Entertainment of Monday, 10 October 2016
The fourth season of Coke Studio Africa premiered over the weekend. The premiere saw Kenyan recording artiste, Jaguar cover E.L’s street anthem ‘Koko’.
The show brings together artistes from different genres, eras and countries on the continent to create a modern and authentic sound through music Mash Up.
The features for this season include Ghanaian artistes, Efya, Stonebwoy, E.L and Feli Nuna.
Grammy Nominated R&B act, Trey Songz will also join Ethiopian Haile Rootz (Ethiopia), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Chameleone (Uganda), Waje (Nigeria), AKA (South Africa), Patoranking (Nigeria) and Flavour (Nigeria) for the musical collaborations.
Watch the cover below.
Charles Njagua Kanyi is a Kenyan musician, Entrepreneur and known philanthropist. From humble beginnings, Jaguar was born in a family of three siblings. He grew up in the suburbs of Nairobi where he attended school. At the age of Eleven Jaguar lost his Mother who by then was the only Guardian. He was forced to enroll in informal employment working several odd jobs to earn a living.
Through struggles working as a tout in Nairobi’s Matatus (Public Service Vehicles), and support from friends managed to complete school
Jaguar first made forays as a recording artiste in 2004 where he recorded and released his first Single. He later joined East Africa’s music Power house Ogopa Deejays in 2005 where he recorded and released several singles among them his most popular hit single “kigeugeu.” In 2013 Jaguar began recording with Main Switch Studios[ Founded by one of Jaguar’s long serving producers – Philip Makanda formerly from Ogopa Deejays.
This transition didn’t come short of any releases and he has been a part of the stable to date. He has since recorded several hit Singles including Kipepeo, Kioo and One centimeter, An African collaboration featuring Popular Nigerian Artiste (Iyanya). He has also featured popular south African Duo, Mafikizilo in his single titled “Going Nowhere”
Jaguar has over the years established his own enterprises that have now become very lucrative Businesses. Besides his music business, Jaguar owns a fleet of personal luxury cars and is known to have investments in Real Estate as well as the Transport and Aviation Industry.
2011 – East Africa Music Awards – Best Male East Africa
2011 – Nzumari Awards – Best Male Kenya
2012 – Kisima Awards – Best Song Kenya
2012 – Pearl Music Awards (Uganda) – Best male Artist
2012 – Kilimanjaro Music Awards (Tanzania) – Best Song East Africa – Kigeugeu
2012 – Nzumari Awards – Best Male Artiste East Africa
2012 – Channel O Music Video Awards Nomination (Africa) Best Song East Africa
2013 – MCSK Awards highest Earner in Royalties and most played artiste. 5 Awards from Various Kenyan Radio Stations
2014 – Kilimanajro Music Awards East Africa – Best Song – kipepeo
2014 – AFRIMMA Awards (Dallas Texas) – Nomination best Male Africa
Appointed by Kenya’s 4th President HE. Uhuru Kenyatta as a Director at the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA)
Information about Jaguar: wikipedia.org