Rwandan artistes for Doadoa festival next month


The organisers of DOADOA, the East African performing Arts Market, have announced artistes that will perform at this year’s edition. The weekend announcement revealed a host of talented artistes and...

PHOTOS: Bizimana’s Easter concert attracted mammoth crowd


Hundreds of believers attended Gospel singer Patient Bizimana’s annual Easter Celebration concert which was held at Kigali Convention Centre, Radisson Blu Hotel on Easter Sunday.

VIDEO: Beauty for Ashes release new music video to celebrate Easter


Popular rock gospel band, Beauty for Ashes marked Easter celebrations with the release of a video song. The three and a half minute song titled “The Cross” depict the full...

Charly & Nina: Breaking boundaries on the music scene


Charly and Nina (or Charlyna Nina like they prefer to call themselves) first met in 2010 during music gig as backup singers, for Kitoko’s concert, but little did they know...

Rules of dining

There is a correct way to eat meat, so why go about it the wrong way? In Africa, we attach a different kind of importance to meat and so the...

Men should borrow a leaf from Jesus

During lent season, I took time to fast and earnestly pray for a man. A good man. A good Christian man. I have heard that Christian men are likely to...

Customer care is dead

So I’m sitting here watching a video of a 69 year old man who has since been identified as Dr David Dao getting dragged off a plane like a criminal.

Fashionista Kabano on adding value to the Rwandan modelling industry


What inspired the Rwanda Fashion Models Union?

The social events to look out for


Entertainment activities are slowly resuming after the official commemoration week of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi ended on April 13.

If Jesus were to choose disciples today, who would make the list?


Fishermen and the activity of fishing feature prominently in Jesus’ gospel and in Christianity. One of Jesus’ greatest miracles –that of feeding the 5,000 men, involved two fish and five...

Easter celebrations: Where did the excitement go?

Holidays, feasts and fasts are a significant part of Christian religious practice. And some Christian holidays have come to have a considerable impact on culture and tradition.

Nyama choma at the Royal Car Wash


Believe it or not, The Royal Car Wash, or simply Car Wash, is one of the better known spots in Kigali. The knowledge of this place goes beyond the borders...

One girl’s determination to fight genocide ideology through poetry


Ange Theonastine Ashimwe is a young poet using her skills to preach unity and reconciliation. Although she can’t walk as a result of a disability, she actively participated in the...

Kwibuka23: Artistes join Rwandans to commemorate


Music does not only play a key role in soothing the hearts of the millions who were affected by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, but it also helps preserve...

Remembering musicians killed during the Genocide


The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left the music industry in tatters. Many of the artistes who were Tutsi did not survive the killings. Indeed some of the most popular...

Kwibuka23: Uwamahoro’s appeal to world leaders


“Today I have the honor to speak for people who decided that their pain would not be in vain; a people who turned their hatred into sacred lessons for us...

Guma Guma contestants to visit Genocide memorial sites


Primus Guma Guma music competition contestants will today begin a tour of different memorial sites as part of Bralirwa’s activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Bralirwa are...

Kwetu screens Genocide movies, proceeds to go to elderly survivors


As the country continues to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, several Genocide related movies were screened at Kigali Serena Hotel on Sunday. People couldn’t hold back tears as...

Munyanshoza on why he chose to stick with commemoration music


In 1992, a teenage Dieudonne Munyanshoza joined Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in the liberation struggle after he was suspected by local leaders of spying for the then rebel group.

How music helps Ntakirutimana cope with Genocide wounds


“Genocide commemoration period is like a black night to me, I don’t even want to talk much about this hell month,” explains Ntakirutimana Felicien in this interview a day before...

Schools learn from Hope Academy Rwanda’s 4th Annual Science Fair

Last week Hope Academy Rwanda, celebrated its 4th Annual Science Fair. The event was full of enlightenment on different academic projects, as students presented a number of scientific experiments.

The significance of taking the Holy Communion

During the last supper in Mathew 26:17-29, while Jesus was reclining at the table with his twelve disciples, he told them that “Truly I tell you, one of you will...

Thou shall not kill

When I first heard about the latest chemical attack in Syria, I told myself I would not look at the pictures or any footage and so I deliberately turned off...

Tracing the role of music in promoting reconciliation


In 2001, Rwandan folk musician Simon Bikindi was arrested and transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). In December 2008, the tribunal convicted Bikindi of direct and public...