21-year-old Darlington Chikwewo best known as Young DLC is a Pretoria based Zimbabwean dance music producer and DJ, who returns on Coke Studio Africa as part of the show’s Music Team. On the show, he produces all the Coke Studio artists song covers, Christmas songs and remixes.
Speaking to this publication on his experience on the show he says, “Being from Zimbabwe it feels good to be working on such a big continental TV show. This shows that the possibilities are endless and I could do more from here going forward. Coke Studio Africa has been very exciting and eye opening for me. Every new cover or remix I produced showed me my musical capabilities in terms of production,” adding, “I feel like I am able to accomplish more in my career every time I work with Coke Studio.”
Young DLC was also Coke Studio Africa’s youngest production team member. He says, “I was only 20 year old when I started working with some of the best producers and artists from across the continent,” adding, “I only turned 21 on my return. [My being here] has showed me that I am doing something right.”
Young DLC did a short music production course with Boston last year. He continues to study music at Campus of Performing Arts in Lynwood, Pretoria.
Coke Studio Africa’s Music Team includes a team of professionals including a Music & Band Director, Executive Music Director, Executive Creative Director and Content Director. The highly talented Coke Studio Band includes three vocalists and instrumentalists including guitarists, percussionist and a drummer. Coke Studio Africa strives to feature a selection of talents at different stages in their careers, from A List, super established names all the way through to newer artists and producers, worthy of collaborating with the best in Africa and the world.