Coke Studio Africa has unveiled a list 25 music stars from the continent to feature in its upcoming new season set to hit the television screens in February 2019.
In a statement to newsrooms on Tuesday, the music stars set to feature in Coke Studio Africa 2019 were mostly drawn form Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria as well as other countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
‘Vimbada’ hitmaker Moji ShortBabaa, NaiBoi – who is currently riding high with his ‘2 in 1’ smash single – as well as fast-rising songstress Nadia Mukami will make their debuts to represent Kenya in the show, joining recently crowned 2018 AFRIMMA Awards ‘Best Rapper Africa’ Khaligraph Jones who returns for his second stint.
Harmonize of the ‘Kwa Ngwaru,’ WCB top music producer Lizer, crooner Juma Jux and R&B sensation Mimi Mars are the newcomers representing Tanzania on the show. They will join BET award winner Rayvanny and balladist Nandy who both make a second appearance.
Uganda will be represented by top award-winning diva, Sheebah, returning to the show for her second time. She will be joined by 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 coming season will be injected by celebrated music producer GospelOnDeBeat and Nigerian music stars Skales and Rude Boy (formerly of P Square).
According to the statement, “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 December 2018.”