Fostin Nshimirimana – Artist and Mentor

fostin 2Fostin, A.K.A Fofo, is a songwriter, poet, dancer, youth worker and event manager who lives in Melbourne’s west. Fofo is also a co-founder of The Movement Records where he is in charge of managing and developing new and emerging artists.

Born in Burundi and arriving in Australia in 2007 via Tanzania, Fofo was re-united with his family in Kings Park, Melbourne. Fofo is committed to community arts practice and using his cultural heritage, pride and identity to promote harmony and awareness in the community arts sector. In 2013, Fofo was named Brimbank Young Citizen of the Year and in 2014 Brimbank City Councils, Youth Ambassador. In 2014, he came 2nd Place in the Australian online poetry competition.

Fofo is passionate about using the arts to drive positive social change and to help other young men, specifically young African men who have experienced hardship, poverty and war related crimes to find a voice and a place in Australia’s rich and multicultural society.