INTERVIEW: Rwanda’s Knowless Vows To Rock Kampala
“Rwanda nite” returns to Club Rouge this Saturday and will feature one of the best talented RnB singers from Rwanda named Jane Butera Ingabire alias Knowless.
The gorgeous, tall and light-skinned singer whose music is rocking the East African region, jetted in at 23:00 hrs via RwandAir. She was flanked by her Manager, Clement.
Chimp Corp Brian Kwesiga was at Entebbe International Airport where he had a chat with the singer ahead of her gig due tomorrow.
CR: How does it feel being in Kampala?
Knowless: I am doing well and I feel ok to be in Uganda. I am almost like a Ugandan, it is also my home.
CR: Who is Knowless?
Knowless: My real name is Jane Ingabire Butera but most people call me Knowless because it is my stage name. I am 22 years old; I sing RnB music and I am based in Kigali, Rwanda. I am humble, polite and I respect people regardless of their capacities.
CR: When did you start singing and who inspired you to sing?
Knowless: I started singing when I was 10 years old. By then I was in a church choir with my mum.
My mum is the one who inspired me to sing because I used to see her singing.
CR: How many albums do you have?
Knowless: I have two albums. The first one is called Komeza which means “to continue.” It has 12 songs and the second one is called Nzabampari which means I will be there and it has ten songs. My first studio song is called Nyumva meaning “listen to me.”
The Rwandan RnB singer Knowless
CR: How would you describe the Rwandan music industry?
Knowless: What I can say is that the industry in Rwanda is growing at a higher rate; the musicians have talent, young and determined.
There is competition among musicians which is a sign that the industry is growing.
I even have a concert in Kigali next week.
CR: Why is it that most of your songs rotate around the love theme? What inspires you to sing about love?
Knowless: It is not that I sing about love only, but what I can say is that God is love and love is something good that every one experiences. So if I sing about love, I will be reaching everyone’s heart. I also have traditional songs.
Knowless (in yellow top) pauses for a photo with the Club Rouge team
CR: What’s your assessment of the Ugandan music industry?
Knowless: I don’t know much about the Ugandan music industry but what I can say is there is a lot of unprofessionalism in the industry because the top musicians abuse each other which is not good. But I like Ugandan music. It is good.
CR: Which musicians from Uganda would you like to be on stage with?
Knowless: In Uganda, I like Juliana Kanyomozi, Jose Chameleone and Vampos. But I like Juliana most because she has a nice voice and she sings very well. I like her music.
Knowless and the Rouge team at Entebbe International Air Port
CR: Do you have any collabos with Ugandan artistes?
Knowless: I have a collabo with Vampos. We did it in March last year and the title of the song is called Byemere. I am in studio with Jose Chameleone and the song will be out soon. The producer is Paddy Man.
CR: Who is your role model?
Knowless: My role model is a musician from Rwanda, she is called Sesire Kayirebwa. Her music is nice and inspirational. I also like Brandy.
CR: You are so beautiful; do you have a boyfriend?
Knowless: Really! Thanks for appreciating my beauty. Yes, I have a boy friend and I prefer not to mention his name.
Singer Knowless shows that she is happy to be in Uganda
CR: Apart from singing, what else do you do?
Knowless: I am a student at Université Libre de Kigali. I am in third year pursuing a degree in Computer Science.
CR: What should your fans expect come this Saturday at Club Rouge?
Knowless: The truth is that I will not disappoint them. I will give my best and am ready.
I encourage all my fans to come and support me. I will not disappoint them.
Knowless and her Manager Clement
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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