Rouddy Kimpioka says there are two versions of him: one “Rouddy the IT administrator” and one “Rouddy the musician”.
The IT administrator is the young man who, as a fresh graduate, was forced to flee his home country, DR Congo, to save his life. He remains somewhere deep inside.
– He can’t do anything right now. He is stuck.
The musician Rouddy is also an entrepreneur and peacemaker. The one he became as a refugee in Europe.
I am human
Rouddy Kimpioka was 26 years old when he came to Turkey and then made his way to the Greek island of Lesbos. He talks about the shock he experienced, learning that no one offered any help. He talks about not understanding Turkish, Greek or English, the constant conflicts between different refugee groups, the quarrels and the misery. It was slowly breaking him down, until the day when he said to himself: You must change your attitude.
– I reminded myself that I am human and that I have the same value as everyone else. It gave me hope and motivation to change things.