How to usher in the New Year in style

Are you excited to kiss 2016 goodbye and ring in the New Year? Well, we got you covered because we have compiled the best parties taking place in Kigali. So, pick one that best suits your taste and budget and get set to welcome 2017 with a bang.
The Ben as he arrived in Kigali for the East African Party. (Courtesy)
The Ben as he arrived in Kigali for the East African Party. (Courtesy)

Are you excited to kiss 2016 goodbye and ring in the New Year? Well, we got you covered because we have compiled the best parties taking place in Kigali. So, pick one that best suits your taste and budget and get set to welcome 2017 with a bang.

East African Party

 

He’s certainly one of the most famous singers in the country at the moment. And after six years of being away, The Ben, real names, Benjamin Mugisha is set to headline the East African Party.

 

The organisers, East African Promoters, have organised a meet-and-greet for the U.S based Rwandan singer at Hotel Villa Portofino in Kigali, on Dec.31.

 

The “Habibi” hitmaker will then perform at the annual East African Party on New Year’s Day at the Amahoro Stadium Parking at 4p.m, alongside Bruce Melody, Yvan Buravan and music duo of Charly & Nina. Go support you homeboy!!

Koffi Olomide’s live concert

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Congolese musician Koffi Olomide will perform at Radisson Blu Hotel on Dec.31. (Net photo)

One of Africa's most popular singers, Koffi Olomide will be in Kigali to perform. His concert at Radisson Blu Hotel will be the main countdown event as we usher in the New Year on December 31, with fireworks. DJ Flor will spin some amazing tunes. The entry pass is in different packages and they range from Rwf580,000 to Rwf147, 600.

Street Party

Ugandan rapper MUN G, real names, Emmanuel Matovu, will headline the Street Party, to be held at MTN roundabout between Kigali Heights and Radisson Blu Hotel, in Kimihurura at 10p.m.

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Ugandan rapper MUN-G for the Street Party. (Net photo)

He will be joined by local DJs Focus, Bisoso, Infinity, Cliff and Chopa, who will spin disks at the show. The organisers have promised lots of entertainment and fireworks. Entrance fee is Rwf5,000, and Rwf10,000.

The City of Kigali announced that plans have been made to close off the roads leading to the roundabout that night and people will use alternative routes.

New Year’s Collective Party

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Teta Isibo, founder of Inzuki Designs (R) with a model during a past fashion show. (File)

If you love fashion shows, this party is for you. Collective Rw is organising the New Year’s Collective Party, featuring some of the country’s top designers Matthew Rugamba, Sonia Mugabo, Teta Isibo, Linda Mukangoga and Candy Basomingera.  From fabulous designs to music and goodies, there is everything at this bash.

There will music by DJ Toxyyk DJ Marmaud.

The New Year’s Collective Party, at Kigali Serena Hotel, starts from 11p.m to 8a.m.

Masquerade Party

If you are a fan of costume and masks, this is for you. Kiyovu based Urban City Blue, will host the Masquerade Party at their Bistro Restaurant on New Year’ Eve, at 6p.m. Put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor!

Go to Church

Your Church has probably been announcing for overnight prayers occasionally only for you to let them slide. As we usher in the New Year, it should be a time for you to reflect on how good your God has been to you this year. There is no better way than being before Him in unity with the saints.

New Year resolutions

You probably must be one of the many people that make New Year resolutions, only for you to have the same list every New Year. Do not give up but add more resolutions to that list including, pledging to tick all boxes before the year ends.

Believe in yourself. You could also tell them to your family and friends, as they could help you keep track of them. Give yourself a fresh start into the New Year as you commit the goals that will improve your life forever.

There you have it! Go have fun, and have a happy New Year 2017!

Hope Irakoze set to perform at ‘Fiesta Night’

Tusker Project Fame Season 6 winner Hope Irakoze alongside his live band will this Friday be at ‘Fiesta Night’ at BougainVilla Boutique Hotel based in Nyarutarama.

Irakoze, also a member of 3Hills music band will be together with Eric Mucyo and the show will strictly be live. Organisers said the event is part of helping entertainment lovers to end the year in style.

Jean De Dieu Ntabanganyimana, the lead organiser of the event, mentioned that the free event will be graced by other artistes like Safi Madiba of Urban Boyz and afro/pop singer Mani Martin, among others.

“As the year 2016 ends, we want to help people get together and end it in style. Hope, who’s known for his great vocals, will be entertaining along his band and the show will be purely live. The event is free of charge and we are expecting other artistes like Safi and Martin to be there,” he said.

Disk jockey, DJ Yasin will be on the decks. Event starts at 7pm till 9pm, but gates are open at 6pm.  

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