Rwanda was particularly interested to learn about Mary Ann McCracken, the pioneering sister of Northern United Irishmen leader, Henry Joy McCracken, who was still out in the streets of Belfast, campaigning against the slave trade, in her 90s.
Rwanda's love of singing was encouraged by her teachers at Lisnagarvey High School in Lisburn. She also studied at Lisburn School of Music, where she was taught by Dana Masters. She began to enter talent competitions, and, in 2014, won her first, the Blast FM Blastaoke competition, the prize for which was singing to hundreds during the Belfast LGBT Pride Festival.
Gradually, Rwanda built up a reputation on the Northern Ireland music circuit. Then, in early 2017, she found herself auditioning for the producers of the X-Factor in Belfast's Cuckoo bar. She hadn't even intended to apply but did so well she was chosen.
In Liverpool for the first televised round of the competition, she sang for the producers in the morning and after they told her she was successful, had to wait until 7pm before singing before the four judges.