Martin has been in the music industry for almost a decade with numerous local and international awards to his name. He has been called “one of Rwanda’s strongest live performing acts” by many music critics. His success on stage has brought him considerable success. Mani Martin last launched a music album in 2012 but attended several festivals last year and won awards. Although he says that when he is invited abroad for performances, he values the connections he makes there, he makes between $4000 and $8000 from these concerts . He is the proprietor of Kesho Music band, which, according to close sources is valued at $8000.
As one of the brand ambassadors of MTN, he gets paid not less than Rwf 1.5million per month. To appear at concerts, Mani Martin’s charges $2000, which makes him Rwf 6.5million richer from the five concerts he performed at last year. He has so far sold 1,000 CD copies of his music, and 80% of these are sold abroad. Mani Martin rents in Nyakabanda and drives a simple Toyota Corolla (Kikumi) valued at Rwf 3million.