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    Ruffa is as the synonym for a warrior of god who survived. Born on April 20th, 1988 in a town named Kigali in Rwanda. but his burundian parents of origin. Raphael Gishikizo comes from a big family of 9 persons, 5 brothers, 4 sisters and also it is the smallest of all.

    It is in 1994 while it was quite small that the genocide ravaged. It was as a long chapter of hell for him, his family as well as all the others. It is during the war that he continues numerous members of his family, uncle, cousin, as well as his older brother Adolphe ( R.I.P). It is necessary to say that he is also supposed to be close to the death but the Lord decided that it was not its turn to leave. Numerous to take refuge, among them many orphans, patients and handicapped persons, who did not know how to or go nor what to eat. As many of the others, Ruffa and his family walked during days and nights, until Zaire. It is to stay some months in the camps to take refuge, he as well as his family and later they set off for Kenya. It is in Nairobi Kenya which the young warrior began to be interested in the music. While he was only 6 years old He collected photos of his idols in waste (2pac, coolio), stuck them in his exercise book and so became his album photo.

    It is in 1998 when he was sponsored by his big sister who lived in Canada, him as well as his 2 brothers and 1 sister. He had a difficult adolescence and an independent, for a young person who was separated from his relatives. It is in the age of 16 years old when it was kicked out in the street, while he lived at his big sister's in R.d.p, the young person Ruffa was any not easy time, being a part of a street gang, sold the drug and so on. It leaves living at his other sister's who lived at Longueil. It is in 4.5.0(longueil) that the young rapper was its first text of his first song in 2005 - My name is Ruffa. It is two months later while he already takes out his first Mixtape of 18 song-RUFFANOW THE MIXTAPE-, which was such a success as it was the opening of its web site. www.ruffanow.com.

    Return in 5.1.4(montreal) living at his brother's in the north side, Ruffa worked very hardly to survive 40 hours a week in a sideboard as a dishwasher. It is low that he met syriano a.k.a Daddy musiq, producer and singer RnB. Interested in its image of artist and its talent, Syriano decides to work with Ruffa, and to produce for him. They took out a first single together-Believe in ..ur.. dreams, and only which of mouth with ear and by internet that went until Number 1 in Germany.

    It is With all the talent and development that the young composer-songwriter ( Ruffa) has to performer several times on the Quebec ground with some organizations, as in the INTERNATIONAL FESTIBLUES OF MONTREAL in 2006 in the park Ahuntics with several artists the guest, in Quebec in 2007 for the festivales of québec, so in Toronto on the crossing of yonge street for: THE BEST MC CONTEST, which he also took away in 2nd position. At present he works on his demo album which will be thrown this summer, 2008. So the young person Ruffa continues with big certainty and a positive attitude, because for him it is not only a dream but also a reality, to succeed in the music and to return his dear parents with him. He is also anxious to thank everybody who supports him, who believes in him, and especially the Lord who've been always there for him in past as in present .

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