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Rwanda Gave Me A Chance to Feed My Family – Dj Ira

by Andrew Shyaka
10:37 am

 Grace Divine Iradukunda alias Dj Ira

Burundian female disc spinner Grace Divine Iradukunda alias Dj Ira has revealed that Rwanda became like Israelis Promised Land because it gave her a chance to take care of her family.

The first raising star in most of Kigali’s hangouts on decks confessed on KT Radio’s evening program show dubbed Dunda, where she was hosted live on Wednesday.

“At my age I should be depending on my parents if I was still living in my country but Rwanda gave me a chance and platform to make money which I send to feed my family in Burundi as well as taking care of myself,” said Dj Ira.

She added; “My fellow youth in Burundi right now are depending on their families not because they can’t make money on their own but because political instability in the country can’t allow them to explore their talents.”

The 23 years old disc spinner came to Rwanda in 2015 to pay a visit to her cousin deejay Bisoso who is also a deejay at RTV.

After witnessing profits made by Bisoso in one night, Dj Ira decided to learn how to deejay where by her cousin could give her slots in night clubs until she mastered the game.

Anita Pendo was the only female disc spinner in local hangouts in 2015 and she didn’t last long after getting pregnant. She despaired on the scene paving way for the fresh Burundian to shine in a very short period of time.

Currently she’s topping in having many deejaying gigs in bars, corporate events and concerts compared to both female and male deejays around the country.

Recently she thrilled celebrators at Miss Rwanda 2019 pre-selection and she is always playing music at one of the busiest happening places around town.

The minimum she earns per night is Rwf 50,000 depending on the gig and the place but in corporate gigs, she even harvests more than Rwf 100,000.