Prince Kwamiso aims daily to inspire his generation through written and spoken words.
Born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I have had the privilege of traveling to various places in the world and meeting people of different backgrounds and cultures. I have realized that no matter the color of our skin, no matter our social status, every human being craves to be loved, to love, to live in peace and harmony.
I am an author, singer, and songwriter who believes in the power of arts
in shaping the culture of a generation and I aim to use such a power to
influence positively people around me. Raised on the beats of the popular
genres such as kwassa kwassa, soukous, and rumba music, early on, my main
external music influence was The Jackson Five. Growing up, I have admired the
variety of music creativity and have always wanted to explore new territories
in my writing and singing without losing touch of my African roots. As an
independent thinker and observer, I believe in an active, positive, and
non-violent social justice engagement.
I don’t keep a personal journal, but I use this blog to share my life
experiences and observations with the world. I can’t figure out yet how to
translate this into being what people call a (professional) author. It may take
me a few more years of trial and error to get there, or maybe getting to meet a
mentor who will help me find my way there.
I have nine years plus working in the private sector and nonprofit
organizations, leading projects in sexual and gender-based violence, health,
and nutrition, youth, and community development. I value my relationship with
God far above any religious ritual. I would love to be remembered as a man that
never lets the outside world dictates his inner world. A man who walked by
faith and whose positivity contributed to bringing hope and healing to a
I am the recipient of the “2019 Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf & Ari
Hahn Peace Endowment Award”, for the video to the song Nzala, raising awareness
on the consequences of war and violence on the well-being of humanity,
pinpointing more particularly the issue of poverty as a result of violence
around the world. Not only is poverty a consequence of war and violence, but
poverty can also be a cause of war and violence. I am also the recipient of the
2020 Barbara Wakefield Award from the Heller School for Social Policy and
Management at Brandeis University, an award given each year to an individual who
has contributed in a significant way in leadership, building his community with
their activities, relationships, and attitude.
Some of the items on my bucket list that I am proud I have achieved are:
Visit the Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Budha in Bangkok in Thailand
Visit the top of the world tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Visit the pyramids in Egypt in Giza
Swim in the Red Sea
Take a selfie at Times Square in New York City, the White House, and the Capitol Hill in Washington DC