Top Ten PGGSS8 contestants nominated

By Elias Hakizimana.

Ten contestants for the Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season eight have been nominated by local media houses on March 14, 2018.

The nomination was done by local showbiz journalists and DJs and it was organized by Bralirwa Limited in partnership with the East African Promoters.

The nomination has seen five Music styles artists including the Hip Hop, RnB, Afrobeat, Groups of singers and Female singers.

After submission of nomination letters from different media houses to Bralirwa Limited on Wednesday evening March 14, 2018 and the votes were communicated soon after the nomination.

The criteria being in place were targeting artists who did not participated in the PGGSS three successive times and all the ten might have done at last three songs between 2016-2018 and among the three songs two with video clips.

The Hip Hop singers Khalfan and Jay C are participating in the competition the first time and Just family come the second time after the second PGGSS.

List of ten contestants and votes during the nomination



Mico The Best


Just Family

Female singers

Young Grace

Top 10 PGGSS8 Contestants and their votes.

The PGGSS has been a popular competition in Rwanda since seven years ago, attracting a big turn up comparing to other competitions in the country.

Every year, the winner of this competition goes away with Rwf 25 million cash prize.

Joseph Mushyoma, the CEO of East African Promoters who is the core organizer of this initiative told The Inspirer that the nomination was done with full trustworthiness.

“We sent documents to the media houses not via artists, we believe in our media houses and that is why we sent nomination forms to them. Someone who is here for voting is that he is representing his/her media house, so, we believe the Top Ten they selected is correct,” Mushyoma noted.

The PGGSS competition started in 2011. The RnB singer Tom Close is the pioneer winner, King James the second in 2012, Riderman the third in 2013, JayPolly the 4th in 2014, Knowless the 5th in 2015, Urban Boys the 6th in 2016 and Dream Boys won the previous one in 2017.

Elias Hakizimana @theinspirerpubl



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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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