Knowles, born Jeanne Ingabire Butera, is a Rwandan singer. Her stage name is taken from American R&B vocalist Beyoncé Knowles. Butera writes many of her own songs and is known as a strong entertainer famous for her dancing and beauty.
Her songs touch on such themes as relationships, societal issues and daily life. Her debut album, Komeza, was released in December 2011. Belgium-based Rwandan musician Cecile Kayirebwa and American R&B singer-songwriter Brandy Norwood are her inspiration. Knowles won “Best New Artiste” award in the 2010 Salax Awards competition.
In August 2013, she took third place in the annual Primus Guma Guma Super Star talent competition.