The Rwandan music scene was alight last night (25 August 2023) as musicians, celebrities, creatives, influencers, business leaders and tastemakers turned out to celebrate the Rwandan nominees being honoured at the Trace Awards in Kigali.
The Trace Awards & Festival is presented by Visit
Rwanda and Martell.
Ariel Wayz, Kenny Sol and Bwiza were on hand to receive the congratulations of 300 people gathered at Rwandan night spot Pili Pili, led by Ariella Kageruka, Head of Tourism at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Valerie Gilles-Alexia, Group Chief Communication & CSR Officer, Trace & Director of the Trace Awards & Fesival, Danny
Mucira, Managing Director, East Africa, Trace and Olayinka Elegbede, Commercial Development Director, East Africa - Pernod Ricard. Fellow nominees Bruce Melodie and Chriss Eazy were saluted in their absence due to work commitments.
The Rwandan nominees were named on 21 October 2023 alongside such giants of the African music scene as Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz and Davido.
Global music powerhouse and Afro-music tastemaker Trace is to stage the Trace Awards on 21 October 2023 at the BK Arena, Kigali, in a live event & global TV spectacular that celebrates the creativity, talent and influence of African and Afro-inspired music and artists.
The Trace Awards, showcases the excellence and diversity of Afro-centric music in genres such as Afrobeat, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Afro-pop, Mbalax, Amapiano, Zouk,
Kizomba, Genge, Coupé Décalé, Bongo Flava, Soukous, Gospel, Rap, Rai, Kompa, R&B, and Rumba. Competing in 22 award categories are platinum-selling artists from more than thirty countries in Africa, South America, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and Europe. For a full list of nominations, please click here.
Targeted at lovers of African and Afro-inspired music and culture, the Trace Awards will broadcast live on 21 October 2023 on Trace TV, radio and digital channels and on global streaming platforms, national terrestrial TV and satellite channels. The viewership and social interaction is expected to exceed 500 million fans in 190 countries.
Rwandan creativity and excellence are represented by the involvement of BK Arena, RwandAir and RBA as partners to the Trace Awards & Festival.
Ariel Wayz and Bwiza were on hand to receive the congratulations
Ariella Kageruka, Head of Tourism at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
Valerie Gilles-Alexia, Group Chief Communication & CSR Officer
Trace & Director of the Trace Awards & Fesival, Danny