Dudu thrills at 'stand up for Jesus concert'

Gospel music lovers who turned up on Sunday evening for Burundian gospel star Dudu Niyukuri's "Stand Up for Jesus Outreach concert" were not disappointed.
The crowd was thrilled and put up their hands as they worshipped (Stephen Kalimba)
The crowd was thrilled and put up their hands as they worshipped (Stephen Kalimba)

Gospel music lovers who turned up on Sunday evening for Burundian gospel star Dudu Niyukuri’s  “Stand Up for Jesus Outreach concert”  were not disappointed.

The concert held at Christian Life Assembly (CLA) church was also graced by Rwandan gospel musicians Aime Uwimana, Patient Bizimana, G.S crew and the Alarm Ministries Choir. 

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Dudu on stage during a performance. (Stephen Kalimba)

The event started at 6pm with emcee Patrick Niyongabo warming up the crowd with a few jokes as Dudu and his team prepared to come on stage. It wasn’t long before he appeared on stage dressed in a cream white shirt, jeans and a Guitar in hand.

After cracking a few jokes, he started off with Urashoboye off his latest Jubilee album. He followed it up with Ntab’aritwebwe,  after a lady gave an inspiring testimony about how she has transitioned from her former life which she described as a “dark past.”

Patient Bizimana, Aime Uwimana and Julienne also joined Dudu on stage amid a massive applause from the crowd. While on stage, they had a backup band that consisted of G.S crew and Alarm Ministries.

Dudu’s father Pastor Esron Rutayisire graced the concert and introduced a church team from the Bon Berger church back home in Burundi.

After a brief sermon and testimonies, Dudu was handed the microphone for his last act, and he worked the crowd to a holy frenzy, after a medley of worship songs, he bid the audience bye and took his guitar to rest.

The show climaxed at 9pm with several people buying Jubilee album CDs’ that were on sale outside.  Dudu gracefully thanked everyone who turned up to support him. “We encountered some challenges during the preparation of the show but I’m happy that we managed to make this concert happen. This was possible because of everyone who turned up tonight to support me,” he said.

 

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