Ahead of the anticipated premiere of the new and upcoming season of Coke Studio Africa –February 2019, the show has released its much anticipated Christmas Playlist. The playlist features “Deck The Halls”— an original R&B/hip hop track performed by two of Africa’s rising hip hop stars: Fik Fameica and Laylizzy (Mozambique).
Fik and Laylizzy recorded the “Deck The Halls” earlier this month during the recording of the upcoming new season of the show dubbed ‘Coke Studio Africa 2019’ where they first met. Singing in Luganda, Portuguese and English, the duo immediately struck a rapport, as they worked on several music fusions produced by Tanzanian producer Lizer. Lovers of the show will get to see Fik and Laylizzy in cutting-edge performances that will unite audience from East to Southern Africa and across.
Ahead of the release of “Deck The Halls”,Fik Fameica said, “Christmas is a season that unites us all irrespective of our backgrounds and country of origin. I am so glad to have met a new friend and artist I admire: Laylizzy from Mozambique. Our Christmas song is definitely bringing different cultures together. Hope you will all love it!”
Other Coke Studio Africa stars featured on the 2018 Christmas Playlist include Moji Shortbabaa (Kenya) in “12 Days of Sikuku” and Skales (Nigeria) in “Joy To The World”. Every year, Coke Studio Africa releases Christmas hits with an urban pop twist remade by Coke Studio stars drawn across the continent. You can now find the Christmas Playlist on Coke Studio Africa YouTube.
‘Coke Studio Africa 2019’ will feature over 25 African musicians drawn from several countries across Sub Sahara Africa, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa, among others. Once again, the show will present to lovers of African music: world-class music fusions and original compositions, engineered by some of Africa’s top music producers.