Rwandan singer and songwriter Yvan Buravan has been confirmed dead at an early age of 27, his manager confirmed to the media that the “Malaika” hitmaker had breathed his last.

According to confirmed reports, Yvan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was undergoing treatment in India before his passing.

It is however said that he was treated in Rwanda and Kenya before his transfer to India.

Buravan’s music talent got noticed at the age of 14 when he finished second in a national music competition.

His 2016 hit song Malaika ushered him to stardom in Rwanda.

In 2018 he won the Prix Découvertes – one of Africa’s biggest music contests organised by RFI and Unesco.

“He’s gone too soon leaving behind lots of things he was yet to finish, but he leaves us with amazing arts he has done. His legacy will live on,” his manager Bruce Intore Twagira has told the BBC.

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