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Coke to spotlight rich talents of African women in entertainment


By Joshua Olomu

Abuja – Coke Studio Africa, a Pan African music collaboration reality show, is set to air a special season finale featuring an all-female line-up in celebration of the 2019 Women’s History Month.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that March is celebrated annually as Women’s History Month to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society, corresponding with International Women’s Day.

According to the organisers, the exclusive finale episode will be aired across over 40 countries starting March 29 featuring, female singers, rappers, music producers, studio engineers, and full band.

Mrs Monali Shah, Head of Content Excellence, for Coca-Cola Southern and East African Business Unit, the initiative is to spotlight the rich talents of African women in entertainment.

“We are very excited to announce an all women finale episode of the 2019 edition of Coke Studio Africa.

“It’s the first time the production is taking such a bold move in the history of Coke Studio Africa to spotlight the amazing talent we have in entertainment.

“The kind of talent and artists we met and discovered during the process was mind-blowing and we can’t wait till music fans of the show can watch this powerful episode,” she said.

NAN reports that Coke Studio Africa, organised by Coca cola, is a non-competitive music collaboration show, which seeks to bring together and celebrate the diversity of African music and 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.

It has featured ace Nigerian singers Falz,2baba, Rudeboy and Flavour,among others, in collaboration with other African singers.

As the artists interact and produce music documented by the show’s producers, they also get to learn about each other’s music and styles while exchanging cultures.

Over the last six seasons of Coke Studio Africa, the show continues to highlight Africa’s great talent and the opportunities for women in the arts and entertainment industry.

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