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MKUR’s Kajette to feature in art exhibition

Born Kawera Jeannette, but commonly known as ‘Kajette by fans, is set to feature in a solo exhibition by talented artist-Munyaneza Henry, slated from 11-18, Nov, 2023 at Neza-H Art space in Kiyovu, a Kigali suburb.

Themed “Rise & Shine UMUKOBWA”, the exhibition is a celebration of a decade of ‘resilience and triumph’ in Kajette’s career journey.

Furthermore, it is a heartfelt tribute to Kajette’s deceased father; particularly on 13th November, who passed on three months after her birth.

Kajette is a professional Rwandan journalist who worked with Inyarwanda Ltd, before joining NewTimes publication, where she works currently.

Additionally, she is the Communications officer at Rwanda Climate Change and Development Network (RCCDN).

For her education, Kawera attended Groupe Scholaire Sainte Bernadette, where she studied; Kiswahili, English and Kinyarwanda, before joining Akilah institute for a major in ‘Hospitality Management and Leadership’.

From a tender age, Kawera had a passion for journalism, hence, even with a Degree in Hospitality, she went ahead to pursue her dream by enrolling at YALA Women International Journalism Academy, and later Mount Kenya University Rwanda(MKUR), where she is presently studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media and Communication.

Driven by passion, Kawera’s work mostly ‘looks out for others’ than herself.

The young talent has made remarkable strides in the industry through initiatives like; Youth For Charity (Y4C), Fight against Period Poverty Campaign, among others.

She is the ‘Female Entertainment Journalist’ 2022 as per Kigali International Multicultural Festival (KIMFEST) Awards, 2022 Excellence Service Award winner from ‘Barista For Better’, and Humanitarian Award Winner-Consumer’s Choice 2021.

Kawera has three sisters(one being her twin sister), and together, they were born and raised single-handedly by their mother in Gisagara district, Southern Province of Rwanda.

She drives motivation from herself and the ‘fear’ of disappointing those who appreciate and benefit from her work.

“Seeing how my work helps other people and the way they appreciate it gets me motivated”, she notes, saying she wonders what would happen to them if she ever decides to give up.

The exhibition is one of the many ways Kawera intends to use her story to inspire her fans to dream big, work hard and to never give up, as success is not limited to family background.

Entrance is free of charge on all days and for the music lovers, don’t plan to miss: who knows?, you may bump into ‘Alyn Sano’; Kajette’s best female artist and friend.

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