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Rwandan visual and digital artist, founder of BruceMHub Ltd and a non-profit organization namely My Rwanda, Bruce Mbanzabugabo was born in exile in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.


Bruce holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science; he is a Professional Photographer and a Creative, multi-talented Graphic Designer loaded with innovation and a resounding experience in multimedia.

Growing up, his father was a professional photographer who enjoyed different types of art. Bruce's art is rooted in his childhood, where he used to draw with a pencil. When Bruce was in primary school (Grade 5), his father gave him a camera photo branded "Kiev" with a film and told him, “This is yours. Now don't ask me for money." He supported his art by providing some basic tools for a beginner, equipping him to the best of his ability.


Later on, Bruce stopped doing art and photography for ten years to focus on his studies, and afterward, he found himself involved in photography and graphic design again more than what he had studied. Since he had pursued Computer Science, he used the skills in his art by fiddling with Photoshop to develop further skills in advancing his ambitions. He is aware that the era of digitization he belongs to has expanded the view and appreciation of art in the broader spectrum and visibility worldwide.


Tackling his uniqueness, every painting Bruce do is a story; it has a name, and the colors in it correspond to the message he wants to convey. He blends different cultures, thoughts, stories and emotions of his environment by using various skills such as photography, graphic design and digital art to deliver his work, which makes it distinct and outstanding.


We'd like to highlight three digital portraits made by Bruce. Two portraits were created for two renowned persons: former Israel Ambassador in Rwanda Dr Ron Adams, the portrait titled "Impano," and a portrait drawn in tribute to Her Majesty "Queen Elisabeth II" and was conveyed to the British Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom Embassy in Rwanda Mr Adam Drury. The other portrait is titled "My Choice, Flames of Hope" and depicts a message of hope from the child survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

In 2014, Bruce founded an umbrella Company, "BruceMHub," through which he has worked with different national and international companies and institutions in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ivory Coast as a Photographer and Graphic Designer.


Currently, Bruce works as a Branding & Media Officer at AFRILOTT Ltd, a member of EPC Africa Group with a Head Office based in Kigali-Rwanda and he is also a part-time Lecturer at the University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK) in the Multimedia program offered by the Faculty of Computing and Information for Undergraduate students.


When Bruce is not designing, drawing, writing or capturing moments on his professional cameras, you will find him making friends, playing Basketball or playing his guitar, something he’s very good at.


On April 6, 2020, he published his first book, " THE INSPIRER, Book of Quotes," on Amazon.

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