Singer Yvan Buravan passes on

On 17 August 2022 at 05:54

Rwandan singer Burabyo Yvan alias Yvan Buravan has passed on in the wee hours of 17th August 2022 succumbing to natural cause.

Sources reveal that the singer died in India where he had been flown for medical attention.

The statement released by his management team reads that Yvan Buravan has succumbed to pancreatic cancer.

The singer fell critically ill after releasing his latest song dubbed ’Big time’. He started seeking treatment on 2nd July this year.

He returned home after spending a week at King Faisal Hospital. At the time, Buravan revealed that he was recovering but it was later reported that he went to Kenya for further treatment.

Since then, Buravan’s life continued to deteriorate that his family urged the general public to pray for him instead of bringing his sickness to attention through the media.

After spending few days in Kenya, Buravan returned to Rwanda before he was flown to India early August 2022.

Yvan Buravan was born in Gikondo on 27th May 1995. His demise has been announced in the wee hours of 17th August 2022.

"It is with great unimaginable sadness that we announce to you the untimely passing of our beloved Yvan Buravan, which occurred tonight in India, where he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer," reads the statement in part.

The management has also described Yvan Buravan as a genuine soul that radiated happiness to everyone around him where he motivated people to love their country and culture.

"His loss will be immensely felt by his family and friends and throughout our industry. We are certain that our community will remain united, as we go through this unspeakable tragedy," adds the statement.

Buravan was an R&B, Soul and Afrobeat musician. Some of his hit songs include ’Si Belle’, ’Garagaza’, ’Oya’ and Just a dance among others. He started his music career in 2009 until 2015 when he had a major breakout in 2016.

Buravan is the winner of the Prix Découvertes RFI 2018 contest, an annual competition involving artistes from across Africa.

He is the last child born to Michael Burabyo and Elizabeth Uwikunda. Buravan attended primary studies at Le Petit Prince before pursuing secondary education at Amis des Enfants and La Colombière before joining the College of Business and Economics- University of Rwanda, to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Information and Technology.

Yvan Buravan has succumbed to natural cause.