Society

Not another wedding!

I need a break from all these weddings. I know December is many people’s favourite month to tie the knot but I wish brides and grooms-to-be took a step back and thought about not just their special day but the other people tasked with making that day happen. Let’s be honest. Your...

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:00am

People don’t change

As an overly enthusiastic 14-year-old born-again, I once spent a full week fasting and praying to God to make me a quiet and laidback person. All the Christian girls at my school that I admired and wanted to be hardly spoke, hardly laughed, hardly breathed. And I was like Maria in the movie “...

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:00am

The history of Christmas Cards

The habit of sending festive greetings dates as far back as the Middle Ages, when worshippers began distributing wood prints with religious themes at Christmas. The custom of sending Christmas cards as we know them today took off in Britain from the 1840s onwards, when the first “Penny Post...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am

The death of the Christmas card

The culture of sending custom Christmas cards with hand scribbled messages to family, friends, relatives and business associates is fast disappearing from our lives. One would wonder why this is so. The truth is that it is not just physical Christmas cards that are on the wane. Handwriting is too...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Festive season: How to have fun without breaking the bank

Christmas is only a few days away and some people are already overwhelmed by the costs associated with the holidays. The travel plans, the gifts and the string of parties that come with the festivities do not just bring fun, but anxiety too. However, having a memorable Christmas doesn’t mean...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Registration for Miss Rwanda 2018 is open

The Miss Rwanda 2018 beauty pageant was officially launched on December 13 by Rwanda Inspiration Backup, the official franchise holder of the pageant. Registration started December 14 and ends January 13, 2018. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Dieudonne Ishimwe, the CEO of Rwanda...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 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. Book Release and One Art Class Project Come witness the growth of arts and its importance in society, advocate for art education...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Jay Polly’s gospel plans exposed Many times, artistes take on new projects out of their comfort zone to build their profile, and possibly, gain more followers. Jay Polly, real name Joshua Tuyishime, previously disclosed that he was planning on taking a break from secular music to try out...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I...When we were hit by separation anxiety

Kwezi and Nasra A few days ago, I decided to take an impromptu ‘mommy time off” and packed up and left for Western Uganda’s Mbarara District. I was being hosted by a dear friend and all I was required to carry, besides my clothes and other essentials, was my determination to relax and unwind,...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Umuhoza on the inspiration behind her award winning medical research

24-year-old Alice Umuhoza, a medical student at University of Rwanda (UR), was awarded for her study on ‘clinical care perspectives and knowledge on women cancers burden at the grassroots generation of health practitioners: The hindered killers in women are less focused.’ Umuhoza received the...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Entertainment reporter, Axelle Umutesi on her love for her job

Axelle Umutesi, is a radio presenter with Royal FM, a television host of K250 at Rwanda Television network and an events MC. She also loves travelling. Born and raised here in Rwanda, she attended her primary level and part of secondary in Rwanda before she moved to Uganda to continue her studies...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Not for sale!

I need to listen to my gut more because every time I have a strong feeling that I shouldn’t do something and I go ahead and do it, it usually doesn’t work out and I guess my gut goes “Told you so!” Last week on my way to meet up with a friend I haven’t seen in a while...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Let it rain

It’s interesting how some people among us prefer brown over green cover on the city’s landscape. I’m talking about those stubborn and weird folks who have openly expressed their unhappiness and anger at the present onset of rains. Who in their right state of mind would choose...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Sexism fuels gender-based violence

They were speaking in hushed tones but I could hear them because the walls were thin and because I was an avid eavesdropper. The Mothers’ Union group that met at home on Sunday afternoons was counseling a woman who seemed set on leaving her violent husband. “Don’t leave him,...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Miss Rwanda 2018 preps on course

The search for Miss Rwanda 2018 is on. The search will be officially unveiled next week, and will kick off with registration, followed by auditions in January. The grand finale will take place in the last week of February. Registration will be done strictly online. “We’re trying to see how we...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Is singer Meddy breaking up with secret lover? Perhaps not many of you know that RnB singer Meddy has been in a secret relationship with an Ethiopian belle. Although the Rwandan US-based singer has always denied rumours about this relationship, close sources say that the singer has been dating an...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Bisoso’s journey to becoming one of Rwanda’s finest DJ and VJ

For fourteen years, DJ Bisoso, real names Hassan Sakubu has made a name in Rwanda’s entertainment industry as one of the oldest and finest DJs and lately, VJ. His journey and passion for disk spinning dates way back as a little boy in primary school. “When I wasn’t at school, I preferred to be...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:00am

KNC talks journalism, entrepreneurship and a musical comeback

Charles Kakooza Nkuriza (KNC) is a man of many hats. He is the founder and managing director of TV and radio 1, a journalist and entertainer who has released a couple of songs like ‘African lady’, Ngwino, and ‘Abagore’. He had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:00am

We have a problem!

I hate to sound like a broken record, having just talked about the rampant sexual abuse and misconduct by people in positions of authority but I can’t help it. How do you close your eyes and heart to the “Me Too” Movement? Sadly, as many stories as are coming out, there are many...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:00am

Curfew scuffles

Curfew-Students who are on holiday share in my distress over the use of this word. I get very sad at the thought of having to leave everyone at a party or hangout just because I’m afraid I won’t be able to beat curfew and risk getting into trouble. For many people just like me that...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:00am