An American’s love story with the ‘land of a thousand hills’

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He has visited Rwanda 25 times in the last decade, 23 of them in the past five years. This year alone, he plans to visit Rwanda five more times, having...

Award winning Jazz artiste Somi on her career and musical plans

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Somi, real name Laura Kabasomi Kakoma, is the 2018 NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Jazz Album. The Rwandan US- based jazz artiste and songwriter recently held an exclusive jazz...

Helping themselves?

I went to school with several girls whose parents worked for NGOs and Aid Agencies and I know I wasn’t the only one who wished to land a similar job...

Of apathy and bliss

Towards the end of my teens, I suddenly developed obsessive interest in the state of the world. I watched the news and saw the devastation that humans were causing to...

PHOTOS: Meet the Miss Rwanda 2018 finalists

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The final pre-selection of Miss Rwanda 2018 took place last week and 20 out of 35 contestants were chosen for the finale of the annual beauty pageant. The girls are...

WORD HAS IT...

Music duo Charly & Nina have had an eventful two years. Not much was known of their talent until they hired musician manager Alex Muyoboke. If you have been following...

Boy Band Active on their 4 year musical journey

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The year was 2013, Tizzo, Olivis, real names, Thierry Mugiraneza, Olivier Mugabo, respectively and Dereck Sano walked into studio to record their collabo 'Uri Mwiza'.

Uzuri K&Y’s 5 year footwear journey

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One step can lead to a thousand miles, so goes the popular adage. For Kevine Kagirimpundu and her colleague Ysolde Shimwe, their passion for fashion paid off when they started...

Things I wish people didn’t do on Sunday

Times have really changed because not so long ago, all most people did on any given Sunday was go to Church, have a hearty lunch and go to bed early...

Know when to check your radicalism at the door

Recently, my cousin caused shame to our family. (I always thought I would be the first to do that.) She went into a war of words with the village Mother’s...

What your celebrity says about Valentine’s Day

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That time of the year when many people around the world get ‘lovey dovey’ is upon us. Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day, is celebrated annually on February 14....

Valentines Day: The best films to watch

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Forget expensive dates and romantic getaways, everyone knows the only way to really celebrate Valentine’s Day is with a good movie. Whether you’re cuddling up indoors, or stepping out to...

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KWEZI AND I...Of learning new languages

If you must know, it takes more than one person to look after two toddlers. You basically have to keep alert and you cannot afford to let any of them...

Tusker Project Fame’s Mbabazi on redefining her music career

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Tusker Project Fame created a good platform for Rwandan contestant Phiona Mbabazi when she was evicted in the first weeks of the show back in 2013.

I worry too much

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a “worrier” and I feel like the older I’ve gotten, the more cautious I’ve become to the point that I now consider...

People will judge you anyway

It’s been three years since the last time I did anything remotely related to Statistics. My father knows this.

WhatsApp: People you find in every group

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WhatsApp has made life easy; people can instantly share photos, videos, their current location and contacts with a single touch. With the rise of WhatsApp groups, is it possible to...

WORD HAS IT...

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Many musicians around the world have quit music in favour of politics. We have seen musicians in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda joining politics. And in Rwanda, this happened last year...

Giving street kids a chance to regain their purity

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The street was once her home. Her eyes tear up when she recalls that time of her life, and the struggles she is still trying to overcome.

Nyamitari plots a musical comeback

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Gospel artiste, Patrick Nyamitari, who ‘strayed’ into secular music at some point, is plotting a comeback.

Eric Roberts reflects on estrangement from Julia Roberts

Eric Roberts estrangement from Julia Roberts ended 14 years ago, and now, the 61-year-old actor is discussing their rift in detail in the new issue of Vanity Fair. Despite their...

Eric Roberts reflects on estrangement from Julia Roberts

Eric Roberts estrangement from Julia Roberts ended 14 years ago, and now, the 61-year-old actor is discussing their rift in detail in the new issue of Vanity Fair. Despite their...

Rabat: A city of great architecture, cuisine and music

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Having been born and raised in Rwanda, I had always wondered why people in countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt were called Africans yet they had a...