Candidates of the REMOAwards (Photo: Izuba Rirashe/ Ububiko)
THE NEW TIMES
06. August 2013
by Jean d’Amour MBONYINSHUTI
Rwandan Entertainers and Musicians Organisation (REMO), has awarded artistes and people who promote music in the Northern Province.
Musanze-based famous artiste, Franc Kay led the nominees going into the inaugural REMO Awards, with nods and he was all smiles on Saturday evening, after emerging the Best Male artiste.
Sister Jamy had a teary moment when she took home the award for the Best Female Artiste. Twelve-year Mucyo Gloire, also had a reason to celebrate after beating several young artistes in Musanze district to emerge the Best Popular Teen Artiste.
The Award for Best Modern Dancing group went to Jaba Workers and the Best Popular Song was “Ikibazo” by The Bless.
“I am so honored to receive this award. This has motivated me to even work harder to improve my career in music,” the excited The Bless told the crowd upon receiving the trophy.
Theogene Ntamukunzi won the Best Traditional Artiste and Impete y’umuco as the overall Best Traditional Dancing Group. The 1st annual awards ceremony also recognised journalists, music producers and film producers, among others. Some officials in the Northern Province were also awarded during the event for promoting and supporting the artistes.
Present were officials from various government institutions, including the Rwanda Governance Board, National Youth Council and senior police officials. The Governor of Northern Province Aime Bosenibamwe, said the government supports and encourages the youth to be creative and innovative. “Artistes are among creative and innovative people that the government recognises and pledge to support their projects as longer as they are in line with the government policy,” he said.
According to Francine Umutoni, the president of REMO, the event aims to promote artistes and musicians.
Gahunda yo guhemba abahanzi muri “REMO Award ” yarahindutse (Kinyarwanda)
Ishyirahamwe ry’abahanzi n’abateza muzika imbere mu Rwanda (REMO) ku nshuro ya mbere ryateguye amarushanwa y’abahanzi bo mu Karere ka Musanze, gahunda y’igitaramo cyo guhemba abatsinze ikaba yarahindutse.
Mu kiganiro Umutoni Francine ukuriye Rwandan Entertainers & Musicians Organisation (REMO) yagiranye n’ikinyamakuru Izuba Rirashe, yavuze ko igikorwa cyo guhemba abahanzi bazatsinda amarushanwa yateguye cyari giteganyijwe ku wa 8, cyimuriwe ku itariki ya 29 Kamena 2013 kubera impamvu zitandukanye. [read all…]
The Rwandan Entertainers & Musician Organisation:
REMO (Rwandan Entertainers & Musician Organisation) is an annual award ceremony to acknowledge and honor musical excellence and entertainers creativity as well as provide a high profile and multi faceted celebration of the rich cultural diversity of Rwandan Music.
Celebrating musical achievements through the establishments of an institutional framework that follows, records and relays musical success stories on an ongoing basis (REMO).
Utilizing music as a vehicle for cultural expression i.e. customs food and critical component in attracting tourism inflows to the country.
Selecting a team of industry specialists to act as adjudicators in the process of identifying and selecting musicians who must be acknowledged and honored :
Organizing an annual musical awards that effectively competes at country level,
For its first time we are gong to acknowledge and honor musicians & partners in the northern province of Rwanda for their achievements since 2010 to 2013. LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK !