Saturday, 27 August 2016

Music Makers take centre stage on CNN African Voices

The Globacom-sponsored African Voices on CNN International will this weekend highlight the role of ‘Music Makers’ in Africa.

Moving on from last week’s edition which paraded “Strong Women’ including South Africa’s first African female pilot, Asnath Mahapa, Uganda’s media personality, Flavia Tumusiime and Ghana’s social media curator, Nicole Amarteifio, the programme will this weekend focus on African artistes and musicians whose creative works have impacted positively on Africans.

According to grand masters of data, Globacom, the music makers under focus are Ghana’s Frank Kissi, Deltino Guerreiro of Mozambique and Uganda’s Keko.

Pictured as “one drummer who has taken his love of drumming to greater heights,” Frank Kissi is renowned “for creating a unique beat that has caught the attention of international audience.”

Keko, whose full name is Jocelyne Tracey Keko, rose to fame in 2010 with the release of 'Fallen heroes', featuring other established Ugandan artistes. Her big break was her single, 'How we do it’ that took the Ugandan charts and MTV Africa by storm, thus making her a celebrity in East Africa. She subsequently signed an endorsement deal with Pepsi and led Mountain Dew's advertising campaign across East Africa.

Mozambique’s Deltino Guerreiro, on the other hand, is generally known as “a dreamer ready to do big things with his distinctive voice.”

Viewers will have the opportunity to watch African Voices on CNN International at 9.30 a.m. on Fridays while the repeat episode comes up on 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays, 11.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Sundays. It is also available on  Mondays at 10:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 4.30 a.m.

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