Corneille (Cornelius Nyungura) is a rhythm and blues French singer. He was born on March 24, 1977, in Freiburg, Germany, to his parents who were completing their University studies there. He lived there for 6 years, until he was brought to live in his country of origin, Rwanda. He lived in a village for a short time, before moving to Rwanda's capitol, Kigali. Corneille developed an interest in music early on, and it was an interest his father supported and encouraged.