|Members||Nemeye Platini (Platini) and Claude Mujyanama (T.M.C.)|
Dream Boys is a Rwandan R&B group composed of Nemeye Platini (known as Platini) and Claude Mujyanama (called T.M.C.). The group was formed in 2009 and has toured throughout Rwanda as well as regionally to member countries of the East African Community, including Uganda.
Platini and Mujyanama are friends since childhood and are both university graduates. The duo compose their own songs, which are produced by studio professionals in Uganda and Rwanda. They are managed under the label Kina Music.
Their first album, Sinzika, was released in 2009 to strong success in Rwanda. The first single off the album, Magorwa, achieved widespread popularity across the country. Their second release, Isaano, was well received but garnered less popular attention than their debut. A third album, Uzambariza Mama, was released in 2012. The duo has also collaborated with other local and regional artists on numerous singles, including No one like me with Ugandan Eddie Kenzo, Nzagaruka with Burundian T-Max, and Rwanda uri Nziza with Rwandans Kitoko, Urban Boyz, Riderman and Uganda’s Radio and Weasel. The band has named Rwandan artists Miss Jojo and Tom Close as inspirations, as well as Tanzanian Ali Kiba.
The music of Dream Boys addresses themes relating to the challenges of their daily lives in Rwanda. The band has publicly advocated for social causes, including a male circumcision campaign in Ruhango District to reduce prevalence of HIV infection.
Dream Boys took fourth place in the annual Primus Guma Guma Super Star talent competition, held at Amahoro Stadium in August 2013. The duo has won numerous other awards, including a Pearl of Africa music award.
Dream Boys ni itsinda riririmba injyana ya R’n B ndetse na Bongo rigizwe na Platini na TMC, rikaba rimaze kwamamara ndetse no kwiyerekana muri muzika.
Platini ubundi yitwa Nemeye Platini akaba yaravutse muri nzeli 1988 I Bukavu kuko niho ababyeyi be bari barabaye bahamaze igihe kirekire. Nyuma yaho yaje gutahuka cyimwe n’abandi banyarwanda bose atangira amashuli ye abanza abiri yayize muri Congo, akomereza kuri ecole primaire ya Nyanza ya Kicukiro , icyiciro rusange cy’amashuli yagikomereje kuri ecole secondaire de Gasange I Byumba, akomereza mu rwunge rw’amashuli rwa leta I Butare.
Yaje gukomereza muri kaminuza nkuru y’U Rwanda mu ishami ry’itangazamakuru. Platini akiri umwana yaririmbaga muri cholare aza kuhava atangira gukora muzika ye.
Mujyanama Claude uzwi nka TMC ni undi musore ubarizwa mu itsinda rya Dream boys, TMC yabonye izuba kuri 25 nzeli 1988 I Bukavu muri Congo. Yaje gutahuka muri 1994 atangira amashuli ye abanza kuri Ecole Primaire de Kicukiro aza gukomereza amashuli ye yisumbuye kuri ecole secondaire de Kicukiro yaje gundinduka E.T.O Kicukiro.
TMC yaje gukomereza amashuli ye mu rwunge rw’amashuli i Butare mu ishami ry’imibare n’ubugenge, akomereza muri KIST.
TMC akiri muto yakundaga kumva indirimbo zo muri Tanzaniya cyane cyane umuhanzi Mr. Nice bituma akura yiyumvamo iyi njyana ya bongo. Muri 2000 nibwo yavuye muri chlorale yaririmbagamo.
Mu mwaka wa 2007 arangije amashuli yisumbuye nibwo yakoze indirimbo ya mbere ayikorerwa na Bizab ayikorera muri The Future Production ariko icyi gihe yaririmbaga injyana ya hip hop. Muri 2008,Platini acyirangiza amashuli yisumbuye yahuye na TMC bari bariganye I Butare mu mashuli ndetse ko bari banaturanye byatumye bakora itsinda baryita Dream boys.
Muri uyu mwaka nibwo barebye Lick Lick atangira kubakorera ariko ababwira ko byaba byiza bakoze mu njyana ya bongo, nibwo TMC yavuye mu njyana ya hip hop atangira kuririmba bisanzwe.
Dream boys yaje gukora indirimbo yabo yitwa Nirizingua yo mu njyana ya bongo irakundwa, ariko iyatumye Deam boys ikundwa ikanamenyekana cyane ni “magorwa”.
Nyuma yaho dream boys yakoze izindi ndirimbo nyinshi zivugisha abantu menshi nka si inzika n’izindi nyinshi.
Mu ndirimbo z’aba bahungu humvikanamo ubutumwa busa nkaho ari ubuzima busanzwe ndetse n’ amaganya ndetse abantu akaba ari yo mpamvu babakunda kuko bavuga ibiriho.
Dream boys ikorana indirimbo n’ abandi bahanzi bo hanze nka Kenzo wo mu Bugande, Tmax wo mu Burundi n’abandi benshi.