With events still making steps towards a ladder of progress and prosperity, playing tricks directed towards media isn't a direction  organizers should take. The My 250 Concert was holding its first edition, so I hopefully think it will need another light.

Event Organizers and Tricks played around Journalists

Tricks, yes, or say comedy in 3D is what has lately been unveiled among some Rwandan event organizers.

The recent My 250 Concert/ Tekno gig is what set grounds for the inspiration of this writing.

Noticed how event organizers played the public at this year’s Kigali Up Music Festival, a rising platform, also yearning for a crown of a regional, or continental musical hub?! . It was right from the anticipated lineup, to the whole publicity issue.

This communication team, or its approval was a tarnish to a promising festival of its kind!

Kigali Up
A tweet via the official Kigali Up Festival handle

Back to the Tekno Concert, which to organizers still boast of its ‘Success’, due to the illusion they still are drawn into lately, its line of respect for the young energetic Rwandan media reporters was a ‘Dirty’ one. Right from parading them at the National Airport at 7:15 am  of September 10, then to the press conference area at Kigali’s Park Inn Hotel at 9:30 am, were the awaited Star didn’t show up.

They later sent a memo through watsapp of how Tekno had arrived a night before, but was tired and was resting. This was inline with fooling media. Kept many wondering of why a star would arrive like a CIA undercover agent.

With events still making steps towards a ladder of progress and prosperity, playing tricks directed towards media isn't a direction  organizers should take. The My 250 Concert was holding its first edition, so I hopefully think it will need another light.
Journalists at the Tekno Press Conference

Even when Tekno finally arrived at 8:30 pm, a few hours to his performance, the press team which had patiently waited since 4:30 pm had revealed its frustration. Am glad how journalists like Lucky Nizeyimana came up, and aired out the pain the media had experienced during the Tekno concert, yet organizers had undermined it all.

Check Out Rwandan Journalists at the press conference

To this day, no apology has been released, which I condemn.  With events still making steps towards a ladder of progress and prosperity, playing tricks directed towards media isn’t a direction  organizers should take. The My 250 Concert was holding its first edition, so I hopefully think it will need another light.

Ever wondered why my list has a fleet of events, that haven’t lived to see more of their Birthdays?!

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8 thoughts on “Event Organizers and Tricks played around Journalists

  1. Surely this kind of disrespect always directed to the media will never work. Perhaps the more our media grow the more they get to understand their value and why they shouldn’t beg event organisers to enter their shows. Event organisers can do more than this. Thanks for bringing this out man.

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  2. It is just a sign that some organizers don’t see the value of media. some think they have made publicity for people to attend their events or call it “sold out” so they find any media house writing about their event, unnecessary. However, Andrew, ask yourself why would the organizers keep away these celebrities in a hide from media? Do you think there is an unappropriated conduct by media people around these celebrities that they might be avoiding some embarrassments? Anyways, we need to know the answers.

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    1. Thank you so much Donata. Yes, true, as media we need a mirror, to reflect back at who we are and how shaped we are. Of course it poses a great statement/question as to whether the term ‘Media’ suits us!

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    2. Thank you so much Donata. Sure, there are also glitches with in media organs. Am also analyzing and in turn looking into what constitutes media houses we hold today.
      Thanks for this thought.

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