Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones and other African artists were featured in the 2017 Coke Studio Africa rendition of the classic Christmas carol, 12 Days of Christmas.
Khaligraph, real name Brian Ouko Robert, put a new twist on the traditionally slow song with a rap in his characteristic "100 words per second" style.
While the other collaborating artistes incorporated delicacies from their home countries, Papa Jones went the hip-hop way and sang about cars, booze and gold.
Spitting a staggering 57 words in 56 seconds, Khaligraph rapped: "On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 11 Lamborghinis and a white Porsche. And an appletini on the side boss...genie I was like whoa!
[caption caption="Khaligraph Jones during a Coke Studio Africa performance"][/caption]
"I don’t think they’ve seen me with an iPhone...teams and a gold medal, three Gucci bags I’m on my own level," he glided through the lines.
The ensemble included (in order of appearance): Patoranking (Nigeria), Lydia Jazmine (Uganda), Anselmo (Angola), Asegegnew Ashko (Ethiopia), Falz (Nigeria), Bebe Cool (Uganda), Youssoupha (Congo), Bisa (Ghana), Sheebah Karungi (Uganda), Locko (Cameroon), Khaligraph (Kenya) and Busiswa (South Africa).
The 12 have put a delightful twist on this year’s Christmas bringing the true spirit of Africa’s happiness to the holiday season.
The performance appeared in the final episode of the 2017 season of Coke Studio Africa.
The star-studded finale also featured the sensational Avril who gave a jaw-dropping rendition of "Silent Night" alongside Izzo Bizness (Tanzania), Mr Bow (Mozambique) and Zimbabwe’s Jah Prayzah.
Here's the full final episode, enjoy as you open happiness-the African way.
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