BCR Artist Profile:

Gloire Espoir Mapenzi (Glory)

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Gloire Mapenzi is a soulful singer-songwriter, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and a live performer. He is originally from the DRC and he is a self-taught musician who started playing guitar at the age of 7.

His musical influences are: John Legend, John Mayer, Bob Marley, Jonathan Butler, Leon Bridges, Hugh Masekela And Miriam Makeba, just to name a few.


In the course of his career, Gloire has worked with local and international artists such as Andrew Bairds (Mango Groove), Wilaine Nshonzi (DRC), Frederick (Burundi), Mike D (Uganda) and, he was a part of the opening act for Bra Hugh Masekela’s iconic set of “Reunite At The Royal” gigs in Durban in 2017.

Black City Records is proud and honored to announce that Gloire has recently been signed to Black City Records and has released his 1st single “Signs” on the label in early April 2019.

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