Kim Thuita (pictured above) is a Kenyan pianist and songwriter who has been living in Rwanda for the last 2 years. Grace Mugoya had a chat with him…
How did you end up as a pianist?
I was inspired by my father, who was also a pianist.
What do you consider your greatest achievement in your career?
Because of music I have been able to travel to very many countries around the world.
Which countries have you been to?
I have performed in America, Europe, Iran and some African countries like Mozambique, Kenya and Rwanda. Next month I’ll be going to South Africa.
When you go to South Africa, is there anything in particular that you will miss about Rwanda?
Very many things, but most especially the Rwandan traditional dance. It is so beautiful.
What will you be doing in South Africa?
I will be performing jazz, blues and R&B.
What is the secret behind your musical success?
Practice makes perfect. I am also a member of a group of artists called Across Borders, which has helped me improve my skills.