2016 Coke Studio Africa To Feature U.S. R&B Star Trey Songz

Mark Babatunde September 21, 2016

Grammy award-winning R&B superstar Trey Songz is expected to travel to Nairobi, Kenya, this month.

Capital FM reports that the American artist has been confirmed as this year’s Coke Studio Africa international superstar. The singer/actor is set to headline the fourth season of Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show, scheduled for October. Therefore, Songz will collaborate with a selection of African music stars.

Ahead of his expected arrival, an excited Songz said, “I have always been committed to spending time on the continent of Africa yearly. My fans show me so much love when I’m there. I can’t wait to visit Kenya and partner with the Coca Cola Company on this initiative. I am fortunate to be working with some of Africa’s biggest stars. I look forward to learning from them, making a lot of new friends as I discover what they have to offer.”

 

Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive music show that brings together diverse African music talent for world-class showcases, while giving upcoming artistes the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent.

With the Coke Studio Africa theme of “discovery,” Songz will record a song as well as deliver live music performances alongside African artists, such as Rema Namakula (Uganda), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Neyma (Mozambique), Serge Beynaud (French West Africa), Lij Michael (Ethiopia), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Nyashinski (Kenya), and Emtee (South Africa).

Watch Yemi Alade’s “Johnny” here:

 

Songz and the aforementioned superstars will be produced by African producers Madtraxx (Kenya), Bushingtone (Uganda), Masterkraft (Nigeria), Chopstix (Nigeria), Maphorisa (South Africa), and France-based producer DSK who is originally from the Ivory Coast.

Of the upcoming music collaboration, Maphorisa said, “I have had the opportunity to work with many great artists from all over the world and am very excited to be collaborating with such a talented artist. I believe that we will be making something truly special together and am happy that we are able to share our amazing African sounds with the world in this way.”

Watch Stonebwoy’s “Go Higher” here:

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