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Returning From A Successful Tour In Japan Mani Martin Releases New Songs

Back from Japan where he had gone to perform at different concerts that aimed at promoting peace through his music, Afro-pop artiste Mani Martin has released his new song named “Africa Ndota” loosely translated as “The Africa I dream of”.

When he returned from Japan, Mani Martin announced that he will release many songs, some of which he said already had been completed.

So far, he has released a new song that he titled, “Africa Ndota”. The song was produced by Mastola while the video was produced was recorded and produced by Bob Chris.

The new song with video follows “Mapenzi” featuring Mani Martin and Sauti Sol that he released recently.

Mani Martin is a singer, songwriter and one of Rwanda’s contemporary artistes.

Born in 1988, Mani Martin joined the children’s church choir in his home village Ntura, in Cyangugu prefecture currently Rusizi District at a young age where he realised that music is his source of joy.

An autodidactic singer, Mani Martin has released five albums adding him on the list of popular artistes on the local music scene.

He has received some accolades such as a the bronze medal that he received in Jeux de la Francophonie in 2013.

Apart from that, Mani Martin also won Salax Award Best Gospel artist in 2009.

He portrays himself an ambassador of peace through music and even performed for the United Nations Mission (UNAMID) peacekeepers in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region alongside Miss Channel, Massamba Intore, and pianist Mico Marcel in 2012.

Beloved by fans of all ages and background in the country, He was described by a reviewer for the Rwanda Spectrum Magazine as “one of Rwanda’s strongest live performing acts.”

His music reflects a blend of Afro-soul and traditional Rwandan music, and features lyrics in Kinyarwanda.

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