For the love of Stromae

For the love of Stromae

So recently I got a chance to experience a Belgian superstar from his coming in to the end… You know the one called Stromae (which is the alternation of the word Maestro FYI) more info about him here

I will feature snapshots (unless indicated) from my friend Cyril N of  Widepix and a whole gamut of photo ops around the country. He generously gave me a chance to have his pictures grace my blog so here goes:

My co-workers and I- Cyril and Audace got the chance to go wait for him at the airport but unlucky for us, lucky for him- We were not allowed to take his first emotions till the next day at his press conference…

With my co-workers ready to cover the whole story of his jetting in. Selfie via Audace's iPhone... Lol...
With my co-workers ready to cover the whole story of his jetting in. Selfie via Audace’s iPhone… Lol… We were first to arrive! 11 am! Whoah!
Tag team still waiting! Deuces and thumbs up!
Tag team still waiting! Deuces and thumbs up!
#TeamNoSleep We are joined by other Stromae-arrival-photo-ravenous journalists
#TeamNoSleep
We are joined by other Stromae-arrival-photo-ravenous journalists
We were so desperate that taking photos and calling our little group #TeamNoSleep was a cope out to relieve the stress... That hashtag is the name we coined ourselves because we waited till 2 am! Another Whoah! Mind you Stromae touched down at 10 am Kigali time... Major bummer.
We were so desperate that taking photos and calling our little group #TeamNoSleep was a cope out to relieve the stress…
That hashtag is the name we coined ourselves because we waited till 2 am! Another Whoah! Mind you Stromae touched down at 10 am Kigali time… Major bummer.
With them guys! #TeamNoSleep
With them guys! #TeamNoSleep
The Stromae Press Conference courtesy of my Snapchat pic...
The Stromae Press Conference courtesy of my Snapchat pic…

That was just a little of the woes we had to go through, I mean even with all that we didn’t quit so we eventually got to the concert and I must say I had a ball!

Ok, let these next pictures talk on their own(with my cheesy captions of course on the below)…

Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Eager fans waiting for the main man... By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Eager fans waiting for the main man…
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Samosa+Snapping the concert away= How cool is that! By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Samosa+Snapping the concert away= Epic Photo!
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Peaceeeeeee or....
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Peaceeeeeee….
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 .... violenceeeee
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
….or violenceeeee
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Sweat flowing, tunes killing the mass
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Sweat flowing, tunes killing the mass equals perfect weekend segue session By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Stage performance on point! By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Stage performance on point! And that is lipstick being applied by the way…
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 French songs are romantic... Sold! By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
French songs are romantic! Think I’ll just leave it here…
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Master theatrical perfomance... Cool stage!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Master theatrical performance… Cool stage!        By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Dope band! The after taste lingers on!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Dope band! The after taste lingers on!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Silhouettes rock! So magical! By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Silhouettes rock! So magical!
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Let's talk about the lights baby! So cool! By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Let’s talk about the lights baby! So cool!
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Dark Knight rises! Floored! I can not!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Dark Knight rises! Floored! I simply cannot CAN’T!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Colored lights!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015                         
       Colored lights!                                                                    By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 The art of lighting up arenas should also be part of the curriculum of art school
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
The art of lighting up arenas should also be part of the curriculum offered in art school. Wait maybe it’s there already! Shrugs.                                   By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 One man show. With his band... NBD! Looks neon from afar. By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
One man show. With his band… NBD!
Looks neon from afar. Let’s leviate around Kigali like maestros…
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Stage performance on fleek! By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Stage performance on fleek! “Papaoutai”
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Dance for liiiiife!!!!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Dance for liiiiife!!!!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Jump like there is no roof! By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Jump like there is no roof!
By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 This party don't stop!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
This party don’t stop!
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 He is hilarious too! The antics a capella does to a guy and his band! Crotch touch! Captured moment! Caught in the act! Candid by Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
He is hilarious too!
The antics acapella does to a guy and his band! Final song by the way… Sad sad…                  Crotch touch!
Captured moment!
Caught in the act!
Candid by Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015 Lights out! Where the switch at? By Cyril
Stromae in Kigali Oct 17,2015
Lights out! Where the switch at?
By Cyril

So guys check out my good friend Cyril a renowned photojournalist in Kigali. The link below is his flicker page check it out and I know your minds will be blown away. Especially if you have had a penchant to view Kigali through a clear lens; You’ll thank me later after being floored!

Check it and follow him on his escapades too… He is a genius! Cyril’s flicker page and his website here

Also check my flicker page for my phone pictures at the event here and the the lifestyle cover from The East African newspaper I wrote.

Thanks for your time and for cruising with me on this amazing recap I enjoyed doing.

Peace and love to you my reader… You mean a lot to me. Read and share with your friends.

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Tune it on out loud!

Tune it on out loud!

Hey, it’s Thursday! Drop all what you are doing and let me tell you this new idea I came up with. So every Thursday, I have committed myself to write something for you up here or on my other blog at Travel Dee Lights and my YouTube Channel Denise Tuyi but my Facebook page TuyiDee Writings & Photography and my twitter and IG pages @tuyidee @tuyidee will be updating my daily stuff though. This is basically my way of being a consistent blogger. So here’s to a commitment that I hope to keep as long as I can. *Clink clink*

Take a seat and get ready to enjoy this read
Take a seat and get ready to enjoy this read

So with commitment comes matters of the heart. To me heart and soul is my resounding love for music. So I just want to light it down a little and drive you guys to a serene moment in my day as a writer. Sometimes I write with my earphones on location and sometimes I just blast the music up loud. It is in these moments that my literary crazies bop and come to life. Back to business, I wrote this tribute to my love, M U S I C!!! (Insert as many heart emojis you can think of here) *drops mic*

Here goes:

Image via Google
Image via Google

The world is music:- In the company of boring individuals your solace is your favorite beat jamming slowly in the midst of the awkward banter of the unnerving camaraderie. In the moment of your alone space and time, the blasting of your earphones sends spasms of delight to your inner being. In the comfort of your family car you all bop heads to the classic timeless songs that are near and dear to you all. Basically, music has a soothing ambiance when put in its rightful place i.e everywhere.

Image via Google
Image via Google

I have an uncanny selection of my playlist, I have a variety of songs and genres that help define who and what I believe in. Of course I am not biased in my choice but to really get to the crux of my heart and soul the music vibe has to be appealing. I can close my eyes and the song will touch all the nooks and cranny of my whole being. The softness, the uptempo the utterly mashed up din that remains the ultimate strained beat you could ever dream of conjuring are the kinds of music that has me swaying.

The Love I have for music is magical
The Love I have for music is magical

Just to be clear, there is no particular way to get your groove going. I dance in the any-which-how way kind of dance and it just goes with the cadence of the beat. You could bop your head, move your legs or whatever tickles your fancy. Well, I ain’t no hype lady but if my favorite song plays, I shall let all that lark in my vicinity drop all they have and shindig to the beats of that sound.

Image via google
Image via google

To the lovers of music and all that radiates musical tunes and the dreamers that feel like they want to create something musical, this is for you. Turn those beats up today and let the music take you where you really belong… The Sound-waves utopia…

Peace and love to you friends 🙂