Jabo on how poetry helped him overcome suicidal thoughts


Come December 27, Elysee Jabo will stage an exhibition at the Kacyiru based Inema Arts Centre. Dubbed ‘The story behind me’ the exhibition will be more than just photographs.

Is RnB singer King James venturing into Gospel music?


James Ruhumuriza, better known by his stage name 'King James' shot to fame in 2009, thanks to his 'Inzozi' song which shot him to limelight. He has since not looked...

Not another wedding!

I need a break from all these weddings. I know December is many people’s favourite month to tie the knot but I wish brides and grooms-to-be took a step back...

People don’t change

As an overly enthusiastic 14-year-old born-again, I once spent a full week fasting and praying to God to make me a quiet and laidback person. All the Christian girls at...

Singer Bahati on how brush with death shaped his career


HE had a close brush with death in 1998, when a bus he was travelling in was ambushed by armed bandits in the north-western district of Rubavu.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce wedding date


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be held on 19 May next year, Kensington Palace has announced. The couple confirmed their engagement last month and said the ceremony would...

The history of Christmas Cards

The habit of sending festive greetings dates as far back as the Middle Ages, when worshippers began distributing wood prints with religious themes at Christmas.

The death of the Christmas card


The culture of sending custom Christmas cards with hand scribbled messages to family, friends, relatives and business associates is fast disappearing from our lives. One would wonder why this is...

Festive season: How to have fun without breaking the bank


Christmas is only a few days away and some people are already overwhelmed by the costs associated with the holidays. The travel plans, the gifts and the string of parties...

Registration for Miss Rwanda 2018 is open


The Miss Rwanda 2018 beauty pageant was officially launched on December 13 by Rwanda Inspiration Backup, the official franchise holder of the pageant.

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.



Many times, artistes take on new projects out of their comfort zone to build their profile, and possibly, gain more followers.

Top artistes to headline New Year Countdown


Nigerian Afro-pop songbird, Yemi Alade and Kenyan Afro-pop band, Sauti Sol will headline the New Year Countdown Concert that is slated for December 31, in Kigali. The highly billed concert,...

Kayirebwa, Kidum set for Rwanda Konnect Gala


The Rwandan Diaspora returning home for the festive season will be treated to exciting homecoming traditional music performances. This will be at “Rwanda Konnect Gala” which will be held on...

KWEZI AND I...When we were hit by separation anxiety

A few days ago, I decided to take an impromptu ‘mommy time off” and packed up and left for Western Uganda’s Mbarara District. I was being hosted by a dear...

Muthoni sets sights on Miss Africa title


Miss Rwanda 2015 third runner-up, Fiona Muthoni Naringwa is eyeing the prestigious Miss Africa title. The 20-year-old travelled to Nigeria on Wednesday to take part in the 2017 Miss Africa...

Green Hills band lights up Kigali with Christmas carols


PEOPLE on the streets of Kigali were treated to an early Christmas by Green Hills Academy band. The band, which is comprised of students, staged a live performance in the...

Kigali gets first photography centre


The country’s first center for photography officially opened to the public over the weekend, with a group photo exhibition dubbed Agahugu Gato (Little Country).

Gospel music extravaganza at youth conference


IT was all about gospel music as Beauty For Ashes belted out their best tunes at New Life Bible Church during the 'Living in Truth' conference held on December 9.

Jazz Junction comes of age as it closes year on a high


THE last edition of Kigali Jazz Junction for 2017 last Friday proved that the monthly show has come of age.

Umuhoza on the inspiration behind her award winning medical research


24-year-old Alice Umuhoza, a medical student at University of Rwanda (UR), was awarded for her study on 'clinical care perspectives and knowledge on women cancers burden at the grassroots generation...

Entertainment reporter, Axelle Umutesi on her love for her job


Axelle Umutesi, is a radio presenter with Royal FM, a television host of K250 at Rwanda Television network and an events MC. She also loves travelling. Born and raised here...

Not for sale!

I need to listen to my gut more because every time I have a strong feeling that I shouldn’t do something and I go ahead and do it, it usually...

Let it rain

It’s interesting how some people among us prefer brown over green cover on the city’s landscape. I’m talking about those stubborn and weird folks who have openly expressed their unhappiness...