Many, especially social media users, have applauded the record made by Rwandan gospel icon, Israel Mbonyi as the 10,000- seater BK Arena, Rwanda’s historic indoor arena, a first of its kind in East, Central Africa, was a sellout during his “Icyambu Live concert.”
On Christmas, December 25, concert goers including officials, church leaders and other musicians turned up in big numbers to cheer their favourite artiste- and arguably, history was made.
The facility has previously been a sellout during Basketball tournaments but this time around- a young man, a gospel artiste made this historical record. Thanks to Mbonyi, and ultimately thanks to God.
However, Mbonyi’s success with his music cannot be measured with a sellout. He has been a reckon of force in the industry and his success is beyond that.
Mbonyi is among artistes whose music records a million views on YouTube within less than 30 days. He has been favoured to tour the world on invitations by officials, churches or other gospel artistes. He has performed during mega concerts alongside global icon artistes like Don Moen. Mbonyi has performed on different continents; Asia (Israel), and Europe. He has also been blessed to minister in America. Moreover, he is expected to minister in Australia as well.
The singer’s success should be attributed to God’s favour and anointing. Again, lyrics and duration of some of his products prove that he is so talented.
On Christmas, the day of the concert, people exchanged messages via social media on what was happening at the venue, BK Arena, as thousands struggled to get inside the facility. Although Mbonyi invited other renowned gospel artistes such as the couple of James and Daniella, Danny Mutabazi and Annette Murava, all eyes were on him.
His concert was attended by a variety of people from different denominations, even those who do not belong to any recognised denomination. That’s favour.
There are many factors which prove that Mbonyi is among the best artistes the country has ever had and probably the best of all. His 8-year journey in gospel music has brought significant progress to the country’s gospel sector. His products have been transforming the lives of many on the continent and across the world.
Under God’s favour, history was made on earth and heaven. May the Heavenly Father keep you, Israel Mbonyi, anointed and blessed to be a blessing to the entire world.
Isaiah 61:1-2 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn.”