Contest winner, singer/songwriter Aiza Ntibarikure. Photo Credit: Alain Dahan

The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) announces Aiza Ntibarikure from Montreal, Canada as the winner of a scholarship to attend Neverland Retreats in Costa Rica from November 12 – 17, 2018. The WiMN teamed up with Neverland Retreats to create the scholarship, which will allow her to participate in this prestigious, in-depth event.

Neverland Retreats couple up-and-coming talent with hit-making producers, A&R’s, vocal coaches, songwriters, music teachers and other industry professionals for a week-long mentorship program in the surf village of Nosara, Costa Rica.

Ntibarikure is a bi-lingual (English/French) singer-songwriter with a musical style that blends R&B/soul, Afro-pop and some funk. She’s about to release her first EP of original music featuring what she describes as “catchy melodies and relatable lyrics.”

The WiMN founder Laura B. Whitmore enthuses, “We are so excited to award this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Aiza. We are confident she’ll gain some valuable skills and insights that will propel her career to the next level. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.”

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