Rwanda’s female artiste, Emerance Bwiza has embarked on a two-month environment conservation campaign called ‘Igiti Mu Rugo’, in order to mobilize the community across the country to plant trees in their neighbourhoods.
The fast-rising artiste revealed her intentions in an interview with The New Times.
Bwiza said; “I want to use this platform as an artist to raise awareness among Rwandans to contribute to the nation’s efforts, not just to protect the environment but also deal with consequences of climate change.
“This is an idea I have had since I was a primary school student. Seeing teachers encouraging us to plant trees inspired me to feel like I owe something like this to the community and I think the time is now to make it happen.”
The singer targets to see at least 200, 000 trees planted before the campaign concludes in November this year.
A number of artists are expected to join and support Bwiza during the campaign as she mobilizes people to plant trees.
“We need to see artists not only joining this noble cause but also coming up with other initiatives that can positively impact the communities. I have a line-up of artists who will help me during this campaign and more details about how the activity will go down will be shared soon,” she said.
She joined KIKAC music management after winning The Next Diva, a music contest that is only dedicated to promoting talented young women aspiring to become musicians.
In her first year, her two-year deal under the record label’s management has seen the singer record a series of songs that have gone on to become hits.
After establishing herself among Rwanda’s top female artists so far, the singer has now turned her focus to an awareness campaign to encourage people to plant trees in their neighbourhoods as part of her efforts to contribute to the country’s environment conservation.
To get the community more involved, the singer has tabled prizes for artists with the best poem and the best song that reflect on environmental conservation.
She also has three songs in the studio that she will use to raise awareness of tree planting during the campaign. She will then headline a special performance for her guests on a gala night dedicated to celebrating the campaign.
Source: New Times