Stromae en route to Kigali on a private jet


Stromae: I’m very anxious about the Rwanda trip, I don’t know what to expect in the land of my origin

International celebrated music icon Stromae real name Paul Van Haver is on his way to his ancestral homeland, Rwanda aboard a private jet, source intimate to Afrika Reporter.

The Belgian-Rwandan singer is expected to arrive in Kigali shortly and he is due to perform Saturday and to say that the show is highly anticipated is an understatement.

“He is coming tonight with a private jet, that’s why he did not come on Thursday as planned,” one of the organisers tells this website.

The show is going down at Kigali’s ULK university grounds near Kigali Memorial site at Gisozi, ticket prices range from Rwf 10,000 (regular) to Rwf 100,000 (platinum).

The stage is ALL SET!!!

The stage is ALL SET!!!

Local journalists have already received press conference invitations which will take place on Saturday, 9 am local time at Mille Collines hotel in Kigali.

The Brussels-based artiste who just concluded a successful tour in the US, and DRC (in Congo, he was accompanied by Fally Ipupa, US-based Congolese super star) was born to a Rwandan father and a Flemish mother. He unfortunately lost his dad in the 1994 Genocide.

Stromae’s show in Rwanda has been months in the making, he abruptly cancelled a stop in Kigali after he came down with Malaria and called off his Africa tour in June.

Thousands of fans were disappointed one of their own had not showed up to perform many furiously demanding a refund of their cash from equally infuriated promoters.

Positive Production, the official promoters of Stromae’s anticipated show in Rwanda, said recently this time shine or rain the show will go on as scheduled.

“We know many Rwandans were disappointed but this time, the artiste is preparing and very ready to clean his reputation in Rwanda after the unprecedented frustration caused earlier on” said Judo Kanobana of Positive Production said.