Entertainment

Sonia Rolland among big winners at 71st annual Cannes Film Festival

Sonia Rolland was among the 7 winners in the film industry, who walked away with awards at the Semaine du Cinema Positive by Positive Planet diner, during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. The Rwandan-French actress and former Miss France, was awarded for her documentary ‘Femmes du...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 1:54am

Zimbabwe’s Berita to perform at Live and Unplugged show in Kigali

Zimbabwean born Afrosoul songbird Berita is set to stage a performance in Kigali this month. The show, dubbed, Live and Unplugged, is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, at the newly opened Kigali Cultural Village. Organised by Afrogroov, a local events company, Berita’s show, her first in...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:12am

WORD HAS IT...

The Vumbi-Guma Guma saga: Artiste’s book to stir trouble Local afro-beat singer and songwriter Danny Vumbi says he will soon release a book about local music competition, Primus Guma-Guma Super Star. Vumbi, who came in fourth place at the sixth edition of the contest in 2016, is said to...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:00am

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. Mental Health Talk This evening, experts and panellists will discuss mental health under the topic “Therapy: A need or a...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 9:08pm

Meddy’s ‘Slowly’ hits 3 million views on Youtube

He performed the song for the first time before his Rwandan fans at the annual Mutzig Beer Fest in September last year. A month earlier, US-based Rwandan R&B crooner Meddy, had dropped the video clip to the song on Youtube, and it immediately went viral. The song in question is ‘...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:06am

Chance and Ben to launch debut album

The family that prays together stays together – so says the Bible. Husband-and-wife duo Ben Serugo and Chance Abigail Mbanza Juru have been doing gospel music since 2014, and both founded House of Worship Ministries, a renowned local worship ministry, the following year.  Now, after...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 8:58am

All set for Pentecost Hymn concert

All is set for a gospel concert dubbed “Pentecost Hymn” at Evangelical Restoration Church in Masoro, Kigali on May 20. The concert, to be hosted by local musician Arsene Tuyiringire, aka Arsene Tuyi, will see gospel artistes such as Patient Bizimana, Gaby Kamanzi, Shining Stars Family...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:57pm

DJs impress at Prime Saturdays

It was just another dancing night as Prime Saturdays returned for its second edition over the weekend, featuring one of Kenya’s best disc spinners Joe Mfalme.  The last time the theme night happened in December last year, it was another Kenyan DJ Crème that headlined the event. The...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:49pm

New platform to showcase local designers’ skills

Local fashion designers have welcomed a new platform designed to help them bring their success stories to light and showcase their creativity to a bigger audience. The new fashion initiative, dubbed Kigali Fashion Design Challenge, seeks to promote professionalism among little-known fashion...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:20pm

Separating the Art from the Artist

I discovered Junot Díaz on of all places YouTube. It was by coincidence, but after that he quickly became one of my favourite authors. His self-awareness, the joy he took in his nerdiness, and his literary prowess were refreshing. The Pulitzer-prize winning author took on even greater significance...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:09am

Top Rwandan artistes in Agaciro collabo

Rwanda’s top musicians have featured in a star-studded song dubbed ‘Agaciro Kanjye’, with the goal of urging Rwandans to contribute toward the Agaciro Development Fund (AGDF). The national sovereign fund plans to use the song which was released yesterday in its forthcoming...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:20am

Sherrie Silver, the Rwandan behind Childish Gambino’s viral video

Once again Rwanda is experiencing a proud moment after one of her daughters emerged as the face behind one of the most viral videos of the moment by American artiste Childish Gambino. Sherrie Silver is credited with choreographing the hit video “This is America” by Donald McKinley...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:24pm

WORD HAS IT...

Jay Polly and Davido getting ready to give their fans something new Nigerian singer Davido was here in March this year as part of his ‘30 Billion Tour’ concert. He came and he conquered! But beyond this, he revealed his immense love for local rapper Jay Polly’s music. He...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:08pm

Kenya’s DJ Mfalme to headline Prime Saturdays

This weekend, Kenya’s top award winning, DJ Joe Mfalme will step onto the stage as the headline act of the second edition of Prime Saturdays. The show, which will be held on Saturday, at JJ Club, Park Inn in Kiyovu, will also see NEP DJs, a duo of young Rwandan DJs Habz and Berto, spinning...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:54pm

Weekend Proggie...

Kigali Night Run Over 1000 people are expected to participate in the third edition of Kigali Night Run later today. According to organisers, the 5.4km race is open to all and will be starting from Kigali Business Centre (KBC) roundabout in Kimihurura at 7pm. The annual event is organised in...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:44pm

DJ Pius announces launch date for his first solo album

‘Iwacu Rwanda’ (Our home Rwanda) is the first album to be put together by DJ Pius, real name Rickie Rukabuza. It is also the album’s title track. The album drops in August this year. Like the title suggests, it is a feel good song about being Rwandan. The song’s video clip...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:41pm

Biopic on legendary music icon Brenda Fassie in the works

Bongani Fassie, the son of music legend Brenda Fassie, has confirmed that a movie based on his superstar mother’s life story is in the works. The movie will follow Fassie’s journey from Langa, Cape Town, to Soweto up until her rise to stardom and becoming an iconic musician.The movie...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:40pm

Brian Blessed to launch ‘Again and Again’ album

Gospel singer Brian Blessed, real name Brian Bizimungu, is set to release a new album titled ‘Again and Again’, which contains eight songs and carries a message of hope. Several local gospel stars, including Patient Bizimana, Clementine Uwitonze, commonly known by her stage name Tonzi...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:25pm

Doadoa market expands to Southern Africa

For the past years, Bayimba Foundation’s Doadoa performing arts market has had a focus on East African artistes, this has seen artistes from Kenya Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and of late Southern Sudan showcase in Uganda. This year though, the market looks to expand to regions beyond the East...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:23pm

Met Gala 2018: Celebrities share divine looks on red carpet

Celebrities hit the red carpet on Monday night, sporting papal-inspired gowns, chainmail costumes reminiscent of the Crusades and in singer Katy Perry's case - oversized angel wings. This year, the theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, which showcases how Catholicism...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:07pm