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Biography

International, Burundian Singer, composer and master drummer, Jean-Pierre Nimbona, aka Kidum Kibido- is a Nairobi-based artist whose infectious tunes have hooked legions of fans in East Africa and throughout the world.
Kidum is a World African Music Icon and winner of the 2012 African Grammy, The Kora. He is an Ambassador for Peace helping foster hope and reconciliation in East Africa. His secular but spiritual songs range from rocking zouk to acoustic classics, all featuring his vocal prowess.

Kidum, whose nick-name was given to him by his mother and literally means a 20 litre jug, admits he was a very big baby, his musical inspiration started at age 10 when he started to play the drums. When he eventually came to Kenya as a refugee, he went off to Nairobi in search of a living and promptly joined a band as a drummer and singer; it took 4 years before Kidum Kibido eventually started writing his own songs, which was the starting point to sharing his heart and passion with the people. He has never looked back.

Kidum’s first album, Yaramenje (2001), established him as the Voice of Peace in the Great Lakes region in Africa. This followed with the hugely successful Shamba album, released in 2003. The 2006 Ishano album portrays Kidum’s vocal best with the rocking zouk Kichuna. With the 2010 release of Haturudi Nyuma - Kidum is granted The Kora Award (the African Grammy equivalent) for his songs Mapenzi, Nitafanya and Haturudi Nyauma. In 2012, Kidum recorded the popular Hali Na Mali album which includes the successful singles Mulika Mwizi, Kimbia, Enjoy and Hali Na Mali.

Kidum exhibits multiple talents as a composer, vocalist, drummer and arranger par excellence, although his earlier songs were recorded in the Kirundi language - he progressed to singing in Kiswahili where his spiritual and philosophical compositions became accessible to a wider audience. Kidum’s journey to stardom has been inspiring because of his passion, resilience and hard work, overcoming hurdles that could have easily discouraged many.

Such talent and determination now finds the international artist Kidum singing in French, English and Spanish with his current BodaBoda Band, (translated as Crossing Borders) His band performs throughout Africa, Middle East, soon in Europe, Canada, USA and Latin America.


kidum ft juliana - haturudi nyuma (Final Video)

kidum ft jul

KIDUM- ENJOY (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

KIDUM- ENJOY

Kidum - Mungu Anaweza (Music Video)

Kidum - Mung

Kidum

Kidum

Farious et KIDUM EUROPEAN TOUR 2016 Promo

Farious et K

  1. 1-Pete By Alicios Ft Kidum

  2. 2-Pewa Sifa By Kidum

  3. 3-Kidum - Hali Na Mali

  4. 4-Kidumu - Mungu Anaweza By Kidumu

  5. 5-Kimbia By Kidumu

  6. 6-Mulikiya Mwizi - Kidum

  7. 7-Nosubiye - Kidumu

  8. 8-Sina Chakula - Kidumu

  9. 9-Ubuhamia - Kidumu

  10. 10-Kiangazi - Kidumu

  11. 11-Mushoma - Kidumu

  12. 12-Greedy - Kidumu

  13. 13-Kipenda Roho - Kidumu

  14. 14-Imara - Kidumu

  15. 15-Haturudi Nyuma- Kidumu

  16. 16-Nitafanya - Kidumu

  17. 17-Ubushikira Nganji - Kidumu

  18. 18-Mapenzi - Kidumu

  19. 19-Massamba Ft Kidumu - Wapi Yeye

  20. 20-Kidumu - Haturudi Nyuma

  21. 21-Greedy - Kidum Feat Nameless

  22. 22-Nshaka Ko - Kidumu

  23. 23-Mzingi

  24. 24-Intimba Y'urukundo(kidumu)

  25. 25-Hakizimana

  26. 26-Duzibiganza

  27. 27-Soma Rusose By Kidumu

  28. 28-Kichuna By Kidumu

  29. 29-Ihorere By Kidum

  30. 30-Amosozi Y'urukundo By Kidumu

  31. 31-Amabwire By Kidum

  32. 32-Vuz'iyo Mpundu

  33. 33-Sida

  34. 34-Safari

  35. 35-Saba

  36. 36-Kundana

  37. 37-Kumushaha By Kidumu

  38. 38-Umenikoseya

  39. 39-Subira I Buntu By Kidumu

  40. 40-Mugore Wanje By Kidum

  41. 41-Mbabarira

  42. 42-Karibia Ft

  43. 43-Iwacu By Kidumu

  44. 44-Ishano Original

  45. 45-Intimba Yurukundo By Kidum

  46. 46-Babiri Badatana Mu Ndagano

  47. 47-Amosozi Y'imfyufyu

  48. 48-Nzokujana

  49. 49-Leave Me Alone

  50. 50-Indege Irahinda

  51. 51-Amabwire

  52. 52-Abambuzi

  53. 53-Yaramenje By Kidum

  54. 54-Tuzofata Urugendo By Kidumu

  55. 55-Shamba By Kidum

  56. 56-Ngwino

  57. 57-Kundana By Kidum

  58. 58-Ku Mushaha By Kidum

  59. 59-Kichuna

  60. 60-Indege Irahinda By Kidum

  61. 61-Hakizimana By Kidum

  62. 62-Duza Ibiganza By Kidum

  63. 63-Yaramenje

  64. 64-Subira Ibuntu

  65. 65-Soma Rusose

  66. 66-Shamba

  67. 67-Ubuhamya By Kidumu

  68. 68-Urungedo

  69. 69-Safari By Kidum

  70. 70-Saba By Kidum

  71. 71-Nshaka Ko

  72. 72-Nasafi

  73. 73-Kwetu

  74. 74-Kiriza Urutoke

  75. 75-Ishano

  76. 76-Ingovyi

  77. 77-Abambunzi By Kidum

  78. 78-Massamba Ft Kidumu - Wapi Yeye