[PHOTOS]: Mi Casa rock fans in Kigali


House music and jazz enthusiasts were treated to a memorable performance by renowned South African outfit-Mi Casa at People's Club in Kacyiru, on Tuesday night.

Rastafarians celebrate Bob Marley birthday


Thirty five years after the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley passed on, his legacy still lives on, thanks largely to the messages of love and unity that his music espoused.

[PHOTOS]: Kigali has plenty to offer during WEF


Kigali is a busy city throughout the week. As delegates unwind from their busy meetings at the opening of the World Economic Forum today, a visit at some of these...

New girl band storms music scene


Chic band, a new outfit comprising four talented Rwandan singers and an American has hit the music scene. The new, unique, and classy group with incredible voices will certainly raffle...

South Africa's Mi Casa to rock Kigali tonight


You have listened or danced to catchy beats of Mi Casa band like Your Body, Chasing the Sun, La Vida and Tuale Fofofo featuring Keya’s Sauti Sol, but you haven’t...

[PHOTOS]: Folk music nostalgia as Gakondo Group resumes weekly shows


Gakondo Group treated traditional music lovers to mesmerising performances at Hotel des Mille Collines on Friday evening.

Olivier Tuyisenge on how he became a poet


21-year-old Olivier Tuyisenge studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for his A Levels at Groupe Scolaire Kigeme A in Nyamagabe District. But that is not to say that he has his...

Kigali Portal: Connecting Rwanda to the world


“What’s happening over there?” patrons asked one after the other while gesturing towards a small dimly lit dark room adjacent to the main event floor. People furiously dashed in and...

Using art to fight HIV stigma


Judith Kaine is the founder and Creative Director of Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga (To Create, To See, To Learn), a public-art project that uses visual and street arts to highlight social...

Hard work doesn't guarantee high pay

May 1st is International Labour Day or Workers’ Day as some call it and it is widely celebrated across the world although frankly, there’s little to celebrate.

Broke? Here's how to survive

Being broke is a bitter fact of adult life. To be broke is to be without money, to be penniless and, like we all know; no money, no life.

This thing called dowry

We recently got our first sister-in-law and I love her to death. Okay not to death because I don’t think I would willingly leave this world without having found a...

Local gospel group eye top prize in Groove Awards 2015


Following their nomination for one of the most prestigious music awards in the region, Groove Awards, Alarm Ministries are optimistic to emerge among the winners.

Genocide survivor uses music to promote peace


When the Genocide against the Tutsi broke out in 1994, Jean Claude Yvan Akirimari, alias Engineer Kibuza, was only four years old. They had been living peacefully in Kigali but...

Weekend Proggie


After a long and busy week, you probably just want to relieve some of the stress. Are you looking for entertainment beyond your living room couch? Worry not; we have...

Are you hooked? How social media is affecting our lives


When television personality Ken Eugene Anangwe started reading news at Contact FM in 2008, he knew that he was making a difference and playing his part in contributing to the...

21 QUESTIONS: I’m not as talkative as I am on TV or radio...


Her voice is popular on morning radio shows; her face has been spotted many times on stage and even in night clubs. She is a deejay, emcee, dancer, actress, radio...

DEBATE: Does social media affect people's lives?

When Mark Zuckerberg and his friends sat in their dorm at Harvard University and came up with Facebook, I don’t think that they had any idea how big their innovation...

Mulindi-Japan One Love to host Bob Marley festival


Mulindi-Japan One Love is known for being the only venue in town that hosts Bob Marley concerts, and now the management of the place is back with even a bigger...

'Words That Kill' to be screened at Kigali Genocide memorial

Kwibuka film screening and conversations continue this week with the Kigali Genocide Memorial screening a film about the role of hate media and propaganda before and during the 1994 Genocide...

[PHOTOS]: Vulnerable kids find home at Niyo Cultural Centre


When you visit several art centres around Kigali, you immediately realise its more than visual arts being displayed there. Apart from the paintings hanging on the walls of the galleries,...

[PHOTOS]: Doriane Kundwa misses out on continental crown


She had been highly favoured to go all the way after garnering impressive online votes to take part in the Miss Africa continent 2016 but it was never to be...

[PHOTOS]: Chameleone celebrates birthday at 'Agatako' launch in Kigali


Ugandan musician Jose Chameleone, born Joseph Mayanja, over the weekend, held birthday celebrations at Plus250 Lounge and The Mirror Hotel’s Class Club in Kigali.

Bahizi lives and breathes the Intore dance


Aimable Bahizi has been an ardent student and fanatic of the Intore national dance of Rwanda for nearly all the 38 years of his existence.