Writer, Researcher, Photographer

Freelance writer, researcher, photographer and documentary filmmaker specialising in arts and culture, lifestyle, society and development, and travel in East Africa, South East Asia & Europe mainly.

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Haute Baso uses fashion to empower women in Rwanda

Haute Baso is a contemporary Rwandan fashion and accessories brand.

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Photographer Yakubu is helping Kigali's street kids tell their own stories

Jacques Nkinzingabo aka Yakubu has gone from selling CDs on the streets of Nyabugogo, Kigali to becoming a successful young photographer helping other Rwandese do the same.

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Women can rap and Angel Mutoni's here to prove it | TRUE Africa

Angel Mutoni is a young and talented Rwandan female rapper who aims to show women, especially young girls, that nothing is impossible.

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The Rwandese music scene keeps growing with young talents like Mike Kayihura

Mike Kayihura is a self-taught R’n’B and soul artist from Rwanda. The 22-year-old sings about the many temptations confronting young people.

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Dancing Afro-poppin' hip hop in Kigali

Interview: Chris Hirwa, known as Poppin' Chris, the Rwandese hip hop dancer who uses his art to improve the lives of orphans and street kids.

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TRUE Africa | The street artist fighting AIDS in Rwanda

The first time Bonfils Ngabonziza held a paintbrush, he was 19. Now 26, he has never stopped painting. ‘My goal is not to become famous,’ he admits, ‘but to use arts as a vehicle for positive change and see my work have a lasting impact on society.’