Nsengiyumva Emmanuel, commonly known by his stage name Emmy, is a performer and composer from Rwanda. Excel Global Media Group spoke with him. As part of his musical release, he is performing in key US cities like Minneapolis and Washington, DC. On September 30, 2017, at the Nigerian Cultural Parade, Emmy gave a live performance. The Toyota Center is nearby downtown Houston where the procession took place.
Emmy was raised in a church-going family in Rwanda and began singing as a young child. But in 2010, he formally announced his career as a vocalist.
He began his career as an R&B singer before switching to Afrobeats. Emmy placed among the top ten in Primus Guma Guma Super Star, a yearly reality singing competition show in Rwanda, before leaving the country in 2012. He had to move to the United States, therefore he was unable to finish the competition.
Two of Emmy’s 13 tracks are collaborations. Although he is now on tour, he has performed twice in Houston, once in August of last year alongside KITOKO, another Rwandan music icon. Online music stores including iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube all carry his songs.
He is presently taking part in the “WABAGA HE” US Tour. Emmy is active in the Rwandese community and has participated in numerous cultural events related to Rwanda Days.
Watch the video promo to hear Emmy give a shout-out before performing WABAGA HE.
Houston Comcast Channel 17, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, Phonoscope Channel 96, and Sudden Link Channel 99 all carried the interview.
View pictures of Emmy taken in the TV studio with our hosts Mercy Jordan and Mariam Moore, as well as the executive producer. (Kimma Wreh).
Photographer: Christina Brown – Excel Global Media Group