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...

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.

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...

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...

Sexism fuels gender-based violence

They were speaking in hushed tones but I could hear them because the walls were thin and because I was an avid eavesdropper. The Mothers’ Union group that met at...

Miss Rwanda 2018 preps on course


The search for Miss Rwanda 2018 is on. The search will be officially unveiled next week, and will kick off with registration, followed by auditions in January.



Perhaps not many of you know that RnB singer Meddy has been in a secret relationship with an Ethiopian belle.

Bisoso’s journey to becoming one of Rwanda’s finest DJ and VJ


For fourteen years, DJ Bisoso, real names Hassan Sakubu has made a name in Rwanda’s entertainment industry as one of the oldest and finest DJs and lately, VJ. His journey...

KNC talks journalism, entrepreneurship and a musical comeback


Charles Kakooza Nkuriza (KNC) is a man of many hats. He is the founder and managing director of TV and radio 1, a journalist and entertainer. He had a chat...

We have a problem!

I hate to sound like a broken record, having just talked about the rampant sexual abuse and misconduct by people in positions of authority but I can’t help it.

Curfew scuffles

Curfew-Students who are on holiday share in my distress over the use of this word. I get very sad at the thought of having to leave everyone at a party...

Who determines what’s acceptable?

"I like her but you’re the one who’s going to live with her. My opinion shouldn’t matter." That’s what my mother said to my elder brother when he lightheartedly asked...

Are customary marriage rituals on verge of extinction?


It is a beautiful day as Lucky Nzeyimana and Divine Murekatete say their vows and officially get married. However, for Nzeyimana, the build up to this day was not the...