Entertainment

Remorseful Koffi Olomide to perform in Kenya

Congolese Lingala maestro Koffi Olomide is set to perform in Kenya during the Devolution Conference that will be held in Kakamega between April 24 and 26. A remorseful Koffi made the revelation about his upcoming gig in a video shared on social media. “My brothers and sisters in Kenya I...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:49pm

Dame Mirren says streaming is ‘devastating’ for cinema

Dame Helen Mirren (ictured) has said the rise of watching films on streaming services at home is “devastating” for people who want to make films for the big screen. “It’s devastating for people like my husband, film directors, because they want their movies to be watched in...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:42pm

White German woman claims ‘True African’ After Baptism

Martina Big, born Martina Adam, has taken the crown for most offensive blackface portrayal in modern history. She gained media attention when she made headlines last year for wanting to become a black woman. Big used melanin injections to literally turn her skin black. She went from a pale, blonde...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:37pm

Kwibuka24: Kwetu screens Genocide movies, proceeds to go to survivors

A documentary by Rwandan filmmaker, Eric Kabera, was shown at Kigali Cultural and Exhibition Village on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing 24th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Titled, ‘100 Days’, the movie takes viewers through events of what happened during the...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 4:09pm

Kwibuka24: Celebrities release tribute song to Genocide victims

As Rwandans across the world continue to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for the 24th time, local celebrities from both the music and film industry have sent out a message of solidarity, through music. On April 10, a team of local filmmakers released a visual song titled, Hora...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:59am

Green Ferry Music artistes release Genocide commemoration song

When the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi unfolded Prime Mazimpaka, Ice Nova and Weya Viatora were not yet born. The three are the voices behind Icumu n’Ingabo, a tear-jerking song in memory of Genocide victims.  Even the song’s producer, 27-year-old Dominique Ngabonziza, aka...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:30am

Kwibuka 24: Celebrities send messages of solidarity

As Rwandans across the world commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for the 24th time, local celebrities have sent out messages of solidarity with Rwandans especially the survivors The New Times spoke to. Below are the messages shared by the celebrities reached out to by The New Times:...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:27am

Senderi releases Genocide commemoration song

Local artiste Eric Senderi last week released a new song, ‘Amateka Yacu’, in honour of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The song is the 47th on the list of commemoration songs that the Kirehe District-born singer has released over the years. He says that remembering the...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:50pm

Kwetu Film Institute to screen Genocide movies

As Rwandans mark the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, starting today, Kwetu Film Institute will be screening Genocide-related movies, it has said. The movies will be screened from April 9-14 at the Kigali Serena Hotel, starting 6:30p.m. After each screening, there will be a...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:32pm

DJ Pius, Charly na Nina on a music tour

After recently parting ways with their long-time manager Alex Muyoboke, female musical duo Charly na Nina went on a musical hiatus that kept fans guessing what their next move would be.   The Zahabu singers have been hard at work, securing performance contracts both from the...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:04pm

Visually impaired children from India stage thrilling performance in Kigali

Visually impaired children from India staged a spectacular choral performance in Kigali on Wednesday night, in solidarity with the people of Rwanda ahead of the 24th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi (Kwibuka 24). The official weeklong remembrance period starts Saturday,...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 2:14pm

WORD HAS IT...

The Ben spotted in Uganda US-based Rwandan singer The Ben was this past weekend spotted in Kampala, Uganda hanging out with dancehall queen Sheebah. Even though the R&B singer previously said he was coming back to East Africa soon, he did not specify when or where his trip would start. We...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:49am

Easter holiday events you can’t afford to miss!

Easter is here. Many of you will have a day off on Good Friday, tomorrow, the first day of a four-day long Easter holiday. Those looking for a place to have a good time need look no further as we have you covered with an array of events happening around Kigali and elsewhere in the country during...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00am

Top African artistes to perform in Kigali

Local artistes will have a chance to share the stage with some of the continent’s biggest musical names at a special concert in Kigali this month. The concert is one of the side events lined up at the forthcoming Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW), a flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:24pm

Rapper Zebeday Nasty C to headline Kigali concert today

South African rapper, songwriter and record producer Nasty C (Pictured) will today perform at a concert in Kibagabaga, Kigali. The show will take place at Platinum Club, starting at 10p.m. Nasty C, real name David Junior Nsikayesizwe Ngcobo, is best known for his 2017 mega hit Mad Over You. His...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 11:14pm

Charly na Nina, Makanyaga gear up for European tour

Music enthusiasts in Europe will be treated to a series of concerts by Rwanda’s duo Charly na Nina, as well as oldies music icon Abdul Makanyaga, next month. Their first concert is scheduled for May 5 in Belgium, where they will perform alongside DJ Princess Flor, a Rwandan DJ based in...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:54pm

Despite downpour, thousands attend Sinach, Bizimana Easter concert

Revelers braved a heavy downpour on Easter Sunday at Amahoro National Stadium parking lot, in Remera, to watch their favourite gospel musicians do what they do best. The concert, that was organised by renowned local gospel artiste Patient Bizimana, attracted a mammoth crowd that danced throughout...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Upcoming comedians impress despite low turn up

Despite artistes expected to perform failing to turn up, upcoming stand-up comedians made sure revellers were entertained with jokes and music from DJ Tyga, who proved his undisputed skills on the decks. Hosted by fellow comedian Michael Sengazi, the show brought together a number of young...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 7:59pm

Kanyaburanga officially joins visual arts scene

The visual art scene has welcomed its latest entrant, Kanyaburanga Art Centre, in what was a well-attended official launch event Saturday night.   Not even a heavy downpour that took up the better part of the evening could dampen the mood. Ntagara Djamal (centre) shares a light moment...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Phyllisia Ross, King James impress at Kigali Jazz Junction

Despite a Friday evening downpour and a drizzle that could not go away till late, Kigali Jazz Junction lovers could not be stopped as they filled up the marquee at Kigali Serena Hotel in their numbers to see American singer Phyllisia Ross and Rwanda’s very own King James perform. It was an...

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 4:15pm