Meet Ngirabagenga, a visually impaired traditional music instrument player

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I first met Jean Marie Vianney Ngirabagenga in Nyabugogo on Christmas day where he was playing traditional songs with a choir that happens to be his own children. They reminded...

Why artist Kwitonda decided to go solo

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Olivier Kwitonda has been painting since 2010 when he set out as a solo artist, plying his trade from his home studio.

Rwandan filmmaker scoops continental accolade

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Rwandan filmmaker and human rights activist, Jean Claude Muhire, scooped the Leader of the Year Award at the Africa Youth Awards 2016.

WORD HAS IT...

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Word reaching our desk is that gospel singer Aline Gahongayire’s rekindled friendship with former husband is raising questions among her fans and friends.

How to survive January on a shoe-string budget

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Hashtags like #shoptillwedrop and #timetospend were the order of the day on social media during the festive season. But at the end of the festivities marked by extravagant spending, you...

The Manor: Serene amid a culinary storm

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As I have mentioned before, multi-cuisine restaurants go a long way in serving a variety of dishes to a variety of customers in one space. However, getting it right in...

[PHOTOS]: Events that defined fashion in 2016

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Rwanda’s fashion industry has been slowly but steadily growing over the last couple of years, with the government supporting the industry through the ‘Made in Rwanda’ campaign in a bid...

Gael Faye on life as a singer and writer

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Gael Faye, 34, is an international recording artiste and writer with roots in Rwanda. His life-long passion for writing peaked with the official launch of his first book, Petit Pays,...

[PHOTOS]: The Ben rocks Kigali in historic homecoming

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U.S-based Rwandan singer The Ben performed before thousands of fans in a historic homecoming concert on New Year’s Day at Amahoro National Stadium Parking.

PHOTOS: Rwandans usher in New Year in style

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When it clocked midnight on Saturday, excitement reverberated across Kigali as Rwandans ushered in the New Year. Revellers thronged several spots across the city where End of Year festivities were...

New Year’s Day in Kigali: How I saw it

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Giporoso is where the countdown to 2017 started for me. Giporoso is that bustling mid-urban stretch on the outskirts of Remera as one heads to the Kigali International Airport in...

The story of Iwacu Art Center

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The story of Iwacu Art Center and the young brains behind it is an inspiring one. Started in March 2016, the Iwacu Art Center in Muhima, a City of Kigali...

Gospel artiste Gahongayire talks music, divorce and plans for 2017

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Aline Gahongayire, known for her gospel hits like ‘Ni Inde Watubuza,’ ‘Hari Impamvu’ and ‘Peke’, is also the founder of Ineza initiative that helps the needy. The 30-year-old talked to...

Skipping the office party

It’s that time of year again, for the office end of year party which I’ve always been keen to attend and in fact, I’ve even crashed some friends’ parties in...

Here comes 2017

Like all preceding years, 2016 also taught us that as a human race, we learn nothing and forget nothing from history. We are the modern-day version of the ancient day...

Disgruntled Single Female: Relax; it’s just a change in the calendar

Some people hyperactively celebrate the stroke of midnight on 31st December as though they are survivors of an apocalypse. All of a sudden, they have a newfound respect for life

Koffi Olomide promises top notch performance

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Congolese legendary musician Koffi Olomide has promised his fans a great New Year’s Eve show at Kigali Convention Centre, tonight. Ready to usher in 2017 with a bang, the 60-year-old...

Notable DJs to spin at ROC NYE party

Local and international renowned DJs are set to headline the ROC NYE party at the Chic Complex in Kigali as curtains fall on 2016. Senegal’s DJ Dollar and DJ Omzee...

All set to usher in the New Year

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The New Year is finally here. As people across the world gather together to participate in the end of the year celebrations, Rwandans will also come together to count down...

Music events that rocked 2016’s entertainment calendar

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2016 has been an exciting year, thanks to a series of events on its social calendar. From Diner en Blanc and Ubumuntu Arts Festival to Miss Rwanda and Kwita Izina,...

WORD HAS IT...

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Rumors are going around that one of the biggest events on Rwanda’s social calendar, Miss Rwanda, might not happen next year.

What are your resolutions for 2017?

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2016 has come to an end; with this comes a timeless trend – resolutions for the New Year. Donah Mbabazi caught up with a few individuals and they shared what...

Bourbon Coffee Vs Bourbon Coffee: A tale of two coffee shops

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The coffee shop culture is well and truly upon us and leading this development is Bourbon coffee. The coffee shop has always been that place to while the time away...

How to usher in the New Year in style

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Are you excited to kiss 2016 goodbye and ring in the New Year? Well, we got you covered because we have compiled the best parties taking place in Kigali. So,...