By Frederic Byumvuhore
Gospel singer Brian Blessed, one of the members of the dissolved Hindura Gospel band, recently awakened emotions among its fans with a message he posted on Facebook.
Hindura was a gospel music group that was established around 2004, but unfortunately ceased 8 years later.
It was composed of 4 members including Brian Blessed, Enric Sifa, Robert Mugabe, Emma Twebaze and more other two members who joined the team later.
Gospel music lovers cherished the band’s work in Rwanda and abroad. They did live performances during crusades, school concerts, and church shows.
It was in 2012 when the popular band separated as its 5 members left the country to live in the United States of America.
Only one member – Brian Blessed, remained in the country and later started a solo music career.
Though the band no longer exists, fans can still recall memorable moments they experienced with it.
Last week, Brian Blessed posted a message on his Facebook account, talking about some of the amazing times the team had together,
“Have you ever lived a life in which you miss your childhood friends?” read part of the post.
“Missing those times: laughing together with them, walking around, and everyone always wishes each other well, and even pray together,” it went on.
“I don’t know if that’s the case with you, but I do. I miss my brothers Moses, Robert, Emma, JC, and Enric Sifa.”
As a solo artiste, in his current career, Brian has featured renowned artistes including Alpha Rwirangira and Jules Sentore. His efforts have assisted him expand his music to a high level where he performed in big events, concerts as well as organizing his own big shows.
In 2015, he was nominated in groove awards in best male ariste of the year thought Israel Mbonyi was the winner. In 2017, he released his first solo music album titled, “Again and Again.”
Talking about his future plans, Brian said that he will continue to do music since singing is a gift from God. “ As long as I am still alive, I will keep on preaching Gospel through music. I was affected by COVID 19 like others in the sector but I believe will change the situation soon and life will become normal.”
Meanwhile, after his Facebook post, Brian continued to invite the public to share their comments about what they remember about each member of the band.
In one of the comments, Olivier S. Munyaneza wrote:
“Hindurwa has brought a lot of impact in my life until today. Hindurwa inspired me to serve the Lord and has showed that life can change completely. You (the band) need a reunion for more lives to change.”
In more comments, a one Kathy Field said the band’s work impacted her life when she visited Rwanda.
Mc Eachern Joe Afrika commented:
“JC loved jokes. He was the best humble pianist. Moses used to be humble while ministering with a generous heart. Blessed was humble, loved the young generation and helped you guys to be Hindurwa. Every time I think of your band! What if it comes back?”
Robert Mugabe who was also one of the band members commented:
“To everything there is season. Glad that our togetherness had built a great impact on many lives. Miss you all.”