It all didn’t go well for crooner Kidum, who performed in the country early this week during the Liberation Day concert, at Amahoro Stadium’s expo grounds, Remera.
The singer got a shock of his life as he was received by boos from angry concert goers.
Spotting a black long-sleeved shirt and white pants, the Burundian singer based in Kenya was fully booed off the stage with his queen dancers and bandsmen by the crowd which thought they had been ripped off by organizers, as police requested for the concert to end close to midnight.
Although Kidum, real name Jean Pierre Nimbona has staged several music concerts in the country and considered one of the greatest entertainers in the region, it was not the case this time.
He was a victim of circumstances, one would say.
Reason, his turn to perform came when the organizers had announced that the show was going to end as police had requested. Big names like, Choga Style, The Ben, Riderman had not yet performed.
Local artistes, like Sgt. Robert and the Army Jazz Band performed alongside Uganda’s Michael Ross and Blu3.
The Ugandan trio, Blu3, thrilled the huge crowd with their provocative dance strokes, and sung some of their hit tracks like, “Hitaji”, “Burn” and “Where You’re”.
Kidum performed songs including “Intimba”, “No.1” and “Nzakujyana”.
As concertgoers began to boo him and leave the venue, Kidum tried to pullout some of his rare zouk moves in a bid to attract the crowd, but all was in vain.
One of the fans told The New Times, “Kidum is a professional and talented musician, but we prefer seeing more of our local musicians performing.”
His loyal fans waited for him to finish. They sang along with him word by word, and ended up going wild during his last track, “Inimba”.
Kidum also performed in the country during the 15th Commemoration Week of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi.