Globacom-sponsored African Voices on CNN International will this weekend feature some iconic stars regarded as ‘Music Makers’ on the continent.
In a statement released on Thursday, the data grandmasters, Globacom, said this weekend’s edition of African Voices will x-ray artistes and musicians across Africa who are constantly seeking ways to impress their audience with their creative work.
Ghana’s Frank Kissi described as “one drummer who has taken his love of drumming to greater heights by creating a unique beat that has caught the attention of an international audience” tops the list of artistes to be featured as Music Makers.
The duo of Deltino Guerreiro of Mozambique, “a dreamer ready to do big things with his distinctive voice,” and Uganda’s Keko seen as “a rising artiste whose path to success has come from finding her voice on controversial topics”, are the other guests that would field questions on the programme.
Keko’s story is particularly inspiring. Born Jocelyne Tracey Keko, her rise to fame began in 2010 with the release of ‘Fallen heroes’ in which she featured other established Ugandan artistes.
Her single ‘How we do it’ took the Ugandan charts and MTV Africa by storm, making her an instant household name in East Africa. Her success led to an endorsement deal with Pepsi and saw her lead Mountain Dew’s advertising campaign in East Africa.
African Voices is broadcast on CNN International at 9.30 a.m. on Fridays, while repeats are aired at 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays, 11.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays at 10:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 4.30 a.m.