Entertainment

KNC gears up for musical comeback with 4th album

After having a shot at virtually every job on the local showbiz circuit, self-styled entertainer and media mogul KNC, born Charles Kakooza Nkurinza, is finally returning to where his heart truly belongs. KNC, who owns a local media company that operates outlets TV1 and Radio 1, is presently holed...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:43pm

Diplomate plots comeback with The Ben’s collabo

Rapper Diplomate is plotting his musical comeback with a collaboration with US-based Rwandan singer The Ben. Diplomate Noor Fasasi, who became prominent in 2009 and the few years that followed, but went into a musical hiatus in until 2016 when he announced his return but is yet to release some...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:40pm

Some of African writers whose work you should read

April 23 marked the birthday or death of world’s leading authors including Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. World Book Day is celebrated in over 100 countries all over the globe. Chinua Achebe You may have heard of Chinua Achebe - the great man - that...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:29pm

Eric Soul for Doadoa in Kampala

For the fourth time, and the third time in a row, Rwandan artiste and DJ Eric Kirenga Karengera, commonly known by stage name Eric Soul, will take part in the 7th edition of DOADOA slated from May 9-12th at Uganda Museum, Kampala. Known as the East African Performing Arts Market 2018, the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:51pm

What happened between Charly na Nina and Sheebah?

Ugandan dancehall star Sheebah Karungi has outed her single ‘Embeera zo’ featuring Rwanda’s Bruce Melodie but the song is already courting controversy. The melodiously sweet tune, which is fast becoming popular among ‘Sheebaholics’ –the singers fans, and among...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:33pm

Kabera on impact of movies in telling the Rwandan story

Eric Kabera is a film producer and founder of Kwetu Film Institute. He is passionate about promoting Rwanda’s cinema industry, a passion that would result into the birth of the annual Rwanda Film festival, and the annual Genocide film screenings – during the period the country...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3:11pm

Guma-Guma contestants to visit Rwamagana Genocide survivors

Like they do every year before starting the competition, Primus Guma-Guma Super Star contestants will get involved in a series of humanitarian work and also participate in activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. On April 20, the PGGSS season 8 contestants will visit Genocide...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:31pm

The Ben to headline ‘Blankets and Wine’ in Kampala

Famously known for his hits like Habibi, Only You, and Urabaruta, Rwanda’s music sensation The Ben will be the headlining act for ‘Blankets and Wine’ in Kampala. The 19th edition of the ‘Blankets and Wine’ festival is scheduled for May 6 at Lugogo Cricket Oval....

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:29pm

POET’S CORNER: ALONE IN THE DARK

Wilderness in the darkness Taught me how to be brutal Snatched away all my sympathy and sewed in me seeds of apathy. It held me tight in bondage And turned me into a slave of vanity, lust, rape and murder Wandering in the streets No bulb or candle can illuminate my inner personality It seems...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:22pm

WORD HAS IT...

Will Urban Boys get new management? It has not been an easy ride for these boys. They might have taken home a juicy cheque of Rwf24m in 2016 after winning the Primus Guma-Guma Super Star competition; however, they’ve been on a bumpy road since. Most notably was Safi Madiba’s departure...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:18pm

Rapper Prime’s debut album drops this month

Seven years after embarking on his musical journey, fast-rising local rapper Prime Mazimpaka is set to launch his debut album. Titled ‘A Thousand Hills Prodigy’, the 12-track album was produced at Green Ferry Music studio in Kicukiro by producer Nganji On The Beat, real name Dominic...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:56am

100 Days, 100 Questions forum due Friday

A forum designed to enlighten young Rwandans seeking answers to questions about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi will take place at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Friday. Dubbed ‘100 Days, 100 Questions’, the event will bring together experts drawn from different spheres of...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:21am

Rwandan actress stars in Nollywood

Rwanda’s screen diva Denise Gakire is starring in a movie, ‘Fugitive United States of Africa’, alongside one of the most prominent Nollywood actors Daniel K Daniel. Daniel is best known as Bossman, in a Nigerian war thriller “A Soldier’s Story.” The film, which...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:17pm

Tuff Gangz in collabo with The Ben

It looks like hip hop crew Tuff Gangz are on mission ever since they reunited late last year. The group, composed of Jay Polly, Fireman and Bulldog, is about to drop a collabo with ‘Habibi’ hitmaker The Ben, born Benjamin Mugisha.  Jay Polly confirmed the development and said the...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:09pm

Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz arrested

Tanzanian bongo maestro Diamond Platnumz has been arrested for posting pictures that authorities say breach cultural norms. Communications Minister, Harrison Mwakwembe said in parliament that the images project acts that go against a law that bans such acts. Police are also looking for singer...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:41pm

Local filmmaker nominated for movie awards

Jean Baptiste Nyabyenda’s film ‘Blind teacher Kabarebe’ has been nominated for this year’s Vues d’Afrique film festival. The Rwandan filmmaker is currently in Montreal, Canada, where he is attending the festival. His five-minute documentary tells a heartbreaking story...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:47am

Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2018 lineup is out

A total of 19 theater and stage productions from across the globe have been lined up for this year’s edition of the Ubumuntu Arts Festival, according to Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company, the organisers. In its 4th year running, the three-day festival opens at the Kigali Genocide...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:54pm

PGGSS 8 contestants visit Genocide museum

Like they have done every year before heading into the competition, Primus Guma Guma Super Star contestants get involved is a series of humanitarian work and also participate in activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This year, PGGSS Season 8 contestants visited the...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:45am

‘Five Fingers’ for Marseilles - SA’s ghostly western shoots high

South Africa’s first and much anticipated western Five Fingers for Marseilles opens nationwide in cinemas on Friday, 6 April. While South Africans will be the first to see ‘Five Fingers’ for Marseilles , the fast-paced action film will also be released in the USA on 7 September,...

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 9:53pm

Remorseful Koffi Olomide to perform in Kenya

Congolese Lingala maestro Koffi Olomide is set to perform in Kenya during the Devolution Conference that will be held in Kakamega between April 24 and 26. A remorseful Koffi made the revelation about his upcoming gig in a video shared on social media. “My brothers and sisters in Kenya I...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:49pm