SHE may be new in the game, but Jodi is surely taking the local R&B music scene by storm! This little-known upcoming singer seems to have what it takes to blow the Rwandan music industry apart. The most amazing thing about Jodi is that unlike other Rwandan upstarts that try to be Rihanna of Beyonce copycats, Jodi is just herself – you either love her music or you don’t!
Her musical prowess is evidenced on her debut release, Niki Ntakora (What am I not Doing). This is a kind of song that will get lodged in your brain at the very first listen. In fact, it is the kind of song that is bound to make any listener reach for the rewind button over and over again.
Niki Ntakora tells the story of a woman who has fallen head over heels in love with a man who doesn’t seem to care about her. Jodi sings: I gave my all to you – my heart, body and soul…/I was there for you through thick and thin/I dried your tears when you cried/Shared your laughter’s when you laughed…
You can listen to this song on most local radio stations or watch its video clip on YouTube.