Entertainment

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. Black Panther premiere party Get ready for a ‘black carpet’ experience at the official premier party for the fantasy...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00am

3Hills delights couples at Valentine's Day show

Kigali music band 3Hills made it a night to remember for revellers who showed up at the Valentine’s Day celebrations held on Wednesday at Park Inn Hotel’s JJ Club in Kiyovu, Kigali. Hope Irakoze and Eric Mucyo performed for couples that were celebrating their love on the annual...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Meet the Miss Rwanda 2018 finalists

The final pre-selection of Miss Rwanda 2018 took place last week and 20 out of 35 contestants were chosen for the finale of the annual beauty pageant. The girls are currently undergoing intensive training and preparation in boot camp.  Rwanda’s ‘fairest of them all’ will be...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Charly & Nina shun Guma Guma again Music duo Charly & Nina have had an eventful two years. Not much was known of their talent until they hired musician manager Alex Muyoboke. If you have been following the Rwandan music scene, you must by now know that any musician that Muyoboke touches...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Poor turn-up at Valentine's Comedy show

Organisers of the Valentine’s Day comedy show featuring Ugandan funny man Patrick Idringi “Salvador” had little to smile about, thanks to a poor crowd turn out. The show at the Hotel Vila Portofino poolside featured the Ugandan funny man, who was also celebrating his 33rd...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Singer Somi thrills fans in exclusive solo performance

Kigali jazz lovers were treated to a live performance by New York based jazz vocalist and songwriter in an exclusive solo concert at Kigali Marriott Hotel, on Tuesday night. Prior to her show, Somi told The New Times that her main concern was to fully connect and engage with her fans in the...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Street dance competition hits climax

A cash prize of Rwf1, 000,000 is up for grabs as the first edition of the National Street Dance competition hits the climax this weekend. The National Street Dance is a street dance competition targeting the youth from all provinces of the country. It is organised by Vast Pro, a local events...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Active Boys on their 4 year musical journey

The year was 2013, Tizzo, Olivis, real names, Thierry Mugiraneza, Olivier Mugabo, respectively and Dereck Sano walked into studio to record their collabo ‘Uri Mwiza’. Little did they know that this would be the beginning of their group ‘Active’. The song became a hit that...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Uzuri K&Y's 5 year footwear journey

One step can lead to a thousand miles, so goes the popular adage. For Kevine Kagirimpundu and her colleague Ysolde Shimwe, their passion for fashion paid off when they started a handcraft shoe company in 2013 after studying creative design at University of Rwanda’s School of Environmental...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Kigali to host regional visual art forum

Rwandan visual artists have a reason to smile, as the regional arts market- East Africa Art Biennale, comes to Kigali for the first time. The biennale is a forum, where visual artists from the East African region, showcase their recent art works alongside a few works from international guest...

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 12:00am

West African film giants eye Rwandan market

Local filmmakers are set to benefit from West African film experts who are set to open a regional office in Kigali. Representatives of the Ghana-based Nonstop African Entertainment production house are already in Kigali to set up the office premises and have started the registration process at...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:00am

Miss Rwanda 2018: Journey to the boot camp

The race for the Miss Rwanda 2018 crown continues to get tighter as the number of contestants winds down to 20 from 35 following Saturday’s pre-selection which saw 15 girls dropped. The 20 who qualified for the boot camp will tussle it out for the coveted crown on February 24 grand finale at...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00am

U.S-based Rwandan video producer Ganza dies

A Rwandan video producer, who was based in the United States, has reportedly committed suicide. Innocent ‘Ganza’ Ndayishimiye, who was living in Illinois, Chicago, is said to have committed suicide over the weekend. The cinematographer, who specialised in drone and aerial pictures has...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00am

Miss Rwanda 2018: 20 selected for boot camp

The final preselection of Miss Rwanda 2018 has seen 20 out of 35 contestants advance in the next stage of the annual beauty pageant, and are finally going for the boot camp. The final selection was held on Saturday at PSF Expo Ground, in Gikondo, Kicukiro District. The lucky 20 contestants were...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 12:00am

House of Tayo's flash of fame in Hollywood

Peter Junior Nyong’o, a younger brother to Oscar-winning actress Lupita Amondi Nyong’o, accompanied his sister to the premiere of Black Panther, which took place in Los Angeles on January 29. Matthew Rugamba, founder and creative director of House of Tayo, said making the suit for Peter Junior...

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Rwandan celebrities mourn Mowzey Radio

There is no doubt that music by the Goodlyfe Crew, Mowzey Radio and Weasel, is very popular in Rwanda and the death of Radio, real name Moses Ssekibogo, has been felt across the region. Rwandan stars including US-based musicians The Ben and Meddy have joined in the mourning that followed the...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Davido coming back to Rwanda

Nigerian singer and record producer, Davido is set for a live performance in Kigali on March 3. /Net. Nigerian superstar Davido will early next month stage another show in Kigali. It will be the second time Davido performs in Rwanda, following his July 2014 Liberation concert. The award...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Artistes seek to enroll in Nyundo music school

                                                                                    Derek Sano is the first local recording artiste to join Nyundo School of Music and Arts. /Courtesy. Nyundo School of Music and Arts, the only music school in Rwanda, is increasingly attracting the attention of...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

VIDEO: Meet Kagaju, the 17-year-old songbird

FROM her adorable voice to the way she flawlessly holds her guitar, 17-year-old Ange Rita Kagaju is a young girl whose talent is destined for greatness. No wonder she impressed judges and the audience during auditions for the ‘I am the Future’ music competition, a local talent search project,...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:00am

VIDEO: 13-year-old Mugisha set to redefine gospel music

WITH just a pen and piece of paper, he locked himself in a room. Twenty five minutes later, he walked out with a song ready for recording. This was in August 2015, when Mugisha (11 years old then) was a P.5 pupil at Saint Paul International School in Remera. It was on a weekend at home, when...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:00am