CNN African Voices focuses on music, beat makers

MUSIC and percussionists are the focus of this weekend’s edition of Globacom-sponsored African Voices on CNN International, the telecom company has said.

The programme had last week featured Africa’s “Strong Women” with particular attention paid to South Africa’s first African female pilot, Asnath Mahapa, Uganda’s media personality, Flavia Tumusiime, and Ghana’s social media curator, Nicole Amarteifio.

In a statement issued by the grandmasters of data, Globacom, this weekend’s edition of African Voices will focus on artistes and musicians across Africa, who are constantly seeking ways to impress their audience with their creative work.

Those who will be featured include Ghana’s Frank Kissi, who is believed to be “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 inspirational in all ramifications. Born Jocelyne Tracey Keko, her rise to fame began in 2010 with the release of ‘Fallen heroes’, where 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 9.30 a.m. on Fridays. It is repeated at 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays, 11.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Sundays. Viewers can also watch the show on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 4.30 a.m.