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WHO IS KIDUM

His real name is Jean Pierre a.k.a KIDUM.
He was born on the 28th of October in the year 1974, in the Northern town of Bujumbura, Kinama location in Burundi.
He involved himself in the music industry as a drummer when he was only ten years old in 1984.

HIS LIFE IN MUSIC INDUSTRY
He involved himself in the music industry as a drummer when he was only ten years old in 1984.

After two years (1986), he joined the IMVUMERO BAND which was his first music band where he worked for six years (1986-1992)

He later joined the IMBONEZA BAND in the year 1992-1993, which was owned by the then ruling party UPRONA.

In 1994, he launched his own band called ELECTRIC POWER, which lasted for only a year due to the war in Burundi.

Due to the political instability in the country, he ran from his country to Kenya in 1995 to continue with his talent. He joined the HOT ROD BAND in which he worked with until the year 2003.

He formed his own band, the BODA BODA BAND in 2004 which he still runs to date.

HIS ACHIEVEMENTS.

1999
He recorded his first song called YARAMENJE.

2000

He released his first Album known as YARAMENJE.

2001

He was invited in Burundi by the country’s former President, Pierre Buyoya for a PEACE CONCERT Ceremony.

2002

The American Embassy invited him back to Burundi in a PEACE RALLY.

2003

He released his second Album called SHAMBA.

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