Entertainment

Fashion moments that rocked in 2017

THE year 2017 saw substantial transformation in the local fashion industry propelled by the Made-in-Rwanda campaign. Local designers made an impression not only on the local scene, but also on the international arena. From local fashion shows, to international runway shows, Rwanda was represented...

Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Events and songs that shaped the music scene in 2017

As we bid farewell to 2017, The New Times looks back at the music industry and some of the songs and events that shaped the year. From the shocking break up of boy band, Urban Boys, which saw Safi Niyibikora, aka Safi Madiba, one of the group members go solo, to Charly & Nina’s successful...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Lioneyes to headline reggae concert in Kigali

Reggae music lovers are in for a treat, with a three-in-one reggae concert dubbed ‘Roots Reggae At The Control.’ The concerts are organized by reggae musician Lioneyes Jasporah from the One Cell Foundation, a roots reggae band based in Brussels, Belgium. The band was formed in 2014....

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Riderman rocks fans in Christmas concert

Rapper Emery Gatsinzi, commonly known as Riderman, rocked concert goers at the launch of his latest ‘Filime’ mixtape on Monday at Petit Stade, Remera. The concert was graced by several artistes  including the likes of PGGSS 2 winner King James, former Tusker Project Fame contestant Gabiro, Queen...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

2017 was a journey of discovery for arts sector

Exhibitions, be it solo or group, are one of the cornerstones of the visual art industry. The exhibitions also serve as a forum for art enthusiasts to get up-close-and-personal with the artists, to partake in the artistic process through live painting sessions, and also to see the processes that...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Hundreds give their lives to Jesus after CLA Christmas drama

Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s flames, a Christmas drama presentation by Christian Life Assembly attracted up to 10,000 attendees and of these, 527 gave their lives to Jesus. The play run for five days and ended on Christmas Eve at the Nyarutarama based church. The play depicts what happens in life...

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Low turn up at Melodie, Knowless show

It had been anticipated to be one of the thrilling holiday season events, but music lovers thought otherwise. The concert dubbed “Holiday Cheer” featuring singers Knowless Butera and Bruce Melodie attracted few people on Saturday night. There were not more than 250 people in the Kigali Convention...

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Yemi Alade promises 'fireworks'

Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade has promised the best show in Kigali on the December 31 during the ‘New Year Count Down’ show at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC). The ‘Johnny’ singer took to Twitter to promise her fans in Rwanda “nothing but joy” when she gets to perform alongside Kenyan sensation...

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 12:00am

PHOTOS: Kayirebwa, Kidum entertain disporans at Konnect Gala despite sound interruptions

Members of the diaspora who are in Rwanda for festive season vacations enjoyed a memorable night thanks to exciting performances from legendary music duo Cécile Kayirebwa and Burundian zouk artiste Jean-Pierre Nimbona commonly known as Kidum. This was at a concert dubbed Rwanda Konnect Gala held...

Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Pomp as Radisson Blu Hotel unveils festive season package

Kigali is getting into the holiday mood with a variety of entertainment activities already underway in different hotels and event companies. Radisson Blu Hotel is one of the facilities that have lined up a series of fun-filled events throughout the festive season. The hotel kicked off the...

Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 12:00am

PHOTOS: ‘Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames’ excites theatre lovers

It is a scene of laughter and tears for those who turn up to watch Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames drama, which is being staged at Christian Life Assembly (CLA), Nyarutarama main auditorium. The evangelistic drama, which starts at exactly 6p.m every day, kicks off with Christ’s crucifixion that...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Jay Rwanda says winning Mister Africa International title came as a surprise

Winning the Mister Africa International 2017 - 2018 title came as a huge surprise for Rwanda’s top model, Jean de Dieu Ntabanganyimana, best known as Jay Rwanda. Jay won the continental title on December 2 in Lagos, Nigeria, beating 11 other contestants from different African countries to walk...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Heaven's Gates, Hell's Flames returns

Nyarutarama-based Christian Life Assembly (CLA) will present an internationally evangelistic drama ‘Heaven’s Gates, Hell’s Flames’ this week, starting today evening through Sunday. The 1:30 minute dramatic performance, that involves special sound and visual effects, stage...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

It's a packed festive season, take your pick!

As the festive season closes in, it is increasingly becoming clear that Kigali’s entertainment scene is growing bigger and better by the day as a number of social events have been lined up to help Rwandans to end 2017 and begin the new year in style. By far, this festive season has the biggest...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Mbonyi wins big at Groove Awards 2017

This year’s annual Groove Awards show was a glitzy affair as several big names on the local gospel music scene collected prizes. Israel Mbonyi was the biggest winner, bagging two top awards of the night; ‘Male Artiste of the Year’ and ‘ Songwriter of the Year’, beating Arsene Tuyi, Gentil Bigizi...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Inaugural competitive karaoke slated for Christmas Eve

Singers, start your warm-ups! Kigali’s first-ever organised competitive karaoke contest is finally here, and the stakes will be high as singers take to the stage at Club 514 at Kisementi in Kigali.   Dubbed, ‘The Caro-OK Festive Sing-Off’, the competition will bring together a host of karaoke...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Early Christmas for youngsters at kids festival

It was a weekend of fun for children who attended a two-day Christmas kids’ festival at Spiderman Game Centre in Masaka, which ended Sunday. Kids of different ages attended the festival, which was characterised by games and different play materials, which enabled the children to enjoy and get...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Kigali residents root for visually impaired children

As early as 7a.m on Saturday, residents of Kigali turned up in big numbers and gathered at the Gikondo Expo Grounds to show support and raise funds for children living with visual impairments.   The event, dubbed ‘I’m your eye’, saw the participants raise money to cater for the disabled kids...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Singer Bahati on how brush with death shaped his career

HE had a close brush with death in 1998, when a bus he was travelling in was ambushed by armed bandits in the north-western district of Rubavu. He was among the few people, who survived on the fateful day when genocidal armed bandits killed over 70 people who were on the bus. Surviving this...

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Top artistes to headline New Year Countdown

Nigerian Afro-pop songbird, Yemi Alade and Kenyan Afro-pop band, Sauti Sol will headline the New Year Countdown Concert that is slated for December 31, in Kigali. The highly billed concert, which will usher Rwandans and all concertgoers, into the New Year, will be staged at the Radisson Blu Hotel...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00am