Grammy award-winning American R&B/hip hop singer and songwriter Trey Songz is currently in Kenya to feature as a guest star on the upcoming fourth season of Coke Studio Africa themed Discover.
He was officially unveiled in front of hundreds of top media from East Africa on Wednesday 21st September 2016 at a Coke Studio Africa Nairobi press conference, held at one of Coke Studio Africa Season 4 recording studios at Film Studios.
Trey Songz was joined by a cross section of the African artistes set to collaborate with him. They included Nyashinski (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Lij Michael (Ethiopia), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Neyma (Mozambique), Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast), Rema Namakula (Uganda), Emtee (South Africa) and the South African celebrity producer Maphorisa of the Soweto Baby hit fame.
Speaking exclusively on his Coke Studio Africa stint and his first time in Kenya at a press conference, Trey Songz said, “I am very happy to be in Kenya and to be working with a stage full of very talented artistes. The beauty and part I love about Coke Studio Africa is to work with artistes like myself who represent where they are from to the fullest. We have already started working on a great record and I am excited about the music that we have coming.”
While Maphorisa will be producing all the music collaborations between Trey Songz and all his collaborators, all the artistes on Coke Studio Africa will record, and perform alongside a highly talented house band on the show that launches across the continent – October 9th 2016. On the music collaborations and show’s production, Trey Songz noted: “The songs we will produce will give us an opportunity to embrace and uplift the sound of one another. Even with all our different sounds we will have one united sound.”
This year, Uganda is represented by Dr Jose Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Rema Namakula, Radio and Weasel and Lydia Jazmine. Coke Studio season 4 will start airing on 9th October until December 2016.
About Coke Studio Africa:
Coke Studio Africa is Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show. It is a non-competitive music show that 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. It brings together artistes from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound through music fusion. Additionally to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Mozambique, season 4 of Coke Studio Africa will include artistes from Ethiopia, Togo, Ghana, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
About Trey Songz;
Trey Songz is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished R&B superstars of our time. He has won both a Grammy and Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, among garnering countless accolades. Fans across the world have enjoyed his hit songs: Can’t help but wait, Say Aah, Ready, and Bottoms Up featuring Nicki Minaj, Heart Attack, Love Faces, Na Na and Slow Motion, among others.