Song to feature in a special Coke Studio
Top Nigerian artist Falz famed for hits like “Jeje”, “Soft Work” and “Soldier” returns to Coke Studio Africa for a second time this year, paired alongside Ugandan legendary artist Bebe Cool, who makes his anticipated debut on the show this year.
Last year Falz was paired with Tanzanian rapper Joh Makini and the two produced great covers of each other’s songs and an original track “You Dey Hot”.
Bebe Cool and Falz will be produced by top Nigerian music producer GospelOnDeBeatz. Speaking about his collaboration, Bebe Cool said: “Expect a lot of fire, Falz is a huge hiphop artist and I am a dancehall artist so the fusion is going to be electric!”
On his part, Falz said: “It feels very good to work with Bebe Cool. He is a very cool guy a very chill guy. So far, we have a good working relationship and we are getting along well. I am looking forward to learning more from him about his culture and language– that’s what is most exciting about this Coke Studio experience.”
Both Bebe Cool and Falz will also feature in a special Coke Studio dubbed ‘The Global Fusion Edition’ alongside Coke Studio Africa’s international guest star – the American Pop/R&B star Jason Derulo and eight other talented African stars.
They include Dela (Kenya), Mr. Bow (Mozambique), Joey B (Ghana), Betty G (Ethiopia), Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe), Shekhinah (South Africa), Locko (Cameroon) and Denise (Madagascar).
This year Coke Studio has merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into one. The show promises to be a melting pot of music talents bringing together renowned music producers and top-notch artists drawn from various parts of the continent. The merger increases the number of participating countries to 16, up from 11 in previous edition.