After winning the Belgium Idool, Kevin Mason, Belgian with a Rwandan origin has a big dream to pay a visit to his homelandPosted By: Denise IRANZI - On:22/06/2015
He is a pop artist/performer in Belgium that goes by the name of Kevin Mason since 2015, but was known before as ‘Kevin’, winner of Belgian Idool 2011, partially Rwandan and partially Belgian.
Kevin Kayirangwa also known as Kevin Mason
In an exclusive interview with Inyarwanda.com, Kevin Mason explained more about his music and how much he misses his homeland.
Here is the interview
1. Who is Kevin Mason?
I’m a pop artist/performer in Belgium that goes by the name of Kevin Mason since 2015, but was known as ‘Kevin’ from Belgian Idols 2011 before that.
Kevin Mason, winner of Belgium Idool, Season 4
2. Since when do you make music? Is it the dream of your life?
I started singing for as long as I remember. When I was 8 years old, I went to music academy where I learned music theory and got my first opportunities to perform on stage. A year later I took classes to learn how to play the classic guitar, joined two Hip Hop Groups and a Soul/Funk group. Since then, I never stopped. It was clear that I wanted music to be something more than just a ‘hobby’.
For Kevin, music is more than a hobby
3. MNM Marathonradio, annesCaf,…Did you win one of these competitions?
MNM is a radio station in Belgium, ‘Marathonradio’ is a time when the radio presenters support students during their finals, during that time they invite a lot of international and local artists to come and perform their songs.
Anne café is a television program you can watch on the Belgian music channel ‘anne’. They often give local artists a chance to bring their new music to the people.
Kevin Mason, performing 'Falling Down' at Anne Café
4. Do you feel really Rwandan? If yes, how much?
I do somehow. I’m partially Rwandan and partially Belgian. But sadly I have to say that I don't know a lot about Rwanda. I went there when I was 6 but don't remember that much.
5. If not, you're planning to come one day?
It will be a pleasure when the time is convenient, I’m always working, but someday when everything calms down a bit, I’ll definitely pay Rwanda a visit!
He came to Rwanda when he was 6 and he is planning to come back
6. Do you have a family that lives in Rwanda?
Yes I do have family in Rwanda.
7. What are your plans for your music in the coming years?
My newest single ‘Totally Disco’ has just been released here in Belgium and receiving a lot of positive comments. So I’ll be making sure that a lot of people hear my new track!
But as for my plans in the future, my plan is to keep on performing, writing songs and producing. Music has always been an important part of my life and I want it to stay that way!
8. Is there a Rwandan artist or even a Rwandan song that you know?
I don’t know any local artists but I do know another Belgian artist (not personally) who is also Partially Rwandan and Partially Belgian. Mr ‘Stromae’!
10.Any special word to your fans please ?
'Even though I don't know you YET, I love you already and wish to meet you one day. BIG HUG'
PS: You can always follow me on my socials!