21-year old Superstar Rluta has been selected to be a Judge for The Daniel Trust Music Challenge

Rluta, an up and coming superstar with a dream of collaborating with Sauti Sol and Wizkid in the future, recently released Nobody Else, her first single.

“Nobody Else is an Afro-Fusion sensation,” Rluta said. “I wrote the song in three languages: Kiswahili, English and Kinyarwanda. The song portrays how the right person is just the right person regardless of anything that might happen.”

The 21-year old singer and songwriter says she loves playing with different languages because it plays a big role in representation and inclusivity.

“Flyest Music produced Nobody Else and the video was directed and shot by Octave Pitie and Danniella,” Rluta said.

Last year, Rluta participated in The Daniel Trust Music Challenge, a digital singing competition for youth in Rwanda, which is hosted on Instagram by Daniel Trust Foundation.

Rluta finished the competition in the top two. She says candidates can learn a lot from the competition even if they don’t win.

“I got into The Daniel Trust Music Challenge when I made a decision to start my music career,” Rluta said. “The challenge was a great starting point for me because I got to see other very talented artists I didn't know and I started getting an audience.”

This year, Daniel Trust Foundation has invited Rluta to serve as one of the three judges who will help judge the competition, which will take place from August 6th to August 27th.

“I am so excited and can't wait to look at all the masterpieces that will be submitted,” Rluta said. "I love discovering new talent and I know Rwandan youth have what it takes.”

Rluta advises Rwandan youth who plan to participate in this year’s competition to show her and the other two judges how passionate they truly are about their music.

To enter the competition, contestants must record a 1-minute video showcasing their music talent, post the video on their Instagram account using the #DanielTrustMusicChallenge hashtag and tag Kaya, Arnaud, Rluta, Daniel and the Foundation.

The winner of The 2021 Daniel Trust Music Challenge will receive a Rwf1,000,000 cash prize and will receive publicity on Daniel Trust Foundation’s website, blog and social media. The 1st runner-up of the competition will receive a Rwf650,000 cash prize. The 2nd runner-up of the competition will receive a Rwf350,000 cash prize.

Rluta told Daniel Trust Foundation that she was born in Tanzania, lives in Kigali, is an introvert, loves sketching, posing for the camera, and writing fiction. She doesn’t like putting herself in a box.

“I love God, my family and friends dearly,” Rluta said. “I'm all about versatility, representation and that's what you should expect from me and my sound.”

Rluta said she loves different types of music and enjoys listening to Kivumbi, Mike Kayihura, J Cole, Tems, Rihanna and Diamond Platnumz.

In five years, Rluta wants to have an established brand in the Rwandan and international industry and she hopes to inspire more female creatives along the way.

You can stream Nobody Else on Apple Music, Spotify and SoundCloud.

To learn more about The Daniel Trust Music Challenge, please click here.

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