Why the fight against drug abuse is far from over


At the age of 17, he was introduced to the world of drugs. The appetite for drug abuse gradually turned into an addiction for Eric Muchristo who is currently in...

Kidum, Beauty for Ashes to perform at Kigali Jazz Junction


For the first time since its inception in 2014, gospel music lovers will have something to call their own at the Kigali Jazz Junction. Celebrated local gospel music band, Beauty...

Mr Eazi for Kigali show on Liberation Day


Sensational Nigerian singer Mr Eazi is expected to perform in Kigali July 3, alongside local artistes Bruce Melody, Charly & Nina, and the Neptunez Band.

Kalume on the therapeutic power of poetry


Fefe Kalume describes poetry as “a psychological remedy which strengthens the weak and gives hope to those who believe.” “It restores joy to the bruised hearts,” he adds, and this...

Misigaro to grace Beauty for Ashes concert


US-based Rwandan gospel singer, songwriter, and worship leader Adrien Misigaro is set to perform live in Kigali next month. Misigaro, along with local gospel sensation Aime Uwimana, are the only...

Meet Rumariza, the self-made artist


Brave Rumariza is fast becoming one of Rwanda’s most promising artists. Known as Brave Tangs in the art world, Rumariza is an artist with a focus on painting. Having joined...

Michael Ross to headline Summer Beach Fest 2017


Ugandan musician Michael Ross Kakooza will headline the Summer Beach festival scheduled to take place in Musanze and Rubavu districts. The 35-year-old artiste is known for songs such as Show...

How Nyamitari charted a successful music journey

Patrick Nyamitari is living testimony of the lengths to which humility and versatility can take a musician on their career path. Born in 1986, the singer, songwriter and performer is...

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Fun, fitness at Waka Warrior obstacle race


Finally the day came and when it did, it turned out to be one of healthy, fun and action packed outdoor activities, but also a day of military style drills...

Marriage: How much should dowry cost?


In Rwandan tradition, paying dowry was and is still a common practice which however has evolved over the years from just giving cows to money. Currently, there are misconceptions over...

Rudatsimburwa on the evolution of ‘old school’ band Nubian Gypsies


Rwandan musical band Nubian Gypsies is known to many as the old school band partly because of the age bracket of some of the band members but also partly of...

Toastmasters comes to Kigali


In today’s world, we are constantly faced with or will find ourselves in situations where we will be asked to give a speech, make a presentation, or just deliver a...

Ikwiize, Kigali’s newest fashion brand


Ikwiize means 'to dress fully, embodying modesty and dignity', explains Joanita Kayonga, the managing partner of Ikwiize Fashion House. Over the past weeks, it is an explanation she has had...

Former Miss Rwanda Akiwacu on her philanthropic work

She is a former beauty queen of Rwanda who was Miss Rwanda in 2014 but despite the hurdles during her reign that did not see her complete her projects, Colombe...

To my Dad, the invincible man

As a child, I believed that my Dad was invincible. He was healthy as a horse, he never complained about anything, and it seemed to me that he had an...

Safety first

Do you ever worry about your house going up in flames? I do, many times as I’m sure many homeowners and tenants do.

Coke Studio: Melodie misses out on collabo with Jason Derulo


Bruce Melodie, the first Rwandan musician to participate in Coke Studio Africa, will not be among the artistes to collaborate with American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.

Ngarambe on fighting for children's rights through music


June 16 marks the International Day of the African Child, a day celebrated to raise awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children, among...

How is Rwanda faring in the fight against child labour?


While kids his age are at school, 12-year-old Kwizera braves the scotching heat from the sun to fetch water from a well 5 kilometres from his home. His feet are...

What's troubling Diamond Platnumz?

On Monday, Instagram was ablaze after a fight between Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan and her baby daddy, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz, ensued.

Morgan Heritage, Vanessa Mdee and Diamond Platnumz expected in Kigali


The entertainment industry is ‘on fire’. Over the last couple of years, Rwanda has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry, and it is only getting better.

Will Ingabire represent Rwanda at Miss Supranational?


Habibah Ingabire didn’t take her loss during this year’s Miss Rwanda beauty pageant very well. Ingabire showed up with a team of supporters during the competition finale in February. However,...

Lupita Nyong'o in new project

A teaser trailer released during the recent NBA finals may be hinting at a new Lupita Nyong’o project! The brief teaser shows the Academy Award winning Mahershala Ali as a...

Urban Boys group on verge of splitting


Word reaching our desk is that all is not well with music group, Urban Boys. Last year’s Primus Guma-Guma Super Star winners are rumoured to be heading for a bitter...