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Full name Boris René Lumbana Kapasa
Date of birth (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 32)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
BK Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Örebro SK Ungdom 16 (0)
2010–2014 Örebro SK 14 (2)
2011 → KA Akureyri (loan) 22 (0)
2015–2016 Degerfors IF 27 (1)
2019–2021 GAIS 62 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 April 2016.
† Appearances (Goals).

Boris René Lumbana Kapasa (born 19 June 1991) is a Congolese-born Swedish footballer and an alternative pop musician, using the stage name Boris René. Boris is currently playing for the Swedish football team GAIS.

Sports career

Boris Lumbana is a defender who after spending his youth career at the Örebro-based Swedish football team BK Forward, has played professionally in a number of Swedish football clubs. He played for two seasons in the Swedish lower leagues with Örebro SK Ungdom in 2008 to 2010 and for 4 more seasons 2010 to 2014 for the club Örebro SK in the Swedish professional Allsvenskan league. In 2014, he moved to Degerfors IF in the second division Superettan league.

Music career

Boris is also an alternative pop musician, using the stage name Boris René. He used to make music with his brothers from his childhood days. He released his first single "Alive" in 2013. He competed in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Put Your Love on Me". He placed tenth in the final.

He competed in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "Her Kiss". In the first semi-final held on 4 February 2017, he came 3/4 and qualified for "Second chance" round. He then won his duel with Dismissed in the Andra Chansen round and then went to the final, which he placed 8th overall in.

Personal life

His older brother Christian Lumbana Kapasa, played football in the Swedish lower leagues with Örebro SK Ungdom and Karlslunds IF, retiring in 2010.



Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Alive" 2013  — Non-album singles
"Put Your Love on Me" 2016 12
  • GLF: Platinum
"Mon Amour"  —
"Her Kiss" 2017 42
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
"Give it to me" 2018
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