It has been confirmed that American R&B act, Trey Songz will be this year’s Coke Studio Africa’s international star guest.
Ahead of his visit, the award-winning artiste said,
‘I have always been committed to spending time on the continent of Africa yearly. My fans show me so much love when I’m there. I can’t wait to visit Kenya and partner with the Coca Cola Company on this initiative. I am fortunate to be working with some of Africa’s biggest stars. I look forward to learning from them, making a lot of new friends as I discover what they have to offer.’
He will be in Nairobi, Kenya later this month to participate in the fourth season of the annual music show. Songz has previously been to Africa when he visited Nigeria and South Africa last year.
Among the artistes scheduled to work with Trey include Kenyan rapper Nyashinski, Nigeria's Yemi Alade, Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Rema (Uganda) and Neyma from Mozambique.
Others are Serge Beynaud (French West Africa), Lij Michael (Ethiopia), Stonebwoy (Ghana) and South Africa's Emtee.
South African record producer Maphorisa has been tasked to produce Trey and the African stars.
The singer has six albums and over six successful international world tours under his belt, selling an overall 14 million records worldwide in singles and albums.
He is known for his global hit songs among them Can’t Help But Wait, Say Aah, Ready, Bottoms Up ft Nicki Minaj, Heart Attack, Love Faces, Na Na and Slow Motion .
His latest album, Trigga (2014), debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Coke Studio Africa brings 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 also features music producers such as Kenya's Madtraxx, MasterKraft (Nigeria), Bushingstone (Uganda), DSK (Ivory Coast) and Nigeria's Chopstix.
The 2015 edition featured yet another American R&B star Ne-Yo.