Entertainment

Global, local artistes to grace Mo Ibrahim concert on Sunday

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will hold an invite-only concert at the Kigali Convention Centre on Sunday, April 29, featuring artistes such as Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol and Senegalese singer/percussionist Youssou NDour. The concert will begin 6pm local time, and will be live streamed on the Mo...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:51am

Music videos: Creative or controversial?

When she got home from work one evening, Jaqueline Nyangoma found her 12-year-old daughter imitating the raunchy dance moves of a video vixen in a music video on TV. Not sure how to react, she switched off the TV and tried hard to keep it together. It came to her knowledge that this was the order...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:19pm

WORD HAS IT...

Is The Ben venturing into real estate? Many people don’t believe that a local artiste can make ‘real’ money from their music — or survive solely on music— and that they may have to take on side businesses to keep the income steady. Which brings us to the subject of...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:46pm

‘I Do’ – Charly na Nina and Bebe Cool

It is a collabo season between Rwandan musicians and their Ugandan counterparts. Local musical duo, Charly na Nina are the latest to walk down that road, following the release of their collabo –‘I Do.’ The groovy love song was produced at Power Records in Kampala, Uganda by...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:08am

Bruce Melodie speaks about his collabo with Sheebah

“The idea was Sheebah’s. One day she just called me and told me about the project, and I was very okay with it,” local R&B sensation Bruce Melodie says of the genesis of his latest collaboration with Ugandan dancehall sensation Sheebah Karungi. Titled ‘Embeera Zo...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:32pm

Mbonyi releases details of his Canada tour

Celebrated local gospel music singer and guitarist Israel Mbonyicyambu, popularly known as Mbonyi, has released details of his upcoming tour in Canada. The announcement follows his unveiling early this month of his latest album titled, ‘Harubuzima.’ The tour, set for April 28-May 26,...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:29pm

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 Nkuriza, 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...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:23am

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