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Coke Stu­dio’s two new hosts Nandi Mn­goma and Trevor Sineke. Sea­son 2 e.tv (*194) 18:05

Mu­sic col­lab­o­ra­tion show Coke Stu­dio (2015-cur­rent) re­turns for its sec­ond sea­son, along with brand-new hosts, a new broad­cast day and times­lot. And the move from Mon­days at 20:30 to Satur­days at 18:05 is purely con­tent driven, ex­plains ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers Crighton Good­will and Brian O’Shea. “Sea­son 1 was 16 30-minute episodes, while sea­son 2 is 13 one-hour episodes. That’s an in­crease of 60% in con­tent!”

So who’ll be mak­ing mu­sic? Be­sides the in­tro­duc­tion of hosts Trevor Sineke (32) and Nandi Mn­goma (28), who’re big in the lo­cal mu­sic scene, fans can ex­pect to see the likes of AKA, Cassper Ny­ovest, Fran­cois van Coke and iFani in the Coke Stu­dio. And the show has spared no ex­pense on the pro­duc­tion side – they’ve brought in heavy­weights like Sketchy Bongo, Deemo and Gemini Ma­jor to pro­duce the tracks.

While the fin­ished prod­uct is go­ing to be as pol­ished as a plat­inum record, there have been a cou­ple of hitches, re­veal the two exec pro­duc­ers. “There have been a few stress­ful mo­ments… Toya De­lazy’s Lon­don flight was can­celled and we had to re-book the en­tire pro­duc­tion. And one or two artists have ar­rived late [Laughs], but once they’re in stu­dio, they bring their A-game.”

It’s not only about the mu­sic for the view­ers though, but also the jour­ney to­wards the fi­nal song, ex­plain Brian and Crighton. “We learnt [in sea­son 1] that while mu­sic lovers en­joyed the au­then­tic process, they also love to be cap­ti­vated by a good story. By bring­ing in more pro­duc­ers and pair­ing up ‘big name’ and raw artists, we’ve been able to spice things up.” That spici­ness is go­ing to in­clude a new sound too. “Sea­son 1 was more house mu­sic slanted, while now we’re ven­tur­ing into hip-hop,” say the two pro­duc­ers.

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