Iam Blameless

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Iam Blameless
  
Background information
Birth nameInnocent Nzayisenga
Born (1993-12-21) December 21, 1993 (age 28)
Ruyenzi, Runda, Rwanda
OriginRwanda
Genres
  • Soul
  • Afro-soul
  • R&B
  • World
  • Blues
  • Reggae
  • Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Music producer
Instruments
  • keyboard
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Percussions
Years active2014-present
Websiteofficialblameless.com
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NationalityRwandan
CitizenshipRwanda
Parents
  • Pierre Celestin Bucyana (father)
  • Bernadette Mukase (mother)
Awards
  • Peace Run Medal
  • No Limit Awards

Iam Blameless born as Innocent Nzayisenga is a Rwandan singer-songwriter, music producer and a performer of Soul, Blues, Afro-soul, World music.[1] He is known for his soulful voice and musical ingenuity.

Biography

Iam Blameless was born on December 21, 1993 to Bernadette Mukase and Pierre Celestin Bucyana in a village called Ruyenzi, Runda in the Southern province of Rwanda. His parents and many of his relatives died during the 1994 genocide committed against Tutsi in Rwanda and he was raised by his grandmother who passed away in July 2014.[2] [3] [4]

Career

At the age of 16, he began writing songs with his co-founded high school live band known as "The Braves" and a year after, the band performed in the benefiting concert for Somalia during the 2011 crisis.[5] Iam Blameless moved to Montreal in 2014 for his undergraduate degree in African Studies and Political Science with a minor in Sound Recording at McGill University after receiving a fully-funded MasterCard Foundation scholarship.[3] [6]

Discography

Singles

  • Invincible
  • Nostalgia
  • Umubavu
  • End of the World (Tonight)
  • Byasaze
  • We Brought You Flowers
  • Emera
  • Ndabivuze
  • Grow Old With You

Albums

  • Love Always

Collaborations

  • Uri Umuhanga ft Tchatching of Rwanda
  • Kilimanjaro ft Tania Rugamba of Rwanda
  • Umubwire ft Andy Mwag of Burundi[7]

Awards

Iam Blameless was recognized for having promoted and produced music of all genres upon his high school graduation day at Agahozo-Shalom (January 2014).[8] He received a Peace Run Medal for exceptional musician who promoted peaceful message in 2018.[9] In that same year, he also received a No Limit Awards[10] for Song of the year (We Brought You Flowers).

Iam Blameless in the Media

                             

References

  1. "Iam Blameless | Singer-Songwriter". Iam Blameless | Official Website. Retrieved 2020-06-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Innocent Nzayisenga | The Walrus". Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Rwandan Genocide Survivor Taking Excellence to Canadian University". KT PRESS. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  4. "Uwarokotse Jenoside agakurira mu buzima bubi ariga kaminuza muri Canada". abantu (in Kinyarwanda). Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  5. "Iam Blameless". Music In Africa. 2020-04-01. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  6. Iam Blameless, (Innocent Nzayisenga) Performing live (2016-03-09). "Africa's Best Hope for Inclusive Growth". Mastercard Foundation. Retrieved 2020-06-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Andy Mwag – Andy Mwag Music". Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  8. Iam Blameless - During a studio session, The Associated Press Updated:; 2014 (2014-04-11). "Rwanda school helps orphans move beyond horror of genocide by teaching unity | canada.com". Retrieved 2020-06-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Montreal Meditation - Canada Sri Chinmoy Centre". ca.srichinmoycentre.org. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  10. https://www.thisisnolimit.com/

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