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Belgian Pop Star, Baloji to Rock ‘’European Street Fair’’ Show in Kigali

Author: Rutayisire Patience
On:5/06/2019 13:55
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A Pop star from Belgium is coming to Kigali to rock European Street Fair show which will also attract local singers like Charly& Nina and the rapper Emery Gatsinzi who is better known on the stage as Riderman.

The show, that aims to mark the days of Europe in Rwanda together with embassies of EU Member States for 4th anniversary, is going to be staged in Kigali on 8th June 2019, at the camp free Zone where entrance will be free of charge.


Charly&Nina are expected to storm the stage

The show that is slated to start from 2:00Pm till late will include free activities for kids, music jam session, exhibition by local artists, games, great prizes and live music concert.


Baloji 

The Belgium music star, Baloji looks to light up the stage during the concert as local singing birds, namely Charly&Nina and Riderman, are expected to take the roof off the stage.

The source told Inyarwanda.com that Disc Jokers like Dj Toxxyk and Dj Kiss will grace the show.

’’ We are inviting you to our magic show on 8th June to share happiness with us, master of the ceremony is going to be a comedy star and journalist, Nkusi Arthur,’’ the source said.  

Who is Baloji?

Baloji was born out of wedlock to a Belgian father and a Congolese mother, he moved to Belgium with his father to live in Ostende losing all contact with his mother. Feeling estranged in his new environment and after disputes with his father and petty crimes and problems with police, he quit home and lived in a youth delinquent house working on his passion of rap and dance. Alongside his friends, he started the hip hop band Starflam at age 15. The band's self-titled debut album in 1998 was Starflam and the follow-up album Survivant released on Capitol / EMI in 2001 went platinum and was rereleased with a Survivant - Édition Spéciale in EMI the following year. In 2003, the band had yet another studio album Donne moi de l'amour. But after differences with the other members of the band, Baloji quit music in 2004.

Solo

After Baloji discovered a letter from his mother that he hadn't seen since 1981, and after winning a poetry competition in Paris, France, he decided to return to music in 2006 as a solo artist. His debut solo album in 2008 entitled Hotel Impala was an autobiographical album about his life, including a hearty response to his mother's letter. The album was certified gold, with the album winning two "Octaves de la musique" awards as well as Rapsat-Lelièvre Award and Brassens Awards for Lyricists.He followed it up with albums Kinshasa Succursale in 2010 and 64 Bits and Malachite in 2015.

 



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