Mako Nikoshwa is an Afrobeat and reggae artiste who has been in the music industry longer than most Rwandan artistes. He was born and raised in Uganda but took the Rwandan music industry by storm. Mako Nikoshwa became a superstar in Rwanda when he released his debut album, Agaseko (Your Smile) in 2005. Now close to a decade old, the title track still sounds new.
Although Agaseko is a typical love ballad, the artiste’s art and the emotions injected in the song makes it sweet to the ears and makes you want to listen to it over and over again. To date, Agaseko is Nikoshwa’s best known and most successful hit.
This isn’t just because the song has a pretty sound and Mako has an interesting, lovely voice. Most people love this song because they relate with it. They connect with the meaning behind it. The words in the song themselves really speak to many a person. Another thing that makes Mako tick is his ability to appeal to both old and young listeners. He is a music bridge that takes different generations on the music island.