Miss Shanel Biography, Age, Education, Career & Awards

Ruth Nirere popularly known as Miss Shanel is a Rwandan singer and actress based in Paris, France. She was born in Rwanda and is popular for the song Ndarota which she released at the age of 13 in 1998.

Miss Shanel songs are usually played during the annual genocide commemoration period.

Miss Shanel Profile

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NameRuth Nirere
Popular forthe song. ‘Ndarota’
Marital statusUnder review
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Miss Shanel Career

  • In 2004, she won the Never Again competition.
  • Also in 2004, she released two singles which earned her much recognition.
  • In 2009, she released her debut album entitled ‘Narrow Road’.
  • She gave a series of performances for Rwandan peacekeepers stationed in Darfur, South Sudan in 2013.
  • In 2013, she moved to France to complete a two-year course in vocal performance.
  • She starred in the films ‘Avenir’, ‘Long Coat’ and ‘Matière Grise’.
  • She starred in the Rwandan film ‘Grey Matter’ in the year 2011
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Miss Shanel Awards and Nominations

She was nominated three times (2006, 2007 and 2008) in the Pearl of Africa Music Award. In 2009, she won a Salax Award in the Best Female Artist category.