Uganda: Sheebah, Jazmine for Coke Studio
By Samson Baranga
Sheebah Karungi and Lydia Jasmine join Eddy Kenzo and Bebe Cool to represent Uganda in this year’s edition of Coke Studio Africa.
While Sheebah is making her debut to the show, Jasmine is making her return after last year’s Big Break segment. She performed alongside Bahati (Kenya) and Kiss Daniel (Nigeria).
Jasmine has been paired with Liloca from Mozambique, and they will be produced by top South African producer Sketchy Bongo.
Karungi will perform alongside Asgegnew Ashko from Ethiopia. The two songstresses will also be collaborating with Tanzanian rapper Bill Nass; acclaimed music producer Gemini Major will be in charge.
“My dream is to be the biggest superstar I can ever be. Being on Coke Studio Africa this year is one of the things that make me feel like I’m on my way now,” Karungi said, during the unveiling press conference at the Stanley hotel, Nairobi.
Coke Studio Africa is Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show. It is a non-competitive show bringing 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.
The new season is set to premiere in different regions from September this year, and will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.
Nigeria: Wizkid, Damian Marley Set for Music ‘Collabo’
Nigerian music youngster, Wizkid has revealed that he is working to create a song with Damian Marley, son of late Jamaican legend Bob Marley.
The ‘Starboy’ disclosed this on Thursday via his Twitter handle-@wizkidayo, and shared a photo of himself seated with the Jamaican artist.
He wrote: “Talked about working with this man. Today we dey here! Legend! To the world my friend.”
The move is expected to further boost wizkid fast-rising profile of ‘collabo’ with international artistes in recent times.
In 2016, he was featured by popular Canadian rapper Drake Graham in the song ‘One Dance’.
Other of his ‘collabos’ include ‘Like This’ – Dj Henry ft Wizkid , ‘Shabba’ – Wizkid ft Chris Brown,’Mamacita’ – Tinnie Tempah ft Wizkid.
The ‘Ojuelegbe’ crooner had ‘sold out stadiums’ all over Africa and Europe during his recent world tour and featured on several international magazines, including Vogue.
His contribution to the Nigerian Music Industry has earned him several accolades.
In 2016, he won the ‘African Artiste of the Year’ at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in South Africa and at the maiden edition of the Soundcity MVP Awards respectively.
He has also won two BET Award, three Billboard Music Award, two Heart Radio Music Awards and one MTV Europe Music Awards, among others.
As at June 2017, Wizkid has reportedly received a total of 44 awards from 157 nominations.