Safi Madiba

With Safi Madiba, Jay Polly gone, what next for The Mane?

The year 2019 ended with one of the leading music labels in Rwanda, The Mane, suffering a major setback with two of its best members departing. Former Urban Boys member Safi ‘Madiba’ Niyibikora and rapper Jay Polly, real name Joshua Tuyishime, left the label after the former fell out...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 9:52am

The Mane churns out stars and hits

A year ago, Ramadhan Mupenda, founder of The Mane Music, started the music label as, in his own words, a “hobby”. “When we started out, I didn’t think it would grow this big. But having grown up around musicians most of my life, living with artistes and supporting them, I...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:43pm

The return of Safi Madiba

Last year, R&B singer Safi Niyibikora, aka Safi Madiba, made waves in the local media following his highly publicised civil and traditional marriage to then fiancée Judith Niyonizera. The former Urban Boys frontman is now husband to Canada-based Niyonizera, who is the subject of the...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 9:31am