Entertainment

Seka Live returns for fourth edition

With three successful seasons under its belt, the ‘Seka Live’ comedy series can only get better. Now organisers have announced July 1 as the date for the 4th edition, and the venue remains the same — the outside marquee at Kigali Serena Hotel. ‘Seka Live’ is a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:13pm

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. Book discussion Murika Rwanda in partnership with Kigali Public Library and Innovation Village are organising a book discussion...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:53pm

Rwandan films selected for Durban International Film Festival

Two Rwandan films have been shortlisted to compete at this year’s edition of the Durban International Film Festival that opens in South Africa next month. In its 39th edition, this year’s festival opens on July 19, and runs until July 29 in Durban. The theme for this year is "...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:17am

Ice Nova drops ‘Ubuvanganzo I’ album

Ice Nova is one of the budding rappers signed to Green Ferry Music, a fast-rising local music label based in Kicukiro. After two years with the label, the 22-year-old, real name Olivier Ishimwe, has put out his first studio album, which he will be officially launching soon. Titled Ubuvanganzo I,...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:09pm

Michael B. Jordan faces family rival in the new Creed II trailer

Michael B. Jordan is getting back in the ring. Three years after his debut as Adonis Creed in the Rocky spin-off sequel, Creed, the star has picked up the boxing gloves once again and returned to the role for the second instalment of the revived franchise. In the first trailer for Creed II,...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:05pm

Bebe Cool, Ringo to grace Kigali Jazz Junction three-year anniversary

RG Consults is in preparations for Kigali Jazz Junction’s three-year run celebration, and South Africa’s Ringo Madlingozi and Uganda’s Bebe Cool will be the main acts of the show. The concert is slated June 29 at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (former Camp Kigali)...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:58pm

15-year old Kaliningufu on her love for fashion

At a tender age of seven, Eunice Kaliningufu, already knew she had what it took to become a fashion guru. Now a Grade 10 student at Life International Christian Academy, Kaliningufu, 15, says her love for fashion has only grown. “As a young girl, my games included mimicking models. I loved...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:22am

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