Rufftone, born Roy Smith Mwita, is a renowned Kenyan gospel artist, songwriter, and preacher. He was born on November 1, 1978, in Nairobi, Kenya. Rufftone is known for his unique music style that blends gospel, reggae, and hip-hop, making him a pioneer in the gospel reggae genre in East Africa. Growing up in Nairobi, Rufftone developed a passion for music at a young age. He was raised in a Christian family, which greatly influenced his musical journey. His father, the late Pastor Reuben Kigame, was a well-known gospel musician and preacher, and Rufftone drew inspiration from him. He started singing in the church choir and later formed a gospel group called "Gospel Fathers" with his siblings, Daddy Owen and Kris Eeh Baba. Rufftone's music career took off in the late 1990s when he released his debut album, "Mwikulu." The album was a success and featured hit songs like "Mwikulu," "Niko Na Reason," and "Kijana Wa Kayole." The album showcased his unique style of blending gospel lyrics with reggae and hip-hop beats, which was well-received by the audience. This marked the beginning of Rufftone's journey as a trailblazer in the gospel reggae genre. In 2002, Rufftone released his second album, "Nikone." The album featured popular songs like "Nikone," "Mungu Baba," and "Wakati Wa Mungu." It further solidified his position as one of the leading gospel artists in East Africa. Rufftone's music resonated with the youth, and his lyrics conveyed messages of hope, faith, and social consciousness. Over the years, Rufftone has released several albums and singles, including "Safari Ya Bamba," "Essentials," and "Hallelujah." His music has continued to evolve, incorporating different musical elements while staying true to his gospel roots. Rufftone's lyrics often address various social issues, including corruption, poverty, and the importance of faith. In addition to his music career, Rufftone is actively involved in philanthropy and community development initiatives. He is the founder of the "Hope Foundation," a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering and supporting vulnerable communities in Kenya. Through the foundation, Rufftone has initiated projects such as building schools, providing clean water, and supporting orphanages. Rufftone's talent and impact on the gospel music scene have not gone unnoticed. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the industry. In 2004, he won the Kora Awards for "Best African Gospel Artiste" and "Best East African Male Artiste." He has also been nominated for other prestigious awards, including the Groove Awards and the Kisima Awards. Apart from his music career, Rufftone has also ventured into acting and television hosting. He has appeared in several Kenyan films and TV shows, showcasing his versatility as an artist. Rufftone's charisma and stage presence have made him a sought-after performer in various events and concerts across East Africa. Rufftone's impact extends beyond the music industry. He is known for his outspokenness on social and political issues. In recent years, he has used his platform to advocate for social justice, youth empowerment, and national unity. Rufftone's involvement in these conversations has earned him both praise and criticism, but he remains unwavering in his commitment to using his voice for positive change. In conclusion, Rufftone's journey as a gospel artist, preacher, and philanthropist has made a significant impact in Kenya and beyond. His unique music style, blending gospel, reggae, and hip-hop, has set him apart in the industry. Rufftone's lyrics convey messages of hope, faith, and social consciousness, resonating with the youth and inspiring positive change. With his talent, passion, and commitment to making a difference, Rufftone continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the gospel music scene and beyond.
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