HE might be living in Calgary, Alberta in Canada now, but Kinyarwanda and Luganda are still the languages that Frank Joe, a.k.a., Rukundo Frank, still favours and avers in his trade. The Ugandan-born Rwandan singer has dropped a single that is steadily gaining ground on the local charts.
The song, Ni Wowe (It’s You), a zouk rich in acoustic guitar blended with premeditated keyboard.
The beauty of the song is that more than a decade in the industry seems to have perfected Rukundo Frank’s inkling for the audience’s taste as it is produced in a way that makes it appealing to the ears even if one did not understand the lyrics.
In Ni Wowe, the singer who is married to Melanie Gale with one child, implores his lover to “Come closer to me, don’t listen to those who promise you heaven on earth, I will take care you, make you feel alright…”
Sure, it’s sultry enough. And if in the choice of languages he wanted to hit home two audiences with one stone, Rukundo Frank can as well engage his marketeers across the border to Uganda where Luganda is widely spoken. It’s a sure plus for the singer.