Entertainment

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

'Ndi Igisigo' cultural show is back

The first edition of Ndi Igisigo cultural event took place in August last year, at the Feel At Home Bar and Resto in Remera. Now the event that features a cocktail of traditional poetry, dance and music performances is back. The second edition will take place on March 10, at the Root House in...

Saturday, March 3, 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. Urusaro Film Festival The third edition of the Urusaro International Women Film Festival began yesterday March 3 and will go on...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Healing Worship team to launch album

Healing Worship team is set to launch its fourth audio album titled Mwami Icyo Wavuze. The launch which is scheduled for March 4 will bring together local gospel artistes including Alarm Ministries, True Promises Ministries, Gisubizo Ministries, Kingdom of God Ministry, Light Gospel Choir and...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Up close and personal with Miss Rwanda 2018

Five days after being crowned Miss Rwanda 2018, The New Times paid a courtesy visit to Lillian Iradukunda, who beat 19 other girls to the crown at the Miss Rwanda 2018 grand finale at the Kigali Convention Centre main auditorium on Saturday February 24. Although she contested from the Western...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Why Rwanda's Hillywood dream is still elusive

If it were a child, the local film industry would be diagnosed with abnormal growth patterns vis-a-vis its age. It started off well a few years back, but it has lately presented signs of getting stunted despite the numerous efforts to boost the sector. Industry experts say more needs to be done to...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

 Former Miss Rwanda Aurore Kayibanda engaged Miss Rwanda 2012 Aurore Mutesi Kayibanda must be the happiest woman right now. Why? The beauty queen got engaged to popular photographer, Egide Fox. Egide Fox, real name Egide Mbabazi, is a Rwandan US-based photographer who has been in a...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00am

All set for Urusaro film festival in Kigali

International actresses and filmmakers are expected to grace the third edition of the Urusaro International Women Film Festival from March 3 to 9 at Marasa Umubano Hotel, Kigali. Themed ‘Cinema in women’s empowerment’, the annual festival has become a special platform that brings...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Who are the nominees for Mashariki Film Festival?

The list of nominees for the 4th edition of the annual Mashariki African Film Festival is out. This year’s edition runs between March 25 and March 31 at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali). The theme for this year is; “Value, Image and Identity.” Aside...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Kigali jazz junction pays tribute to Masekela, Mowzey Radio

Kigali Jazz Junction marks three years in June this year. During this time, the signature monthly jazz gathering has trotted the breadth and length of the continent, bringing Kigali jazz lovers in contact with different musical sounds and experiences. Acts from East and West Africa have been some...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Urban Boys' Humble Jizzo welcomes baby girl

Singer James Manzi, aka Humble Jizzo, and his wife Amy Blauman, welcomed their daughter on Thursday in the United States of America. According to Humble Jizzo, the operation took place at 7.30pm US time at Confluence Health Hospital in Wenatchee City, Washington DC, and it went smoothly as “...

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:00am

All set for Kigali Jazz Junction

The 8th edition of the Kigali Jazz Junction is on today at Kigali Serena Hotel. 28-year-old Ugandan R&B diva, Irene Ntale, alongside traditional music talent, Jules Sentore have promised an epic performance. She said, “It is going to be an amazing experience. I’m ready and I want...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:00am

DJ Africano lands US gig

Disc spinner DJ Africano will join a group of US-based Rwandan entertainers for a concert that has been dubbed ‘Spring Break’ in Atlanta, USA. The event is slated for March 17 at 182 Courtland Street, Atlanta Georgia. The concert is being organised by a group of young Rwandan hip hop...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:00am

When musicians struggle to deal with fame

The most trending names on the local showbiz circuit at the moment are Charly, Nina, and Alex Muyoboke. Music lovers and fans of Charlotte Rulinda and Fatuma Nina Umuhoza (Charly na Nina) woke up to shocking news on Tuesday morning that the duo had severed all professional dealings with Decent...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:00am

I have big music plans in Kigali - Irene Ntale

Ugandan singer, songwriter, and guitarist Irene Ntale will perform in Kigali for her second time on February 23 where she will headline the Kigali Jazz Junction. The 28-year-old’s music is a blend of R&B, reggae, and acoustic soul and is known for her songs like Sembera, Gyobera, Stay...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00am

What next for Charly na Nina?

What next for Charly & Nina after parting ways with Alex Muyoboke? And what next for Muyoboke, a man that has been credited for the duo’s phenomenal rise on the local and regional music scene? Muyoboke is the CEO of Decent Entertainment, the artiste management and booking company to...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00am