Ghanaian “mellow -rap” pioneer Joey B partners soulful South African songstress Amanda Black for a “throwback” offering in the 2017 Coke Studio Africa series. Channeling lullabies they listened to as children, The Tonga hitmaker and Amanda created soothing music titled Thula Gbovi —heavily acoustic, and merging the cultures they grew up in.

This year, housemates come from countries as outh Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, and Cameroon, with Masta Garzy, Killbeatz, Worlasi, and Bisa KDei also constituting Ghana’s contingent.

Nigeria’s MI Abaga and 2Baba (2Face Idibia), Kenya’s Avril, Ghana’s EL, Stonebwoy, Efya and Mozambique’s Neymar have all performed at previous editions of Coke Studio Africa.

Born Darryl Paa Kwesi Bannerman-Martin, he recently released his DARRYL EP ahead of his debut album 89. He is a former VGMA New Artist of the Year, and is ambassador for international sportswear brand Adidas.

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