Entertainment

Mashariki African Film Festival returns for 4th year

Get your popcorn at the ready. Mashariki African Film Festival returns for its fourth edition tomorrow (March 24) running until March 31. The festival will showcase films of different genres; features, documentaries, short films and other related activities like workshops, panel discussions, and...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:53am

PHOTOS: Alarm Ministries launches 10th album

Gospel outfit Alarm Ministries has continued to show its resilience to stay on the local gospel music scene when it launched its 10th album titled Turakomeye. The concert to launch the album was held at Kigali Serena hotel’s big tent, on March 25. The show was well attended by lovers of...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:35am

PHOTOS: Comedians, Mr Nice thrill at Seka live fest

The first edition of Seka Live Festival was held on Sunday, March 25 at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali). Led by Nigerian sensational comedian Klint Da Drunk, the sold out show did not in any way disappoint revellers be it at the organisational level or the performances...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:33am

Goethe Institut hosts final presentation by German artist Christian Peter

German artist Christian Peter spent six weeks in Kigali, during which time he participated in an exchange programme with Rwandan artists in a dialogue on different experiences and working techniques. On March 7, Peter also collaborated with the Kigali Centre For Photography in a project that...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

What went wrong at Harmonize show?

He is arguably one of the fastest rising artistes on the continent with a number of major hits and collaborations to his name but that did not stop Harmonize’s show in Kigali to attract just a handful of people. A day after entertaining Musanze crowd on Friday, it was Kigali’s turn to party with...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Seka Live Comedy kicks off today

After two successful runs (March and June 2017), Seka Live Comedy returns to Kigali, this time as a two-day event under the brand Seka Live Festival. It kicks off today, March 24, with “Comedy on the bus”, where local comedians will get to entertain comedy lovers on buses plying selected town...

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Seven years on, is Guma-Guma music contest still relevant?

Over the last seven years, Rwandans have been treated to various forms of electrifying musical performances on an annual basis — from R&B boybands to devotees of the traditional genre. Arguably the biggest music contest in the country, Primus Guma-Guma Super Star (PGGSS) sees Rwanda’s top...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Nyundo Band, Urukerereza charm AU guests

When Rwanda hosts big events, such as the just-concluded Tenth Extra-Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, little is said about the events that keep the guests entertained. Nyundo School of Music’s band and the National Ballet, Urukerereza, made a name for themselves as the...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

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. UGC Picnic It’s back again. Get your blanket and picnic basket for an all-day family fun event organised by Urban Gorilla...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Drew Barrymore calls Jake Gyllenhaal her least talented co-star

No amount of media training could have prepared Drew Barrymore or John Boyega for ‘The Late Late Show’s revealing game, Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts, on CBS last night. “None of us have seen these questions before,” James Corden reminded viewers. “What could...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Female artists hold group show in honour of women’s month

Six contemporary female artists took part in a female artist’s group show at Impact Hub in Kiyovu, Tuesday night. The show, in celebration of the women’s month of March, attracted contemporary visual artists, both local and international. Works on display ranged from paintings on 3D canvass to...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00am

DJ Africano on his experience at Spring Break in Atlanta

The venue was the Crazy Altanta Travel restaurant and bar in Downtown Atlanta, US and the event was Spring Break in Atlanta, on March 17. The musical event brought together a slew of US-based Rwandan hip-hop artistes, under the label, The Creative Genius (Jay Pac, Mr. Rock, Young P, and Boris),...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00am

PHOTOS: Chris Schwagga tells the story of refugees through the lens

For his one man exhibition titled “Refuge”, photographer Christian Mbanza, better known as Chris Schwagga, settles for motorcycle helmets as the main materials to convey his message.  The helmets come in different shades of colour, with creative embellishments like protruding hair and wire...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Famous comedians to headline Seka comedy show

Popular stand-up comedians in the region have confirmed they will bring their humor to Kigali, at the comedy festival slated for March 24 and 25. The event will feature local comedians from Comedy Knights and popular standup comedians in the region like Salvado from Uganda, Kenyans Eric Omondi,...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Injyana Ensembles returns with the Big 5 concert

Injyana ensembles are organising a great performance, this time teaming up with Akagera National Park in one of Kigali’s biggest musical and cultural events dubbed ‘The Big 5 Concert’. The concert is slated for tomorrow, Sunday March 18 at Christian Life Assembly (CLA) starting...

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Regional comedians to headline Seka fest

Famous stand-up comedians in the region have confirmed to bring their humor to Kigali, at the comedy festival slated for March 25 and 26. Comedian Arthur Nkusi is the brain behind ‘Seka Fest’. Net.  Dubbed ‘Seka Fest’, the two-day festival is expected to attract at least 25 comedians,...

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Who will win Primus Guma-Guma Super Star season 8?

Ten contestants were unveiled to the public on Wednesday, March 14, for the eighth season of the country’s most coveted annual music competition. However, some of these contestants have participated in the contest before, with only two new entrants. Meet the artistes contesting for the...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Kendall Jenner addresses Pepsi controversy and lesbian rumours

It’s been a big year for Kendall Jenner. The top supermodel, who graced her fourth American Vogue cover for the April 2018 issue, became an aunt twice over, was named the Fashion Icon of the Decade by the Daily Front Row, dialed back on her industry duties and learned one of her biggest...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

POET 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...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

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. Dance class If you love dancing, there will be an hour of afro-house; a blend of African dances, like Kuduro from Angola,...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am