Moses Opobo

Seka Live returns for fourth edition

With three successful seasons under its belt, the ‘Seka Live’ comedy series can only get better. Now organisers have announced July 1 as the date for the 4th edition, and the venue remains the same — the outside marquee at Kigali Serena Hotel. ‘Seka Live’ is a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9:13 PM

Ice Nova drops ‘Ubuvanganzo I’ album

Ice Nova is one of the budding rappers signed to Green Ferry Music, a fast-rising local music label based in Kicukiro. After two years with the label, the 22-year-old, real name Olivier Ishimwe, has put out his first studio album, which he will be officially launching soon. Titled Ubuvanganzo I,...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 8:09 PM

Consolation Walk: Commemorating International Day of the African Child

Today is the International Day of the African Child. The day is celebrated on June 16 every year to commemorate the students’ uprising in Soweto, South Africa in 1976, when over 10,000 black students from Soweto marched in protest of the poor quality of their education. The protest march also...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:59 PM

Sembene film screens in Kigali

A film in honour of Senegalese film director, producer and writer Ousmane Sembene will be screened in Kigali today. The film, Sembene, will be screened at the Rwanda Arts Initiative (RAI) premises in Kimihurura at 6pm. The screening is part of the Sembene Across Africa project, under which a...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:49 PM

Catching the World Cup fever

For the next month, the eyes of the world will be glued to the 2018 FIFA World Cup football bonanza that started in Russia yesterday. Fans’ hearts and minds will be with their favourite teams in a sporting tradition that has been known to inflame passions in traditional football fans and...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11:00 PM

Pili Pili brings World Cup action to Kigali

Since opening to the public in 2016, Pili Pili has cultivated a reputation as the ultimate outdoor sports bar in Kigali. On Sunday, Pili Pili will host the official World Cup opening party with Coca Cola starting at 2pm. The facility boasts of seven large screens and three separate dishes,...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 10:36 PM

KNC promises mega album launch

Charles Kakooza Nkuriza has been there and done it all as far as the local showbiz scene is concerned. Better known as KNC, his stage moniker, he has tried his talents in acting, comedy, music (singing and production), and media entrepreneurship, among others. As a musician, he will be launching...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 1:43 AM

Ejo Heza Break-dance competition is back

The annual youth hip hop and Break dance competition, Ejo Heza is back. In its third year running, this year’s event is slated for Saturday June 16, at the Rafiki Club in Nyamirambo. The event is organised by Abatanguha, a local hip hop and break-dance group that was created through a merger...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7:21 PM

The Ben, Meddy release mega collabo

Released on Youtube two days ago, ‘Lose Control’ is not the first musical collaboration between Meddy and The Ben, arguably the country’s most gifted R&B musicians. But it could be the biggest so far, going by the number of views and the reactions from their fans from...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9:18 PM

Nigerian author Onyeka Nwelue brings book reading session to Kigali

Nigerian novelist, cultural entrepreneur and filmmaker Onyeka Nwelue will hold a book reading session for one of his books in Kigali on Friday, June 8. Nwelue, best known for his 2009 book, ‘Abyssinian Boy’, will be reading from his latest novel, ‘The Beginning of Everything...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9:09 PM

PGGSS season 8: Who is who?

Not many people had heard of the name Jay C, real name Jean Claude Muhire, before March, when finalists for this year’s Primus Guma Guma Super Star competition were unveiled. The exercise, held in mid March, is organised by Bralirwa’s premier brand Primus, in partnership with the Price...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 5:00 AM

Ibaaku’s sonic and visual show ends in dissapointment

After promising a lot for his sonic and visual showcase in Kigali over the weekend, Senegalese DJ/producer Ibaaku could only deliver so much. Hardly had the show gotten underway at the venue –the Bel Air Bar and Restaurant in Gishushu-Remera on Saturday night, when the police showed up in...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:00 AM

Senegal’s DJ Ibaaku to thrill Kigali music lovers

For the last two years, he has been touring the world, mostly Europe, taking his latest project, Alien Cartoon to his global fans. Now, Senegalese DJ cum music producer Ibaaku (real name Stephen Bassene) is bringing the party to Kigali this weekend. Ibaaku jetted into the country Wednesday...

Friday, June 1, 2018, 4:00 AM

Berita talks Afrosoul music, culture and African fashion

“As an artiste it’s easy to get comfortable, and I took a decision this year that instead of talking about it, it’s time to venture out to the world, the goal being to go to different parts of Africa first, before heading to Europe and the rest of the world,” said an excited...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5:27 AM

More than just music at Berita’s Live and Unplugged show

It was an experience that went beyond the singer’s soulful and acoustic music set at the Berita Live and Unplugged show in Kigali on Saturday night. When south Africa-based Zimbabwean songstress Berita (Gugulethu Khumalo) took to the stage at the Kigali Cultural Village, it was not...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 12:48 PM

Are you living a social media lie?

Early last year, Ditch the Label, a pro-equality and anti-bullying international charity commissioned a tell-all video clip titled; Are you living an Insta lie? Social Media Vs Reality. In the three minute clip, the lie we live on social media is vividly portrayed vis-a-vis our real lives. In the...

Friday, May 25, 2018, 3:50 AM

Rwanda Art Museum opens to public

The country’s sole museum of contemporary art, the Rwanda Art Museum opened to the public on Friday, and the symbolism of the chosen date was not lost on guests. The launch coincided with global celebrations to mark International Museum Day, marked every May 18th. There could not have been...

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4:13 AM

Tom Close gears up for 7th album

In the last five years or so following his graduation from medical school, he has successfully juggled music and his medical practice but earning much fame from the former than the latter. But that is not to mean that Tom Close is about to drop his stethoscope to exclusively focus on music. He...

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3:00 AM

Zimbabwe’s Berita to perform at Live and Unplugged show in Kigali

Zimbabwean born Afrosoul songbird Berita is set to stage a performance in Kigali this month. The show, dubbed, Live and Unplugged, is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, at the newly opened Kigali Cultural Village. Organised by Afrogroov, a local events company, Berita’s show, her first in...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 4:07 AM

The woes of a visual artist

At 64 years of age, Epa Binamungu has rightfully earned the title of “first elder of Rwandan art”. In 2016, Binamungu marked 45 years of his eventful journey as a visual artist with a group exhibition that brought together 23 local visual artists at his Inganzo Art Gallery in Masaka...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 3:27 AM