I’ll always be the humble Mani of my childhood
Mani Martin, also known as Martin Maniraruta, was born 24 years ago in little known Cyangugu in Western Province. He rose from a village boy to share a stage with renowned international artistes such as Angelique Kidjo and Femi Kuti. His music (in English, Kinyarwanda, French and Swahili) is a blend of several music genres and leans towards traditional music. He has four albums and also has a career as an actor. Despite his achievements, he’s managed to remain humble and down to earth. Collins Mwai caught up with the artiste as he was rehearsing for his forthcoming live show at Serena Hotel on September 1.