Burundian Singer, Miss Erica dies
Irakoze Erica, musically known as Miss Erica has reportedly died in Burundi after succumbing from illness.
The mother of two sons had been hospitalized in BUMEREC clinic for many days, according to news coming from Burundi.
Miss Erica who raised in Rwanda, had one Rwandan parent and another from Burundi. The singer was at one time signed under the collapsed Kiwundo Entertainment -from Rwanda – which produced some of her known songs such as; “Mon Amour”, ” Give me love” and others.
The devastating news began to spread on various social media platforms from Burundi, where it was announced that the famous singer has already passed away.
Some also could not agree the verity of news until some of her friends posted her with “RIP”.
Artists and others celebrities, mainly from Bujumbura are expressing their condolences to her and her family, saying ” it is a huge loss to lose a music icon like her in the industry”.
Erica started music in 2011 after graduating from high school. She performed genres including Afro pop, Hiplife, R&B and Dancehall.
In 2016 she co-formed a group with his friend, Lacia and at that time they worked on a song project with Sat-B, they titled “Joto”, which became very popular in Burundi.
Erica also was later signed under the Sat B’ labor, “Empire Avenue”, but the deceased had left it.
In her early days in carrier, she had been doing Dancehall, but in 2017 she made little changes in a song, ‘Angalia’ which she featured artists including, Uganda’s Rabadaba, Diplomate and Milly.
Among her life time achievements, Erica won awards including the; “Buja Music Awards” in 2019 as the best singer in Burundi and the “Afrimusic Song Contest” in 2020.
She also won the ‘Eurovision Coverage Facebook Buzz Award’ and the ‘Best French Lyrics’.