The story of Beauty For Ashes band

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“Beauty For Ashes is a verse that comes from the bible in the book of Isaiah chapter 61 Verse 3,” explains Olivier Kavutse, the founder of Beauty For Ashes band.

It's okay to sway in the back

There was an usher in our church who decided that it was time to join the choir. Her decision was based on the realization that choir leaders, unlike ushers, were...

Some things are better left unsaid

It’s an old saying, so perhaps that’s why some people are oblivious to it and go on to make outrageous statements. I’m sure you’ve read about John McEnroe’s remarks basically...

Dream Boys on the rough road to the Guma Guma trophy

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Dream Boys’ triumph at the Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season 7 finale came after a long wait. This was the sixth time that Platini Nemeye and Mujyanama Claude (TMC),...

Weekend proggie

Come support Jaques Nkizingabo’s photo exhibition 'I am a Survivor'. It includes portraits of children born during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and people who lost loved ones.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

To my Dad, the invincible man

As a child, I believed that my Dad was invincible. He was healthy as a horse, he never complained about anything, and it seemed to me that he had an...

Safety first

Do you ever worry about your house going up in flames? I do, many times as I’m sure many homeowners and tenants do.

Ngarambe on fighting for children's rights through music

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June 16 marks the International Day of the African Child, a day celebrated to raise awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children, among...

How is Rwanda faring in the fight against child labour?

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While kids his age are at school, 12-year-old Kwizera braves the scotching heat from the sun to fetch water from a well 5 kilometres from his home. His feet are...

What's troubling Diamond Platnumz?

On Monday, Instagram was ablaze after a fight between Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan and her baby daddy, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz, ensued.

Morgan Heritage, Vanessa Mdee and Diamond Platnumz expected in Kigali

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The entertainment industry is ‘on fire’. Over the last couple of years, Rwanda has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry, and it is only getting better.

Will Ingabire represent Rwanda at Miss Supranational?

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Habibah Ingabire didn’t take her loss during this year’s Miss Rwanda beauty pageant very well. Ingabire showed up with a team of supporters during the competition finale in February. However,...

Lupita Nyong'o in new project

A teaser trailer released during the recent NBA finals may be hinting at a new Lupita Nyong’o project! The brief teaser shows the Academy Award winning Mahershala Ali as a...

Urban Boys group on verge of splitting

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Word reaching our desk is that all is not well with music group, Urban Boys. Last year’s Primus Guma-Guma Super Star winners are rumoured to be heading for a bitter...

All set for AMAA gala night

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Preparations are in high gear for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) gala night slated for June 24 in Kigali. The event will bring together outstanding African filmmakers, actors and...

Dusabimana's 7-year journey as gospel music producer

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Despite being relatively young, he is one of the longest serving and reputable producers in the gospel music industry. Camarade ‘Holy’ Dusabimana has served in the industry for more than...

‘Ikome’ group; taking music, poetry and dance to the next level

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'Ikome is a type of fire that is set up for cows at night when the weather is too cold. The ash from that fire prevents insects and other predators...