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Akim Rubi Biography

Hey, my name is Akim Rubi I’m an artist from the United States Illinois. I was born in Rwanda and moved to Tanzania and spent 9 years of my life there.

I was always surrounded by music but mostly Swahili music but sometimes I would get a chance to turn on the tv and put on some American music videos. I remember listening to Akon, 50 cent and many more and I always wanted to be like them.

I moved to America when I was 10, I understood 0% of English and I started listening quickly because I longed to learn and still am lol. I was always the kid singing and dancing in the house as I got older I would watch my family members start to make music and I would be amazed seeing them make a beat then adding vocals to it and experiment with different sounds. I wanted to give it a shot but I never thought I’d be able to.

At 17 I asked my cousin if I could hop in the booth with him and he trusted me to write something and record. People liked the song and it made me happy and motivated to keep going and improving. I started to do things on my own and just kept getting better everyone from my school rooted for me and supported me every step of the way.

At 18 I started to get confident with performing I started with showcases at local venues and after every performance people would come up to me and tell me to keep going and ask where they could find my music it made me happy and confident. At 19 I performed at one of the biggest night clubs in Chicago.

Now I’m 20 and focused on growing and work on being at the top to be able to support my family my goal is to inspire people who think they can’t do something to give it a shot because you never know where you’re going to get with that talent it could be something big so give it a shot. I want to network and bring a lot of new vibes to the world with music and visuals.