Coke Studio Africa confirmed Mega Platinum star, Jason Derulo as the shows guest star this year set to feature on a special episode themed the Global Fusion Edition! The American Pop/R&B singer and dancer who is currently riding high with his latest banger Swalla arrived in Nairobi, Kenya this week (June 2017) to participate in the recording of Coca-Colas flagship African music show.
During his time at Coke Studio, the new-school, multi talented creative giant who has sold over 50 million singles and impressively achieved 11 platinum singles including Wiggle, Whatcha Say, Talk Dirty, It Girl, In My Head, Trumpets and Marry Me will meet and work with 11 talented African Stars including Ugandas Bebe Cool, Dela (Kenya), Rayvanny (Tanzania), Mr. Bow (Mozambique), Falz (Nigeria), Joey B (Ghana), Betty G (Ethiopia), Jah Prayzah (Central Africa Republic/Zimbabwe), Shekhinah (South Africa), Locko (Cameroon) and Denise (Madagascar).
Jason has sold 94 million-plus single equivalent sales worldwide (5.5 billion streams & 58 million downloads). Both his introductory breakout Watcha Say and Talk Dirty [feat. 2 Chainz] reached quadruple-platinum status, while Want To Want Me and Ridin Solo went triple-platinum, and Trumpets, and Wiggle feat. Snoop Dogg, and In My Head earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include Marry Me,The Other Side, and It Girl, while Get Ugly and Dont Wanna Go Home went gold.
I am excited to be part of Coke Studio Africa – 2017. I cant wait to meet and make great music with the African super stars, Derulo exclaimed, adding that he is also looking forward to lend all his expertise, learn and exchange ideas with the African artistes, producers and the shows creators.
Two of Africas hottest music producers: Masterkraft (Nigeria) and DJ Maphorisa (South Africa) will be tasked with producing all the African artistes and Jason Derulo, after which all the music will be performed and recorded live alongside Coke Studios highly talented house band.
“In 2014 Coke Studio Africa saw the legendary Wyclef Jean take the stage and light up our households with the unforgettable Divine Sorrow. In 2015 super star NE-YO took Peace One Day to Rwanda and delivered a Coke Studio original song Reason. In 2016 Coke Studio saw the iconic Trey Songz set the stage on fire with his dynamic presence and now, in 2017 we are proud to have Mega Platinum star: Jason Derulo, a new-school, multi-talented creative giant who has sold over 50 million singles and impressively achieved 11 platinum singles including Wiggle, Whatcha Say, Talk Dirty, It Girl, In My Head, Trumpets and Marry Me, commented Rodney Nzioka, the Coca-Cola Uganda Franchise Brand Manager.
This year, Coke Studio has merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into onebigger and better, Coke Studio Africa 2017, which includes artistes from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Cote dIvoire, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, DRC and Cameroon. The new season is set to premiere in different regions from September this year and will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.