Society

Who determines what’s acceptable?

“I like her but you’re the one who’s going to live with her. My opinion shouldn’t matter.” That’s what my mother said to my elder brother when he lightheartedly asked for her opinion about his fiancée. To me, it was such a simple and yet profound statement...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:00am

Are customary marriage rituals on verge of extinction?

It is a beautiful day as Lucky Nzeyimana and Divine Murekatete say their vows and officially get married. However, for Nzeyimana, the build up to this day was not the typical modern day process that couples go through before walking down the aisle. The bride and groom’s entourage attend a...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Gahongayire finally divorces husband While we are enjoying every single moment of what has been going around this week, there was another side of the story. Gospel songstress Aline Gahongayire and Gabriel Gahima were this week granted divorce. We are told that Kacyiru court ruled that the two...

Friday, December 1, 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. Iwacu Nyumbani art exhibition Inganzo Art Center will host an international exhibition featuring 24 artists. It begins today and...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Ryan Phillippe responds to assault allegations: "The claims are false"

Ryan Phillippe has responded to Elsie Hewitt’s assault lawsuit, calling the accusations “utterly false” and an “unjustified attempt to extort money from Phillippe, and to gain publicity for herself and her modelling career.” In documents obtained by E! News, the actor...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Mwezi Huriro on life as the youngest Rwandan pilot

Early this month, Jean Vladmir Mwezi Huriro set a record as the youngest Rwandan to be licensed to fly Boeing planes. He was licensed to fly Boeing 737-800NG after completing his course at South Africa’s 43 Air School. Raised in a family of five children and the only son to Jean de Dieu...

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Thankful for my friends

I happen to have some very good friends and today, I would like them to know that I’m so grateful to have them in my life. I have known some longer than others but that’s just how life goes. My friends and I been through some good and bad times at different periods in our lives and it...

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Can married people follow their dreams?

He wants to quit his job. He wants to quit his job because, he says, he has finally found his heart’s desire; to mentor the youth. He feels very strongly about it. And that is grand. Noble. And yet because of his dream and his intention to pursue it, he finds himself seated in a hangout on a...

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Shisha smoking: Why is it on the rise?

Shisha is the new chill out fad in town. If you have been to a trendy pub or bar or nightclub or party in Kigali of late, you probably have seen a young man moving briskly among the crowd, swinging a bowl of burning coals. Some establishments have taken it a notch higher, and you will find the...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Humble and wife off to the US Urban Boys’ Humble Jizzo, real name James Manzi, is reportedly getting ready to fly with his pregnant fiancé to the United States. We are told that Jizzo and Amy Blauman are expected to travel next month as Blauman is scheduled to give birth from the US...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I...The matter of imitation

Nasra and Kwezi.  I think it is natural for any parent to feel that they would exchange places with their child in times of sickness and pain. Kwezi has been unwell. The changes in weather, fluctuating from hot to cold, humid to rainy, have left her and her cousin Jasmine with a bad cough and...

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Sengazi on how he joined comedy

Michael Sengazi is a comedian with the comedy knight crew that he joined in 2010. Sengazi, who is half Rwandan and half Burundian, began as a poet, performing artist until he found his love for comedy. The 29-year-old shared with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa his love for comedy. Describe...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Would you shoplift?

Have you ever shoplifted? Do you get the urge to shoplift? If your answer to the latter is yes, what kind of items are you tempted to steal? I wouldn’t say I grapple with this. Not that there haven’t been times I’ve seen certain items I can’t afford and wished there was a...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00am

What is a Meme?

A meme (pronounced mi:m) is “an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means,” explained one online based lexicographer when I raised the subject. “An image, video, piece of text, etc., typically...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00am

20 somethings and their chaotic relationships

He didn’t propose. I bought an outfit and spent Rwf 30.000 on a surprise birthday party for my rich cousin at a fancy hotel. With that money, we ate a few skinny chicken wings, a handful ofchips and some shrubs. I lost my emotional balance when the waiter got my drink order wrong because I...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Are you bullied at work?

Arianne Irakoze refers to her internship at a local media house as a horrible experience. She found herself in a twist with one of the news editors who made it a point to make her life miserable throughout the course of her stay. “The woman was downright rude,” Irakoze recalls, adding that she...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Turn heads with a one shoulder dress

Fashion evolves and some trends have a way of making a comeback, like the one shoulder dress, for example. Just one of the many chic trends to add to your wardrobe, the one shoulder dress is now a favourite mostly for fun night outs. It has been seen at international red carpet events like the...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Neza shines in Lagos Rwandan female singer Neza Da SongBird is taking her music career to greater heights. The artiste, who’s currently under the management of MCG Entertainment, a Nigerian music label owned by MC Galaxy, was recently awarded the ‘Most Promising Artiste of the Year...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Mountain hiking takes root with Seven Summits Africa Hiking Challenge

“Today we start our second mountain hike out of our seven summits challenge, and Mt. Karisimbi is one of the mountains we’re taking on,” declared a beaming Sally Grierson from 7 Summits Africa. This was on the morning of Thursday, November 9, at the Rwanda Development Board Base Camp located at...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Uwihoreye wants to sell made in Rwanda products using E-commerce

With the increasing usage of technology, 24-year-old Leah Uwihoreye saw the unlimited chances for tech startup opportunities and decided to hatch her entrepreneurial dream. In May this year, she founded her e-commerce platform ‘Golden Thoughts’, a Rwandan-based tech company which seeks to...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:00am