Rwandan artist broadens horizon into the East African music market

A number of Rwandan artists have hit the East African music market. Afew months age another Rwandan artist Joshua Kayima a.k.a Josh Weaverbird distributed his debut music video to three of the best regional TV stations.

A number of Rwandan artists have hit the East African music market. Afew months age another Rwandan artist Joshua Kayima a.k.a Josh Weaverbird distributed his debut music video to three of the best regional TV stations.

Kayima told The New Times that he has distributed his reggae song ‘In the morning’; to East African TV based in Tanzania, the Wavah Broadcasting Service (WBS) and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation television (UBC TV).

The four minute love song calls for genuine and passionate relationships featuring five artists one of whom act as Kayima’s girl friend.

The song has also been distributed to Rwandan media including Rwanda Television and all FM radio stations.

It was shot and edited in Uganda within a month after he had performed in different places in Kigali, including his debut Soca Rhumba single ‘Paulina’.

The song was produced in One Way Production studio by Kayima as a young aspiring producer.

Kayima was born in 1982 to Abdul Rwamacumu and Annet Bbosa.  With an under-privileged background, Kayima was not able to pursue his music talent, until he came to Rwanda recently where he began having access to recording studios.

He is a Radio DJ and Radio Presenter working on Radio Flash, hosting two of the Radio’s popular shows called Reggae Night and Pineapple Jam.

Kayima is not the only Rwandan artist to the hit East African music industry other artists too like Jean Paul Samputu who opened the door, Masamba Intore, Rafiki and Mako Nikoshwa based in Uganda and singing in Kinyarwanda.

Surviving on meager resources, several other artists are struggling to expand their fans territories into the East and Central African regions looking to stretch their horizon into the international music scene.

Jean Paul Samputu and the National Ballet have performed on the internal scene, have also gone as far as internationally organized events.

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