Kigali's nightlife: Why we still have a long way to go

I think it is much too soon to claim Kigali’s night life has come of age. Beyond clubbing, bar hopping (and that one cinema) what does Kigali have to offer, really? That’s basically it, isn’t it? Drinking and dancing. That is far from a matured night life by any standards.

Editor,

RE: “Kigali’s nightlife comes of age” (The New Times, March 24). I think it is much too soon to claim Kigali’s night life has come of age. Beyond clubbing, bar hopping (and that one cinema) what does Kigali have to offer, really? That’s basically it, isn’t it? Drinking and dancing. That is far from a matured night life by any standards.

Forget even the night life for a minute and ask yourself, what life does Kigali have to offer for people who are under-20? If you are a parent and have children, where do you take them for the purpose of recreation, entertainment and leisure?

It’s dead here for anyone not old enough to drink, or not into drinking.

In my opinion, forget the night life for now, and let us build up the day life, the weekend life. Most Rwandans are not old enough for nightclubs and bars, yet we are somehow focused on nightclubs, bars and concerts. However, the bigger and more lucrative market is among this 3-20-year-old, yet this group is left standing in the rain.

Dayo Ntwari

 

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