Budding artists headline Kigali Arts Festival launch


It was a blend of art and fashion at the first edition of Kigali Arts Festival held at Umubano Hotel, Kacyiru, on Saturday. The festival, which kicked off at 10am,...

Egyptian collections rock fashion night


It was a rich mix of fashion and culture at the Afro-Egyptian Fashion Night at Cleopatras Bar and Restaurant in Kimihurura on Friday evening.

Selous Game Reserve; a place you should visit not just once


As far as tourism is concerned, the African continent appears to have three major attractive spots. Some visitors go to the Arab North to see what Egypt, Morocco or Tunisia...

The Ben talks music, love life and returning home


Remarkably handsome, charming and full of talent is what sums up Ben Mugisha aka The Ben, one of Rwanda’s top RnB artists. It was not long ago that he embarked...

JOBSEEKER's DIARY: Love really doesn’t ask why

Disclaimer: What you’re about to read are my views and some of you may disagree with me which is okay because everyone is entitled to their opinion.

The other side of Isaano Arts Festival

Whenever there is a big date on the Kigali social events scene, it’s always my duty to bring you up to speed, not only on the nitty-gritty of the particular...

'But' it's a girl??

I met Patrick through a mutual friend. He had a quiet demeanor (without necessarily being uninteresting); he was my kind of guy. Before long we were exchanging texts and giggles...

Visiting the sick is a revered act

Visiting the sick is a responsibility and duty that a Muslim must fulfil. Abu Huraira quotes the Prophet as having said that the rights of one Muslim over another are...

Why Christians ought to observe lent


Lent began in the apostolic era and was universal in the ancient church. This perhaps explains why it is traditionally observed mainly by Catholics and some Protestant denominations. It is...

Poor sound mars growth of entertainment industry


Great sound is a must for any concert to be a success. But unfortunately this is not the case for the local music industry. We only have a taste of...

Weekend Proggie


Are you tired of staying indoors all weekend? Would you like to relieve some of the stress from the week? Here are a few suggestions;

Dating sites: Finding love by just the click of a mouse


The website is usually something like meetyourmatch.com, and there are hundreds of people joining it and creating accounts with the hope of finding ‘true love.’ Many may find this weird....

DEBATE: Should employers be strict on a dress code?

I have always been lucky to work in the creative industry where dress code is very flexible or honestly, even close to non-existent. The office manuals and contracts in all...



Local rapper Emery Gatsinzi, commonly known as Riderman, is a changed man, thanks to marriage and being a father. In December 2015, close to four months after they officially got...

Eric Soul on why locals shun cultural festivals


Last weekend, the fourth edition of Isaano Arts Festival, an annual music festival that seeks to celebrate and amplify African music from across the continent, kicked off at Petit Stade.

Gospel artiste Mugwiza comes of age


In a few days, Precious Nina Mugwiza will officially release her debut song Nduwawe. The gospel artiste is hoping to make her mark as one of the greatest gospel artistes...

Preps for Mashariki African Film Festival in high gear


Movie lovers have something to look forward to next month. Preparations for the second edition of the Mashariki African Film Festival (MAFF) slated for March 12 are on course.

Lamar, Swift shine at 2016 Grammys


There was something for everybody at the 2016 Grammy Awards held on Monday February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Mark Ronson’s high-spirited “Uptown Funk,” featuring...

BBA star Idris and Wema Sepetu to start reality TV show


Idris Sultan is pretty much excited about starting a family with Wema Sepetu and has even hinted that they will soon be shooting a reality TV show that will enable...

Angelique Kidjo says 'Africa on rise' in latest Grammy win

Angelique Kidjo, one of Africa's most prominent musicians, won her third Grammy on Monday and dedicated it to aspiring artists on the continent.

GRAMMYs: Taylor Swift wins album of the year


Taylor Swift's 1989 has won the coveted album of the year award at this year's Grammys in Los Angeles. The singer - who is the first woman to win the...

When Zambian musician Mwale fell in love with Rwanda


“Part of my soul is still here, and I will come back here no matter what. I wish to come back here and do more projects here.”

Diamond Platnumz Valentine's show turns chaotic


A Valentine’s show headlined by King of Bongo, Diamond Platnumz, turned into a battlefield as police engaged hundreds of young people in a showdown as they tried to break into...

[PHOTOS] 'Isaano Arts Festival' brings the rest of Africa to Rwanda


On Saturday, Isaano Arts Festival proved why it continues to be popular with live music fans. No one at Petit Stade, the venue of the event, was left standing when...