Entertainment

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

Berita talks Afrosoul music, culture and African fashion

“As an artiste it’s easy to get comfortable, and I took a decision this year that instead of talking about it, it’s time to venture out to the world, the goal being to go to different parts of Africa first, before heading to Europe and the rest of the world,” said an excited...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:42am

Eminem addresses rumor he's dating Nicki Minaj

Eminem might well be dating Nicki Minaj. But he’s certainly being cagey about it. Social media lit up over the weekend on that news that hip-hop could have a hot, new power couple. Nicki set it off when one of her followers came out and asked if she was dating the Rap God. “Yes,...

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 9:43am

SA star Zahara sings in Kigali, conquers hearts

South African singer Zahara known for the song ‘Loliwe’ performed in Kigali on Friday evening at Kigali Jazz Junction and left her audience mesmerised. Asked to described Zahara’s performance at Friday’s Jazz Junction, Jacky Kalisa, one of her fans told Saturday Times that...

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 9:14am

Huge turn-up in Gicumbi as Guma -Guma returns

The annual Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) kicked off over the weekend in its 8th edition with the 10 contestants battling it out in the opening road show in Gicumbi District. Thousands of people turned up at Gicumbi District stadium to enjoy performances from contestants competing for the...

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 4:01am

More than just music at Berita’s Live and Unplugged show

It was an experience that went beyond the singer’s soulful and acoustic music set at the Berita Live and Unplugged show in Kigali on Saturday night. When south Africa-based Zimbabwean songstress Berita (Gugulethu Khumalo) took to the stage at the Kigali Cultural Village, it was not...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 4:54pm

Guma-Guma road shows back

All roads lead to Gicumbi District as the eighth edition of the Primus Guma-Guma Super Star (PGGSS) music competition kicks off this afternoon. The artistes contesting for this year’s edition were announced on March 14. Primus Guma-Guma Super Star is the country’s premier music...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:31am

Berita gears up for ‘Live and Unplugged’ show

South African based award winning singer and songwriter Berita is in Kigali ahead of her performance at the ‘Live and Unplugged’ show scheduled for Saturday, May 26, at the newly opened Kigali Cultural Village. Real name Gugulethu Khumalo, the Zimbabwean afro pop guitarist and producer...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:11am

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. Zahara at Kigali Jazz Junction This month’s edition of the Kigali Jazz Junction is only hours away, and South African jazz...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:10am

WORD HAS IT...

Will Young Grace leave Guma-Guma? Female rapper Young Grace found herself in a sticky spot after photos of her wearing a Skol branded jersey made rounds on social media. The singer is among this year’s contestants of Primus Guma Guma Super Star, and the rules stipulate that a contestant...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:04am

POET’S CORNER: THE MIND IS YOURS

Hold this hand tight Don’t squeeze it Just treat it right Protect it from getting hurt And teach it how to write What’s in your mind Don’t quarrel, just seek to find Don’t fight the opponents with your muscular physical frame Let your words question and channel them...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:01am

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour by eight women

Eight women have come forward to accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. CNN published an investigative report on Thursday, May 24, after speaking with 16 people who described a pattern of misconduct by the 80-year-old actor. Eight of them claimed to be victims,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:01am

I am so excited to be in Rwanda – Zahara

If you are in Kigali, there is something you cannot afford to miss – Zahara’s concert. She will be playing at the Kigali Jazz Junction, a popular monthly concert that takes place on the last Friday of the month at the Kigali Serena Hotel. Zahara, 30, who is in Rwanda for the very first...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:39pm

Zahara jets in for Kigali Jazz Junction

This morning, award winning and record selling South African diva, Zahara (real name Bulelwa Mkutukana) arrived in Kigali ahead of her performance at Kigali Jazz Junction. The show will take place at Kigali Serena Hotel, and will feature performances from local R&B singer Social Mula and...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:33am

SA jazz maestro Zahara to perform at Kigali Jazz Junction

This month’s edition of the monthly Kigali Jazz Junction is only hours away. South African jazz sensation Zahara is expected to jet into the capital this morning, ahead of her performance at Kigali Jazz Junction on Friday. The show will take place at Kigali Serena Hotel, and will feature...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:17am

Diamond reveals plans to quit music

Just days after Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol, disclosed that they are contemplating quitting music, bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz has hinted that he is also planning to exit the industry. Diamond, whose life has been full of drama, has revealed that he will soon quit music to concentrate on his...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:37am

The Ben, B2C to drop new collabo

U.S based Rwandan singer The Ben is set to release his collaboration with Uganda’s sensation group B2C by the end of the week. The new song titled ‘No you, no life’ will be among the first collaborations The Ben is expected to feature in over the coming few months as he cements...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:27am

Buravan off to Tanzania

It appears that Rwandan artistes are realising that it is about time they take their music beyond the Rwandan borders and target the regional audience. Over the past one year, we are seeing more Rwanda artistes venturing into the East African Community (EAC) region, seeking collaborations in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:24am

Meet 10-year-old Gisa, an upcoming guitarist

It is unusual to see a child playing such a tricky musical instrument as a guitar at a young age. At least that was my impression when I saw 10-year-old Blaise David Gisa Uwijuru skillfully playing the guitar.  Gisa probably takes playing guitar from his father Alphonse Ngendabanga, who used...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:13am

Passy kicks off solo career with Knowless collabo

Following months of speculation about the fate of TNP, one of the local music groups, it has now been confirmed that boy group is no more after one of its members confirmed that he is on course to forge a solo career. Passy Kizito, over the weekend released his first project –a video of the...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:30am