Morgan Heritage to headline Fiesta music festival

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AS the date for the first edition of the Fiesta annual music show draws closer, organisers have announced that internationally renowned Jamaican reggae band, Morgan Heritage, and Tanzanian Bongo flava...

Blankets and Wine comes to Kigali

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One of East Africa’s most sought after events, Blankets and Wine, will this August debut in Kigali. The outdoor music and fun festival, that started in Nairobi back in 2008,...

Arts festival slated this weekend

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Kigali Arts Festival (KAF) is once again bringing together a creative community of artisans, and during its third edition, the event will feature seasoned artists and up-and-coming ones, who will...

Why the AMAA nominees gala night flopped

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It had been touted as one of the events to make it on the list of the social events of the year. But the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs)...

How Primus Guma Guma grand finale unfolded

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They came, they saw and they finally conquered. It was all fun and excitement on Saturday as Dream Boys emerged the winners of Primus GumaGuma Super Star Season 7 (PGGSS7),...

Dream Boys win Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season 7 title

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Dream Boys emerged the winners of Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season 7 (PGGSS7) on Saturday evening, walking away with the grand prize of Rwf24m.

People to avoid

The common streak that runs through former schoolmates and former workmates is this: Both categories of people always nurse this terrible notion that your destinies are one and the same....

Things my father taught me

Last Sunday was Fathers’ Day and I just want to take a moment to commend all the Dads who step up to raise their children. Special thanks to those who...

Pursuing peace instead of happiness

For the first few years after we are born, and if we are lucky, we get to live in the ignorant bliss that childhood provides. During this period of time,...

Indian star Zargar explains the inspiration behind his song, 'Oh My Rwanda'

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Indian singer, composer, writer and actor SUHAIL ZARGAR was recently in Rwanda, where he staged a musical performance as part of activities to mark the World Refugee Day.

Why the fight against drug abuse is far from over

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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...