Fast rising rapper Ish Kevin, and zouk sensation Christopher will headline the All-Star game slated for Saturday, September 24, alongside multi-award winning Kenyan band, Sauti Sol. According to a statement released by FERWABA, the organisers of the game, rapper DJ Marnaud will be the main disc jockey of the night with Darius Capello as the MC of the game which will be held at Rwanda’s sports and entertainment hub, BK Arena. The 2022 All-Star game will be the fourth edition of the competition that brings together star players of the local league, organised in two different teams which play against each other. The Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) first hosted an All-Star game in 2013, and did so again in 2019 and 2021. The event will also feature a three-point and slam dunk contest. About Ish Kevin Like many of his peers in the country, UK drill is the obvious reference point for the drill explorations of Rwandan rap superstar, Ish Kevin. In his earlier work, Ish Kevin predominantly dealt in the localised variant of trap music and KinyaTrap before switching things up following the untimely passing of Brooklyn Drill’s totem figure, POP Smoke. In 2021, Ish Kevin was ranked as one of the best and biggest drill artists in Africa by The Native Mag and by extension, one of the best and biggest rap artists in Africa by GRM Daily. He opened 2021 with his biggest song yet, ‘Amakosi’ before releasing ‘Drill Movement I’, a freewheeling EP of solo and collaborative drill thumpers with a self-anointing verve. By summer 2021, he sealed his place as Rwandan drill’s frontrunner with ‘No Cap’, a sturdy banger acclaimed as one of the hardest drill songs of the year by GRM Daily. His latest mixtape ‘Trappish 2’ features big African artistes including Ycee of Nigeria. About Christopher Christopher rose to stardom after joining Kina Music Label in 2009, following the release, some of the hits that ensured his breakthrough in Rwanda’s music industry were ‘Iri Joro’‘Habona’, ‘Babyumva’, ‘Ndabyemeye’, ‘Agatima’, ‘Urubavu’, ‘Abasitari’, among others. The artiste disappeared from the limelight after parting ways with Kina Music but later returned in 2021 after releasing songs like ‘Mi Casa’, ‘Ni Bido’ which are still topping local charts.