BK Group to launch ’Rap City Season 1’

On 11 September 2022 at 10:11

The Bank of Kigali Group is set to launch a rap competition with a view to promote the local entertainment industry and increase youth engagement the company’s products and services.

The rap contest dubbed ‘Rap City’ Season 1; will be held at the BK Arena starting from 17th September 2022.

Rap City Season 1 is the partnership between QA Venue Solutions, BK Group and the Government of Rwanda coming to life.

"With the naming rights deal, a pledge to work towards deep industry development was made and Rap City is how we launch it," reads part of the group’s statement.

The concert, an all Rwandan, all hip-hop event will showcase the best of old and new school, as well as other elements of the culture.

It will be the first time that a full-on hip-hop event of this scale has been held in Rwanda, and to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy it, tickets are 100% discounted for people with a BK Arena Prepaid Card.

This is another fulfilling pillar of the BK Arena Naming Rights Deal with BK Group, encouraging a more cashless society and providing the youth with easy digital payment solutions.

To get a BK Arena Prepaid Card, all one needs is to be 18 years old or older, have a national ID or passport, and have Rwf 5,000, no need for a BK account.

The card is backed by Visa and can be used anywhere that Visa is accepted, globally. BK Arena Prepaid Cards can be bought at any BK branch and at BK Arena. We also have some options where people can buy tickets, if that is what they would prefer.

More details on tickets will be released in the near future.

Confirmed artists so far are Bulldog, Bushali, Fireman, Ish Kevin, Riderman and many other Rwandan hiphop artists lined up.

"Follow BK Arena on all social media platforms to find out who else is performing. We’re all very excited to start this partnership on such a high note, we can only go higher from here," adds the statement.

About QA Venue Solutions

QA Venue Solutions (QAVS) was established by an experienced, dynamic group of people whose philosophy is based on developing a new model of Venue Solutions across the African continent and beyond. The company comprises a team of proudly African individuals who together possess decades of experience in the events, entertainment and hospitality industry, in addition to venue management, design and operations.

About BK Group Plc

BK Group Plc is a home-grown, award-winning Rwandan institution with deep roots in the African financial space since inception in 1966. Over the years, BK Group Plc has gradually transformed into a premier one-stop-shop, with a full range of financial services offered under a single roof.

Today, it stands as the largest commercial bank in Rwanda by total assets and has strategically positioned itself as the leading commercial financial institution in Rwanda, boasting a diversified portfolio of services that allow it to seamlessly serve a wide breadth of clients, including individuals, SMEs, large corporations as well as other financial institutions in the region.

The Group’s activities range from retail and corporate banking to asset management and investment banking as well as offering a comprehensive range of non-life insurance products as well as innovative enterprise solutions that stimulate growth in the Rwandan digital space.

BK Group Plc is currently listed on both the Rwandan Stock Exchange (RSE), having floated 45% of its shares in 2011, and the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), five years after the successful launch of a representative office in Kenya in 2013.