PHOTOS: Music lovers defy rain at KigaliUp music festival as main acts disappoint


Festival goers had to choose between braving the rain and ducking for shelter as the skies opened up abruptly on day one of the KigaliUp music festival on Saturday. Luckily,...

Blankets and Wine will rock Kigali - Muthoni


'A CEO and drummer queen' is what Muthoni Ndonga, the Blankets and Wine founder describes herself; 'CEO by day, and by night drummer queen,' she adds for emphasis.

Rwandan blogger Thierry-Kevin Gatete talks blogging and advocacy


Thierry-Kevin Gatete is a human rights lawyer and activist, known for his popular blog, 'Gatete Views'. Gatete works as a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute of Policy Analysis and...

Is history the future?

I’ve always believed that the reason History is a Curricula fixture across the world is largely because it’s important that children, the future of every nation be taught about significant...

Why we stay ignorant in the age of knowledge

The most pointless argument I have ever had was when a Facebook friend decided that she knew enough about the topic at hand after reading the title of an article...

KigaliUp festival kicks off today


The seventh edition of the KigaliUp music festival opens today at IPRC Kicukiro cricket grounds. At a press conference at the venue on Thursday morning, organisers unveiled some of the...

Niyitanga on his experience from continental fashion show


Rwanda’s fast rising designer Olivier Niyitanga of Tanga Designs participated in this year’s Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival that took place in Accra, Ghana. He showcased his ready-to-wear collection ‘I...

Kibeho: Why pilgrims trek to the small town for blessings


In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, we set off on a journey to Kibeho, a small town in Nyaruguru in the Southern Province.



Socialite Sandra Teta has made a name for herself for all the wrong reasons but for some reason, this girl continues to grace our tabloids and newspapers.

All set for President Kagame's victory concert


Two weeks after President Paul Kagame was re-elected, Rwanda’s star artistes are set to perform at the Kigali Intsinzi Concert at Amahoro Stadium parkinglot today at 6pm.

Blankets and Wine seeks to connect Africa through music


It will be food, drink, fashion and music as the first Blankets and Wine event comes to Kigali next week. Dubbed ‘Blankets and Wine Kigali’, the daylong event will take...

The Ben to perform at 'Kwita Izina' Gala Dinner


U.S-based Rwandan musician The Ben will perform at this year’s ‘Kwita Izina’ Gala Dinner on August 26 at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Patoranking to headline KigaliUp music festival


Nigerian reggae-dancehall star Patoranking will be among the international acts to grace the stage at this year’s KigaliUp music festival.

'African Queens' exhibition opens at Heaven Restaurant


‘African Queens’, a solo art exhibition by visual artist Willy Karekezi, opened at the Heaven Restaurant in Kiyovu on Saturday.

Ugandan actors set for Rwanda study tour


Ugandan actors, Douglas Dubois Sebamala aka Simon and Shebbe Khan, also known as Tony, famous in the Ugandan TV series Second Chance, are expected in Rwanda for a five-day study...

Rwandans in USA toast to President Kagame's victory


On Friday, a week after President Paul Kagame was re-elected in a landslide victory, Rwandans living in the US and friends of Rwanda gathered to celebrate his victory.

'Rwanda Turn Up' tour kicks off in Musanze


It was a display of talent as the Rwanda Turn Up kicked off in Northern Province on Saturday. Residents of Musanze town and nearby areas thronged the district’s Ubworoherane stadium...

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather to remember Kamaliza at special music concert


Hundreds flocked Kigali Serena Hotel to celebrate the life of music legend Kamaliza on Saturday evening. The show, dubbed 'Umurage Nyawo Kamaliza Concert', was organised by the Rwandan Diaspora students...

Empra Jahboy’s long walk to Dancehall fame


Empra Jahboy (real names Bonny Gakunde) believes he was born a musician. However it wasn’t until 2011, while in high school that he came to that realization and he has...

[VIDEO] Charles 'Bien-Aime' Kamana: Meet the man behind RPF graffiti posters


Charles 'Bien-Aime' Kamana Kalisa is an eccentric man who is reluctant to wear the 'artist' label. When asked what he does for a living the 63-year-old responds: 'I’m just a...

Sentore on the state of traditional music in Rwanda


Jules Sentore is a traditional composer and dancer. The 26 year old is one of the 21 grandchildren of the late Athanase Sentore, the tunesmith who was well known for...

What would you do?

If you caught someone you know in a compromising position, would you tell on them? I’m not really nosy and don’t go out of my way to dig into other...

Let’s talk about GOD

Whenever people talk about GOD, it always reminds me of one thing; that the grass and the foliage always seem greener on the other side of the fence. Indeed, few...

21st century women face unrealistic expectations

Apparently, these days it is difficult to find a good woman. Wife material. Women of these days are said to be far too insolent, far too empowered and far too...