In an era where songs with love related messages have dominated Rwanda’s local music industry, the J-Kid group has decided to switch their style.
The group’s new songs like “Ntiwiheze” and “Ubuntu” (still in studio) are set to send a more critical message to the public.
“Our style of music is quite different from the usual love music. We are also keen towards educating and counselling Rwandans through our songs,” said Jabo Deo, one of the group members.
The group was founded in early 2009 by three boys: Jabo Deo, Kiza Frank and Diddyne Hirwa, who specialise in singing R&B and Zouk.
J-Kid has released a number of singles including “Uwange” translated to mean (You’re Mine), but are remembered from the tracks ‘Ndagarutse’ (I am Back) and ‘Ugume Uko’ (Stay Like That) that led the group to fame.
The boys are currently at “Bridge Records” working on their upcoming album that is yet to be named. They intend to shoot videos for their new songs as soon as they are done with recording.