Electrifying, bubbly, vibrant, are just a few of the adjectives that would perfectly describe Riderman’s album launch that took place at the weekend.
Igikona was the rapper’s fifth album and judging by the crowd that was present at Petit Stade in Remera it wouldn’t be wrong to label it as a success.
Both Kamichi and Urban Boyz crew had, in the previous weeks, embraced by low turnouts at their respective album launches, while back in August Uncle Austin’s highly publicized album called Uteye Ubusambo was graced by a few countable faces.
It goes without saying that anxiety was high as this was going to be a big test for Riderman. In the past he has always attracted large crowds at any of his events.
This however was a tad different. With numbers attending today’s music concerts hitting a record low, the rapper had prepared adequately. Sooner rather than later, Petit Stade was packed to its full capacity while fans had a difficult time squeezing themselves in.
It was, to say the least, the best and vivacious album launch so far in 2013 and adds credibility to the notion that Riderman is by far the most popular artist in the country.