After failing to pull a reasonable crowd at his concert at Kyadondo Rugby grounds last Friday, Ugandan Hip Hop artist Fik Fameica now has something to brag about.
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.
‘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.
Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive music collaboration show, which seeks to bring together, and celebrate the diversity of African music and talent.
It also gives upcoming artists the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent. The artists are drawn from different genres, eras and regions and put in pairs to create a modern and authentic African sound through musical fusion.