Primusic 2019: Serious damage recorded

Broken bottles of BRARUDI beverages, people’s IDs, used compresses covered with blood, broken metallic tools…were piled up on the ground of ETS Kamenge, a technical secondary school, in the morning of July 29.

ETS Kamenge secondary school ground was full of broken bottles of BRARUDI products

That school located in the north of the Burundian economic capital Bujumbura is where Primusic final contest was organized by Burundi brewery company- BRARUDI on July 28, 2019.

According to a police officer met on the spot, nobody was killed. However, compresses left in the tents of the Red Cross were full of blood. People who attended the event reported that there was a stampede. “Several people were wounded as the crowd jostled”, says Christine, one of the participants.
Laurette Tetero, 19, the only female among six contestants was the winner of the contest. She received a trophy and an amount of BIF 25 million. The special guest of this 4th Primusic edition was the Tanzanian singer Naseeb Abdul Juma known as Diamond Platnumz.

As some sources say, the greater participation and enthusiasm for this celebrity resulted in stampedes that caused injuries and material damage.

Primusic is a Burundian music competition organized annually by BRARUDI brewery company. Its fourth edition was launched in May 2019, four years after it was suspended in 2015. Through the brand Primus, it organizes annually the contest for any Burundian singer aged over 18 who thinks s/he has a vocal talent.