One of Rwanda’s leading gospel artistes, Alexis Dusabe, is set to launch the first edition of an annual regional gospel event titled, “East African Gospel Festival.”
The festival is one of the legend’s initiatives that he announced after his return from a musical break.
The artiste’s music has arguably become a fans’ favourite and has frequently featured on choirs’ playlists during Sunday services. Dusabe’s vocal talent was detected at an early age in 1996, when he joined Hoziana Choir in Gacuriro.
Among his popular songs is Ngwino, Umuyoboro, Kuki turira, Hora ku ngoma, Zaburi 23, Nzajya Nyiringira, Ni nde wamvuguruza and Nganira ibya Yesu among others.
In an interview with the Gospel Time, Dusabe revealed that during the upcoming summer period, he, alongside gospel sensation and professional artistes in the region, plans to host mega open-air concerts to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ as well as mobilising the public on pressing issues such as drug abuse, depression and divorce among others.
“The concert I am preparing in May is a curtain-raiser of more other concerts I plan to host in summer. These events aim to elevate the name of Jesus by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ and comforting downhearted people with the Gospel,” Dusabe explains.
The first edition titled, ‘Integrity Gospel Concert’ is expected to take place on May 21 at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village from 5 pm and will feature renowned gospel musicians including Aime Uwimana, Prosper Nkomezi, Apostle Appolinaire Habonimana and David Nduwimana.
“We will have enough time to praise and worship and hear the word of God; it will be a great moment. The event in May is a curtain-raiser for consecutive worship moments I plan to host this summer. We will announce a new schedule for them later. I invite everyone to support us. Our plea is to see our region fill the atmosphere with the Gospel,” he pointed out.
According to Dusabe, the East African Gospel Festival will run annually and it will be a great time for everyone. Although he noted that the events target regional gospel musicians, the artiste said that probably other musicians beyond the region could be invited.
“The gospel songs carry powerful messages that comfort desperate hearts,” he added.
Dusabe disclosed that there is another mega open-air crusade in July, and it is expected to last for two days taking place at a big venue like Tapis Rouge to allow many people to attend.
Up to date, Alexis Dusabe has released two albums and he is working on the third one.