Entertainment

Angell Mutoni, Rwanda’s talented rap queen

As time goes by, women have proven that ‘what a man can do, a woman can’. This also applies to the music industry, where some genres were previously solely done by their male counterparts. Angel Mutoni is one of the few promising female Hip-hop and R&B artistes in Rwanda. Her...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:05pm

Nigeria’s Joeboy, local artistes gear up for Kigali Jazz Junction

After Jidenna’s electrifying performance at the previous edition of Kigali Jazz Junction, in November last year, organisers of the monthly event want to bring back a similar experience on February 28. “We usually begin and end the year in style and give it to the young people so they...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:35pm

Kobe Bryant will be honoured at this year's Academy Awards ceremony

The organisation responsible for the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has revealed that it is planning to honour late basketball star Kobe Bryant during the 2020 Oscars telecast on February 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the overwhelming majority of Bryant...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 8:38am

Jules Sentore drops new song inspired by Rwandan culture

Over the last decade or so, African artistes have been at it trying to coin out their own genres based on their own cultures and background, but as years went by, it became more complicated to find an authentic Rwandan genre. While other African musicians are keen on embracing the diversity of...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:47pm

Buravan in Sweden for concert

It appears that our artistes are realising that it's about time they take their music beyond the local market and target global platforms with diverse audiences. For some time now, we have witnessed more Rwandan musicians venturing into the region and abroad, seeking collaborations with...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 3:14pm

ICYMI: Winners of 2020 Grammy Awards

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards were presented on January 26, in Los Angeles. A list of winners in many of the major categories follows below. Record of the Year "Hey, Ma," Bon Iver "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish *WINNER "7 Rings," Ariana Grande "Hard...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 9:54am

Daliso, Omara and local comedians thrill comedy lovers

Despite the January blues, comedy lovers did not spare Seka Live show on Sunday, as the venue at Kigali Marriot Hotel was packed to capacity. As anticipated, UK-based Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda and the surprise act, Ugandan comedian Daniel Omara, who replaced Tanzania's...

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:58pm

“I was defiled at 6. It left me with suicidal thoughts” - Miss Rwanda2020 contestant Uwase

Miss Rwanda 2020 contestant Aisha Uwase has spoken out on a childhood incident that has haunted her for years and led her to contemplate committing suicide. The 19-year-old, who is among the 54 girls who will go into Miss Rwanda 2020 pre-selection this weekend, spoke out on her ordeal on ‘...

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:32pm

9 entertainment events to look out for in 2020

Rwanda’s summer season which normally starts from June through the end of the year is deemed by most like a party season. However, as the economy and exposure to the rest of the world through travel and technology continues to grow, it seems that every season has its own packed calendar....

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 12:19am

Music lovers promised memorable experience at Kassav’ show

Caribbea’s most legendary Zouk group, Kassav’, will next month  conduct their 40th anniversary tour. They will perform in Kigali as part of the tour. Coincidently, Rwandan R&B singer, Christopher Muneza will be celebrating a decade in music and for this reason, the two will...

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 12:15am

All you need to know about Miss Rwanda 2020 contest

After successful month-long nationwide auditions, the public has started to cast their votes on their favourite contestants competing for the Miss Rwanda 2020 crown, after they picked numbers which will identify them through the course of the competition. A total of 54 contestants were selected...

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:18am

Nine emerging Rwandan music acts to watch in 2020

Young and talented artistes made their debuts on the Rwandan music industry in 2019, making the year an exciting one. For some, it was a take-off year, while others saw it as a year to consolidate their  achievements. This new crop of talent is leveraging on the use of streaming services...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 8:57am

Auddy makes comeback with five gospel tracks

Auddy Kelly’s year could not have begun any better for his fans. After a few years off the music scene, the sensational Afro-pop and R&B singer has dropped five gospel singles in less than a month. This move comes to put to an end on what he had referred to as a ‘break’...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 8:03am

Mbonyi gears up for musical tour

Renowned Rwandan gospel artiste Israel Mbonyicyambu, aka Mbonyi, has announced his upcoming tour that will see him perform in different parts of the country. The announcement follows the release of his latest track, “Mbwira”, early this month. The tour is expected to start from the...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:10am

Experts weigh in on rampant drug abuse in the showbiz industry

2019 was the year that confirmed that drug abuse among artistes was rampant. There were several cases of artistes who were in and out of prison for abusing or trafficking drugs. Some artistes have been spotted indulging in drugs and excess alcohol consumption.  Some of them are still in...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 8:06am

Miss Rwanda 2020: 20 through as auditions conclude in Kigali

It was yet another record audition as the City of Kigali on Saturday registered the highest number of representatives in Miss Rwanda 2020 auditions concluded last weekend at Hiltop Hotel. The record also means the City of Kigali claims the highest number of representatives since Rwanda...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 8:40am

The making of Bushali, Kinyatrap

Jean Paul Hagenimana, aka Bushali saw 2019 make him a household name— thanks to his hit songs like Nituebue, Kinyarap, Yarababaye, Kugasima, and many others. The same year, also saw the rapper and colleague Slum Drip, charged and spending a month in jail for drug abuse.  “I...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:40am

Rwanda Movie Awards goes beyond borders

The Rwanda Movie Awards is extending its boundaries this year, encompassing its neighbours. Participating countries this year will include Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, DR Congo and Uganda. Requirements for applications that were open on January 15 include proof of ownership of movie and...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:39am

All set for gospel dance festival in Kigali

Christians and gospel music fans in Kigali are in for special spiritual uplifting performances in a one-day festival, dubbed Foundation of Praise Festival, at Christian Life Assembly, Nyarutarama on January 26. The festival, in its first edition, is organised by The Blessing Family in...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:00am

Mpungirehe takes his art gallery in Nyirangarama

Two magnificent art pieces adorn the walls of the new Ivuka art gallery situated in Nyirangarama, Rulindo District. The message behind most of the art pieces depict people in various stations in life to simply accept all situations, and have a positive outlook in life. The art gallery, which...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:05am

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