Arts festival slated this weekend

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Kigali Arts Festival (KAF) is once again bringing together a creative community of artisans, and during its third edition, the event will feature seasoned artists and up-and-coming ones, who will...

Why the AMAA nominees gala night flopped

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It had been touted as one of the events to make it on the list of the social events of the year. But the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs)...

How Primus Guma Guma grand finale unfolded

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They came, they saw and they finally conquered. It was all fun and excitement on Saturday as Dream Boys emerged the winners of Primus GumaGuma Super Star Season 7 (PGGSS7),...

Dream Boys win Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season 7 title

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Dream Boys emerged the winners of Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season 7 (PGGSS7) on Saturday evening, walking away with the grand prize of Rwf24m.

Indian star Zargar explains the inspiration behind his song, 'Oh My Rwanda'

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Indian singer, composer, writer and actor SUHAIL ZARGAR was recently in Rwanda, where he staged a musical performance as part of activities to mark the World Refugee Day.

Kidum, Beauty for Ashes to perform at Kigali Jazz Junction

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For the first time since its inception in 2014, gospel music lovers will have something to call their own at the Kigali Jazz Junction. Celebrated local gospel music band, Beauty...

Mr Eazi for Kigali show on Liberation Day

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Sensational Nigerian singer Mr Eazi is expected to perform in Kigali July 3, alongside local artistes Bruce Melody, Charly & Nina, and the Neptunez Band.

Kalume on the therapeutic power of poetry

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Fefe Kalume describes poetry as “a psychological remedy which strengthens the weak and gives hope to those who believe.” “It restores joy to the bruised hearts,” he adds, and this...

Misigaro to grace Beauty for Ashes concert

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US-based Rwandan gospel singer, songwriter, and worship leader Adrien Misigaro is set to perform live in Kigali next month. Misigaro, along with local gospel sensation Aime Uwimana, are the only...

Meet Rumariza, the self-made artist

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Brave Rumariza is fast becoming one of Rwanda’s most promising artists. Known as Brave Tangs in the art world, Rumariza is an artist with a focus on painting. Having joined...

Michael Ross to headline Summer Beach Fest 2017

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Ugandan musician Michael Ross Kakooza will headline the Summer Beach festival scheduled to take place in Musanze and Rubavu districts. The 35-year-old artiste is known for songs such as Show...

How Nyamitari charted a successful music journey

Patrick Nyamitari is living testimony of the lengths to which humility and versatility can take a musician on their career path. Born in 1986, the singer, songwriter and performer is...

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Fun, fitness at Waka Warrior obstacle race

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Finally the day came and when it did, it turned out to be one of healthy, fun and action packed outdoor activities, but also a day of military style drills...

Rudatsimburwa on the evolution of ‘old school’ band Nubian Gypsies

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Rwandan musical band Nubian Gypsies is known to many as the old school band partly because of the age bracket of some of the band members but also partly of...

Ikwiize, Kigali’s newest fashion brand

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Ikwiize means 'to dress fully, embodying modesty and dignity', explains Joanita Kayonga, the managing partner of Ikwiize Fashion House. Over the past weeks, it is an explanation she has had...

Coke Studio: Melodie misses out on collabo with Jason Derulo

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Bruce Melodie, the first Rwandan musician to participate in Coke Studio Africa, will not be among the artistes to collaborate with American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.

Guma Guma: Christopher cries foul as organisers warn contestants

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The 2017 Primus Guma-Guma Super Star (PGGSS7) music competition is edging closer to the grand finale in which the lucky winner will walk away with Rwf24million. At this point of...

Mbonyi returns with a new album

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It’s been long since gospel singer Israel Mbonyi, one of the most popular Christian music artistes in the country, released a new song. Now, after an equally long absence from...

Forbes names 100 highest-paid celebrities in 2017

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs is the top earner on Forbes' list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities. The magazine says the artiste, formerly known as Puff Daddy, brought in $130 million from...

PHOTOS: Low turn up at Soul Bangs’ show

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Guinean R&B and soul maestro Souleymane Bangoura (stage name Soul Bangs) mesmerised revellers at One Love in Kimihurura during his Kigali performance last weekend.

PHOTOS: Guma Guma final road show excites Rubavu residents

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The grand finale of the 7th edition of the Primus Guma-Guma Super Star (PGGSS7) annual music competition is drawing closer after the contestants concluded performances on the road in all...

PHOTOS: Fashion galore at CollectiveRW Fashion Show grand finale

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It was the perfect climax to a week of exquisite fashion at the grand finale of the 2017 CollectiveRW Fashion Week at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village Saturday night.

Teacher Mpamire on his comedy career and mimicking President Museveni

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I caught up with the Ugandan comedian Herbert Mendo Ssegujjaaka Teacher Mpamire at the Mirror Hotel in Remera a day after his maiden stage appearance in Rwanda, at the Seka...

Lion Imanzi on his career journey as MC, singer and journalist

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MC, musician and journalist, Lion Imanzi, as known to many, is notably one of the few celebrity MCs to stay in the limelight for many years. As he reminisces the...