Ne-Yo Coke Studio Africa
NE-YO is set to be featured on Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show, Coke Studio Africa, for the new season.
The star who jetted in on Monday night had a meet and greet with artistes who he will be collaborating with.
NE-YO will be the guest star alongside Wangechi (Kenya), Alikiba (Tanzania), Maurice Kirya (Uganda), Dama Do Bling (Mozambique) and Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Last month he graced the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015, recently held in South Africa. While in Kenya, NE-YO will work on a special Coke Studio Africa song alongside five select stars from Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique who have already recorded mash-ups for the new season.
In the past 10 years, NE-YO has produced six albums. His debut album In My Own Words was a bona fide R&B game changer bearing classics: “Stay”, “So Sick”, “When You’re Mad” and “Sexy Love”. His latest album, Non–Fiction was released in January of 2015. The album reached number five on the US Billboard Top 200, making NE-YO the second male R&B artist to have six consecutive top 10 albums.
The masterful musician, who has collaborated with a host of award-winning musicians and songwriters, has under his wing several global hits including “Let me Love You”, “Beautiful Monster”, “Coming with You” and “She Knows” featuring Juicy J.
NE-YO has also garnered several global accolades and is also hailed as an incredible songwriter delivering worldwide hits including Rihanna’s “Unfaithful” and Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable”. Recently, it’s been announced that NE-YO has joined the most popular television series, Empire, as music writer. The second season of Empire is set to premiere in September.
Last year on Coke Studio Africa season 2, Wyclef Jean performed his hit song “Divine Sorrow” alongside other artists including Rabbit, Chidinma and Shaa.