Kitoko - Biography
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Kitoko, born Patrick Bibarwa, is a Rwandan Afrobeat and hip-hop artist. He released his debut album, Ifaranga, in January 2010. The album enjoyed immediate and wide success in Rwanda and Uganda. In 2012 a reviewer for Ugandan newspaper The East African called him "the biggest Rwandan artiste at the moment". Prior to launching his musical career, Bibarwa sang in a local church choir.
In 2012, Kitoko was invited to give a private performance at the birthday of Ange Kagame, daughter of Rwandan president Paul Kagame. In February 2013, Kitoko performed at the Rwandan Cultural Festival in Jylland-Fyn, Denmark. He has also performed throughout the East African Community and in the United States, France and Belgium. He was a winner twice at the Salax Awards, including in the category of Best Afrobeat Artiste.
In June 2013, Kitoko announced his retirement from the music industry for unknown reasons.