This year, Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show, Coke Studio Africa returns for its fourth season with the American R&B artiste Trey Songz as the guest star. Trey is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished R&B superstars of our time – best known for his Na Na and Slow Motion hit songs. He has won both a Grammy and Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, among countless other accolades.
For the finale episode of Coke Studio Africa 4, Trey Songz will record a song and stage live music performances with Nyashinski (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Rema Namakula (Uganda), Neyma (Mozambique), Serge Beynaud (DRC), Lij Michael (Ethiopia), Patoranking (Nigeria) and Stonebwoy (Ghana).
From South Africa, the show will include the rapper Mtee and the acclaimed South African producer Maphorisa, who will be the genius entrusted with producing these grand collaborations. Ahead of his anticipated arrival in Kenya and show performance,
Trey Songz said in an official statement:
“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, and making a lot of new friends as I discover what they have to offer.”
Last year on Coke Studio Africa season 3, US artist NE-YO performed the song Reason with selected African musicians including Wangechi (Kenya), Alikiba (Tanzania), Maurice Kirya (Uganda), Ice Prince (Nigeria), and Dama Do Bling (Mozambique). On the second season of Coke Studio Africa, Wyclef Jean performed his hit song Divine Sorrow alongside Kenya’s King Kaka, Nigeria’s Chidinma and Tanzanian singer Shaa.
This year under the theme Discover, expect to see some of Africa’s biggest music collaborations and cultural fusions, as your favourite Coke Studio Africa artists and producers take you behind the music to reveal how the magic is woven into African melody.
Trey Songz has six albums under his belt and has had more than six successful international world tours. The production of most of his songs evoke emotion, with subjects varied between lady love, club culture and the highs and lows of love and relationships.
Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive show seeking to bring together, and showcase the diversity of African musical talent. Season 4 includes artistes from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Togo, Ghana, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.