Entertainment

Senderi releases Genocide commemoration song

Local artiste Eric Senderi last week released a new song, ‘Amateka Yacu’, in honour of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The song is the 47th on the list of commemoration songs that the Kirehe District-born singer has released over the years. He says that remembering the...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:50pm

Kwetu Film Institute to screen Genocide movies

As Rwandans mark the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, starting today, Kwetu Film Institute will be screening Genocide-related movies, it has said. The movies will be screened from April 9-14 at the Kigali Serena Hotel, starting 6:30p.m. After each screening, there will be a...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:32pm

DJ Pius, Charly na Nina on a music tour

After recently parting ways with their long-time manager Alex Muyoboke, female musical duo Charly na Nina went on a musical hiatus that kept fans guessing what their next move would be.   The Zahabu singers have been hard at work, securing performance contracts both from the...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:04pm

Visually impaired children from India stage thrilling performance in Kigali

Visually impaired children from India staged a spectacular choral performance in Kigali on Wednesday night, in solidarity with the people of Rwanda ahead of the 24th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi (Kwibuka 24). The official weeklong remembrance period starts Saturday,...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 2:14pm

WORD HAS IT...

The Ben spotted in Uganda US-based Rwandan singer The Ben was this past weekend spotted in Kampala, Uganda hanging out with dancehall queen Sheebah. Even though the R&B singer previously said he was coming back to East Africa soon, he did not specify when or where his trip would start. We...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:49am

Easter holiday events you can’t afford to miss!

Easter is here. Many of you will have a day off on Good Friday, tomorrow, the first day of a four-day long Easter holiday. Those looking for a place to have a good time need look no further as we have you covered with an array of events happening around Kigali and elsewhere in the country during...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00am

Top African artistes to perform in Kigali

Local artistes will have a chance to share the stage with some of the continent’s biggest musical names at a special concert in Kigali this month. The concert is one of the side events lined up at the forthcoming Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW), a flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:24pm

Rapper Zebeday Nasty C to headline Kigali concert today

South African rapper, songwriter and record producer Nasty C (Pictured) will today perform at a concert in Kibagabaga, Kigali. The show will take place at Platinum Club, starting at 10p.m. Nasty C, real name David Junior Nsikayesizwe Ngcobo, is best known for his 2017 mega hit Mad Over You. His...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 11:14pm

Charly na Nina, Makanyaga gear up for European tour

Music enthusiasts in Europe will be treated to a series of concerts by Rwanda’s duo Charly na Nina, as well as oldies music icon Abdul Makanyaga, next month. Their first concert is scheduled for May 5 in Belgium, where they will perform alongside DJ Princess Flor, a Rwandan DJ based in...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:54pm

Despite downpour, thousands attend Sinach, Bizimana Easter concert

Revelers braved a heavy downpour on Easter Sunday at Amahoro National Stadium parking lot, in Remera, to watch their favourite gospel musicians do what they do best. The concert, that was organised by renowned local gospel artiste Patient Bizimana, attracted a mammoth crowd that danced throughout...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Upcoming comedians impress despite low turn up

Despite artistes expected to perform failing to turn up, upcoming stand-up comedians made sure revellers were entertained with jokes and music from DJ Tyga, who proved his undisputed skills on the decks. Hosted by fellow comedian Michael Sengazi, the show brought together a number of young...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 7:59pm

Kanyaburanga officially joins visual arts scene

The visual art scene has welcomed its latest entrant, Kanyaburanga Art Centre, in what was a well-attended official launch event Saturday night.   Not even a heavy downpour that took up the better part of the evening could dampen the mood. Ntagara Djamal (centre) shares a light moment...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Phyllisia Ross, King James impress at Kigali Jazz Junction

Despite a Friday evening downpour and a drizzle that could not go away till late, Kigali Jazz Junction lovers could not be stopped as they filled up the marquee at Kigali Serena Hotel in their numbers to see American singer Phyllisia Ross and Rwanda’s very own King James perform. It was an...

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 4:15pm

I was a tomboy before I became a model – Sissi

As a child, Laetitia Uwera’s dream was far from modelling. Her mother being a nurse, inspired her to be a doctor and she was doing mathematics, physics and chemistry in high school when she ended up into modelling.   Today, Uwera, known to many as Sissi Ngamije, has embraced modelling...

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:45am

WORD HAS IT...

K8 defied court order to pay fine for music piracy  It has been four years since Rwandan rapper K8 Kavuyo was asked by a court to pay Rwf6.5 million to local traditional singer, Antoine Mupenzi, after he was accused of music plagiarism. Mupenzi, who is based in Musanze District in the...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:16am

A look into Seka Fest’s first season

The inaugural Seka Fest comedy festival got off on the right footing in Kigali, on a weekend that was packed with various entertainment options. The festival evolved out of Seka Live Comedy, a comedy forum that first debuted in Kigali in March 2016. Both are the brainchild of local comedian...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Easter holiday events you can’t afford to miss!

Easter is here. Many of you will have a day off on Good Friday, tomorrow, the first day of a four-day long Easter holiday. Those looking for a place to have a good time need look no further as we have you covered with an array of events happening around Kigali and elsewhere in the country during...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:48pm

Samie on his love for poetry

Sam Asiimwe Ruhindi, better known by his stage name Samie, is known as a performance poet, but that’s only one of his talents – he’s also a photographer. The 23-year-old poet has been reading and writing poetry since he was young, but it was until the age of 17 that he...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:25pm

Natty Dread for Rubavu reggae festival

It will be a weekend of reggae music on the beach as the Lakeside Restaurant and Beach Bar in Rubavu District throws a two-day reggae fiesta. The concerts are slated for Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1. Local reggae sensation Raphael Mitali Narcisse, best known as Natty Dread, will...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:56am

POET'S CORNER: A DREAM I HATE TO DREAM

Let me speak the truth I swear, sometimes I hate to meet you crying in my dreams I know life is not fair for both of us But seeing tears dripping down your eyes, It affects my feelings. So much I want to change this restless mood Go back into reality But again I find it stupid to leave you...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:46pm