paired alongside Nigerian dancehall king Patoranking, also a second timer on the show to be aired in September in more than 30 countries across Africa under the sponsorship of Coca-Cola..Last year Patoranking was paired with Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee while Alikiba worked with Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani before on the show. Patoranking said: “Big shout out to Coke Studio Africa for having me for a second time – the whole music making experience is always a beautiful experience. Imagine me with a legend like Alikiba? It’s a big one!”
Speaking about being back to Coke Studio and working with Patoranking, Alikiba said:“It feels good. I would like to thank Coke Studio for the opportunity – this is for our fans and people all over Africa. The song will be hot! I and Patoranking have an amazing chemistry plus I am a huge fan of Patoraking!”
Patoranking and Alikiba will work with top Nigerian music producer,Masterkraft. Apart from Alikiba, other Tanzanian artists who will participate in the show are Rayvanny, Izzo Bizness and Nandy.
The show will also involve artists from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, DRC and Cameroon who will be accompanied by internationally renowned -musician American Jason Derulo.
This year Coke Studio has merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into one—bigger and better Coke Studio Africa 2017.
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. Coke Studio Africa is Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show. It is a non-competitive music show that brings together diverse African music talent for world-class showcases, while giving upcoming artists the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent.
It brings together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound through music fusion.