House of Tayo's flash of fame in Hollywood


Peter Junior Nyong’o, a younger brother to Oscar-winning actress Lupita Amondi Nyong’o, accompanied his sister to the premiere of Black Panther, which took place in Los Angeles on January 29.

VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres to set up centre in Rwanda to conserve mountain gorillas


Famous American comedienne, television personality and actor, Ellen DeGeneres will soon set up a facility in Rwanda for Dian Fossey’s work to help protect the critically endangered mountain gorillas in...

Rwandan celebrities mourn Mowzey Radio


There is no doubt that music by the Goodlyfe Crew, Mowzey Radio and Weasel, is very popular in Rwanda and the death of Radio, real name Moses Ssekibogo, has been...

Davido coming back to Rwanda

Nigerian superstar Davido will early next month stage another show in Kigali. It will be the second time Davido performs in Rwanda, following his July 2014 Liberation concert.

Artistes seek to enroll in Nyundo music school

Nyundo School of Music and Arts, the only music school in Rwanda, is increasingly attracting the attention of local artistes, including famous names, who are eager to grow their musical...

VIDEO: Meet Kagaju, the 17-year-old songbird


FROM her adorable voice to the way she flawlessly holds her guitar, 17-year-old Ange Rita Kagaju is a young girl whose talent is destined for greatness. No wonder she impressed...

VIDEO: 13-year-old Mugisha set to redefine gospel music


WITH just a pen and piece of paper, he locked himself in a room. Twenty five minutes later, he walked out with a song ready for recording. This was in...

Silent disco returns tomorrow

Kigali partiers will get to party quietly in what has become known as silent disco. The first edition of the party was held in 2015, and its second edition in...

Miss Rwanda 2018 beauty pageant enters crucial stage


Who will be Miss Rwanda 2018? That question will be settled in less than a month from now, at the Miss Rwanda 2018 grand finale slated for February 24, at...

Seven selected to represent Kigali at Miss Rwanda 2018


Auditions for Miss Rwanda 2018 climaxed Saturday evening at the Hilltop Hotel in Remera, with seven girls chosen to represent the City of Kigali. The auditions brought to a close...

Ntamukunzi uses music to convince exiles to return


A former rebel in the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Theogene Ntamukunzi, has for the last 22 years used music to persuade Rwandans in exile to return...

All set for Christian dance festival on Sunday


Christian music lovers will be treated to spiritually uplifting performances in a one-day festival, dubbed Christian Dance Festival (CDF), at Petit Stade in Remera on Sunday. The festival, in its...

Jazz artistes pay tribute to Hugh Masekela


When news broke of the passing of jazz legend Hugh Masekela on Tuesday, messages of condolences from fans and fellow musicians poured in from near and far. The New Times...

What's on this weekend?

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...

Rapper Uwineza on why she turned to gospel music


The Pink has been in the music industry for a long time. Born Clarisse Uwineza, the rapper has been singing since 2007, doing mainly secular music. “I have brothers who...

Safi releases third song as solo artiste


Former Urban Boys member Safi Madiba Niyibikora seems to be determined to grow his solo career a few months after leaving the Rwandan musical group.

Tanzanian artiste to headline two shows in Rwanda


Renowned Tanzanian musician and dancer Harmonize, (pictured), will soon headline two concerts in Rwanda.

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies


Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said...

AUDIO: Female duo release new gospel collabo


Local female gospel singers, Diana Kamugisha and rapper The Pink, born Clarisse Uwineza, have released a brand new collabo dubbed, Mpanagurwe.

Young Grace makes musical comeback

Grace Abayizera popularly known as Young Grace is back on the music scene after taking a break to focus on her businesses.

SAG Awards winners list 2018


Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the...

Singer Diamond moves to invest in Rwanda


When Tanzanian singer Diamond Platinumz posted on his Instagram last week that he is looking for a palatial home to buy in Rwanda, many thought it was just a publicity...

Big turn up for Miss Rwanda auditions in Huye, Kayonza


Huye district witnessed the best public turnout and crowd reaction as the regional search for Miss Rwanda 2018 headed to the Southern Province on Saturday.

KNC to launch 4th album


Musician cum media entrepreneur and entertainer, Charles Kakooza Nkuriza aka KNC is planning the launch of his 4th studio album- Heart Desire.