Coke Studio Africa Success: Victoria Kimani

Victoria Kimani (Image Courtesy of

Victoria Kimani (Image Courtesy of

Victoria Kimani has become a household name in Nigeria as she is in Kenya such that people who do not know that she is Kenyan can be easily convinced she is from Nigeria. Being signed to Chocolate City might have been an underlying reason but the more reason she is now more popular is a result of her participation in Coke Studio Africa Season two where she collaborated with Flavor of Nigeria.

Coke Studio Africa is an entertainment platform created by Coca-Cola to bring artistes who have not met (or worked together) before from different countries. The artistes are given an opportunity to work with the crème de la crème of the music industry in one week to come up with a mash-up of their existing songs to seamlessly blend into one. The duo worked on two mash-ups which became hits with over a million views for each of the videos on YouTube. Compared to other artistes who collaborated, this dynamic pair received the most reception due to their chemistry both on stage and the unbroken nature of their mash-ups.


I liked a @YouTube video from @cokestudioafr I Dont Love You, Victoria Kimani & Flavour, Coke Studio Africa,

Posted by Gerald Langiri on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This experience seemed to work better for Victoria as she is now among the most sought after artistes in Nigeria. She currently hosts a show and has concerts left right and center. I doubt you can be able to do all this without having a strong fan base because otherwise, the few fans can get bored and choose not to show up. She is a natural charmer, an original that is able to cater to the needs of her fans and audience music wise. She also depicts the willingness to learn and keep working on her growth as seen in her growing popularity.

The show is currently on the production stage of its third season taking place in Kenya. Everything is done in under one week and the performance has to be perfect because it is live. I am certain a number of artistes still have fears of performing live due to a reason or another but the artistes are able to deliver under pressure.


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