Rafiki bounces back for Rwanda’s Guma Guma

I’M BACK: Rafiki gets the nod for Guma Guma

After a 4-year hiatus Coga style music boss Rafiki aka Mazimpaka is finally coming back to Guma Guma annual music competition.

Rafiki’s luck came when he was chosen by the organizers to replace Urban Boyz crew which quit the countrywide competition due to money issues.

Rafiki promised to win back his lost fame during the road shows.

“I have been missing out on the music scene and now it’s time to show fans the real Rafiki of 2006 as a great performer,”  Rafiki said after learning of his nomination.

Before the competition nominations, Rafiki accused Guma Guma organizers of the East Africa Promoters (EAP) and Bralirwa (Rwanda Brewery) of unfairness in their selection process.

Rafiki joins other 9 artistes who will battle for the frw 24m winner’s prize. These lucky artistes will each pocket frw 1m monthly for the duration (6 months) of the contest.

Guma Guma started way back in 2010 as a way to help local artistes develop their talent and it has since gained nationwide fame

Past winners of the competition include Tom Close (2010), King James (2012), Riderman (2013) and Jay Polly (2014)

Rafiki was the first established modern artiste in Rwanda and is believed by many as one of the musicians that paved way for local established artistes in Rwanda.