Ahead of the Feb 2019 premiere of Coke Studio Africa, the Pan African music collaborative show has selected a cross-section of leading African music producers who continue to set trends and pioneer new sounds and emerging genres on the African music scene to join the upcoming season of “Coke Studio Africa 2019”. Kenyan producers: Majic Mike and Viola Karuri have been tapped to join the Super 8 producers tasked with engineering music fusions and collaborations from all the African stars on the show. 22-year-old music producer, Mutoria, will also make a cameo on the new season.
Well respected producer and singer, Majic Mike has crafted some of the biggest songs in Kenya notably ‘’Ayaya’’ featuring Kris Erroh and ‘’Bum Aye’’ featuring Kambua. Marking his debut, he will produce collaborations between Rudeboy (Nigeria) and Khaligraph Jones (Kenya).
Viola Karuri shot to fame following the release of her Swahili adaptation of the 2017 mega-hit ‘’Despacito’ ‘by Louis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee. The emergingproducer-singer thronged into the Kenyan music scene with her self produced 12 – track album ‘’Everything’’ in 2008. Debuting on the upcoming season, expect to see her production prowess as she lends her finesse producing for Boity (South Africa), Nazizi (Kenya) and Lioness (Namibia) on a special episode involving some of Africa’s trailblazing femcees.
Other producers joining the upcoming season include two of Nigeria’s acclaimed music producers: GospelOnDaBeatz and Krizbeatz, Tanzania’s biggest music producer Lizer and one of Uganda’s most sought-after music producers, Daddy Andre. Renowned Ethiopian music producer, songwriter and DJ Rophnan and the high-flying young Zimbabwean music producer Young DLC will also feature on the upcoming season.