In what promises to be a great Christmas gig, R&B sensation King James is set to launch his fourth album dubbed, ‘Ntibisanzwe’ in Musanze District, today.
The concert will see the town retain its glow when the “Yaciye ibintu” hit maker celebrates Christmas with his fans in the northwest through music and dance. King James commands a huge following and this promises to be one of his major concerts before year end. He is expected to serenade music lovers with a playlist of old and new songs.
“I’ve very many fans in Musanze who really love my music. So there is no better way to celebrate Christmas than to launch my new album in Musanze and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with my fans there,” King James told The New Times.
The 12-track album consists of songs such as ‘Tibisanzwe’, ‘Zizane tuzinywe’, ‘Kanyobwe’, ‘Ndi umugabo’, and ‘Amaraso ya Yesu’, among others.
The concert will be held at Ubworoherane stadium from 2pm. Others due to perform include Jay Polly, Riderman, Urban Boys, Social Mula, Amagi the Black and Paccy.
“This is going to be a wonderful Christmas with all those artistes coming down here to entertain us. We love them all and King James is a great singer,” said Emmanuel Niyongira, a resident in Musanze town.
King James is the winner of the 2nd season of the country’s biggest talent music search, Primus Guma Guma Superstar.
The 24-year-old is a household name on the local music scene has released tracks such as ‘Yantumye’, ‘Mana Ndagukunda’, ‘Inzozi’, ‘Yaciye Ibintu’, ‘Pala Pala’ and ‘Umuriro’.
King James is a firebrand when it comes to live performances.
Born in 1990 in Nyabihu District as James Ruhumuriza, King James is the fifth of seven children in a Seventh-day Adventist family. As a child, he wanted to become a professional footballer but he was later inspired by American R&B artiste Brandy Norwood to venture into music.
It was way back in 2009 when King James emerged on the local music scene after the release of his single, ‘Intinyi’, which served as a launch pad for his solo career. By the end of 2010, he had established himself as an R&B artiste.
King James was one of the three Rwandan artistes to perform at the 2013 Rwanda Day in London. He has also performed in other East African countries, France and Belgium.