Jean-Pierre Nimbona, also referred to as Kidum, is a Nairobi based musician. He was named Best Male Artist of East Africa at the 2012 Kora Awards.He was named as an Ambassador for Peace, a position that helps to foster hope and reconciliation in East Africa.
Kidum, whose nickname was given to him by his mother and literally means a 20-liter jug, admits he was a very big baby. At age 10, his musical inspirations grew when he started playing the drums. Kidum formed a band in the years that followed and played all over Burundi. In 1995, he fled the political instability of his native land for Nairobi, Kenya, where he continued his musical career.