Rwandan RnB singer Tom Close remains adamant that his album launch on Saturday the 1st September was successful despite the low turn- out of fans at Amahoro parking ground. Close, who launched his fourth album, had also invited a host of other musicians that include Urban Boys, Dream Boys, Tuff Gangs and others, but quite a handful of them managed to grace the show.
Apart from the low number in the crowd, the sound system failed the RnB singer, making it impossible to perform live his songs. But despite of the shortcomings, Close still insists there was nothing to be worried about. He said, “I was being sponsored by Bralirwa, MTN, Banque Populaire and other different sponsors, so I really didn’t lose much.”
However, organizers of the show will have to condemn themselves for the flop of the launch, having put it at a date that coincided with Miss Rwanda 2012 selection, an event that had attracted an exponentially large crowd and dignitaries alike at Expo Grounds in Gikondo.
Tom Close’s album launch was his fourth, called “Komeza Utsinde,” which would translate to “Keep on winning.” The title of the album is drawn from one of his songs which goes by the same title, but drew numerous controversies as well, which his critics closely associate with his victory at Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season I in 2011. They argue that Tom sang the song after winning the singing competition as a sign of ripping back at them, accusations which the former blatantly refutes.