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Rapper Prime’s debut album drops this month

Seven years after embarking on his musical journey, fast-rising local rapper Prime Mazimpaka is set to launch his debut album. Titled ‘A Thousand Hills Prodigy’, the 12-track album was produced at Green Ferry Music studio in Kicukiro by producer Nganji On The Beat, real name Dominic...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:23 AM

100 Days, 100 Questions forum due Friday

A forum designed to enlighten young Rwandans seeking answers to questions about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi will take place at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Friday. Dubbed ‘100 Days, 100 Questions’, the event will bring together experts drawn from different spheres of...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:20 AM

Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2018 lineup is out

A total of 19 theater and stage productions from across the globe have been lined up for this year’s edition of the Ubumuntu Arts Festival, according to Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company, the organisers. In its 4th year running, the three-day festival opens at the Kigali Genocide...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 10:54 PM

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, 12:47 AM

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, 4:01 PM

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, 12:00 AM

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...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11:19 PM

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, 11:14 PM

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, 12:00 AM

A look into Seka Fest’s first season

The inaugural Seka Fest comedy festival got off on the right footing in Kigali, on a weekend that was packed with various entertainment options. The festival evolved out of Seka Live Comedy, a comedy forum that first debuted in Kigali in March 2016. Both are the brainchild of local comedian...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:59 PM

Natty Dread for Rubavu reggae festival

It will be a weekend of reggae music on the beach as the Lakeside Restaurant and Beach Bar in Rubavu District throws a two-day reggae fiesta. The concerts are slated for Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1. Local reggae sensation Raphael Mitali Narcisse, best known as Natty Dread, will...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11:22 PM

Goethe Institut hosts final presentation by German artist Christian Peter

German artist Christian Peter spent six weeks in Kigali, during which time he participated in an exchange programme with Rwandan artists in a dialogue on different experiences and working techniques. On March 7, Peter also collaborated with the Kigali Centre For Photography in a project that...

Monday, March 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rwanda Sports Awards 2018 back

The Rwanda Sports Awards returns for its second edition, slated for March 30h at the Ubumwe Grand Hotel in Kigali. Organised by the East African Youth Development Agency, the inaugural edition took place on June 30th 2017 at the Kigali Serena Hotel. East African Youth Development Agency is the...

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:00 AM

Seka Live Comedy kicks off today

After two successful runs (March and June 2017), Seka Live Comedy returns to Kigali, this time as a two-day event under the brand Seka Live Festival. It kicks off today, March 24, with “Comedy on the bus”, where local comedians will get to entertain comedy lovers on buses plying selected town...

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 12:00 AM

Goût de France celebrates French gastronomy at Kigali Marriott

The Goût de France dinner at the Kigali Marriott hotel, on Wednesday night, took food lovers on a gastronomic journey into French culinary delights. Chef Elis Bond in the kitchen.  International chef Elis Bond from France was flown in specifically for the evening of exquisite food and...

Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:00 AM

DJ Africano on his experience at Spring Break in Atlanta

The venue was the Crazy Altanta Travel restaurant and bar in Downtown Atlanta, US and the event was Spring Break in Atlanta, on March 17. The musical event brought together a slew of US-based Rwandan hip-hop artistes, under the label, The Creative Genius (Jay Pac, Mr. Rock, Young P, and Boris),...

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 AM

Female artists hold group show in honour of women’s month

Six contemporary female artists took part in a female artist’s group show at Impact Hub in Kiyovu, Tuesday night. The show, in celebration of the women’s month of March, attracted contemporary visual artists, both local and international. Works on display ranged from paintings on 3D canvass to...

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Chris Schwagga tells the story of refugees through the lens

For his one man exhibition titled “Refuge”, photographer Christian Mbanza, better known as Chris Schwagga, settles for motorcycle helmets as the main materials to convey his message.  The helmets come in different shades of colour, with creative embellishments like protruding hair and wire...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:00 AM

Famous comedians to headline Seka comedy show

Popular stand-up comedians in the region have confirmed they will bring their humor to Kigali, at the comedy festival slated for March 24 and 25. The event will feature local comedians from Comedy Knights and popular standup comedians in the region like Salvado from Uganda, Kenyans Eric Omondi,...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kanyaburanga Art Centre, the newest art space opens in Kigali

An imposing stone installation made out of pebbles held together by wire mesh stands conspicuously at the entrance to the new Kanyaburanga Art Centre in Sonatubes, Kicukiro. The pebbles are embellished with colorful bits and pieces of scrap metal. Beautiful flowers blossom out of flower vases...

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00 AM