The festive season mood is on a high in the city of Kigali, with more innovative concerts, shows, shopping than never before.
Legendary artistes are starting this Friday to heighten the mood with a series of live concerts for those remaining in the confines of the city.
First on the line-up is legendary folk singer Cécile Kayirebwa and Burundian superstar Jean-Pierre Nimbona ‘Kidum’ alongside Rwanda’s most acclaimed traditional dance troupe InganzoNgari. They are set to perform during ‘Rwanda Konnect Gala’ slated for this Friday at Gikondo Expo Grounds.
Made in Rwanda, Egyptian Expo
Twice in a row this year, both expos are back. The official Made in Rwanda Expo ended early this December, but love for Rwandan art and designer shoes and clothes has seen another similar expo set at the Car-Free-Zone to allow more Rwandans buy and use Rwandan products this seasonal shopping.
After a week-long shopping of old 2017 Western fashion stocks at the Mr. Price, Kigalians have another chance to look at oriental offers. The Egyptians and Middle East, which was also here mid this year is back this weekend at Amahoro stadium, for those who want another taste of gifts –jewelries, bags, shoes, belts, wallets and many other products made from leather.
Rwanda’s Mr. Muscle home show
Jean de Dieu Ntabanganyimana alias ‘Jay D’, a Rwandan who was recently crowned as Mr. Africa has organized Big Slash Pool Party to celebrate this first of the kind crown and share a glass with friends and fans who love body building mixed with fashion.
Jay D will have DJ Miller spinning the music disc and alongside comedian Arthur Nkusi who will be cracking jokes at the ParkInn hotel swimming pool on Saturday December 23rd.
It is time that people get their swimming costumes and also show off their body shapes. In other words, beauty will meet music, fashion and comedy,
I’m a turntable
Whoever claimed Kigali as a city with no professional DJ’s should not miss the Turn Table Party.
More than 10 DJ’s of Kigali will be mixing different songs of various genres at Golden Tulip in Nyamata on Saturday.
If you want to enjoy good music of high quality don’t miss, DeeJays Toxic, Marnaud, Infinity, Shooter, Karim, Pius, Qadir and many more showing off their skills.
Patient Bizimana Christmas Bonanza
It’s not yet Christmas but technically people will be drilling as the famous gospel singer Patient Bizimana will be performing at 4G Square, an open internet hub in Kigali.
Bizimana will help people enter into the mood with his gospel like Menye neza, Iyo neza, Ndaje, Ubwo buntu among other songs that have made hit in the country.
On the other side Christus Vincit choir singers will on Christmas, 25th launch their first album at their Centre Christus parish in Remera.
This is not specifically for only catholic believers because everyone who will attend will be blessed by their voices and songs.
Holiday Cheer Concert
Songbird Knowless Butera and Bruce Melody, the first Rwandan who appeared on Coke Studio Africa will join their vocal talents to sing and entertain their fans.
Recently, these duo featured in a new collabo song ‘Deep in love’ which will be the highlight of the event on Saturday 23rd at Kigali Convention Center.
According to Melody, Christmas is not only about celebrating the birth of Jesus but also loving people.
“We will be celebrating love including the love of God. The concert will also be a way of wishing a merry Christmas and happy new year to our fans,” he said.
Gatsinzi Emery famously known as Riderman, Igisumizi, Rusake and many other names is sharing Christmas with his fans on December 25th at Petit Stade where he will be launching a mixtape album entitled ‘Filme’.
“There is no perfect gift I would give to my fans other than spending that day with them. I will make sure all Hip Hop fans have a blast one,” he said.
Riderman will be joined by other local artists like King James, AmaG the Black, Queen Cha, Social Mula and many more.
DJ Pius the hitmaker of Agatako and Play it again, one of the most played songs in 2017 is meeting his fans in Pre-Christmas party after a long time without being seen on stage.
Pius will on Sunday 24th share his music with his fans at Sun City Club in Nyamirambo.
“I hope you come in bigger numbers to have fun and share with me,” Pius told his fans on Instagram.
Heaven’s Gate and Hell’s Flames
It’s already Christmas excitement! The Christian Life Assembly (CLA) church in Nyarutarama is presenting a breathtaking drama that prepares people’s heart ahead of the birth of Jesus.
The event started Wednesday 20th and will go on until 24th and during the performances; the actors re-tell bible stories of how heaven and Hell are incarnated amongst us.