Society

Dear rich people

Chances are you won’t read this because you’re too busy doing things rich people do, like closing your umpteenth deal, mulling your next big investment or flying off to your favourite vacation destination. Still, I’ll try to get a few things off my chest regarding your status, so...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Life’s tough questions

Who says that traffic jams are completely useless? Not at all. Traffic jams still hold some value in East Africa in that, around the region, it is still a valid, though clichéd excuse to claim to have been “stuck in traffic jam” whenever we are running late for an appointment....

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:00am

The adult things I’m scared to face

On Monday evening, I attended to a few security details concerning my one bedroomed mansion. Mansion because there is a lot of empty space where the things that I am too broke to buy should be. So of course there’s hardly anything to steal. I shouldn’t have spent on security. Anyway, I...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Meet the stars behind the thriving comedy industry

IF IT were a human being, comedy in Rwanda has grown from a baby that could hardly stand on their own to a young and vibrant youth ready to conquer the world. Comedy has become a profitable career option for many and indeed Rwandan comedians have become a household name in the entertainment...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Uwase quits hard partying lifestyle Ever since Vanessa Raissa Uwase hit our TV screens as the Miss Rwanda 2015 first runner up, she has done everything to keep relevant as a socialite. On Instagram where she has close to 350,000 followers, Vanessa has not been shy to show the world what a party...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I...Learning the word ‘sorry’

Nasra and Kwezi I have always said that my journey with Kwezi is a learning curve. All the time. I find it hard to believe that in only two months, she is turning three. What a small number! What stories and memories it carries so far! So what has been going on with us in the past one week?...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:00am

US-based photographer Mbabazi shares his professional experience

In less than seven years, Rwandan US-based Egide Mbabazi went from being an anonymous photographer to running one of the most successful photography operations in the United States. Also a video blogger based in Portland, Maine, USA, Mbabazi’s professional photography and videography skills have...

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Eighteen-year old, Gakuba shares his new musical style

The 18-year-old has since released a number of songs including ‘Terrified’, ‘Lately’, and ‘Toxic’, all on SoundCloud. He recently had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa on his plans for his music career. What is the most exciting aspect about music and what disappoints you the most...

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:00am

The cats next door

So, my neighbour’s cat decided to start a family and “Mama Cat” and kittens are doing great but I’m not. Despite having stated unequivocally that I don’t want anything to do with cats, my neighbour is desperately trying to get me to keep at least one of the kittens....

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:00am

A song called Ikinya

Bruce Melodie is doing well lately. He has arrived. Even a blind man can see that the glow of his skin is more vibrant. Bruce Melodie is doing Rwanda and Coca and R&B music proud on continental TV. I hope that Yvan Buravan is watching the dude’s every step. What this can only mean is...

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Emotional safety matters more than anything

He was wonderful. Or at least wonderfully equipped with the gift of words so that he knew how to make me feel like the sun, moon and stars altogether. But he also knew how to hurt with his words so that I felt just a little bit worse than the devil. It was a rollercoaster ride, physically and...

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Jazz music finds a home in Kigali

This month’s edition of the monthly Kigali Jazz Junction is only hours away. Isaiah Katumwa, the Ugandan jazz maestro,is set to headline alongside Rwanda’s own, Andy Bumuntu. The show at the Kigali Serena Hotel will not be his first Jazz Junction appearance though. In October last year, he...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Urban Boys' Safi set for solo career Urban Boys’ Safi Madiba has had a very eventful year. He has been on everyone’s lips after he walked down the aisle in what was arguably the most controversial ceremony this year.    However, while rumours and accusations circulated, Safi and his bride Judith...

Friday, November 3, 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 3, 2017 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I...Setting and sticking to routine

Nasra and Kwezi Some people are naturally creatures of habit. They have a routine that they follow every day, Monday to Sunday and January to December. While I admire that, I am unfortunately a ‘spur of the moment’ kind of creature. While spontaneity may be great, it doesn’t help much when it...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:00am

Paccy on what being a female rapper has been like

Rapper Oda Paccy, real names Pacifique Uzamberumwana, is one of the most popular hip-hop entertainers in Rwanda. Her fame peaked when she was cast to compete in the first edition of the Primus Guma Guma Super Star music competition. The 27-year-old hip hop artiste had a chat with Sunday Magazine...

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00am

In my dreams

Do you dream and do you ever recall your dreams when you wake up? These sound like silly questions but I know people who swear they don’t ever dream. Personally, I literally dream everytime I close my eyes and that could be during a nap on a Sunday Afternoon or at 6:00am on a ...

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00am

The misrepresentation of feminism

Every time I declare that I am a feminist, it’s as though I have declared war. I watch men involuntarily fold their arms in self-defense because they automatically assume that I am a man-hating emasculator. Women are quick to assert that they are not with me; that feminism is overrated and...

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00am

When the apple of your eye turns into a hangman

You went out on epic dates, took strolls hand-in-hand, and cared about each other like any loving couple would do. You talked about the future and finally, you both felt it right to make things official. You later walked down the aisle looking forward to a happily-ever-after life. Little did you...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Roa's paintings light up Rwanda

Onlookers gazed in awe as he put final touches on a huge and imposing art piece. This was followed by inquisitive questions on what animal it is. “Is it a goat or an antelope?” one person in the crowd asked. It was a scene to behold as curious onlookers gathered at Okapi Hotel in downtown Kigali...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:00am