The gospel concerts
Talk of a gospel concert and every student will flock it. Why? Because they are usually free. No student wants to pay to see a musician jump on stage and sing yet they already have free wifi at the university and can clearly enjoy the video on YouTube. There is one gospel artiste who thought he was smart and put a fee for his concert. Don’t ask me who attended but from what I heard, I think he also didn’t show up for his own concert.
You know the youth programmes where the Government gives out shirts and a number of students are supposed to wear the shirts and attend the free concert. Well that is every student’s favourite event – even though some won’t admit it. They will fight for it. Most times they don’t even know what the event is about but as long as they get the shirt, they are sorted.
Any free event around the university
Organise anything, be it theatre or singing, even art, as long as it’s free, you will see these students there. You don’t have to put it on social media or send emails. These students can sniff a free event miles away and nothing will stop them from entering. Sometimes they even arrive and fill the space before the invited guests.
You see the whole expo filled to capacity and think people are actually buying things but it’s filled with a bunch of students who go there thinking there is going to be “plot” (meaning a happening night) as they call it. But even after they go back home disappointed, they still come back the next day. Expo is for buying items at cheaper prices, not buying beer at Rwf200 like they expect.
This is the only thing that makes students part with their money. You will never see a student pick Rwf500 to pay for entertainment unless it’s his team playing. One time I was in a bar with students and they paid Rwf500 for drinks to watch a match. Unfortunately their team didn’t win and they contemplated asking for their money back. I think you know what club they support, Manchester United of course!
Campusers and their love for freebies
The gospel concerts