An American’s love story with the ‘land of a thousand hills’


He has visited Rwanda 25 times in the last decade, 23 of them in the past five years. This year alone, he plans to visit Rwanda five more times, having...

Award winning Jazz artiste Somi on her career and musical plans


Somi, real name Laura Kabasomi Kakoma, is the 2018 NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Jazz Album. The Rwandan US- based jazz artiste and songwriter recently held an exclusive jazz...

Helping themselves?

I went to school with several girls whose parents worked for NGOs and Aid Agencies and I know I wasn’t the only one who wished to land a similar job...

Of apathy and bliss

Towards the end of my teens, I suddenly developed obsessive interest in the state of the world. I watched the news and saw the devastation that humans were causing to...

Ngamije finds her footing in modeling


As a child, she did not dream about the glitzy runways in Paris or New York; she wanted to be a nurse.

PHOTOS: Meet the Miss Rwanda 2018 finalists


The final pre-selection of Miss Rwanda 2018 took place last week and 20 out of 35 contestants were chosen for the finale of the annual beauty pageant. The girls are...

3Hills delights couples at Valentine’s Day show


Kigali music band 3Hills made it a night to remember for revellers who showed up at the Valentine’s Day celebrations held on Wednesday at Park Inn Hotel’s JJ Club in...

Poor turn-up at Valentine’s Comedy show


Organisers of the Valentine’s Day comedy show featuring Ugandan funny man Patrick Idringi “Salvador” had little to smile about, thanks to a poor crowd turn out. The show at the...

K-Club re-launches today


Kigali party lovers have reason to smile, as the popular K-Club nightspot in Nyarutarama reopens its doors to the public today. The club closed shop towards the end of last...

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.


Music duo Charly & Nina have had an eventful two years. Not much was known of their talent until they hired musician manager Alex Muyoboke. If you have been following...

PHOTOS: Singer Somi thrills fans in exclusive solo performance


Kigali jazz lovers were treated to a live performance by New York based jazz vocalist and songwriter in an exclusive solo concert at Kigali Marriott Hotel, on Tuesday night.

What is your ideal Valentine’s gift?


Today is Valentine’s Day; a day that is synonymous with giving and sharing. People, especially lovers go out of their way to find that special something in a bid to...

Get a special Valentine’s Day treat in Kigali


If you do not believe in celebrating love every February 14, this is not for you. However, if you do, chances are that you are looking forward to an exquisite...

Street dance competition hits climax


A cash prize of Rwf1,000,000 is up for grabs as the first edition of the National Street Dance competition hits the climax this weekend. The National Street Dance is a...

[PHOTOS & VIDEO] Miss Rwanda 2018: Flurry of activity at boot camp


The 20 finalists of Miss Rwanda 2018 started their weekend travelling east to the Nyamata-based Golden Tulip Hotel for the semi-final phase of the beauty pageant.

Somi to perform in Kigali tomorrow

Jazz, classical and African music enthusiasts in Kigali will tomorrow be treated to an evening of live artistic and world-class Jazz by US-based Rwandan vocalist and songwriter Somi.

[PHOTOS & VIDEO] The Habyarimanas: Rwanda’s skating couple


You have probably watched a viral video on social media of a couple skating in wedding attire, that is none other than Abdoul Karim Habyarimana and his wife Firidausi Uwase...

Black Panther emphasis on black imagination, creation and liberation


A jolt of a movie, Black Panther creates wonder with great flair and feeling partly through something Hollywood rarely dreams of anymore: myth. Most big studio fantasies take you out...

Boy Band Active on their 4 year musical journey


The year was 2013, Tizzo, Olivis, real names, Thierry Mugiraneza, Olivier Mugabo, respectively and Dereck Sano walked into studio to record their collabo 'Uri Mwiza'.

Uzuri K&Y’s 5 year footwear journey


One step can lead to a thousand miles, so goes the popular adage. For Kevine Kagirimpundu and her colleague Ysolde Shimwe, their passion for fashion paid off when they started...

Things I wish people didn’t do on Sunday

Times have really changed because not so long ago, all most people did on any given Sunday was go to Church, have a hearty lunch and go to bed early...

Know when to check your radicalism at the door

Recently, my cousin caused shame to our family. (I always thought I would be the first to do that.) She went into a war of words with the village Mother’s...

Kigali to host regional visual art forum


Rwandan visual artists have a reason to smile, as the regional arts market- East Africa Art Biennale, comes to Kigali for the first time.