A day in the life of.... : Jean Bosco Ndacyayishimira

Jean Bosco Ndacyayishimira is one of the renowned D.Js. His fans and fellow artistes know him as D.J Bob. He hosts up coming local artistes in a show dabbed ‘Ishusho ku muziki nyarwanda’ at Rwanda Television every Saturday. In that program, the top ten local hits of the week are played to promote local artistes.

Jean Bosco Ndacyayishimira is one of the renowned D.Js. His fans and fellow artistes know him as D.J Bob. He hosts up coming local artistes in a show dabbed ‘Ishusho ku muziki nyarwanda’ at Rwanda Television every Saturday.

In that program, the top ten local hits of the week are played to promote local artistes.

He owns a music studio down town. What could his typical working day be like? Below, he tells us:

I wake up at 5a.m, and pray that the almighty blesses my day. I go for sports for about an hour and get back for a shower before I have breakfast. At about 7a.m, I set off to town from Naymirambo on a bike whose fare is Rwf 500.
By 7:45am I am at the music studio.

I start by organizing the music CDs and start the computer. I check mails and other websites to research on how other DJs do their thing. I also look out for the latest music that I will play for my weekend programme.

During the morning hours is when I also search for the music which I will post on the website www.inyarwanda.com or www.igihe.com.

I have lunch at a half past noon and have a break until 1:30p.m. I attend to different local artistes after lunch, working until 7p.m. I later move to various music studios to check on the latest music and advise these producers on how to make better quality music.

I get home at 9p.m, shower and have supper. Unless there is an abrupt program, I am in bed at 10p.m

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