Entertainment

Keri Hilson’s Ubugali lunch gets twitter guessing

A heated debate arose on twitter this Monday, after Keri Lynn Hilson alias Keri Hilson posted a photo of her lunch on twitter, asking her followers to repost if they know the right name. Hilson, 35, the American urban contemporary singer, songwriter, and arranger known as a solo artist and for her...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 7:55pm

Who are the most followed Rwandan artistes on Instagram

Instagram, just like other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat has for the last few years become popular as more youth own smart phones and continuously post photos of themselves and their friends. Instagram started on December 6 and is estimated to register 800...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:19am

Massamba Intore, Teta set for Liberation concert

Traditional music icon, Massamba Intore, and Diaspora based artiste Diane Teta, are in preparations for a live music performance in The Hague, Netherlands, at Partycentrum Zichtenburg, located in South Holland. The concert comes after Rwanda’s embassy in the Netherlands hosted the...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:31pm

France was the first country to accept my talent - Femi Kuti

Afrobeat singer, Femi Kuti, son of the legendary Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France to their iconic Afrika Shrine last week amid pomp and pageantry, has revealed his connection to the French while admitting it was a total shock that the...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:09pm

Five Rwandan singles that rocked in June

Gone are the days when Rwandan music lovers had to wait for months on end before their favorite artist dropped the next hit. With the proliferation of music production houses and a surge in the number of rising musical talent, more material is being put out than ever before, sometimes leaving fans...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 1:07am

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. Album listening party Deejay Pius will this Friday, July 6, host his Iwacu Album Listening Party at the newly established Gusto...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:23pm

Magaly Pearl, Ice Prince release ‘The One’

It was only last year, when US-based Rwandan artiste Magaly Pearl burst onto the music scene, releasing two singles; Nyemerera and Hold me. The songs enjoyed moderate success and introduced her to the music scene both in the US and Rwanda. Now Pearl, born Magaly Ingabire, is on a quest for...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:19pm

Video of boy “possessed” by Mowzey Radio’s spirit surfaces

An unnamed boy is claiming to be taken over by the spirit of late singer Mowzey Radio who died earlier this year. In the video that has gone viral online, the late singer’s spirit says it has come back not to sing but to help the young boy launch a successful career in music and also...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:08pm

DJ Pius, Lady Jaydee in collabo

Regional collaborations are set to be one of the defining aspects of DJ Pius’s upcoming Iwacu album launch. The artiste has set August 3 to 4, as dates for two album launch concerts for the 15-track album in Kigali and Musanze respectively. Among the collaborations on the album is Mana we (...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:05pm

Bonhomme launches ‘Inkotanyi ni ubuzima’ album

It was an early Liberation Day for music lovers that turned up for Jean de Dieu Bonhomme Rwamihare’s album launch on Tuesday night, on the eve of the 24th Liberation Day. Staged at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV), the concert was packed with great performances. Dubbed...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:47am

Ikaze Night Party to set the stage for Ubumuntu Arts festival 2018

A cultural night, featuring performances from different countries, will flag off this year’s edition of the annual Ubumuntu Arts festival. Created by the Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company in 2015, this year’s edition takes from July 13-15, at the Kigali Genocide Memorial...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:27pm

Focus on your strengths

Dear Counsellor, I am in S2 and an excellent arts student but I really do poorly in sciences.  I have tried to get help from fellow students and even teachers but my performance in those subjects does not improve. Am I just slow? Why can’t I grasp those topics like I do in literature...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:01pm

Gospel artistes thrill at Fragrance of Worship concert

Last week, renowned gospel musicians Maggie Blanchard from Canada, Dena Mwana from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundian artiste, Fortran Bigirimana, arrived in Kigali to headline the Fragrance of Worship concert at Christian Life Assembly, and what a show it was! Performers thrilled...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 12:13am

Comedians impress, Ragga Dee struggles at Seka Live 4

For a comedy show that was to be spiced up and crowned by musical performances, fans showed that their heart was with the comedians. Season four of Seka Live comedy series at the Kigali Serena Hotel Sunday night attracted local and Ugandan comedians, and Ugandan musical headlining act, Ragga Dee...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 12:07am

How Kigali Jazz Junction has changed Rwandan music scene

Three years have gone by since Kigali Jazz Junction came onto the Rwandan music scene and it is fair to say that the monthly music show has had an impact on the industry. Since its inception, it has become a prominent fixture, not only for local music lovers but also members of the corporate and...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:15am

Music, charity as Kigali Jazz Junction marks three years

A packed Akagera Conference Hall inside the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village was the best pointer to the Kigali Jazz Junction’s growth curve. Three years ago when the monthly jazz themed musical gathering debuted at the Kigali Serena Hotel, it only attracted a paltry crowd of 20...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 12:32am

International artistes to headline ‘Fragrance of Worship’ concert

When Burundian gospel artiste, Fortran Bigirimana, performed in Rwanda, in 2016 during his ‘Ntacyo nzoba’ concert, he was overwhelmed by the love and support he received from his local fans. The France-based Burundian musician has travelled the world, spreading God’s gospel...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:55pm

African stars invited to join Oscars’ voting Academy

Nigerian producer and film maker Femi Odugbemi has been formally invited into the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States of America. The academy organises and decides the nominations for the universally-acclaimed Oscars award for motion pictures...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:42pm

Lupita named in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame 2019

Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has been named among Hollywood 2019 Walk of Fame honorees. Lupita is among the 28 honorees list that has only three black actors. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the Walk of Fame Class of 2019 on Monday and the Black Panther star was...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:35pm

Johansson denies ‘demeaning’ claim she ‘auditioned’ to date Cruise

Not so fast. Scarlett Johansson shot down a claim that she was being considered to date Tom Cruise following his split from Nicole Kidman. “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning,” the Avengers actress, 33, said in a statement to The...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:40pm