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Entertainment of Friday, 22 July 2016


Dancehall siren Cynthia Morgan makes debut on Coke studio Africa

Cynthia Morgan at Coke studio Africa Cynthia Morgan at Coke studio Africa

The sassy and stylish Nigerian Dancehall siren Cynthia Morgan is in Nairobi, Kenya to make her debut on the upcoming season of Coke Studio Africa.

The “German Juice” hit maker will be collaborating with Ethiopian artiste Henok Mehari of the Mehari Brothers Band (MBB) on Coke Studio Africa season 4. Fans are set to discover a fusion of exciting sounds from West and East Africa.

The acclaimed Nigerian music producer Masterkraft is back on Coke Studio Africa this season! He is credited for producing numerous hit records, including Akothee and Flavour’s Give it To Me” and the Coke Studio Africa season 3 hit mash ups between Flavour and Ugandan singer Juliana Kanyomozi. His first set of artistes to work with will be Cynthia Morgan and Henok Mehari.

While at Coke Studio Africa, Cynthia Morgan spoke on the inspiration behind her hit record “German Juice” and how it relates to women empowerment. “Men always write songs for women but we hardly make songs for ourselves.

"I wanted a song that would appreciate the woman because we are strong. I asked myself, [‘What’s the strongest juice? And then I thought when I was young and loved German cars and how strong they are. That’s where I got the reference for the song’s title]”.

EDITOR’S NOTES: Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive show seeking to bring together, and showcase the diversity of African musical talent. It also gives upcoming artistes the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent. It brings together artistes from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound through musical fusion.

Cynthia Morgan is a Nigerian born songwriter and singer. Her music is a fusion of pop, hip hop, dancehall and rap. She shot into limelight following the release of the singles: “Don’t Break My Heart”, “Lead Me On” and “German Juice” which received massive airplay and positive reviews from critics.

Henok Mehari is the founder and Manager of the Mehari Brothers band, that was established 10 years ago by brothers, whose love for music runs deep in their blood. Henok Mehari has worked with many of the prominent bands including Afro Sound and Zion Band. Finally in 2006, he founded the Mehari Brothers band with his brothers Robel Lwam and Halal. Henok has produced two of his own albums. His latest album is very successful in Ethiopia and abroad.