Entertainment

Renowned worship singer arrives in Rwanda

Renowned worship singer Darlene Zschech is Rwanda. Zschech who is in Rwanda for the second time confirmed her arrival through an Instagram post but she did not reveal the reason of her travels.   Oh Rwanda.. it is so good to be back x A post shared by Darlene Zschech...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:34pm

40 models selected for Kigali Fashion Week 2018

As Kigali Fashion Week returns, at least 40 fashion models have been selected for the upcoming Kigali Fashion Week 2018 slated from June 21-23. The annual fashion gala is organized to promote locally made outfits by local fashion designers and supporting local designers expose their fashion...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:08am

Sembene film screens in Kigali

A film in honour of Senegalese film director, producer and writer Ousmane Sembene will be screened in Kigali today. The film, Sembene, will be screened at the Rwanda Arts Initiative (RAI) premises in Kimihurura at 6pm. The screening is part of the Sembene Across Africa project, under which a...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:34am

Consolation Walk: Commemorating International Day of the African Child

Today is the International Day of the African Child. The day is celebrated on June 16 every year to commemorate the students’ uprising in Soweto, South Africa in 1976, when over 10,000 black students from Soweto marched in protest of the poor quality of their education. The protest march also...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:59pm

Rwanda to host AMAAs 2018

Rwanda was officially announced as the host of the 14th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) slated for August 11 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre. The annual event recognises outstanding work by Africans in the film industry. Arguably one of the most anticipated events on...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 2:45pm

Pili Pili brings World Cup action to Kigali

Since opening to the public in 2016, Pili Pili has cultivated a reputation as the ultimate outdoor sports bar in Kigali. On Sunday, Pili Pili will host the official World Cup opening party with Coca Cola starting at 2pm. The facility boasts of seven large screens and three separate dishes,...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:51am

Billy Bob Thornton reveals the one reason he divorced Angelina Jolie

Imagine, for a moment, a world in which Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie were still together—because the actor, 62, just reflected on his marriage to the Maleficent II actress, 43, as part of an interview for the HFPA in Conversation podcast. “I look at that time as a great...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:29pm

KNC promises mega album launch

Charles Kakooza Nkuriza has been there and done it all as far as the local showbiz scene is concerned. Better known as KNC, his stage moniker, he has tried his talents in acting, comedy, music (singing and production), and media entrepreneurship, among others. As a musician, he will be launching...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:43am

Local artistes gear up for traditional music gala

Lovers of Rwandan traditional music are set for a special gala night where they will enjoy traditional music performances from the very best musicians of the genre. Dubbed ‘Gakondo Music Gala,’ the inaugural event is slated for June 22 at Impact Hub, Kiyovu, and will bring together...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:21pm

Ejo Heza Break-dance competition is back

The annual youth hip hop and Break dance competition, Ejo Heza is back. In its third year running, this year’s event is slated for Saturday June 16, at the Rafiki Club in Nyamirambo. The event is organised by Abatanguha, a local hip hop and break-dance group that was created through a merger...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:21pm

WORD HAS IT...

What is going on with Mc Tino? Former TBB member, MC Tino is rumoured to have been warming up to the idea of ‘tying the knot’ with his girlfriend sometime this year; however, that dream is alleged to have been squashed by financial problems. In the recent past, this singer...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:52am

An evening with Nigerian writer Onyeka Nwelue

It was supposed to be an author reading session for one of his books, but in the end Nigerian novelist Onyeka Nwelue chose to screen one of his movies instead. Guests to the event hosted at the Kigali Centre for Photography on Friday night had hoped to listen to Nwelue as he read from one of his...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:43am

Bongo artist Sam Wa Ukweli dies

Sam wa Ukweli, the Bongo artiste who took the East African airwaves by storm eight years ago with his hit songs Lofa and Hata kwetu Wapo, succumbed to sudden death on Wednesday night while in a music studio. According to the musician’s producer Steve, Sam Wa Ukweli passed on after falling...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:45pm

European Street Fair marked with fanfare at Car Free Zone

Hundred sof youths on Saturday gathered at Kigali Car Free Zone as they joined European Community for an evening of entertainment and fun at the second edition of European Street Fair. The European Street Fair is an annual activity organised by the European Delegation to Rwanda as part of the...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:19am

Meet Sylvie Ingabire, Rwanda’s newest emcee

A hitherto little-known Sylvie Ingabire has been on people’s lips since last week when she appeared on stage as the emcee when the eighth edition of Primus Guma Guma Super Star kicked off. Meeting her personally, Ingabire poses a humble personality but it seems her sophistication is...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:17pm

Rwandan artistes set for ‘cultural shows’ in Diaspora communities

Rwandansin Diaspora and friends of Rwanda are set for a treat during the ‘Rwanda Cultural Night’ shows that will kick off on June 28, in Maputo, Mozambique. Jaques Kagabo, from Rwanda Updates, the organisers, said the event will focus on promoting the Rwandan culture among Diaspora...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:28pm

Alyn Sano on evolving as a musician

Nine years after embarking on her musical journey, Alyn Sano held her first major gig at the Rwanda Revenue Authority auditorium in Kimihurura on Sunday night, June 3. The well-attended jazz and soul-themed live concert showcased Sano’s evolution from a church chorister to the live band act...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:30am

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. Evening discussion with Boniface Mwangi Kenyan author, photographer, activist and TED fellow, Boniface Mwangi, is in Kigali for a...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:08pm

Nigerian author Onyeka Nwelue brings book reading session to Kigali

Nigerian novelist, cultural entrepreneur and filmmaker Onyeka Nwelue will hold a book reading session for one of his books in Kigali on Friday, June 8. Nwelue, best known for his 2009 book, ‘Abyssinian Boy’, will be reading from his latest novel, ‘The Beginning of Everything...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:59am

The Ben, Meddy release mega collabo

Released on Youtube two days ago, ‘Lose Control’ is not the first musical collaboration between Meddy and The Ben, arguably the country’s most gifted R&B musicians. But it could be the biggest so far, going by the number of views and the reactions from their fans from...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:59pm