2Baba, Yemi Alade, Di’Ja Light Up Coke Studio
EACH Episode of Coke Studio is not only becoming more exciting, but also highlighting why Coke Studio Africa has remained the continent’s biggest music show, with an out pour of talents sparking that showcase their tremendous performances.
Episode 8 raised the bar with excellent collaborative performances and sets the ground for episode 9, which is tagged the All-Star Episode and also features a guest from the United States.
On episode 8, dressed in a shade of red, Tanzanian Bongo flava musician, Ali Kiba and East African songstress, Victoria Kimani, captured the hearts of the audience with their electrifying Mash Up, as they performed the club bangers Checkecha/Show, which was produced by awesome Kenyan producer, Owour Arunga, who was as well a part of the performance.
Arunga’s animated conducting, as he jumped up with his saxophone was as much a gratifying scene to watch.
The second song on the episode was from the self-described, Ninja Turtles, Kenya’s Wangechi, Tanzania’s Ben Pol, and produced by Silvastone, a man who showed again that he has singing skills to offer. Spicing up the Mash Up between Wangechi and Ben Pol, Silvastone dropped his melodic flow to heighten the performance.
Di’ja and Hernani Da Silva practically came on stage and ‘killed it’ on Song 3. Rendering AWWW/EX-FAVORITA, a Mash Up again produced by the magic finger of Owuor Arunga, with him jumping about the stage as he assumed full control.
On Song 4, enigma number one on Coke Studio 3, The Unknown DJ made a great melody of the mash up between 2Face and Vanessa Mdee’s Kiss Of Life/Come Over. The song beckoned to super talented Show Producer, Zwai Bela, with an ignorable chemistry rocking the three performers on stage. It could pass off as the favourite of the Episode, with the in-house band in sync with the jolly fellows on stage.