Tanzanian artist and music producer Nahreel

Tanzanian music producer Nahreel among Coke Studio Africa Super 8

In 2016, a new Tanzanian rapper burst into the music scene with a fresh, funky rap style and a beat too good to ignore. Her name was Rosa Ree and the man behind her two hits One Time and Up In the Air was Nahreel. For a taste of Nahreel's lengendary beats, tune in to Rosa Ree's hit songs on Playlist on Fridays at 22:00 on TRACE Mziki (323). 

Who is Nahreel? He is only just one of East Africa’s most celebrated music producers of our time and a member of Tanzanian Hip Hop duo Navy Kenzo together with Aika. In their latest hit, Navy Kenzo team up with Nigerian star Patoranking to create Bajaj, which you can stream on Bongo 10 on DStv Now.

This multi-talented artist and music producer Nahreel returns to Coke Studio Africa this year, and is among Africa's 8 super producers tasked with engineering music collaborations and fusions from artists drawn from 18 African countries. The rest of the producers include Sketchy Bongo (South Africa), DJ Maphorisa (South Africa), Gospel On Da Beatz (Nigeria), Killbeatz (Ghana), Shado Chris (Ivory Coast), Masterkraft (Nigeria) and Gemini Major (Malawi/South Africa).

Nahreel will be working with artists Mr. Bow (Mozambique) and Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) paired with Uganda’s Ykee Benda and Nandy (Tanzania) plus Betty G (Ethiopia).

An elated Nahreel said: “This year Coke Studio is on another level! The producers are really involved in the new season in terms of their craft. I love the versatility because artists and producers have been drawn from more African countries... I really enjoyed working with the likes of Sami Dan from Ethiopia and Laura from Mauritius... I feel like I am a better artist just by interacting with the lot who always have a different vision. I love producing African music always.”

As you wait for Nahreel's Coke Studio appearence, you can visit DStv Now Live TV to stream music from other Tanzanian artists like Diamond Platnumz's Zilipendwa and Ali Kiba with his new single Seduce Me on Mziki Fresh on TRACE Mziki (323), weekdays at 17:00.

Please note that DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers.