Entertainment

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

African Leadership University students stage inaugural arts festival

It was the biggest off-campus event organised by students of the African Leadership University (ALU) Rwanda since the institution set foot in the country last year. Held under the theme, The Arts In Leadership, the three-day festival took place at the rooftop of the Kigali Convention Centre last...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:00am

Rwandan filmmaker scoops global accolade

Rwandan filmmaker Eliane Umuhire scooped the MasterCard Rising Star for her feature film ‘Birds Are Singing in Kigali’, at the Netia off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema in Krakow, Poland.  The week-long festival kicked off on April 27 and concluded on May 6,...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:00am

Fragrance of Worship dates announced

The dates for the second edition of Fragrance of Worship, organised by Burundian gospel star Fortran Bigirimana and Moriah Entertainment Group, have been announced. It will be held on July 1, at Christian Life Assembly (CLA), and will feature international guest artistes, including Maggie...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 12:29pm

Upcoming gospel singer Kirabo shares her passion for singing

Aisha Monica Kirabo is an upcoming musician whose love for singing provoked her into music. With a staunch Christian background, she began singing at a very young age. She had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Joan Mbabazi about her new journey in the gospel music industry, her purpose for...

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:02am

Munezero on his art journey

Jean-Marie Vianney Munezero is a self-taught visual artist, who blends both traditional and modern techniques to create his own brand of aesthetic. The 29-year old artist makes mesmerising paintings that tell complex and myth-inspired stories. Munezero traces his journey into art industry from...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:19pm

Drey23 on his inspiration

23-year-old Drey23 is an upcoming artiste, who this year released his debut song ‘Kitangala’ that is currently hitting the airwaves and he is back in studio working on several projects. The New Times’ Desire Muhoozi caught up with the singer who spoke about the inspiration behind...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:31pm

Inaugural Made-in-Rwanda Awards this month

Nominations are underway for the inaugural edition of the Made-in-Rwanda Awards. Organised by the East African Youth Development Agency, the awards will take place on May 15 at a yet to be named venue. Nominations for the awards opened on April 23 and close on Friday May 5. East African Youth...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:10pm

The rise and rise of Jazz music in Rwanda

This April, lovers of jazz music in Rwanda joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Jazz Day. The day was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 to highlight jazz music and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 3:06pm

Rwanda wins regional GH Silverchef competition

Regional tourism, conservation, media and development professionals from Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, last weekend gathered in Kigali for an invite only culinary competition where they sampled different chef’s food, while networking at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. The...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 3:04pm

PGGSS 8 contestants visit Genocide museum

Like they have done every year before heading into the competition, Primus Guma Guma Super Star contestants get involved is a series of humanitarian work and also participate in activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This year, PGGSS Season 8 contestants visited the...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:26pm

Kigali Jazz Junction organisers build house for Genocide survivor

In a bid to give back to society, the employees of RG Consult, the company that organises the monthly Kigali Jazz Junction, along with their partners, on Saturday, embarked on an initiative that will see them construct a house for a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The house, worth...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:23pm

Hundreds of youths attend Mo Ibrahim Concert

The Kigali Convention Centre concert hall lit up last night as international stars and local musicians performed to roars of enthusiasm, one after the other. The free concert kicked off at 6pm prompt, with local musicians setting the stage, beginning with Riderman.  Top hits from Sauti...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:19pm

‘Rwanda: The Royal Tour’ screened in Kigali

After the two successful screenings in Chicago and New York, it was Kigali’s well-deserved turn to host the screening of the much anticipated travel documentary ‘Rwanda: The Royal Tour’ on Saturday. One would have thought that after a Friday evening broadcast on Rwanda...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 2:25pm

Local music group exploring industry with traditional instruments

It all started last year when three young men came together to explore their talent in the music industry. They all believed they had what it takes and were determined to stand out on the music scene. Chance Ishimwe, Patrick Manishimwe and his brother Claude Ntakiyimana are the brains behind the...

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 1:09am

Charly na Nina explain ‘Embeera Zo’ controversy

Within days of the release of ‘Embeera Zo’, her collaboration with Charly na Nina, Ugandan dancehall sensation Sheebah Karungi had got new ideas. She returned to studio and redid the song, this time with another Rwandan musician, Bruce Melodie. In the second version, Melodie sings the...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:07pm

Rwandans to celebrate International Jazz Day

Jazz musicians and music lovers from all over Kigali will join the global jazz music conversation as part of International Jazz Day celebrations, which is celebrated every year on April 30. The event is organised by RG Consult, in partnership with Radisson Blu Hotel and Livenode, and it will be...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:02pm

Global, local artistes to grace Mo Ibrahim concert on Sunday

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will hold an invite-only concert at the Kigali Convention Centre on Sunday, April 29, featuring artistes such as Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol and Senegalese singer/percussionist Youssou NDour. The concert will begin 6pm local time, and will be live streamed on the Mo...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:51am

Music videos: Creative or controversial?

When she got home from work one evening, Jaqueline Nyangoma found her 12-year-old daughter imitating the raunchy dance moves of a video vixen in a music video on TV. Not sure how to react, she switched off the TV and tried hard to keep it together. It came to her knowledge that this was the order...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:19pm

WORD HAS IT...

Is The Ben venturing into real estate? Many people don’t believe that a local artiste can make ‘real’ money from their music — or survive solely on music— and that they may have to take on side businesses to keep the income steady. Which brings us to the subject of...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:46pm