Kidum Kibido & BodaBoda

Kidum Kibido & BodaBoda

 Nairobi, Nairobi Area, KEN
BandWorldSinger/Songwriter

The band is hot and magical!

Biography

The Multi-Awards Winner, Jean Pierre Nimbona a.k.a. Kidum Kibido’s song “Mungu Anaweza” has been a KORA Nominee 2016. He won 1st Place at International Song Writing Competition 2014 in the world music category. He is Burundian and East Africa Singer, composer and master drummer. Kidum Kibido is a Nairobi-based artist whose infectious tunes have hooked legions of fans in East Africa and throughout the world.

​He is also a World African Music Icon and winner of the 2012 African Grammy, The Kora. He is an Ambassador for Peace helping foster hope and reconciliation in East Africa. His secular but spiritual songs range from rocking zouk to acoustic classics, all featuring his vocal prowess. Kidum, whose nick-name was given to him by his mother and literally means a 20 litre jug, admits he was a very big baby, his musical inspiration started at age 10 when he started to play the drums. When he eventually came to Kenya as a refugee, he went off to Nairobi in search of a living and promptly joined a band as a drummer and singer; it took 4 years before Kidum Kibido eventually started writing his own songs, which was the starting point to sharing his heart and passion with the people. He has never looked back. Kidum Kibido’s first album, Yaramenje (2001), established him as the Voice of Peace in the Great Lakes region in Africa. He is a Peace Ambassador. This followed with the hugely successful Shamba album, released in 2003.

 The 2006 Ishano album portrays Kidum’s vocal best with the rocking zouk Kichuna. With the 2010 release of Haturudi Nyuma – Kidum is granted The Kora Award (the African Grammy equivalent) for his songs Mapenzi, Nitafanya and Haturudi Nyauma. In 2012, Kidum Kibido recorded the popular Hali Na Mali album which includes the successful singles Mulika Mwizi, Kimbia, Enjoy and Hali Na Mali. Kidum Kibido exhibits multiple talents as a composer, vocalist, drummer and arranger par excellence, although his earlier songs were recorded in the Kirundi language – he progressed to singing in Kiswahili where his spiritual and philosophical compositions became accessible to a wider audience. Kidum’s journey to stardom has been inspiring because of his passion, resilience and hard work, overcoming hurdles that could have easily discouraged many. Such talent and determination now finds the international artist Kidum singing in French, English and Spanish with his current BodaBoda Band, (translated as Crossing Borders) His band performs throughout Africa, Middle East, soon in Europe, Canada, USA etc. As everywhere Kidum plays on stage, his personality and talents attract new fans, and his songs touch his audience souls. Kidum Kibido has become the darling of Canadians, who have been inviting him to often perform in different cities . In August 2014, he was invited to play at one of the biggest and best festivals in the world, which is “Edmonton Folk Music Festival in the City of Edmonton, the Province of Alberta in Canada. Kidum Kibido has been asked to perform at Peace One Day founded by Jeremy Gilley on September 21st, 2016 before he goes on humanitarian world tour, starting In Australia for the first In November 2016.

Lyrics

Amata y'Imfyufyu

Written By: Kidum

Mwigeme murondo
Gerageza umpe insiguro yakuno kuntu nkukunda
Urukundo rutihisha ruciza inkonda
Rugwaza intandara
Abatavyumva bakanegura
Hari abarusogose inkota ngo rucikane rucika kwicumu ruca rutera intambwe
Mwigeme
Gira inka n’ibibondo
Murondo
Gira ivyutanga nivyo usigarana
Chorus : uri amata y’imfyufyu
Mucansi c’urukundo
Ntugira agahonzi namba
Uri amata y’imfyufyu
Mucansi c’urukundo ntugira agahonzi namba
Uri icansi ,uri icakunze
Mbwira ukuntu no kwifata
N’ukuntu no kwigenza
Muri kuno kugukunda
Nkubonye mpita mvugishwa
Mpita njugukira
Mpita ncira inkonda
Hari abashatse kudutandukanya
Kudutanya bica bibata kuwamazi
Mwigeme
Gira inka n’ibibondo
Murondo
Gira ivy’utanga nivyo usigarana
Chorus: uri amata y’imfyufyu
Mucansi c’urukundo
Ntugira agahonzi namba
Uri amata y’imfyufyu
Mucansi c’urukundo ntugira agahonzi namba
Uri icansi ,uri icakunze
Mwigeme murondo nanyetengerewe n’urukundo rwawe
Twenga ndore ndebe inyinyi
Usa n’amazi ya rusengo
Chorus : uri amata y’imfyufyu
Mucansi c’urukundo
Ntugira agahonzi namba
Uri amata y’imfyufyu
Mucansi c’urukundo ntugira agahonzi namba
Uri icansi ,uri icakunze
© Kidum

Discography

1. Yaramenje
2. Shamba
3. Ishano
4.Haturudi Nyuma
5 Mapenzi