Entertainment

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

PHOTOS: Primus Guma Guma Superstar 2018 contestants unveiled

Bralirwa on Wednesday unveiled 10 contestants for its annual flagship music competition, Primus Guma-Guma Super Star – Season 8. The contestants will compete for the country’s most coveted music award over the course of three months, in eight road shows. The artistes were announced yesterday at...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Kanyaburanga Art Centre, the newest art space opens in Kigali

An imposing stone installation made out of pebbles held together by wire mesh stands conspicuously at the entrance to the new Kanyaburanga Art Centre in Sonatubes, Kicukiro. The pebbles are embellished with colorful bits and pieces of scrap metal. Beautiful flowers blossom out of flower vases...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Kigali photography centre comes of age

Three months ago, the Kigali Centre For Photography (KCFP) opened its doors to the public. Located in Kacyiru behind the American Embassy, the centre is the brainchild of Rwandan freelance photographer Jacques Nkinzingabo. The December 10 opening also doubled as a joint photo exhibition –Agahugu...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Singer Jules Sentore’s mother dies after cancer battle

Singer Jules Sentore’s mother passed on March 14, from Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe, ending her brave fight with cancer. She was 48. Fanny Umutako was the daughter to traditional music icon late Athanase Sentore, and younger sister to musician Masamba Intore.  “I visited my...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Local designers get nod from Japanese fashion guru

On his recent visit to Rwanda, Japanese fashion enthusiast Leo Sugo was impressed by the quality of collections produced by the local designers. Little wonder he has pledged to promote Rwandan made designs on the international market, through the annual fashion show, Tokyo Africa Collection, in...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

VIDEO: Green Hills band trace Rwanda’s transformation through music

THEY are famed for staging thrilling Christmas carol concerts but the Green Hills Academy band over the weekend unveiled something unique. Through a musical tour dubbed ‘Blue, yellow and green’ the band traced the story of Rwanda through musical performances at three different venues over the...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Poetry finds home at 'Ndi Igisigo' cultural show

The second edition of the cultural show Ndi Igisigo took place over the weekend at Roots House, Kacyiru with poets using the platform to mesmerise their audience. Ndi Igisigo (loosely translated as ‘I am a poet’) is an evening inspired by the traditional Rwandan cultural practice known as Inkera...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Neptunez wins 'battle of bands'

Neptunez band once again proved its credentials as the leading live band in Kigali, beating two other bands in a live duel at the Kigali Marriott Hotel on Saturday night. Dubbed Battle of the Bands, this first-of-its-kind event (locally) pitted three popular live bands in Kigali; Micho Band, Best...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Women toast to ‘gender parity’ at dinner gala

As part of celebrations to mark International Women’s Day, a cross section of women living in Kigali met at Repub Lounge in Kimihurura on Thursday for a dinner gala to celebrate the annual day. In its fifth year, the International Women’s Day dinner attracted women from different walks of life...

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Dream Boys on the inspiration behind 'Wagiye Kare'

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but music group, Dream Boys, is sharing with their fans what they plan for that day. The Yale Yale hitmakers just released a new single titled, Wangiye kare. The song celebrates mothers, and is a tribute to those who lost their mothers early in life....

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Charly na Nina release song in honour of women

Music duo Charly na Nina has released a single titled, Imbaraga, which loosely translates as ‘strength.’ The duo’s special musical treat for women was released on Wednesday, as Rwanda joined the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day on March 8. Charlotte...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Singer Tom Close moves to boost reading culture

Singer Thomas Muyombo aka Tom Close donated 300 children’s books to Kigali Public Library on Wednesday. The donation is part of the singer’s campaign to promote a reading culture in the country. The singer, who is also a practicing doctor, said he wants every child in Rwanda to be able to access...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:00am

When Lupita turned heads at Oscars with 'Amasunzu'

Actress Lupita Nyong’o is the talk of town in fashion circles after the ‘Black Panther’ star rocked a traditional Rwandan hairstyle, commonly known as Amasunzu, to the Oscars, on Sunday. The Kenyan-Mexican, who starred in the movie Black Panther, posted the Rwanda inspired hairstyle on her social...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Battle of the bands this weekend

Live music lovers are in for a mega treat this weekend as four local bands tussle it out in the ‘Battle of Bands’ at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. The contest, that is slated for this Saturday, March 10, will feature four prominent local bands tussling it out on one stage. In the end, the...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Gospel music group thrills believers in live performance

Bethesda Holy church in Gisozi was the place to be last Sunday as Healing Worship gospel group launched Mwami Icyo wavuze album in a live performance. The free concert attracted a big number of people from all walks of life despite the chilly weather. The event uplifted spirits of the...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:00am

What you missed at Davido's concert in Kigali

A downpour that persisted throughout the day cast a shadow of uncertainty on Davido’s ‘30 Billion Africa Tour’ concert on Saturday. However, music fans braved the bad weather and filled the parking space of Amahoro national stadium, which was the venue to see Nigerian superstar...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:00am

Nigerian gospel star Sinach for Kigali Easter concert

Nigerian gospel music star Sinach has been confirmed as the headline act at this year’s Easter celebration gospel music extravaganza. The now annual Easter celebration event was founded in 2013, by renowned local gospel act Patient Bizimana. Bizimana is also a worship leader at Masoro...

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 12:00am