Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage is scheduled to perform at a big party in Kigali organized for Josiane Mwiseneza whose story captivated huge interest in the Miss Rwanda 2019 pageant.
The “Fever” singer who collaborated with fellow Nigerian Wizkid, Tiwa Savage will entertain revelers at the party which has been dubbed “Meet Mwiseneza”.
Mwiseneza’s participation in Miss Rwanda was subject of heated exchanges on social media, some deemed as promoting ethnic divisionism by the national commission for the fight against Genocide (CNLG). Two journalists and an evangelist were even prosecuted, but cleared by court.
Josiane Mwiseneza’s story began in December last year. On the day of Miss Rwanda auditions for Western Province held in Rubavu district, the young lady appeared like dozens others. However, she was sweaty and had a wound on her foot – sustained during her 10km walk to the venue.
Local Kinyarwanda media covered every move she made during the following weeks. Whenever she stepped out on Kigali’s streets, huge crowds gathered to see her.
During the nationally televised selection sessions, there was always loud cheering in her favour.
Her popularity even attracted the attention of Norbert Mao, leader of the Democratic Party (DP), the second biggest opposition party in Uganda.
The Kigali “Meet Mwiseneza” party is being organized by another Rwandan fashionista Mimi Mirage who lives in Belgium. Mirage caught local media attention when she sent Mwiseneza money to buy herself a brand new car as compensation for not winning the pageant’s vehicle.
There have also been reports that some members of the Rwandan diaspora in Canada have engaged Mwiseneza encouraging her to go for university education in Canada. They have apparently promised to cover her tuition and all expenses.
Posters of the Kigali party are circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp.
Mwiseneza is quoted in local media as saying: “The concert is organized by Mimi Mirage to meet my fans. We are still putting final touches to several things but it will take place either in May or June.”
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