Let’s me start by stating that the coke studio show is not a talent show like TPF, nevertheless it’s a show, a show that bring together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound through fusion. Basically it’s like Big brother (BBA) but for Artist to make music produced by Coca-Cola Company.
It features a line-up of 24 legendary African artists like
Salif keita – Mali
Waje , MI, King Sunny Ade, Jimmy Jatt and Bez– Nigeria
Octopizzo – Namba 8 baiby!!! , Miss karun, Just a band and Dela – Kenya
Diamond and Lady Jaydee from TZ
Qwela, Joel Sebunjo, Lilian Mbabazi – Uganda
Hip hop Pantsula and Tumi – South Africa
Culture music Club – Zanzibar
Booddhi satva – Central African Republic (Don’t know where that is :-P)
How does it works
Lead artist choose the song they will work on, this includes their own popular songs as well as other classics they want to perform and then choose collaborative artists to work with them on the songs… Fusion.
This fusing create a new feel and sound from already existing music , like Octopizzo (25) fusing with Salif Keita (65 – unconfirmed) to sing A Daudi kabaka song.. They create a totally new song out of it… You get the drift now…?
Then they deliver it to you via a show on NTV Kenya at 8pm on Saturday with all the backstage drama, interesting.
All the music born out of the show will be available digitally on
Follow their updates on twitter @cokestudioafr