Coke Studio Africa has released a 2018 Christmas Playlist featuring Nigerian star, Skales in “Joy To The World” –an enthralling afro beats Christmas song influenced by ragga and dancehall. The playlist is now available on Coke Studio Africa YouTube ahead of premiere of the TV show, launching across Africa from Feb 2019.
The heartwarming track is set to light up the festive mood and will leave music lovers bumping to its catchy beat, as Skales delivers a fresh twist to the famed classic Christmas carol while joyously singing out his heart with lyrics poised to spur oneness amongst Africans during this jolly season. The song was recorded from the production of Coke Studio Africa where he is set to be featured in music collaborations alongside one of Tanzania’s leading female singers, Nandy. On Coke Studio, Skales and Nandy will be produced by one of Africa’s most respected hit makers: GospelOnDaBeatz (Nigeria). Lovers of the music show should expect a fiery collaboration that will leave fans dancing from East to West Africa, and beyond.
Ahead of the release Skales says, “When I recorded the Coke Studio version of “Joy To The World”, I just wanted to create a song that will make everyone listening happy and remind us all to keep enjoying life’s blessings. Christmas in Nigeria and across the continent is always a time for self reflection and to celebrate love and appreciation for each other despite our existing differences,” adding, “This is just a tip of the iceberg, wait till you watch my collabo with Nandy on the upcoming season. It will be fire!’’
Other Coke Studio Africa stars featured on the 2018 Christmas Playlist include African hip hop stars: Fik Fameica (Uganda) and Laylizzy (Mozambique) in “Deck The Halls” and Moji Shortbabaa (Kenya) in “12 Days of Sikukuu”. Every year, Coke Studio Africa releases Christmas hits with an urban pop twist remade by Coke Studio stars drawn across the continent.
‘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 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 a spectrum of Africa’s top music producers.
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