Stromae Kigali show aborts as furious fans demand immediate refund



The team behind Belgian celebrated rapper/singer and songwriter Stromae’s Kigali concert Positive Production has begun processing refunds to fans who had purchased tickets to the higly hyped show that never came to pass.

As soon as news of the cancellation leaked, fans took to social media to shame the organizers and to demand their francs back.

Speaking to this website, the director of Positive Production, Judo Kanobana revealed arrangements are in place to refund customers.

“It wasn’t of our own making for Stromae to cancel the show but we are legitimate company and all people who had bought tickets will get their money with no strings attached.” Kanobana said.

Kanobana also said that “in fact some of the have already gotten their money back but believe me, it might delay but Stromae will perform in Rwanda”

The Rwandan-Belgian maestro was scheduled to perform in Kigali, Rwanda last Saturday June 20, and more than 12,000 tickets had already been sold.

Ticket prices ranged from Rwf 3,000 to Rwf30,000.

Stromae’s cancellation means the organisers incurred some heavy financial losses although Kanobana was tightlipped about the exact figures.

The Paupauboute singer also cancelled his performance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as well.Paupauboute was supposed to sing.

Stromae’s African tour started in Senegal and ended in Congo Brazzaville where he was rushed back to Europe for health reasons.

Stromae was born Paul Van Haver 30 years ago in Belgium to a Rwandan father and a Flemish mother.

He grew up with his mother in Belgium and his architect father was killed in 1994 during genocide against Tutsi.