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Kigali, Rwanda | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF | AFM

Kigali, Rwanda | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2008
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"Darkecy to Stage Free Show Tonight"

US-based Rwandan singer Darkecy will stage a free performance at Via Veneto restaurant in Kigali this evening.

Dubbed, COMB- City On My Back, the show is named after the cover for his latest album, Afr-I-Can-a tale of an African artiste who overcame international obstacles in his search for not just a place in the world of music but a voice in the world as a whole - New Times

"Meet Darkecy"

TC: What can your listeners expect from this album?

DM: It’s like a story. I always want to make my stuff sound more like a story than the rap music you hear on the radio – there’s nothing to it. I always want to make more of a concept. I have an intro, then a story and narrations. The songs are sort of like coming-of-age.

TC: Is this your first album?

DM: This is the first album that feels like a real album. I’ve been recording since I was 13. When I was 15, I had my first self-produced mixtape. I did a mixtape with my friends back home and an EP last year. This is probably my fifth project, but my first real one. This feels like I’m actually in the business, and it’s actually a career in a sense… I’m going on tour for this. I’m selling merchandise, and I have a website. It’s pretty tangible. - The State Times


Still working on that hot first release.



Darkecy (Denis Kayonga Muganza) is a twenty-year-old Rwandan rapper, singer and musician who hopes to use his music as a means to bring people together and to create a greater good in the world. He has performed across the world in Africa, Europe and the United States. He has performed in front of thousands at festivals that have featured major artists such as Sammy Adams, Kid Ink and Big Sean.

Darkecy grew up in Rwanda where he recorded music, performed at shows and released albums under his record label Dark Matter Entertainment that he founded while in high school. In his homeland, he made a name for himself as being one of the most prominent multi-lingual artists and being one of the leaders of the new school Hip Hop scene.

In 2013, Darkecy moved to the U.S. where he is currently a full-time Music Industry student at SUNY Oneonta, who frequently . Unlike many artists, Darkecy has an interest in the business-side of the industry and he continues to work in the music industry while pursuing his own endeavors as an artist. In the past 3 years, Darkecy has released several music videos, performed in various cities and made many fans along the way. No matter what obstacles are placed before him, this young man always pulls through with his work ethic and ability to inject energy into an audience of any size.

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