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Namibia to make maiden appearance in Coke Studio Africa 2017

WINDHOEK (Xinhua) -- Namibia female vocalist, Frieda Haindaka, known by her stage name, ‘Freeda’ will represent the country in the Coke Studio Africa 2017, a non-competitive music collaboration show, which seeks to bring together, and celebrate the diversity of African music and talent.

The Coca-Cola Company in a statement on Monday said their music flagship show Coke Studio, has merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into one, making it bigger and better.

According to the company, the merger increases the number of participating African countries to 16, up from 11 in previous edition. The production now includes artists from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Angola, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, and Cameroon.

“Coke Studio Africa showcases Africa’s incredible music by combining different artists and genres to inspire a new generation of African music fans. With the expanded show, we aim to bring the continent alive through a fusion of music and culture that celebrates our diversity,” said Monali Shah, the Senior Content Excellence Manager for Coca-Cola Southern and East African Business Unit and Coke Studio Africa Project Director.

Coke Studio Africa 2017 is expected to air from August in South and Central Africa markets and from September onwards in East and West Africa and will be broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.

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