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Kizito Mihigo

1981 - 2020

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Kizito Mihigo (25 July 1981 – 17 February 2020) was a Rwandan gospel singer, songwriter, organist, composer of sacred music, television presenter, genocide survivor, peace maker and peace and reconciliation activist. Kizito was an iconic activist who dedicated his life to healing the souls of his fellow genocide survivors and rebuilding unity and reconciliation in Rwanda. According to Kisito's words, published on, he claimed, "The objective of my works is to console and strengthen the wounded hearts, singing peace and forgiveness." His ultimate performance in healing and Peacebuilding started in 2010 when he created the Kizito Mihigo Peace Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to his cause.In April 2014, after releasing a critical song challenging the official narrative of the Rwandan genocide, Mihigo was arrested and charged with planning to oust the government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kizito Mihigo has received more than 134,011 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Kizito Mihigo is the 3,411th most popular singer (down from 1,766th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Rwanda (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Rwandan Singer.

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  • 18

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  • 4.09

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  • 2.28

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Among singers, Kizito Mihigo ranks 3,411 out of 3,528Before him are Duki, Willa Ford, Leo, Anastasia Vinnikova, Benny Blanco, and Ace Wilder. After him are Mélanie René, Ghazala Javed, Frans Jeppsson Wall, Khrystyna Soloviy, Birgitta Haukdal, and Nathan Trent.

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Among people born in 1981, Kizito Mihigo ranks 881Before him are Otto Fredrikson, Élson, Joel Lindpere, Rutger Smith, Willa Ford, and Emmanuel Pappoe. After him are Snorri Guðjónsson, Julio González, Piti, Sidney Samson, Diego Colotto, and Andrea Caracciolo. Among people deceased in 2020, Kizito Mihigo ranks 781Before him are Floyd Cardoz, Lynn Shelton, Yahya Hassan, Miljan Mrdaković, Alex Pullin, and Tom Forsyth. After him are Willie Thorne, Robert Archibald, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, Shad Gaspard, and Helin Bölek.

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In Rwanda

Among people born in Rwanda, Kizito Mihigo ranks 21 out of 21Before him are Ncuti Gatwa (1992), Antoine Kambanda (1958), Augustin Bizimungu (1952), Louise Mushikiwabo (1961), Bernard Makuza (1961), and Édouard Ngirente (1973).

Among SINGERS In Rwanda

Among singers born in Rwanda, Kizito Mihigo ranks 1

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