Butera Knowless


Government Name: Jeanne d’Arc Ingabire Butera

Date of Birth: 1 October, 1990

Nationality: Rwandan

Butera Knowless is a Rwandan Singer born in Ruhango district as only child of Jean-Marie Vianney Butera and Marie Claire Uyambaje, who are both deceased. Butera attended ESCAF primary school in Nyamirambo, APARUDE secondary school in Ruhango and APACE secondary school in Kigali with a focus on computer sciences and management. In 2012 she began to pursue a university degree at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology.

Knowless released her debut album, Komeza, in December 2011. Her second album, Uwo Ndiwe, was released in March 2013. Knowless is managed under the label Kina Music.

She has performed throughout Rwanda and in neighboring countries, including Uganda and

Knowless won “Best New Artiste” an the 2010 Salax Awards competition. In August 2013, she took third place in the annual Primus Guma Guma Super Star talent competition, held at Amahoro Stadium. In March 2013 she won her second Salax Award, this time in the category of “Best Female Artist”.

In 2013, Knowless was one of three Rwandan acts to perform at the “Rwanda Day” event held in London. In 2015, Knowless Butera won the Primus Gumma Gumma Superstar 5th Edition, and she is the first woman to win such a competition


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