In Rwanda, celebrations go on until the early morning, with some prolonging to the evening of January 1.
City fireworks have always burst spectacularly over the multi-coloured dome of the Kigali Convention Centre, but this year displays worth Rwf25million ($28,566) will also appear over Mt. Kigali, Rebero and Bumbogo areas.
For the last few years, Radisson Blu and Kigali Convention Centre have become the place to be on New Year’s Eve, especially because of the top musicians flown in to usher Rwandans into the New Year.
Nigerian musician, Patoranking, popular for My Woman track will be the main act this year and will be joined on stage by compatriot, Simi, and Rwanda’s Bruce Melodie and Charly na Nina. Dj Miller will be on the ones & twos.
There will be a spectacular scenery of fireworks when it clocks midnight. Entrance fee at the gate is Rwf 20,000 ($22.8).
US-based artiste Médard Jobert Ngabo, commonly known by his stage name, Meddy, has promised to deliver an electrifying performance at the highly anticipated 11th edition of the East African Party slated for January 1, 2019 at Amahoro Stadium.
Fans of Masamba Intore, King James and Jules Sentore haven’t been forgotten either and are in for a treat when the trio perform at Kigali Marriott Hotel.
Entrance is Rwf 15,000 ($17) and the fun starts at 8pm.
One can also catch the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Riders Lounge at Kigali Heights.
Revelers can also join other merrymakers at the Kimihurura round-about for fireworks and a host of musicians who will be entertaining revelers on New Year’s Eve.