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Coke Studio Africa Awarded YouTube ‘Silver Creator Award’ For Garnering Commendable Following

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Sheebah Karungi on Coke Studio AfricaIn its fifth year, Africa’s biggest music platform – Coke Studio Africa has achieved a key milestone online.  The Coke Studio YouTube channel has been awarded the YouTube Silver Creator Award in recognition for having more than 100,000 subscribers on the channel. In a message from Susan Wojcicki, CEO YouTube, stated, “You’ve just done something that very few YouTube creators accomplish. You achieved a milestone with hard work, perseverance and probably a healthy sense of humour too,” adding, “What you’ve accomplish can’t be taken away from you. And we’d like to recognize you and all your hard work with this award, a small token of our esteem and respect.”

The role of Coke Studio Africa’s YouTube channel has been to extend TV reach of the show by providing audiences with music content on demand. As such, the channel actively managed to distribute music content across Africa and beyond, with over 90 million views from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and as far as USA, United Kingdom, UAE, amount to 179,527,578 minutes of watch time.

On receiving the award, Coke Studio Africa Digital Lead, Waithera Kabiru, stated, “Getting to this milestone of 100,000 subscribers on the YouTube channel speaks volumes on the demand for quality local content in sub-Saharan Africa. The Coke Studio YouTube channel has enabled us to do what no other medium can, and that is reach thousands of audiences across the world to share the amazing content that is created on Coke Studio. We are taking Africa to the World!”

YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki further stated, “Each and every person who has subscribed to your channel has been touched by what you created, echoed these sentiments. They were inspired and challenged.” Susan further stated, “We know that you don’t do this for reward. You do it because you have a drive to create and share, because you have found an audience who cares. Adding, “Believe us when we say we can’t wait to see what you do next. A million subscribers may seem a long way off right now, but you are closer than you think. And we are rooting for you.”

While celebrating this moment, Waithera stated, “We are very proud to hit this milestone and will continue to grow our reach to millions of subscribers! Receiving this award from YouTube is an honour and we hope it inspires other content creators on the continent to keep pursuing their dreams. We will be celebrating with an ice-cold Coca-Cola!”

Coke Studio aims to inspire and introduce Africa’s music talents to a new and wider audience through interaction, collaboration and cooperation amongst musical artists while also building a strong brand connection with Africa’s young and growing population. Coke Studio Africa has given African artists a platform to meet other artists and top music producers from Africa to share ideas and collaborate.

Several successful collaborations between African artists have been born through Coke Studio. The Coke Studio Africa original hit single “SAID” featuring Nasty C (South Africa) and Runtown (Nigeria) and produced by Shado Chris, is one of these successes. This collaborated track reached over 2 Million views on YouTube in just a few weeks. In 2017, the show also released “Kenya Yetu”—an ode to Kenya, by Coke Studio Africa – 2017 stars: Avril, Sauti Sol, Nyashinski and Dela.

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London based Ugandan singer George Willdive visits heart patients at Waltham Cross Nursing Home in North London

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Luyi hit singer George Willdive, based in London U.K has today morning warmed the hearts of a patients at Waltham Cross Nursing Home with his courtesy visit.

Currently working in residing in London where the Nationwide Lockdown found him, singer George Willdive, real names Galiwango George, the founder of the music group North Pole Music decided to take off some time.

He went to his social media and shared a post that left many amazed with smiles.

“Today morning I took off some time to visit some patients and people I believe need more care and attention at Waltham cross Nursing home, North London. My heart was warmed by how happy they seemed even with just a simple visit and particularly this one. It is amazing how small things sometimes mean the world to others. Please take some time off to give another person a smile”- He captioned his post.

George has been been in the music industry for some good years now and recently his song “Luuyi” raised contraversy when Pastor Martin Sempa questioned its motif and how it might be inciting violence among Ugandans..

George Will Dive has done several songs, which include Nabuwalala, Mbalina Ft Dj Shiru and Rhoda K, Wansi w’omuti, Yo Body and the You me shuga, A woman’s beauty and many others.

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Video: Jose Chameleone reportedly beats up his ‘Baliwa’ song producer, Diggy Baur

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Legendary singer Jose Chameleone can’t cease his history of blowing-up fights in the music industry.

He has severely been reported reincarnating brawls with different individuals for years now.

Latest on the dark side of his docket is fabled music producer, Diggy Baur (Sabula Boss) who has accused the singer of beating him up and his young brother, a one Akram to injuries.

Producer Diggy Baur

According to the video that Baur has posted today morning on his social media, the scuffle started when his young brother rejected to have Chameleone record a song in the studio.

Baur also reveals how Chameleone’s young brother, Weasel Manizo tried to harmonize the situation that had gone rowdy but Chameleone resented grounding reasons of being a star.

Baur’s injury sustained

He further reveals how he has on various occasions produced songs for the singer at no cost but unfortunately, his sweat and love for Chameleone has been paid with pain.

The stammering-producer also says it has been Chameleone’s routine of coming to his studio, disrespect, and insult and endanger him or his fellow studio colleagues.

Producer Baur’s studio, Sabula Records

The Sabula Records CEO has banned the Lord Mayor to-be from his studio and vowed to school him of respecting other people’s efforts after messing up his life.

Producer Baur is famously named responsible for Jose Chameleone’s songs such as his latest Baliwa and Kiboko featuring Kalifah Aganaga.

Jose Chameleone

Its clearly noticed as a recommendable addiction for Chameleone and his brothers after his brother, Weasel Manizo was also reported last month to have vandalized young producer, Genius Goddy’s studio equipment.

However, Jose Chameleone is yet to issue his remarks regarding the allegations against him.

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Video: Chozen Blood drops new video “Sharp Shooter”

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After his much loved eaelier release woth Spice Diana Muntu Wange, Chozen Blood has dropped his next song “Sharp Shooter”

Typical of his songs, Chozen Blood cries for love. Sharp Shooter is a plea to his lover to never dump him for a better man. The video os as clean as the artiste with beautiful scenary around luxurious places.

Sharp Shooter is already enjoying massive airplay on TV stations in and around town.

Sharp shooter was shot by JahLive.

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Biography: All you need to know about singer Tarel

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Tarel born Kawoya Jonathan is a talented Ugandan recording artiste, songwriter who is rising to fame due to his unique and exceptional touch in his music, lyrics and Vocals. His music genre specialty is Afro beat, Zouk, Dancehall, Afro pop, and RnB.

Tarel’s musical journey started back in 2017 when he dropped his first single Bestie and later Kikade a song that gained him attention and popularity from music critics and lovers and many predicted him to be the next big thing before dropping Kanemu earlier this month

Early life

Tarel was born on 5th February 2001 in Kampala Uganda, he spent most of his childhood years in Ntinda a Kampala suburb where his talent was natured from by different people.

Growing up listening to Eddy Kenzo and Akon, Tarel developed huge love and passion for music, he has always had the talent but it was until 2017 when he decided to take music as a profession.

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