KWEZI AND I...The story of silver fish

I have always said that Kwezi loves food so there is no story there. I have also always said that she is not picky but I guess I was wrong....

Rwanda Film Festival is back

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Rwanda’s flagship film event, the Rwanda Film Festival is back. In its 13th edition this year, the festival will run from October 23rd-29th at various locations not only in Kigali,...

Music was not my long term plan- Riderman

When he’s not making mega hits, he’s probably grooming upcoming artistes under his record label Ibisumuzi Studio Records, or sharing a stage with them.

It’s just wrong

If you’ve never sexually harassed or taken advantage of women or men for that matter because sexual harassment goes both ways, you’re a good person and you should probably skip...

Welcome to the Loose Talk dictionary

Back way talk simply refers to that silly childhood habit you and I once had, of saying words in reverse mode. I know those of you that will be encountering...

The thing about adult love

When you’re young, love is all-consuming. You can’t eat. You can’t sleep. You can’t breathe. Everything is hazy. Nobody else exists. But then you’re naive.

Till poverty do us part; when people marry for riches

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A story is told of a woman who said she would rather cry in a Benz than laugh on a bicycle of a poor man who is head over heels...

WORD HAS IT...

They have been through thick and thin, having come from nothing to a celebrated duo on Rwanda’s music scene, so what exactly is going on with Urban Boys? The recent...

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.

Being Mary Jane canceled: BET drama will wrap up with 2-hour finale in 2018

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Being Mary Jane, Gabrielle Union’s BET drama centered on the titular TV news anchor, has been canceled by the cable network, E! News has confirmed.

POET'S CORNER: LAND OF THE ANCESTORS

I see the birth of a nation Men, women and their offspring Striving and fighting for freedom in different parts of my continent

Reggae artiste Jah Bone D on pursuing a music career in Europe

Reggae artiste, Jah Bone D, real names Darius Rurangirwa, has been doing music professionally for more than 20 years now. He is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who released four...

Here’s why I don’t like guns

I was about to say that ours is the most violent generation especially when it comes to guns but then I read somewhere that guns have been used as far...

Dear Urban Boys

It’s been many years since the three of you decided to become one, in music. Look, how far you’ve come since 2008, when it all begun.

No such thing as an unselfish deed

People move across continents to "save the children of Africa". They adapt to the simple life of taking baths instead of showers, they engage in battles with houseflies for food,...

How are beauty queens faring with Imihigo?

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Performance contracts (Imihigo) were introduced last year as part of the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant. The aim was to ensure that Miss Rwanda beauty contest goes beyond being merely a...

Rwanda, Sweden join hands to end GBV through drama

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Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company has entered a partnership with International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ-Sweden), a Swedish-based organisation, to develop a project aimed at...

WORD HAS IT...

It seems Diamond Platnumz is getting more famous for scandalous issues than music.

KWEZI AND I...The barriers are being broken

As I have told you in the past, raising a child is a constant learning experience. For instance, Kwezi and I have conquered the porridge dilemma, having found the perfect...

Meet Kigali’s youngest artists, bringing life to visual art

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Simple tools like charcoal, granite pencils, and ball pens, when put right in their hands can produce incredible results of portraits that seem so real than any black-and-white photograph could.

Chief Justice Rugege on retirement plans, music and lonely life of judges

In December 2011, Prof. Sam Rugege was appointed Chief Justice after 7 years as a Deputy Chief Justice. His 8-year non-renewable term comes to an end in two years.

Small victories

I’m glad Saudi women will soon be able to drive, a right no one should ever be denied. They have to wait till June next year but hey, at least...

The teenage life

By the time I hit thirteen years of age, I felt I was all grown up, a man of my own. Suddenly I hated all the clothes my parents bought...

Reverence is a dangerous thing

I was eight when I committed my first crime of insolence against an adult. A Reverend came calling on my parents and I walked up to him and extended my...