Entertainment

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

Silent disco returns tomorrow

Kigali partiers will get to party quietly in what has become known as silent disco. The first edition of the party was held in 2015, and its second edition in 2016 but both events registered low turn up and it was mainly attributed to the low communication on the part of organisers. Classic...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Miss Rwanda 2018 beauty pageant enters crucial stage

Who will be Miss Rwanda 2018? That question will be settled in less than a month from now, at the Miss Rwanda 2018 grand finale slated for February 24, at the Kigali Convention Centre. A contestant gets a yes from Judge Sandrine Isheja Butera. The finale will come after a month and a half of...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Seven selected to represent Kigali at Miss Rwanda 2018

Auditions for Miss Rwanda 2018 climaxed Saturday evening at the Hilltop Hotel in Remera, with seven girls chosen to represent the City of Kigali. The auditions brought to a close a countrywide search that saw the Miss Rwanda team traverse all four Provinces of the country. Just fifteen...

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Ntamukunzi uses music to convince exiles to return

A former rebel in the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Theogene Ntamukunzi, has for the last 22 years used music to persuade Rwandans in exile to return home. The 54 year-old started singing in 1986 and continued singing even after joining Ex-FAR, the then government army...

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:00am

All set for Christian dance festival on Sunday

Christian music lovers will be treated to spiritually uplifting performances in a one-day festival, dubbed Christian Dance Festival (CDF), at Petit Stade in Remera on Sunday. The festival, in its third edition, will be graced by several artistes and will be a platform to promote gospel artistes...

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Jazz artistes pay tribute to Hugh Masekela

When news broke of the passing of jazz legend Hugh Masekela on Tuesday, messages of condolences from fans and fellow musicians poured in from near and far. The New Times caught up with a number of jazz musicians to find out how they received the news of Masekela’s demise.  Stella Tushabe Jazz...

Friday, January 26, 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.  Kigali Kizomba and Semba Weekender Kizomba and Semba will be happening from January 26 to 28. It will include 10 hours of...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Rapper Uwineza on why she turned to gospel music

The Pink has been in the music industry for a long time. Born Clarisse Uwineza, the rapper has been singing since 2007, doing mainly secular music. “I have brothers who loved hip hop and were conversant with most hip hop songs and the artistes,” says The Pink, adding that: “They...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Safi releases third song as solo artiste

Former Urban Boys member Safi Madiba Niyibikora seems to be determined to grow his solo career a few months after leaving the Rwandan musical group. The singer has in a short period released his third song titled, Fine, featuring Tanzania sensation and award winning artiste Rayvanny. Rayvanny is...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Tanzanian artiste to headline two shows in Rwanda

Renowned Tanzanian musician and dancer Harmonize, (pictured), will soon headline two concerts in Rwanda. The concerts are aimed at launching a newly established record label, The Mane. The first concert will be held in Musanze District on March 23, and the second in Kigali on March 24. Ramadhan...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

AUDIO: Female duo release new gospel collabo

Local female gospel singers, Diana Kamugisha and rapper The Pink, born Clarisse Uwineza, have released a brand new collabo dubbed, Mpanagurwe. Speaking to The New Times on Monday about their new song, Kamugisha said the song will uplift their fans. The title of the song is derived from a...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Young Grace makes musical comeback

Grace Abayizera (pictured) popularly known as Young Grace is back on the music scene after taking a break to focus on her businesses. Young Grace. The song writer and singer, has released a brand new music video for her single, Mama Yo. It was released last Thursday and features artistes King...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Singer Diamond moves to invest in Rwanda

When Tanzanian singer Diamond Platinumz posted on his Instagram last week that he is looking for a palatial home to buy in Rwanda, many thought it was just a publicity gimmick. On Friday, the Tanzanian superstar jetted into the country for a 3-day tour, partly to launch his business, visit...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:00am

Big turn up for Miss Rwanda auditions in Huye, Kayonza

Huye district witnessed the best public turnout and crowd reaction as the regional search for Miss Rwanda 2018 headed to the Southern Province on Saturday. The auditions at the Credo Hotel in Huye town drew a larger and more energetic crowd compared to the two previous editions; Musanze and...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:00am

KNC to launch 4th album

Musician cum media entrepreneur and entertainer, Charles Kakooza Nkuriza aka KNC is planning the launch of his 4th studio album- Heart Desire. It is also the title track off his 16-song album, which is due for launch in July. The album was put together by a host of audio production talents,...

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:00am