Have you ever listened to someone sing and you immediately got goosebumps? That is me when listening to Band Beca. The name of the band was derived from the first two letters of their names, Becky Sangolo and Carol Kamweru.
During an interview conducted by Caroline Mukami, the Brathe hitmakers revealed that they draw their music from what they go through during their day to day lives. I must admit that the singers are quite bubbly and ambitious thus reaching this far.
The 25 year old duo, who released Kindani ndani 4 months ago, gave us a scope of how they conceptualized the song. Well ladies, if your boyfriend left you and took off with another woman, then this is this is the song for you.
You might be wondering how the duo ended up being in the spotlight. They started as background vocalists for famous artists such as Wyre, Camp Mulla, Radio and Weasel among others.
Their music took off so first and the next thing we saw is the two beautiful ladies performing at Coke Studio. Band Beca was also signed by Naiboi under his record label, Naiboi worldwide. They disclosed that Naiboi reached out to them after recognizing how talented they are.
They are however not looking forward to recruiting any member in their band any time soon. For the men out there wondering if they are single, I am about to bust your bubble. The two ladies are taken and we have not being seen photos of their soulmates because they like to keep their personal lives private.
Band Beca however promised us that they are going to serve us with some hot music very soon. The Afro pop duo are taking a different direction in their genre of music.
Expect to hear gengetone from them anytime soon. In all honesty, Band Beca is the next big thing happening globally.
Nearly all relevant musicians in Kenya have been to Coke Studio Africa. But one music heavyweight by the name Willy Paul is yet to make it to Coke Studio.
Coke Studio Africa is a music collaboration show that brings together diverse African music talent to create covers, mashups and even original compositions.
Several collabos have been born from Coke Studio, perhaps the most successful collabo being Diamond Platnumz and Ne-Yo’s ‘Marry You’. The song was recorded in Nairobi when Ne-Yo was in town for Coke Studio.
Coke Studio Africa 2019
Several African music heavyweights have been jetting into the country for Coke Studio Africa 2019. Local musicians like Otile Brown, Naiboi, Khaligraph Jones have been selected for Coke Studio 2019.
In a recent engagement amongst artistes, Willy Paul brought up claims that Coke Studio practices favoritism in selecting Kenyan artistes.
Jalang’o was however quick to dismiss Willy Paul’s claim. The comedian explained that Willy Paul’s character was the reason why he is yet to be selected despite his music success.
“Wewe toka huko, ulitajwa, wakasema talent moto lakini tabia kama first born wa Judas! Ukatolewa,” Jalang’o told Willy Paul.
Willy Paul’s rival Bahati was the first gospel artiste to grace Coke Studio Africa, he was in Coke Studio season 4.
The Coca-Cola Company, through their music flagship show, Coke Studio Africa, announce the return of a new season, set to air February 2019. Production of Coke Studio Africa 2019 will commence at Super Sport Studios in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi starting first week of November 2018.
Coke Studio Africa Project Manager: Andrew Endovo Alovi says;
We are excited to soon kick start the production of Coke Studio Africa 2019—expect an interesting twist of themes and musical fusions! The show has always been at the forefront of producing quality music while at the same time granting various artists across the continent mega exposure, and opportunities to collaborate among each other. They also get to work with some of the best local and international professionals in the music world.
Artists participating in 2019
Much as the final list of artists participating will be unveiled in a few days, we are very excited that the pool of young and vibrant artists across the continent has significantly grown and we now have many stars to bring together to make amazing collaborations for the world to see and hear. The artists will be paired alongside Coke Studio Africa Super producers, who will then be tasked with engineering the show’s musical fusions and collaborations.
Monali Shah, Head of Content Excellence, for Coca-Cola Southern and East African Business Unit says;
“We are very excited to have some new partners come on board to join us as we make great music from Africa to the world. Dusit D2 shall be our official hospitality partner for this new season. As a very progressive hotel that fully embraces the arts we are glad that they have come on board to join us in this journey.”
“Pace Africa, who design and manufacture an array of audio devices such as PACE FOCUS and PACE MATE will power up the sound for the season providing us with headphones and earphones both for the production and for some of our lucky consumers.”
South African production giant Mashoba Media has been given the task to put together the 2019 season working with a team of experts from around the continent. “We are very excited to be back in Nairobi for one of our most favorite and challenging projects. We will focus on delivering world class quality in sound and picture as we tell stories from Africa through music,” says Tim Horwood the Executive Creative Director.
The official first episode of Coke Studio Africa 2019 is expected to air February 2019 but before then, the show will release exclusive and original content online and on TV themed for Christmas season.
In 2014 Coke Studio Africa saw the legendary Wyclef Jean take the stage and light up our households with the unforgettable ‘Divine Sorrow’. In 2015 super star NE-YO took Peace One Day to Rwanda and delivered a Coke Studio original song ‘Reason’. In 2016 Coke Studio saw the iconic Trey Songz set the stage on fire with his dynamic presence and now, in 2017 Coke Studio brings the Mega Platinum star: Jason Derulo, a new-school, multi talented creative giant who has sold over 50 million singles and impressively achieved 11 platinum singles including ‘Wiggle’, ‘Whatcha’ Say’, ‘Talk Dirty’, ‘It Girl’, ‘In My Head’, ‘Trumpets’ and ‘Marry Me’.
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 has confirmed Jason Derulo as this year’s guest star set to feature on a special episode themed the Global Fusion Edition! The American Pop/R&B singer and dancer who is currently riding high with his latest banger ‘Swalla’ is expected to jet into Nairobi, Kenya this week (June 2017) to participate in the recording of Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show: Coke Studio Africa.
Two of Africa’s hottest music producers: Masterkraft (Nigeria) and DJ Maphorisa (South Africa) will be tasked with producing all the African artistes and Jason Derulo, after which all the music will be performed and recorded live alongside Coke Studio’s highly talented house band. Last year, DJ Maphorisa produced music collaborations between Trey Songz and selected Coke Studio African stars.
Coke Studio Africa – 2017 includes artistes from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, DRC and Cameroon. The new season is set to premiere in different regions from September this year and will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.
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