One More 'Reason' to fall in love with RUE


Our writer Peter Tanyanyiwa (PT) caught up with rnb sensation, Ruvimbo 'RUE' Karimazondo for a brief chat.
The young woman opened up about her career, her family life and a whole lot more. Below are excerpts from that interview.

PT. When and how did your music journey start?
Rue. I started singing when I was 6 it's the one thing I found soles in. I felt people listened when I sang and I was at peace.

PT. Can you describe to us your family member's musical interests and abilities?
Rue. My younger brother Taku sings aswell but not full time yet. We are all very diverse in the sense that there are certain genres we all like then it varies the deeper we get into it.. We are very outspoken, loud group of people who care about family.

PT. Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
Rue. From a vocalist perspective Adele she has 22 Grammies on 2 albums that is admirable and motivating that anything can be achieved. Beyoncé her stage presence as a performer is golden

PT. Role models?
Jessie J,Keke Palmer,Khelani,Beyoncé,Adele,Demi Lovato,Kelly Rowland.. Too many to list all.

PT. What are some of your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
Rue. Fondest music moments are the concerts iv attended and you see the artistry and little detail that goes into the show of a life time.. When I performed at unplugged 2015 was a moment for me because it's where I started finding myself as an artist. Then Antoinettes Fashion show end of Sep 2016 I performed Reason for the first time infact my own song and the reception was humbling

PT. Where did you draw influence from?
Rue. Definitely Eritha Franklin At Last, Whitney Houston Bodyguard.

PT. Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD's?
Rue. Chris Brown,Tory Lanez, Keke Palmer,Justin Bieber, Khelani, Jessie J, Fifth Harmony,Ariana Grande

PT. Have you participated in any competitions? Won Any prizes?
Rue. Yes I was in Musical Iconz a singing competition in Malaysia 2012 won that show and they offered me a contract but I didnt take it up because they weren't willing to negotiate and what they were offering I was basically a slave

PT. Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?
Rue. Yes I have performed at Pariah,Unplugged, The Fashion Show,Musical Iconz

PT. What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Rue. I would say think of something that helps u calm down and let ur craft take over u.. Whether you dance, sing or play an instrument connect urself to what your performing

PT. How often and for how long do you practice?
Rue. Everyday to be honest because I am my hardest critic and I always want to do and sound better

PT. How do you balance your music with other obligations - partner, job?
Rue. I recently graduated with a BBA in Business Administration in Marketing and finding a job is a bit difficult because of the crisis at the moment. So right now my main focus is creating more material musically EP which is what I'm working on. It's going to have 6 tracks working with some amazing people who understand my direction and help me.

The person who styles me is a dear good friend of mine Lorraine Taylor designer of MaisonDuStyle (MDS) her pieces are everything.
You can find my single Reason on ITunes,Spotify,SoundCloud and to follow me go to ThisIssRue on IG,FB,Twitter,Soundcloud.




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