Society

Meet Magaly Pearl, the new artist on the block

2017 was a big break for her, as it was the year she chose to exploit her talent. It was the year she released two of her songs ‘Nyemerera’ and ‘Hold me’, which have received considerable airplay on the local airwaves. Regardless of the tight competition in the RnB music genre, she is now poised...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:00am

2018 is a defining year for my music career - Asinah

Asinah Erra, real name Asinah Mukasine, has been in the music industry for three years and has released a couple of songs like ‘Do it’, ‘Mapenzi’, ‘Iz’Ubu’, and ‘Mapenzi’ among others. She began her singing career in 2015 shortly after she fell...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Yes, Oprah Can!

Sometimes, people do or say things that make you see them in a different light. I’ve seen clips of Oprah’s recent acclaimed speech and I have to say, she does look Presidential. If you’d told me even a year ago that the richest African-American Woman was mulling a Presidential...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Culture is not set in stone

Walking down the streets of Kampala with my then boyfriend, we met his aunt. I shook her hand with as much feigned respect that society demands we give to older people as I could muster. I clutched my right forearm with my left hand, bowed my head a little and made my face humble by not smiling...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Miss Rwanda winners, Where are they now?

Elsa Iradukunda She is the reigning Miss Rwanda who will be handing over the crown this year. During her reign she had trips to various countries including Germany and Sweden in a quest to promote ‘Made in Rwanda products’. During her reign, the beauty queen also became the second...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Miss Rwanda​: What to expect this year

Auditions for this year’s Miss Rwanda beauty pageant open this Saturday in Musanze District, Northern Province. The following day, the activity heads to Rubavu in the Western Province, before heading to Huye and Kayonza in the Eastern Province (January 20 and 21). The final leg of auditions...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

The new greeting: "When are you getting married?"

Here is a letter from one of the daughters of the hills, but she speaks for many. Dear Dad and Mom, I write this while being aware that our neighbour’s daughter just got engaged, my cousin’s Gusaba is next week and Kamikazi’s baby shower is tomorrow. I am so happy for them and I...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

A slacker's guide to losing weight without trying

If the idea of counting calories or following a strict diet just makes you want to reach for a candy bar, then you’ll love these expert-approved ways to drop weight. . Indulge your Candy Crush addiction Turns out playing video games reduces the vividness and frequency of cravings compared...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

What’s on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. German Movie premiere ‘Wendeklang - In This Place Called Techno’ is a 58 minute German movie directed by Felix Denk,...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

VIDEO: Iradukunda on the highs and lows of her reign as Miss Rwanda 2017

“I got to fly for the very first time. And I can drive my own car too.” Those are the words of Elsa Iradukunda, Miss Rwanda 2017 whose reign comes to an end next month. By her description, a year is a significant amount of time in which one can transform and accomplish many things. On February...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Teta eyes reality TV show in Kenya Step aside Big Brother, the Godfather is here! Godfather East Africa, a spin off from the once popular Big Brother Africa (BBA), is set to air this year and word reaching us is that socialite Teta Sandra might represent Rwanda in the reality show. The gossip...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I ... When is enough enough?

Kwezi and Nasra Technology, as it is commonly said, is a great thing. It has made life better in so many ways and for that we shall be forever grateful but on the other hand, it also continues to be a threat; destroy the one thing that is more important than anything; human relationships....

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Gospel artiste Ashimwe on her musical comeback

Dorcus Ashimwe is a gospel artiste originally from the Blessed Sisters that began singing in 2007 and released an album ‘Gira Intego’, but has since gone solo, and has released songs like ‘A little more of Jesus’, ‘Tugendane’ and ‘My hero’. She is...

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 12:00am

I wasn’t ready!

We’re several days into the New Year and I still can’t believe 2017 is over. I feel like I went to bed one night, woke up the next morning and it is 2018! Where does the time go? Reading different year enders and reviews, I found myself nodding along, “Oh yes, that happened last...

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Let’s kick 2018…

2018 will be a year of more lyrics from yours truly. In other words, I will be penning less of bland newspaper articles and more of words in motion. That’s the other name for music lyrics. And poetry. Ask Eric 1Key, if in doubt. Or Lion King aka the Cyacyana. I would have said ask Saul...

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Taking New Year advice with a pinch of salt

For me, January 1st was just an ordinary Monday.Call me cynical but I think that excitement and hope in a new year is inconsequential. The change in digit doesn’t really mean anything. If we want things to get better, we can make that happen at any given point during the year. Nonetheless, I...

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Inside Kacyiru Skate Park; a hub of child empowerment

THE lush greenery and serene neighbourhood creates the ideal conditions to take a stroll and meditate without any distraction. But as I walk closer to an open park, deafening noise from children cuts short the quietness. As I enter the facility, I notice a beehive of activity. Close to the...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:00am

10 sure ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions

At the start of another year, many of us gather up our willpower for a brand new set of New Year’s resolutions. But have we learned from past experience? A large number, if not the majority, of previous resolutions were probably broken in weeks, days, or even hours. So, how to make this time...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Senderi upset about missing out on Guma Guma Perhaps it is his hilarious stage name that changes like weather or his very entertaining performances, but there is something about Senderi International Hit. The artiste has been quiet for some time now, and barely released any music last year. And...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I...The homecoming queen

Kwezi and Nasra Most parents have cute nicknames that they use to refer to their children, and in the last almost three years, I don’t remember using the ‘princess’ endearment to refer to Kwezi. Don’t get me wrong, the girl has a number of cute names that I use when I am referring to her...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:00am