US award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, Trey Songz was on the show as the International guest artiste. From the unique covers of some of his hit tracks to the many discoveries and the original tracks, the ninth episode was altogether a special weekend treat.
Featuring Nigeria’s own delectable, Yemi Alade, Tanzania’s song star, Vanessa Mdee, Uganda’s Rema Namakula, Ghanaian Reggae King, Stonebwoy and a host of others with award-winning producer DJ Maphorisa dropping the beats.
Aside making good songs together, Trey Songz had a good time discovering and learning the language and culture of his co artistes, while also revealing a part of himself to them. For instance the Grammy award recording artistes while having lunch with Yemi Alade, Emtee and Lij Michael, over bowls of pounded Yam and Egusi soup, Jollof Rice, Doro wot, Injera and Shisa Nyama/Nyama Choma revealed that his first girlfriend was from Ethopia and they would have Injera each time he visited her family home.
Trey Songz also showed us he is a genius when it comes to learning other people languages. From Swahili to the Yoruba Language, Trey really impressed us all dropping few lines he had learnt from Nyashinski and Yemi Alade.
Speaking on his experience, Trey said, “I had a great time working and learning from some of Africa’s biggest stars. The African continent boast of very rich culture and it’s a big honor for me to apply anything that will show my appreciation for the culture of the land.”
Commenting on the Coke Studio Africa initiative, he said “This is a whole world of cultural exchange. Something highly commendable. I see the platform as a great way of telling the rich African story, projecting the real Africa that a lot of the times is kept in the dark.”