The focus on this weekend’s edition of Globacom-sponsored African Voices on CNN International will move to ‘Music Makers’ on the continent.
Last week had seen Africa’s “Strong Women” such as South Africa’s first African female pilot, Asnath Mahapa, Uganda’s media personality, Flavia Tumusiime, and Ghana’s social media curator, Nicole Amarteifio taking the centre stage on the programme.
According to data grandmasters, Globacom, this weekend’s edition of African Voices will look at artistes and musicians across Africa who are constantly seeking ways to impress their audience with their creative work.
Music Makers who will be featured include 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.”
The other two guests on the programme are 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.”
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 airs on CNN International at 10.30 a.m. on Fridays. It is repeated at 2.30 p.m. on Saturdays, 12.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. Viewers can also watch the show on Mondays at 11:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 5.30 a.m.