Best music promoters awarded

Rwandan Entertainers and Musicians Organisation (REMO), has awarded artistes and people who promote music in the Northern Province.
The Governor of Northern Province Aime Bosenibamwe (L) presents the award Franc Kay for the Best Male Artiste. The New Times / Jean d’Amour Mbonyinshuti.
The Governor of Northern Province Aime Bosenibamwe (L) presents the award Franc Kay for the Best Male Artiste. The New Times / Jean d’Amour Mbonyinshuti.

Rwandan Entertainers and Musicians Organisation (REMO), has awarded artistes and people who promote music in the Northern Province.

Musanze-based famous artiste, Franc Kay led the nominees going into the inaugural REMO Awards, with nods and he was all smiles on Saturday evening, after emerging the Best Male artiste.

Sister Jamy had a teary moment when she took home the award for the Best Female Artiste. Twelve-year Mucyo Gloire,  also had a reason to celebrate after beating several young artistes in Musanze district to emerge the Best Popular Teen Artiste.

The Award for Best Modern Dancing group went to Jaba Workers and the Best Popular Song was “Ikibazo” by The Bless.

“I am so honored to receive this award. This has motivated me to even work harder to improve my career in music,” the excited The Bless told the crowd upon receiving the trophy.

Theogene Ntamukunzi won the Best Traditional Artiste and Impete y’umuco as the overall Best Traditional Dancing Group.

The 1st annual awards ceremony also recognised journalists, music producers and film producers, among others.

Some officials in the Northern Province were also awarded during the event for promoting and supporting the artistes.

Present were officials from various government institutions, including the Rwanda Governance Board, National Youth Council and senior police officials.

The Governor of Northern Province Aime Bosenibamwe, said the government supports and encourages the youth to be creative and innovative.

“Artistes are among creative and innovative people that the government recognises and pledge to support their projects as longer as they are in line with the government policy,” he said.

According to Francine Umutoni, the president of REMO, the event aims to promote artistes and musicians.

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