With 5 years of experience in the Rwandan Gospel music industry, singer Yves Rwagasore has highlighted the importance of solidarity, teamwork and funding as key pillars for a flourishing industry.
He made the remarks following the release of a new video song “Elohim” that features on his second album.
“Gospel needs unity, teamwork and financial support,” he noted during an interaction with the Gospel Time Rwanda.
Despite availability of talent and platform, the gospel music industry in Rwanda is challenged by the inadequacy of funds for assisting musicians record quality music, organize events, or earn enough from their careers so as to live a good life.
Rwagasore points to financial problems as the main challenge to his music career. But still, he works to make his music.
His recent song “Elohim” is about encouraging people that are going through difficult times that “God will make a way, and a new day shall dawn.”
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and raised in Rwanda, Rwagasore accepted Jesus as his savior in 2009, and started doing music in 2016.
He released his first album, entitled “Uniongoze” in 2017, comprising songs like Uniongoze, Aranzi, Yesu Uriho, Mambo, Urakwiye, Hari Ikintu Kimwe, Ndagushima and Teach me your way.
He is currently working on finishing his second album, something that may materialize by the end of this year.