Tom Close crowned the Primus Guma Guma Superstar 2011


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Kigali, August 8th, 2011, Primus Guma Guma competition has offered Rwandan music fans fantastic moments for the past months. The ten contestants have been touring the country through road shows and all three elimination phases, live on TV, have been heating up the competition. Tens of thousands of Rwandans have been voting for their favorite artist during the last weeks and the public has set the destiny of the Primus Guma Guma Superstar contestants. Through their votes, Rwandans have decided who to eliminate and who would win the title of Primus Guma Guma Superstar 2011.

With the objective to improve music in Rwanda and encourage music talents; Primus in collaboration with East African Promoters (EAP) are doing the best to keep their promises to offer the best of Rwandan Musicians to their fans.

On July 30th, all Primus Guma Guma Superstar contestants (with the exception of Faycal who travelled to Europe) including the 4 finalists have been performing their best songs live in front of thousand fans at the parking of Amahoro Stadium. Millions of viewers were following the exciting show live on the National Television. After some thrilling minutes of suspense, the first eliminations of Dream Boys and Jay Polly, left King James and Tom Close out of breath impatiently waiting for the final verdict. Finally MC Lion opened the final envelope containing the name of the winner and announced who became the one and only Primus Guma Guma Superstar 2011: TOM CLOSE.

Among the ten contestants nominated by journalists, music experts and producers, Tom Close has been chosen by Rwandans to be the first Rwandan artist crowned with the most coveted title of Primus Guma Guma Superstar. The competition has engaged thousands of music fans who voted massively for their favorite artists during the previous weeks and the Rwandan public has clearly expressed his preference through sending SMS.

The SMS voting and process have been audited and verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers Rwanda Limited. PwC has independently verified the results of the voting and vote tallying processes to provide assurance that the results announced during the competition reflect the votes cast by the public.

Tom Close being announced as winner of PGGSS 2011

The Primus Guma Guma Superstar 2011 Tom Close will be rewarded with a check of 6 Million Rwandan Francs to support his music career and will leave shortly for the United State of America where he will join the worldwide known Reggae singer Sean Kingston. During the upcoming month, both artists will produce a single and its video which will be launched on September 17th, 2011 during a gigantic concert at Amahoro National Stadium.

“We are very satisfied and overwhelmed by this competition. It is beautiful to see how both artists and the Rwandan public have responded with excitement and passion to this competition. We wish the best to Tom Close, this year’s winner, and we are looking forward to the next edition. Primus Guma Guma Superstar has enabled some of our young and local talented performers to grow artistically. Bralirwa and EAP are proud to give a platform to Rwandan music and delighted to bring fun and quality entertainment to all Rwandans” said Sven Piederiet, Bralirwa’s Managing Director.
“We are very proud of all contestants. Primus Guma Guma Superstar is a great adventure that we embarked on and shared together with the Rwandan artists and the public. But Primus Guma Guma Superstar 2011 is not over yet. We have many more surprises for the Rwandan public starting by the live performance of Sean Kingston on September 17th, alongside the performance of all 10 contestants and including the song featuring Sean and Tom” said Aline Asselot, Bralirwa’s Marketing Manager.
On September 17th, 2011; the Primus Guma Guma Superstar 2011 Tom Close and Sean Kingston will offer to all Rwandans the pleasure to discover their song, live and exclusive, during the Climax Primus Guma Guma Superstar event including the performance of all Primus Guma Guma Superstar contestants.



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