• Kigame spoke about his hit song, Huniachi, which featured songstress Gloria Muliro.

Reuben Kigame
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Gospel musician Reuben Kigame has narrated his long journey in the art industry.

Speaking exclusively to Mpasho, Reuben shared a glimpse of his musical journey that started in 1987, giving a glimpse of its challenges.  

"Its passion and it resonates well with my faith. Faith is not just about making prayers or singing songs, it's about living the life," Reuben Kigame said.

Having successfully recorded 29 albums, Kigame says Kenyan artists are having challenges getting what is duly theirs.

"I wish I could get much money from it. The royalty battle is a big thing, but am so passionate in fighting for the rights of musicians. Because there is a lot of cheating."

Kigame spoke about his hit song, Huniachi, which featured songstress Gloria Muliro.

The song, he says, is a testimony of his own life. 

"It is a testament of many people's lives. There are so many promises in God's words talking about his abiding promises. Throughout my life, I have seen a lot of ups and downs, but one constant has been that God has never forsaken me," he shared.

On the gospel industry in Kenya, Reuben Kigame said he has no problem with artists doing songs in different genres, but the message in it.

 "It's bitter-sweet. There are very good gospel music writers, but there are so horrible ones. We have a lot of people singing gospel music, but they don't know what gospel is. I do a lot of Raggae gospel, country, Rhumba, I tried to rap, it was so hard. But I killed it."

The celebrated singer also shared the good and bad of doing a music collabo. 

" I would do a collaboration if it brings gain in a particular area. A lot of people also do not know that Collabos comes with contracts. If you don't have contractual plans in place, you will really suffer from collaborations."

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