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Awards & Achievements

  • Won two Kora Awards, one for 'most promising African artist' and the second for 'best African traditional artist'.
  • Was chosen as only one of two African artists to perform at the 'World Culture Open' at the Lincoln Centre in New York.
  • Was invited to perform with his band in front of Angelina Jolie and Condoleezza Rice at the National Geographic Museum in Washington to commemorate World Refugee Day.
  • Won an international song-writing competition in Nashville.
  • Was invited to speak at the prestigious TEDxHague Academy about his journey of reconciliation after the Genocide. He called his speech 'Forgiveness: the unpopular weapon'.
  • Brent Swanson, a musicologist in the US, has written a PHD about Jean Paul's unique Pygmy style of music.
  • Was invited to speak in Manila by Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, whose charity looks after women and children who have been rescued from human traffickers in the Philippines.
  • Spoke just recently about reconciliation in the Republic of Korea and was invited to perform at ‘Open World Culture 2017’.