About C.Ruth

C.Ruth born with given names Junior Verem Charles (J.V.C) was born in Kaduna, Nigeria to Joseph Aondo and Ruth Hembadoon Aondo. Attended El-Amin International Boarding high school where he was well into the arts and cultural societies. After graduation, he moved to Atlantic Canada at 16 years of age, and after completing his 3rd degree, rediscovered his love for music in the winter of 2019. Since rediscovery, C.Ruth focuses on original cadences drawing influences from Hip-Hop, rap, rnb, Afro and African Jazz & blues genres. He lists artists such as

Ali Farka Toure, Bob Marley ,Oumou Sangaré, Brenda Fassie, Kendrick Lamar, J.cole, Sarkodie, Skepta, JME, Knucks,  Wurld,  Charles Bradley, Fela Kuti , Davido

as his inspiration for music.  


The Umbrella Collective is an alternative Hip-Hop band that is genre fluid. Its members currently reside in Atlantic Canada, Prince Edward Island and its members consists of

Drummer: Jonathan Holmes

Bass: Tamara Steele

Guitar: Mark Steele

Keys: Hannah Melanson

They are well seasoned musicians who play by ear. They have been involved in various bands prior to The Collective and have been playing live music for as long as 10 years mostly around the Maritimes. 


Ruths Immigration Funds Festivals, RIF is an event that showcases various live artistic events such as paintings, live bidding, live music, and traditional dance performances. 

Entry is by donation and funds generated from RIF Festivals are used to buy groceries to give back to the community for free.