COKE STUDIO Africa has confirmed Mega Platinum star: Jason Derulo as the show’s guest star this year and is set to feature on a special episode themed the Global Fusion Edition alonside Bebe Cool.
The American Pop/R&B singer and dancer who is currently riding high with his latest banger ‘Swalla’ arrived in Nairobi, Kenya this week (June 2017) to participate in the recording of Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show.
During his time at Coke Studio, the new-school, multi talented creative giant who has sold over 50 million singles and impressively achieved 11 platinum singles including ‘Wiggle’, ‘Whatcha’ Say’, ‘Talk Dirty’, ‘It Girl’, ‘In My Head’, ‘Trumpets’ and ‘Marry Me’ will meet and work with 11 talented African Stars including Uganda’s Bebe Cool, Dela (Kenya), Rayvanny (Tanzania), Mr. Bow (Mozambique), Falz (Nigeria), Joey B (Ghana), Betty G (Ethiopia), Jah Prayzah (Central Africa Republic/Zimbabwe), Shekhinah (South Africa), Locko (Cameroon) and Denise (Madagascar).
Jason has sold 94 million-plus single equivalent sales worldwide (5.5 billion streams & 58 million downloads). Both his introductory breakout “Watcha Say” and “Talk Dirty” [feat. 2 Chainz] reached quadruple-platinum status, while “Want To Want Me” and “Ridin’ Solo” went triple-platinum, and “Trumpets,” and “Wiggle” feat. Snoop Dogg, and “In My Head” earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include “Marry Me”,”The Other Side,” and “It Girl,” while “Get Ugly” and “Don’t Wanna Go Home” went gold.
“I am excited to be part of Coke Studio Africa – 2017. I can’t wait to meet and make great music with the African super stars,” Derulo exclaimed, adding that he is also looking forward to lend all his expertise, learn and exchange ideas with the African artistes, producers and the show’s creators.”
Two of Africa’s hottest music producers: Masterkraft (Nigeria) and DJ Maphorisa (South Africa) will be tasked with producing all the African artistes and Jason Derulo, after which all the music will be performed and recorded live alongside Coke Studio’s highly talented house band.http://xclusive.co.ug/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Jason-Derulo-addresses-press-during-the-press-conference-to-announce-his-participation-in-Coke-Studio-Africa-360x240.jpg 360w, http://xclusive.co.ug/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Jason-Derulo-addresses-press-during-the-press-conference-to-announce-his-participation-in-Coke-Studio-Africa-600x400.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px" />