As Rwandairs’ cooperate social responsibility, the national career has opted t recognize artists and journalists for their talents and work.
At a ceremony organised by Kubana Events, Michael Otieno, the marketing and corporate communications officer, said, the budget cost $15000, in a bid to support local talents to showcase their talents in the country, and beyond.
“It’s an annual event, and Rwandair will continue to support, especially upcoming artists.” “Rwanda has talents. However, it’s unfortunate that most of the music is performed in Kinyarwanda, which limits foreigners, to enjoy the lyrics,” Mr. Otieno.
In an interview, Miss JoJo, who was given a return ticket to Johannesburg, for winning the Best Album (Female), confessed to The New Times that it’s her first time to receive such an award. “I’m so excited, and I appreciate both Kubana Events and Rwandair for motivating local artists.”
“When I go to South Africa, I’ll use the opportunity to sell the Rwandan music through gigs.”
Aimable Kubana, the founder of Kubana Events, “After identifying some of the challenges local artists face, I decided to create an events company to promote the local talents, I’ve a big dream,” Kubana said.
Otieno said, “I have contacted cooperate companies, including MTN and Tigo, and they have showed interest in supporting the project.
The Ben –Johannesburg
Miss JoJo- Johannesburg
Evelyne Umurerwa (TVR journalist) -Johannesburg
Diplomate - Nairobi