Rwanda: Bruce Melodie, Jolly Mutesi, Rusine Among Rwandans Nominated for Zambia’s Zikomo Awards


A cross section of Rwandan stars including Bruce Melodie, Jolly Mutesi, comedian Patrick Rusine, and singer Kenny Sol, are among Africans that have been nominated for Zikomo Africa Awards 2023, which will be held for the third time, on November 18, in Lusaka, Zambia.

The annual awards recognise exceptional achievements across 69 categories in various fields.

Notable contenders include music star Bruce Melodie in the ‘Best Zikomo Afrocharts’ category, alongside with Yo Maps from Zambia, Tyler ICU (South Africa), Gyakie (Ghana), Marioo (Tanzania), Kimani (Kenya), Innos’b (DR Congo), Ziza Bafana (Uganda) and others.

Kenny Sol and Harmonize were nominated for ‘Best Zikomo Collaboration Song’ with their banger ‘One More Time,’ which is competing against ‘Kuna Kuna’ by Vic West ft. Savara (Kenya), ‘Falou’ by Anderson Mario ft. Alice Julie (Angola) and many others

Other participants like Miss Rwanda 2016 Jolly Mutesi and Prof. Agnes Binagwaho are competing in the categories of ‘Best Zikomo Motivation Speaker’ and ‘Best Zikomo Inspirational Woman the Year 2023’, respectively.

Professor Agnes Binagwaho is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine

The ‘Sports Person of the Year’ category features contestants like Jean Jacques Wilson Nshobozwabyosenumukiza, Denzel Trainer (Tanzania), Kayiizi Ishaq (Uganda), Teacher Bugatti (Zambia) to name some.