'African Queens' exhibition opens at Heaven Restaurant

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‘African Queens’, a solo art exhibition by visual artist Willy Karekezi, opened at the Heaven Restaurant in Kiyovu on Saturday.

Ugandan actors set for Rwanda study tour

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Ugandan actors, Douglas Dubois Sebamala aka Simon and Shebbe Khan, also known as Tony, famous in the Ugandan TV series Second Chance, are expected in Rwanda for a five-day study...

Rwandans in USA toast to President Kagame's victory

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On Friday, a week after President Paul Kagame was re-elected in a landslide victory, Rwandans living in the US and friends of Rwanda gathered to celebrate his victory.

'Rwanda Turn Up' tour kicks off in Musanze

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It was a display of talent as the Rwanda Turn Up kicked off in Northern Province on Saturday. Residents of Musanze town and nearby areas thronged the district’s Ubworoherane stadium...

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather to remember Kamaliza at special music concert

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Hundreds flocked Kigali Serena Hotel to celebrate the life of music legend Kamaliza on Saturday evening. The show, dubbed 'Umurage Nyawo Kamaliza Concert', was organised by the Rwandan Diaspora students...

Empra Jahboy’s long walk to Dancehall fame

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Empra Jahboy (real names Bonny Gakunde) believes he was born a musician. However it wasn’t until 2011, while in high school that he came to that realization and he has...

'I am the Future' music contest to unearth Rwanda’s new talent

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David Tuyishimire, also known as producer David, is a local music producer and CEO of Future Records. He is the brains behind ‘I am the Future’, a countrywide music competition...

DJ Spin nominated for Sauti Awards 2017

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DJ Spin has been nominated for this year’s Sauti Awards under the DJ of the Year East Africa category.

What's on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mighty Popo on the rise of'Kigali Up'

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Every year since 2011, the ‘Kigali Up’ music festival has brought together world-famous musicians for a weekend of live musical performances and other fun activities in Kigali.

WORD HAS IT...

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Word reaching our desk is that musicians The Ben and Meddy will headline the Intsinzi concert to celebrate the re-election of President Paul Kagame this month. President Kagame registered a...

Tresor Riziki to headline Blankets and Wine festival

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Award winning South Africa based musician Tresor Riziki is coming to Rwanda. The multi platinum selling Congolese born singer-songwriter and producer is scheduled to perform at the first edition of...

Sintex to spice up Seka Live comedy show

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Upcoming Afro dancehall artiste Sintex, real name Arnold Kabera, has been doing music since 2012, but with little visibility.

KigaliUp Festival returns bigger and better

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It will be two festivals in one at this year’s KigaliUp Music Festival, with a parallel festival dedicated specifically to children. Previously, the festival has targeted mostly the adult audience,...

Umuhanzi in live album recording concert

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This year has seen a number of gospel album launches and concerts. On September 3, renowned gospel musician, René Patrick will join the list with the hosting of a live...

All set for 'Rwanda Turn Up' tour

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Local artistes are gearing up for ‘Rwanda Turn Up’ music tour that will see them perform in different parts of the country.

Tanzanian rapper Darassa to rock Kigali

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Renowned Tanzanian singer and songwriter Darassa will headline the maiden ‘Pressing Forward’ show on August 11 at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali).

‘Runtown Experience Kigali’ will thrill Rwandans, say organisers

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Kigali has of late become a concert hub in East Africa with numerous notable artistes performing in the city. Rwanda has recently hosted big names in the music industry including...

My grandfather inspired me to join TV - Bachoo

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Zwena Musaniwabo, commonly known as Bachoo, is a television presenter at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA). She hosts ‘Out and About Rwanda’ show. The 25-year-old journalism graduate is pursuing a Master’s...

Melody releases presidential campaign victory song

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During presidential campaigns, musicians had a significant impact as they entertained people during rallies. And now, R&B singer, Bruce Melody, has released a single called Ntidukina, a song dedicated to...

Renowned preachers to grace women’s conference in Kigali

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International preachers and motivational speakers will headline a four-day women’s conference scheduled to take place at Radisson Blu Hotel and Kigali Convention Centre starting on August 8.

Brussels to host next edition of Kigali Fashion Week

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Kigali Fashion Week (KFW) is arguably one of the biggest fashion events in the country. It brings together outstanding local and regional designers, as well as models.

Alpha Blondy to perform at 'Kigali Up' music festival

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Renowned reggae singer Seydou Kone alias Alpha Blondy are expected to perform at the Kigali Up music festival slated for August 19 to 20.

'The Messengers' thrill fans in gospel comedy show

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The Messengers, a Christian comedy group, thrilled revelers with rib-cracking jokes, dance and music at Healing Centre Church, Remera on Sunday evening.