New Season of Coke Studio Africa Pairs Ghanaian Soul Singer Efya & Eddy Kenzo
Ugandan BET Award Winner Eddy Kenzo – the mastermind behind East Africa’s Most Viewed Music Video ‘Sitya Loss’ makes his debut on Coke Studio Africa this year! Eddy has been paired with Ghana’s vocal powerhouse – Efya. Straight from releasing her debut album: Janesis, Efya is among Ghana’s top music acts to feature on Coke Studio Africa for the first time on the upcoming fourth season.
In an exclusive interview Efya says, “It’s always special to be first in some projects and I will make the best out of this opportunity to represent my country so that my sound isn’t just heard but not forgotten. I want to take with me a structure to be able to fuse my sounds so that when fans from Africa hear a Ghanaian artiste singing they don’t feel like it’s too foreign, they can easily adapt to my sound,” adding, “I am also excited to be singing in Luganda.”
Eddy will be collaborating with Efya and Kenyan producer Madtraxx on Coke Studio Africa. He says, “I am just me – I am real and I love Efya’s energy. Together we will make sure Africa sees the best from our countries, music fans across Africa will discover the best of Ugandan culture – that’s what I plan to show.”
Efya is super thrilled to be working with Kenzo. She says, “He’s a great guy to work with. I got to know of him right after I watched ‘Sitya Loss’ video with millions of views.” Efya has also collaborated with Ghanaian artiste Stonebwoy (also set to feature on Coke Studio Africa season 40 on her new album. She promises to put some soul in everything Eddy Kenzo brings her way! This promises to be one of the biggest songs uniting East and West Africa this year! Coming soon.
EFYA is a Ghanaian singer/songwriter and five-time Ghana Music Awards Best Female Vocalist, (she won the award twice in 2013 when the Maiden edition of the Europe Ghana Music Awards took place). With an all-star cast of collaborations and production from the likes of legendary multi-platinum producer, John Bido, Efya’s anticipated debut album: Jenesis was released in 2016.
Ugandan artiste Eddy Kenzo is among the most loved entertainers and profoundly influential artistes around Africa. His debut single ‘Yanimba’ was a hit song but it was his third single ‘Sitya Loss’ that took the world by storm heightening Kenzo’s brand into the international music circuit. ‘Sitya Loss’ was shared by prominent celebrities like Ellen Degeneres, Puff Daddy, Akon, Ronaldinho, Tevin Cambell, Sanaa Lathan and so many more worldwide. In 2015, he won the BET Award for International Viewers Choice Best New Artist.