Kenya’s come back King, Nyashinski, renown for the recent double hits: “Aminia” and “Malaika” returns to Coke Studio Africa, this year paired alongside one of Africa’s most legendary African music acts – Mafikizolo from South Africa – who will be making their debut on the show.
The pairing has already met in Nairobi, Kenya where the show is being recorded, and will be produced by top South African pop music producer, Sketchy Bongo. Last year on Coke Studio Africa, Nyashinski was paired alongside Nigerian super star Yemi Alade. As he makes a return, he expressed his excitement for the new season saying, “I am happy to be back on the show and can’t wait to work with Mafikizolo – a group I have always held in high regard as my icons.”
During a Coke Studio Africa ZA Instagram Live interview with the “Khona” hit makers, Theo of Mafikizolo talked about their experience at Coke Studio Africa while in Nairobi: “We’ve got different studios in a creative environment. We love for its warmth and nice feel. So far the vibe is good!” Adding, “We’ve done some research on Nyashinski and found out that he is very versatile as far as music is concerned. We are also versatile, so expect that we might do a hip hop track, afro beat, house or anything that the producers throw at us.” Mafikizolo also announced that they will be releasing a special album with 20 tracks this year to celebrate their 20th anniversary in the music industry.
Khaligraph, Avril, The Band BeCa and Sauti Sol are among top Kenyan music acts set to feature on Coke Studio Africa – 2017, this year. The show starts to air across different regions from September and will broadcast across over 30 African countries.