Ugandan singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool will be releasing a collabo with American singer Jason Derulo at the 2017 Coke Studio that merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into one.
The merger increases the number of participating countries to 16, up from 11 nations in the previous edition.
This season will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa. The production now includes artists from South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon.
The last edition featured Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote d’ Ivoire, and Togo whilst South Africa had its own production.
Like the previous editions, Coke Studio aims to inspire and introduce Africa’s music talents to a wider audience through interaction, collaboration and cooperation amongst musical artists while also building a strong brand connection with Africa’s young and growing population.
Some of the renowned names this season include Khaligraph Jones and Band Becca from Kenya, Rayvanny, Izzo Bizness, Nandy from Tanzania, Sami Dan from Ethiopia, Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo and Sheebah, Ykee Benda representing Uganda, Nasty C, Busiswa, Mashayabhuqe from South Africa, Youssoupha from Democratic Republic of Congo, Runtown and Yemi from Nigeria.
Dji Tafinha from Angola, Laura Beg from Mauritius, Jah Prayzah and Slapdee from Central Africa Republic, Bisa Kdei and Worlasi from Ghana, Betty G from Ethiopia, Bruce Melodie, Shellsy Baronet and Mr. Bow from Mozambique, Denise from Madagascar and Ozane from Togo, Freeda from Namibia.
Bebe addressed a Coke Studio Press Conference at Stanley Hotel Nairobi over the weekend.
He has thanked Coke studio for opportunity he has got to work with different artists from different parts of the world.
He then visited Citizen TV studios and had a chat with his Kenyans fans.
Bebe Cool who carries the Uganda and East African flags high is working on a project aiming at recording a song with American singer Derulo.
Jason Joel Desrouleaux known professionally as Jason Derulo is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Since the start of his solo recording career in 2009, Derulo has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved eleven Platinum singles, including “Wiggle”, “Talk Dirty”, “In My Head”, and “Whatcha Say”.
After producing records for several artists and writing songs for Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman, Young Money Entertainment owner Lil Wayne and rapper Diddy, Derulo signed to minor recording label Beluga Heights.
In 2015, Derulo released his single “Want to Want Me” and announced his fourth studio album, Everything Is 4, which was released on June 2, 2015.