GEMINI MAJOR AMONG AFRICA SUPER 8
2 August 2017
MALAWIAN singer cum producer Gemini Major of the “Ragga Ragga” hit song featuring Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest; Nadia Nakai & Major League DJz makes his debut as a Coke Studio Africa music producer on the show this year.
Gemini Major, born Gilbert Kamoto, has been enlisted among the super eight producers and has been in Kenya for three weeks to produce three major collaborations.
The collaborations will have Shekhinah from South Africa and Ethopia’s Jano Band, Sheebah from Uganda and Asgegnew Ashko, Ethiopia and Tresor of South Africa and Locko of Cameroon.
He is among the leading producer in Africa having produced top hits by Africa’s greatest like Cassper Nyovest, Ricky Rick and Stonebwoy.
Speaking in Nairobi on his Coke Studio experience so far, Gemini says, “It has been amazing experience working with different artistes and sharing their culture. I am learning a lot from them and they are also learning from me,”adding on his first Kenyan visit, “I love it! Kenyan people are so friendly, down to earth and everybody seems humble.”
Gemini Major who is inspired by artists such as Bob Marley, Bongani Fassie and I-Octane has described his sound and style as “Rockstarfari”.
After the release of “Juice Back” a song by Coke Studio Africa – 2017 artiste Nasty C which Gemini produced, he went on to become the go-to producer for most of South Africa’s leading hip-hop acts.
On Coke Studio Africa – 2017, Gemini joins top African producers tasked with engineering music fusions.
Other producers include Nahreel (Tanzania), Sketchy Bongo (South Africa), Gospel on the Beatz (Nigeria), Killbeatz (Ghana), Legendary Beatz (Nigeria), Shado Chris (Ivory Coast), Masterkraft (Nigeria) and Maphorisa (South Africa).
The show will include artists from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, DRC and Cameroon.
The new season is set to premiere in different regions from September this year and will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.
Coke Studio Africa is Coca-Cola’s flagship African and non-competitive music show that brings together diverse African music talent for world-class showcases.
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 music fusion.