Under the aegis of the Workforce Development Authority, Rwanda is constructing a state-of-the-art recording studio with contemporary technology that meets international standards to encourage artists in music creation at Nyundo School of Music in Muhanga district (WDA).
The school’s director, Jacques Muligande (Mighty Popo), told IGIHE that the studio would be outfitted with international-standard equipment to serve diverse artists, beginning with the school’s students.
“All Rwandan and international artists will be able to utilize the recording studio.” Our students will, of course, have access to the studio during their associated studies,” he stated.
The studio, according to Muligande, will be one of the school’s income-generating ventures that would eventually lead to self-financing.
The studio will recruit a variety of producers, including current students and alumni of the institution, as well as Rwandan and international producers.
The studio will begin operations in February 2021, according to Muligande.
Teddy Riley, an American musician and music producer, was escorted to the location of the studio under development while visiting the school yesterday.
Riley stated that when the studio is finished, it will match the same standards as his recording facility in the United States of America.
He showed enthusiasm for the initiative and stated a readiness to return to Rwanda to work on additional projects with students from Nyundo School of Music.
Riley collaborated with a variety of superstars, including Michael Jackson and Jay Z, among others.