Society

Lesson learnt

I’m such a last-minute person even though I’ve vowed time and again to do better especially around this time of year. There have been times I’ve done good and either shopped early or somehow managed not to get swept up into the Christmas shopping frenzy because all kinds of...

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 12:00am

Dear 2018, be kind to me

Dear 2018, At around this time last year, I welcomed 2017 with enthusiasm and hope. I made big plans and resolutions. It was going to be my year. Yes, I know, it was quite foolish and naïve of me to have high expectations considering the fact that everything has been going downhill since the...

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 12:00am

What are your New Year's resolutions?

IT is that time of the year to reflect on whether you achieved the resolutions you made at the beginning of 2017 as it comes to a close. It is also the ideal time to set new resolutions to achieve in the New Year 2018. You can opt to carry forward some of the resolutions from the previous year or...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00am

What's on this weekend?

The New Year is fast approaching. 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. Ace of Hearts Ace of Hearts is the first action-thriller feature film ever produced in...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00am

New Year's: Movies for when you don't want to go out

Following all the fun festivities on December 31, there’s nothing better than relaxing and enjoying a great film on January 1. However, the concept of a New Year’s Movie isn’t as solid as a Christmas one. But there are certain classics that evoke feelings of hope, spontaneity and...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Urban Boys slammed over copycat video allegations Urban Boys have had a seemingly rough year, in their personal lives and professionally. Safi Madiba, who left the group, has been on everyone’s lips after he walked down the aisle in what was arguably the most controversial wedding this...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I...Dealing with withdrawal symptoms

Kwezi & Nasra Happy Holidays to you all. I can only imagine the exciting get-togethers between you, your friends and your families. That is what Christmas should be about after all. Bonding. Well, I personally didn’t get around to doing that. I worked the whole of Christmas Day and just...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Kidum on his love affair with Rwanda

Burundian Zouk sensation Kidum, real name, Jean-Pierre Nimbona’s heart not only belongs to Rwanda, he calls it home. His love for the country began in 2003, during his first performance in the country. The connection between him and his fans was instant. “I came as a solo artiste and...

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:00am

My efforts to advocate for Swahili speaking are paying off – Kabendera

Tidjara Kabendera is a TV and radio host at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency and presents the East Africa Connection Show that airs every Saturday on RTV. She is also a Swahili language advocate and music promoter. She had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa about her career journey thus...

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:00am

My Christmas traditions

Like most people, Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year and while I tended to get more excited when I was younger, I still look forward to it even as an adult. I’d say that most of the Christmas Traditions I observe have been passed down from my family, my Mum and Grandmother to...

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Christmas and public holidays!

There are many pros and cons to a Christmas day falling on a Monday. The first and most obvious benefit of a Monday Christmas is that it transforms the most dreaded day of the week into heaven, literally. Heaven on earth. Heaven, not just for believers in heaven and in Jesus and in God, but even...

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Christmas in the village

Here comes Christmas, the wonderful time of the year when strangers fidget, nudge each other with their elbows and exchange insults as they struggle for bus tickets to travel to their ancestral homes. It is a time to be grateful, not only to your parents but also that distant aunt who feels...

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:00am

If Jesus returned today, what would you tell him?

Christians continue to wait for the second coming of Jesus. His coming will surely comfort the hearts of many and mark the beginning of an everlasting life, so they say. But do you ever stop to wonder what you would tell Jesus if he came today? Society Magazine’s Donah Mbabazi asked different...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:00am

What’s on this weekend?

As Christmas day draws closer, a number of social events have been lined up to help Rwandans celebrate the festive season in style. By far, this year’s festive season has the biggest number of events compared to previous years. Check them out. Rwanda Konnect Gala When: December 22. Where:...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

It is second time lucky for Vanessa Mpogazi Vanessa Mpogazi has participated in several Miss Rwanda beauty pageants. The queen took part in some of the previous Miss Rwanda editions including in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Although she wasn’t lucky enough to be selected among the top for the first...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Jabo on how poetry helped him overcome suicidal thoughts

Come December 27, Elysée Jabo will stage an exhibition at the Kacyiru based Inema Arts Centre. Dubbed ‘The story behind me’ the exhibition will be more than just photographs. “The event will be put in way of saying these are photos that describe each scenario of my past. Things that I hold within...

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Is RnB singer King James venturing into Gospel music?

James Ruhumuriza, better known by his stage name “King James” shot to fame in 2009, thanks to his ‘Inzozi’ song which shot him to limelight. He has since not looked back and is currently working on his seventh album that will soon be out. Sunday Magazine’s Sharon...

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:00am

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