The Coca-Cola Company has announced the official return of its flagship African music show for a fourth season, which will feature 38 artistes including Uganda’s big music names like Chameleone, Rema Namakula, Radio and Weasel and Eddy Kenzo.
The show going under the theme of ‘Discover’, brings together some of the best creative and production brains on the continent with the sole aim of creating the best music engagement platform for teens in Africa.
And this year’s season will feature other artistes from Nigeria, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and the French West African countries – Togo and Cote d’Ivoire – increasing the number of participating countries to 11, up from five last season.
Kenya will be represented by Jaguar, Sauti Sol, The Kansoul and Bahati. Stonebwoy, Efya and El will represent Ghana while from Mozambique, Neyma, Lizha James and Yuri da Cunha will entertain their African fans.
Nigeria will be represented by Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan, Waje, Kiss Daniel and 2 Face Idibia (also known as 2baba).
Tanzanian heavy weights Yamoto Band, Navy Kenzo, Vanessa Mdee and Joh Makini will also grace the Coke Studio stage while Toofan will represent Togo.
As has been tradition, our Ugandan Superstars will get a chance to work with American R n B crooner Trey Songz. Last season notable songwriter Ne-Yo worked with some of Africa’s biggest stars to create an authentic ‘mashup’ that seamlessly cut across borders and cultures.
The show, which unlike other music programmes that focus on the emergence of a winner, is a non-competitive format which seeks to bring together and showcase the diversity of African musical talent. It also gives upcoming artistes the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent.
Coke Studio Africa Season 4 goes on air on October 8, 2016 and in Uganda will be aired on Urban TV beginning at 6:30pm.