BET Award Winner Rayvanny is among top Tanzanian music acts set to feature on the upcoming new season of Coke Studio Africa. Others include Bongoflava star Harmonize, R&B sensation Jux, hit-making producer Lizer, honey – voiced balladist Nandy and rising star Mimi Mars. Both Rayvanny and Nandy will be returning on the show for their second time, with Rayvanny paired with Kenyan hit maker Naiboi. The duo will be produced by one of Tanzania’s most respected music producers: Lizer. On Coke Studio Africa 2017, Rayvanny worked with Dji Tafinha (Angola), Sami Dan (Ethiopia) and Laura Beg (Mauritius). He also recorded a song with Jason Derulo alongside other African acts on the Global fusion edition.
Speaking from Coke Studio Africa recording, Rayvanny said: ‘’I’m grateful for making a return to the show. Since last year, I have gained so much experience. I am looking forward to creating great African music once again, this time with my brother GospelOnDeBeatz and the immensely talented Mahlet from Ethiopia,” adding, “Coke Studio Africa offers African artists endless and invaluable opportunities as a platform; my mega collaboration on the “Tip Toe” remix with Jason Derulo was thanks to first meeting Jason at Coke Studio.”
On the new season Nandy will be paired with acclaimed Afrobeats artist from Nigeria, Skales. Harmonize will be paired with celebrated Ugandan singer Sheebah and produced by Nigerian extraordinaire producer from Nigeria GospelOnDeBeatz, with Jux collaborating with Shellsy Baronet—the multi-talented Mozambican singer.
The new season expected to hit TV screens across the continent from Feb 2019 will also feature music acts from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Nigeria, among other countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. As fans await the anticipated new season slated for Feb 2019, expect the release of a Coke Studio Africa Christmas playlist this Dec!