Entertainment

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

Nyundo School of Music hosts Canadian music graduates

A group of former students from Canada’s Selkirk College is in Rwanda for a six-month internship programme. They are doing their post-university internship at Nyundo School of Music in Muhanga District. According to Jacques Muligande, the director of Nyundo, the country’s first public...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:05pm

PGGSS season 8: Who is who?

Not many people had heard of the name Jay C, real name Jean Claude Muhire, before March, when finalists for this year’s Primus Guma Guma Super Star competition were unveiled. The exercise, held in mid March, is organised by Bralirwa’s premier brand Primus, in partnership with the Price...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:36pm

Ibaaku’s sonic and visual show ends in dissapointment

After promising a lot for his sonic and visual showcase in Kigali over the weekend, Senegalese DJ/producer Ibaaku could only deliver so much. Hardly had the show gotten underway at the venue –the Bel Air Bar and Restaurant in Gishushu-Remera on Saturday night, when the police showed up in...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 5:31am

Meet Babajide Olatunji - the dancing artiste

Young African artists don’t easily get the opportunity to get their work exhibited on an international stage. Talented Nigerian artist Babajide Olatunji (pictured) managed to achieve the seemingly impossible. At the age of 24 in 2014, TAFETA gallery exhibited Olatunji’s work, Tribal...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 5:31am

Haute Baso’s Ellen DeGeneres gifts a boost for Made-in-Rwanda

Famous American comedian, television host and actress, Ellen DeGeneres, and her partner Portia de Rossi, have been on holiday in Rwanda since Sunday during which they also witnessed the early stages of the construction of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus that will be dedicated to the late Dian Fossey...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:04am

Europe Street Fair is back with music, kids’ games and more

It’s that time again -- the Europe Street Fair is back! The event will be held from 2pm on June 9, at Kigali Car Free Zone, in downtown. The extravaganza is organised by a delegation of the European Union and EU embassies in Kigali, as part of the annual Europe Day celebrations. All...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:04am

Senegal’s DJ Ibaaku to thrill Kigali music lovers

For the last two years, he has been touring the world, mostly Europe, taking his latest project, Alien Cartoon to his global fans. Now, Senegalese DJ cum music producer Ibaaku (real name Stephen Bassene) is bringing the party to Kigali this weekend. Ibaaku jetted into the country Wednesday...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:52pm

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. Photography Kigali photographers Cedric Kagimbangyi, Allan Karemera, and Craven Bing Mupenda will this Saturday be at Meze Fresh...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:51pm

Gahongayire in charity drive

Gospel singer Aline Gahongayire is undertaking a charity drive that will see her put a smile on the faces of many needy women and children in the country. On May 27, the ‘Awesome God’ songstress kicked off her ‘Ineza’ tour that will see her perform in different parts of the...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am

New platform to help link Rwandan artistes to EA audiences

Rwandan jazz, soul and funk artistes will soon be able to perform in festivals and concerts across the region with ease, thanks to an entertainment booking platform, Fezah. Fezah was founded by two ex-Googlers from Uganda and currently helps Ugandan and Kenyan entertainers (musicians, bands, DJs)...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am

Rwandan films shortlisted for Zanzibar film festival awards

Six Rwandan films have been nominated for the 21st edition of Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) due July 7-15.  The films are; Kennedy Mazimpaka’s ‘Seburikoko’, a weekly TV series (Web Series category), as well as Alexander Sibomana’s ‘Carver’,...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:06am