Coke Studio Africa has announced that it will feature an all-women performance for its final episode. This will be the first time in the history of the Pan African music property to feature an all-female episode, that will include female singers, rappers, music producers, studio engineers, a full band, as well as key behind the scenes crew like, content directors, scriptwriters, editors, camera operators and floor managers amongst others. This is in commemoration of the recent International Women’s Day.
Approximately 60% of the people who work at Coke Studio Africa are women. The company has also stated that it will continue giving women more meaningful and competitive opportunities in the fields of arts and music.
Top female instrumentalists from Kenya who will be part of Coke Studio Africa All Women Band in the finale episode will include Kasiva Mutua (Percussions), Wendy Kemunto (Vocals), Ivy Alexander (Guitar), Naomi Ziro (Bass Guitar) and Mutindi Tindi Muasa (Keyboard). There will also be other top female artists drawn from across the continent that will include Lioness (Namibia), Boity (South Africa), Sheebah (Uganda), Nandy (Tanzania), Lourena Nhate (Mozambique), Tamy (Zimbabwe) and music producer Viola Karuri (Kenya), among others.
Head of Content Excellence for Coca-Cola Southern and East African business unit, Monali Shah said, “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 final episode will air on March 29th across 40 African countries.