Ne-Yo working on a joint project with African artistes

American R&B star Ne-Yo

American R&B star Ne-Yo

Multiple Grammy award winner, Shaffer Chimere Smith stage name Ne-yo is currently in Kenya recording songs with five African musicians under Coke One studio project.

The celebrated song writer jetted into the country early this week and headed straight to the studio working with artistes like Ice Prince Zamani (Nigeria), Maurice Kirya (Uganda), Wangechi (Kenya) and Ali kiba (Tanzania), Dobbling (Mozambique.

Upon touching down at Jommo Kenyatta Airport, Ne-Yo told local press that he was thrilled to work with African artistes.

Ne-Yo with Kiba of Tanzania, Kirya of Uganda, Wangechi of Kenya, ddobling of Mozambique, and Prince Ice Zamani of Nigeria at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Ne-Yo with Kiba of Tanzania, Kirya of Uganda, Wangechi of Kenya, ddobling of Mozambique, and Prince Ice Zamani of Nigeria at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

 

“It’s always a good idea meeting up different artistes and trying to bring something that will unite the world into one globe, and I respect Africa as a continent with talents,” says Ne-yo said

The Coke studio Africa is the biggest music show that brings together various artistes of great caliber musically to collaboratively produce songs aimed showcasing Africa’s talent to the world.

The ‘So Sick’ singer will also stage a live performance in Kampala, Uganda October 30, this year whereby fans will only get a ticket by buying one bottle of Bell, courtesy of the country’s major Brewer, Uganda Brewery and Bell Lager.

Ne-Yo was born in Camden, Arkansas. His father is of African-American and Chinese descent and his mother is African-American.

Both parents were musicians, As a young child, he was raised by his mother after she separated from his father in hopes of better opportunity, his mother relocated the family to Las Vegas, Nevada.