Israel Mbonyi

A local gospel star Israel Mbonyi revealed that sharing a stage with Don Moen would come as the fulfillment of a childhood dream. He said this during a recent press conference held at the MTN Center in Nyarutarama to unveil the Kigali Praise Fest.

Mbonyi described Moen as an inspiration both musically and spiritually. He promised to use the occasion to unveil the songs off his upcoming third studio album.

Don Moen’s concert in Kigali in February next year will be more than just a concert: It will be the beginning of a new dawn for the local gospel music scene, with the birth of the Kigali Praise And Worship Fest, which will be an annual event.

Dubbed “MTN Kigali Praise Fest 2019 Edition One”, the concert will take place on Sunday February 10th. The festival is the result of a partnership between RG Consult Inc, a local Events Management and Experiential Marketing company, and telecom giant MTN Rwanda.

RG Consult is best known for its flagship monthly jazz event, the Kigali Jazz Junction.

Who is Don Moen?

Born June 29 1950, Donald James ‘Don’ Moen is an American gospel singer, songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music.

Earlier in his religious calling, he worked at Integrity Music, a US based recording label after completing university. He became a leading gospel artist for Terry Law Ministries, a US gospel outfit, and toured with the ministry for over ten years.

He produced eleven volumes for the Hosana! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992.

Moen worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as Creative Director and President of Integrity Music, president of Integrity Label Group, and an Executive Producer of Integrity Music albums. He left Integrity Media in December 2007 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company.

Some of his popular songs include; Our father, Thank you Lord, God is good all the time, I will sing, As we worship you, Have your way, and He never sleeps.