Huye Guma-Guma gig attracts 'biggest' crowd despite downpour

On Saturday May 9, all roads led to the University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences in Huye District, Southern Province for Primus Guma-Guma Super Star show. The varsity stadium was packed to capacity as fans braved a heavy rain and biting cold that characterised Saturday afternoon in the Huye town.
TNP opened the performances in Huye
TNP opened the performances in Huye

On Saturday May 9, all roads led to the University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences in Huye District, Southern Province for Primus Guma-Guma Super Star show.

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Knowless was appreciated by the crowd

The varsity stadium was packed to capacity as fans braved a heavy rain and biting cold that characterised Saturday afternoon in the Huye town.

But soon what was a downpour subsided into a drizzle, prompting the hosts of the show MC Tino and Anita Pendo to kick start the afternoon to warm up the fans who were already soaked in rain. 

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Jules Sentore proved his vocal abilities

Shortly after, the first performer hit the stage and that was no other than TNP, the duo of Tracy and Paccy, who started off with Kamucerenge, followed by Bulldog, who did a rendition of Umusaza and several of his other hit songs.

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A Dream Boys fan shows his support

By the time the third performer, Eric Senderi hit the stage with his queen dancers, the crowd was already in the mood and, if anything, Senderi did his bit to warm up the few cold fans with an ecstatic performance.

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Senderi was donning a Doctors gown

To pick up from where Senderi had left off was Active, the trio once again proving that they can do more than just singing with silky dance moves that left the crowd asking for more.

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Tizzo, Derek and Olivis make up the group Active

The ‘Lift’ singers were followed by Knowless, who also got the crowd moving.

The Kina Music songstress performed Baramushaka and Tulia to the delight of her fans. She was then followed by Gakondo member Jules Sentore, who pulled off a spectacular performance of his hits ‘Udatsikira’ and ‘Ngera’, while dancing the traditional Rwandan way.

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Rafiki performs Bagambe as he closes the show

But there was more to come.

Bruce Melodie once again proved that he is a force to reckon with, easily proving to be one of the best performers of the evening. The RNB/Rock singer did heartrending editions of Ntundize and Ndakwanga before wrapping it up with Ndumiwe.

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Aimable Twahirwa, Tonzi and Lion Imanzi who are judges in the competition share a light moment.

Highly rated Dream Boys then took the stage and they knew they had to do their best to match the previous performer and that is probably exactly what they did with several of their songs that have made them such a household name.

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Rapper Paccy pulled off a good performance too

Oda Paccy followed next with a number of songs, including Touch My Body, Rendezvous and Umusirimu, before the self-styled Choga style king Rafiki emerged to close the show.

The Igikosi singer did his best to maintain a now thinning crowd and, in the end, it proved to be yet another remarkable evening.

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MCs Anita and Tino fire up the crowd

“Generally we are all excited that our fans had to brave the rain to come and support us. It is really something we did not take for granted. We all did our best to entertain them and they returned the love,” Oda Paccy said on behalf of all the PGGSS 2015 contestants.

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Knowless’ fans show their love to her.

Samson Mpendo, the senior brand manager at Bralirwa, the brewer that organises PGGSS, described the show as the biggest so far this season.

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The judges Lion Imanzi, Tonzi and Aimable Twahirwa brave the rain too

Delphine Murekatete, one of the revellers, said the artistes did not disappoint, pointing out that Active and Bulldog put up the evening’s best performances.

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For the 5th time, Dream Boys are trying their luck on the PGGSS title
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Bulldogg also proved to be among the crowd favourites
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Bruce Melodie yet again showed his worth

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