Hotel, PACE Africa, Yallo and Home 254. 

Tim Horwood, the Executive Creative Director says, “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.”

The official first episode of Coke Studio Africa 2019 is expected to air February 2019 but before then, the show has released exclusive and original content online and on TV-themed for Christmas season.

Find the Christmas Playlist here: www.youtube.com/user/cokestudioAfrica/playlists

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.