Coke Studio Africa 3 Produces Electric Mash-Ups, Moments
THE third season of Coke Studio Africa has continued to impress viewers with exciting musical mash-ups, sensational fashion and amazing performances. The last two episodes, 4 and 5, did not disappoint, as the intensity on the show heightened when the mash-up moments between the artistes, showed them effortlessly connecting and sharing inspirational moments.
At the start of each episode, award-winning producer, Zwai Bale, introduces Coke Studio season 3 with the statement, “Season 3 is all about Mash up,” it could be the time to add “and more.”
It was not just about music on episode 4, because one fantastic mash up led to another without a dull moment. The musical fusions that featured Jua Cali and Yemi Alade, Hernani and Di’Ja, Dama Do Bling and Ice Prince, Fid Q and Maurice Kirya, Alikiba and Victoria Kimani, Ben Pol and Avril as well as Cypher from Wangechi were splendid.
Kenya Musical Light Trio, Elani on Coke Tales shared how their first experience opened them to a world of opportunities. The group was also kind enough to leave viewers with a word of wisdom. “Just when you are about to give up, just when you think that this is the end, there is a new door that is just going to open and it is all up to you to go through that door, and that is exactly what that album did.”
On episode 5, there was excitement in the air, considering the amazing dance steps, synchronized movements and the chemistry that lit up the stage, especially from the Kenya songbird, Julianna and Nigeria’s master waist turner, Flavour.
Starting from the calming music set by Kenyan Boy Band, Sauti Sol, the duo of Flavour and Julianna hit it off with the song Adamma/Diana, showcasing once again, not only an amazing collaboration, but a rather difficult- to -ignore chemistry on stage, as they both sported a touch of red in their outfit. Julianna wore a red gown that enhanced her curves, while Flavour stayed simple in red shorts and white vest.
MI and Avril’s mash up, One Naira/Kitu Kimoja had something more than the music, there was the open flattery, as MI not only expressed satisfaction for the way skillful producer, Cobhams turned the song into a whole new song, he added that the rehearsals also afforded him a chance to do something even the viewers could not have missed in his proliferous compliments. In his words, “I get the chance to look into Avril’s eyes, and say some stuff I have been wanting to say.’’
Although, Ice Prince and Dane Do bling just danced, it was good watching the synchronised twist and dance moves between the two of them. Episode 5 had mash ups from Elani and Chidinma, Juliana Kanyomozi and Flavour, Fid Q and Maurice Kirya, Chameleone and Eva Alordiah, Dama Do Bling and Ice Prince and Avril and MI.
The atmosphere is getting more electric on Coke Studio Africa Season 3, and it appears the current is only going to intensify. Episode 6 promises to be even more fun, as the surprising fusion just never stops to amaze.
Coke Studio 3 airs every Sunday on AIT at 6pm and Soundcity at 7.30pm, ONTV on Monday at 6.30pm, every Thursday on BCOS at 6pm and Nigezie on Friday at 7pm.