Charly & Nina: Breaking boundaries on the music scene

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Charly and Nina (or Charlyna Nina like they prefer to call themselves) first met in 2010 during music gig as backup singers, for Kitoko’s concert, but little did they know...

Fashionista Kabano on adding value to the Rwandan modelling industry

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What inspired the Rwanda Fashion Models Union?

The social events to look out for

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Entertainment activities are slowly resuming after the official commemoration week of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi ended on April 13.

One girl’s determination to fight genocide ideology through poetry

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Ange Theonastine Ashimwe is a young poet using her skills to preach unity and reconciliation. Although she can’t walk as a result of a disability, she actively participated in the...

Kwibuka23: Artistes join Rwandans to commemorate

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Music does not only play a key role in soothing the hearts of the millions who were affected by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, but it also helps preserve...

Remembering musicians killed during the Genocide

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The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left the music industry in tatters. Many of the artistes who were Tutsi did not survive the killings. Indeed some of the most popular...

Kwibuka23: Uwamahoro’s appeal to world leaders

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“Today I have the honor to speak for people who decided that their pain would not be in vain; a people who turned their hatred into sacred lessons for us...

Guma Guma contestants to visit Genocide memorial sites

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Primus Guma Guma music competition contestants will today begin a tour of different memorial sites as part of Bralirwa’s activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Bralirwa are...

Kwetu screens Genocide movies, proceeds to go to elderly survivors

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As the country continues to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, several Genocide related movies were screened at Kigali Serena Hotel on Sunday. People couldn’t hold back tears as...

Munyanshoza on why he chose to stick with commemoration music

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In 1992, a teenage Dieudonne Munyanshoza joined Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in the liberation struggle after he was suspected by local leaders of spying for the then rebel group.

How music helps Ntakirutimana cope with Genocide wounds

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“Genocide commemoration period is like a black night to me, I don’t even want to talk much about this hell month,” explains Ntakirutimana Felicien in this interview a day before...

Thou shall not kill

When I first heard about the latest chemical attack in Syria, I told myself I would not look at the pictures or any footage and so I deliberately turned off...

Tracing the role of music in promoting reconciliation

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In 2001, Rwandan folk musician Simon Bikindi was arrested and transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). In December 2008, the tribunal convicted Bikindi of direct and public...

Kwetu Film to screen commemoration movies

Local movies that commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are set for a special screening at the Kwetu Film Institute in Kigali. The screenings will take place today (Friday,...

Red Rocks unveils plan to spur conservation through culture

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Musanze-based Red Rocks ecotourism and cultural centre has released a line-up of annual activities to promote conservation and tourism for sustainable development. The Red Rocks Rwanda cultural initiative is a...

German veteran film director Schlondorff in town

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Oscar award-winning German film director Volker Schlondorff is in town. He arrived in Kigali on Sunday and will facilitate a filmmaking master class at the Kwetu Film Institute in Kagugu...

Father of three wins Primus Babongere promotion car

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Sunday was like any other day for Francois Nsabimana. He visited his local bar for a drink but after his sixth beer, he hit a jackpot. Under the crown of...

Teta Diana meets Stromae

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Local musician Teta Diana is having a good stay in Belgium but her journey there got even better when she had the chance to meet Rwandan-born Belgian super star, Stromae.

Mashariki Film Festival awards best filmmakers

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Six filmmakers walked away with different awards at the closing ceremony of the Mashariki African Film Festival in Kigali over the weekend.

Mayonde, Nyamitali shine at Jazz Junction show

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Friday evening was a night of Jazz as sensational Mayonde Masya staged a memorable performance at Kigali Jazz Junction’s second Edition (Season III) held at Kigali Serena Hotel’s Auditorium.

Navio's Jameson show marred by low turn up

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It was a long wait for revelers before they could catch a glimpse of Ugandan rapper Navio Kigozi at the Jameson Connects Rwanda activation on Fridaynight. The show attracted a...