Nigerian Afro R&B and Pop musician Aituaje Iroube alias Waje will be the headlining act for this month’s Kigali Jazz Junction, a live event dedicated to the celebration of Jazz and other live music genres.
On its return, the event scheduled for September 28, at the Kigali Serena Hotel will also feature Muyango, a legendary Rwandan traditional musician, who too will entertain music lovers.
The Award-winning female’s rise has been since the release of Do Mi, as song with Nigeria’s P- Square. She further participated on the MTV South Africa’s Advanced Warning, a prominent reality show before releasing W.A.J.E her debut album, which was a success.
Waje has worked with various musicians, producers, and further released songs like Onye, I Wish, Baby Coco to Left For Good, with artist Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Timaya, Diamond Platinumz among others. She has further cemented her place within the continental musical circles, hence scooping several awards like the Best Female musician 2013 City People Entertainment, 2013 Headies Awards for Best Reggae/DanceHall song among other nominations
Through her performance tours, Waje has shared stage with Grammy Award-winning acts Ray Hargrove and Bob James, on top of others like Wyclef Jean, Keri Hison, among others, while she also hold her annual concert dubbed Waje Live, an event spanning with in Nigeria and across Africa.
Having grown from initially featured live performances by the Neptunez Band, a Rwanda band, which since 2015 has cemented a reputation for its live presentation of classic and jazz touch of music.
The Kigali Jazz Junction has further featured local musicians, who constituted of vocalists and instrumentalists like Gabiro Gilbert, Mani Martin, Masamba Intore, Herbert Rock, Lilian Mbabazi, Elion Victory, Andy Bumuntu, Charly and Nina and stretched into hosting a few regional and international guest acts like Uganda’s Marsha Davids, MoRoots, Steven Kigozi, Myco Ouma, Maurice Kirya, to Cindy Sanyu, Irene Ntare, Isaiah Katumwa.
Kigali Jazz Junction has also hosted acts like South Africa’s Zahara Bulelwa, Ibrahim Tamfum from DRC, Chile’s Guitarist Tito Al Uribe, Mayonde, Cece Sagini and Christine Kamau from Kenya, Nigeria’s Neza and Seyi Shay, Barbra Bannette and Phyllisia Ross from USA among others.