Hillywood star on helping the industry build its identity


He was part of the Rwanda Defence Force for nearly 10 years, thereafter, Willy Ndahiro had the urge to continue building the nation through film, and that was the inspiration...

Safi Madiba on music after Urban Boys


Late last year, Urban Boys member Safi Madiba Niyibikora quit the group after an illustrious music career that spawned over 70 singles and six studio albums. The singer was determined...

Please don’t go through my things

One of my pet peeves is when people go through my stuff. I can’t stand it, I guess because I respect other people’s boundaries and in an environment where everyone...

Human nature prevails over knowledge

On Tuesday, I read an article saying that the male contraceptive pill was almost ready for use, and I was excited. I thought: finally, men can share equally the load...

In defence of our problematic faves

It is a truth generally acknowledged that the people you love and respect will soon come to disappoint you. It’s a pattern on social media that if a celebrity or...

Legit ways to make money online


Technology’s ever-pervading permeation into every last fibre and morsel of society has caused a dramatic upheaval in the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. Thanks to the disruptive nature...

Goût de France celebrates French gastronomy at Kigali Marriott


The Gout de France dinner at the Kigali Marriott hotel, on Wednesday night, took food lovers on a gastronomic journey into French culinary delights.



Rwandan designers eye European market


If you are in Europe and you’re a fashion enthusiast, get ready for a fashion fiesta where talented Rwandan designers will be showcasing exceptional designs.


Some people think Rwandans are shy and afraid to ‘get out of their bubble’, but that is far from true.

KWEZI AND I... There is no formula to single parenthood

It has been a busy two weeks away from home and thankfully, it was a very fruitful time and for that, I am thankful. It was during this time, as...

TEDx Kacyiru to shape youth through inspirational tales


For a long time, ardent followers of the TED talks in Kigali have been following the livestream videos on its website and Youtube. The first TEDx event, that took place...

How Mbabazi intends to empower women using head wraps


Last week, 23 year-old Yvette Mbabazi, launched her new brand Icyeza. Dubbed ‘Wrap it up’ the event brought together over 40 women to learn the basics of headwraps, the different...

Flies to go!

You didn’t misread and I certainly didn’t misspell. I’ll explain. One cold evening, I decided to have a cup of coffee at a new Café I hadn’t tried before. The...

Afrofuturism in African settings

You’ve probably watched or heard about Black Panther; the movie that is not only raking in millions of dollars, but reimagines the black experience unburdened and untarnished by colonialism.

Those who love you tell you the truth

I was seated in a banking hall on Wednesday afternoon and in walked two women. One of them had applied too much makeup and as a consequence, her face was...

Who are your people?

In Luke 8:20-21, Jesus is giving a sermon when he is told that his mother and brothers are outside, wanting to see him. He replies: “My mother and brothers are...

Dress code: Does it matter what you wear to work?


On a Monday morning, he walks into office clad in a sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans and sneakers. His colleagues give him ‘the look’ but he doesn’t notice. He goes about...

Legit ways to make money online


Technology’s ever-pervading permeation into every last fibre and morsel of society has caused a dramatic upheaval in the way we live, work and entertain ourselves.



US-based Rwandan musician The Ben has enjoyed a fruitful career. Great things have happened for the artiste including sealing deals with telecom companies and staging mega concerts.

Unique local outfits at C&H fashion show


Chinese-owned C&H garment factory is proving to be one of the leading textile factories in Rwanda, if the impressive outfits showcased at its fashion show held on Wednesday at the...

KWEZI AND I...African then and now

Last weekend, Kwezi came rushing by my bedside waving her swimming costume and talking very fast. From what I could make of her conversation, she wanted me to get out...

Meet Jackie Lumbasi: Rwanda’s newest radio presenter


At the beginning of this month, Twitter was awash with a huge welcome from Rwandans for the new English show dubbed Kigali in the Morning, hosted by Arnold Kwizera and...

Cynthia Butare on her journey into filmmaking


Cynthia Butare’s passionate interest in media production led her to studying and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Communications and an MA in Documentary Practice.