Entertainment

Ngaara embarks on self-discovery journey in debut album ‘Amaraso’

Dan Ngalamulume, aka Ngaara, is ready to take on the Rwandan music scene by storm with his 14- track album, ‘Amaraso’ that was released on September 18. The singer’s debut album was co-produced by Antik Dust and Green Ferry Music, with Dr Nganji as the audio producer and Ngaara...

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:10am

Rapper Jay Polly performing in Dubai

Rwandan rapper Jay Polly will entertain East Africans in Dubai today, September 19. The show, dubbed ‘East African Night’, is organised by Royal al Emaral General Trading LLC, and will be held at Venom Deira Club & Lounge. Speaking about the performance, Jay Polly said this...

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:09am

African music experts to discuss future for industry

The music and creative industry has not only been one of those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis, but it is also not supported or prioritised across Africa. Music experts across the continent are, however, convinced that the creative industry could not only contribute to the economic...

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:44am

I have not quit Active, says Derek Sano

Singer Derek Sano has dismissed rumours that he could have quit all boy group Active to start a solo music career.  The day the singer released his own Extended Play (EP), came as a signal to many that his journey with Active might be coming to an end to follow the likes of Urban Boys,...

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:05pm

Alyn Sano dedicates new love song to lovers

Afro-pop singer Alyn Sano has finally released her long-awaited song 'Perimana'.  Her hoarse voice and great dance skills give you such a great feeling when you listen to it. Somewhere in between the song, the lyrics get stuck in your head all too easily—and you won't...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 8:27am

Poetry: A friend to confide in, reveals upcoming poetess

Everyone has that one person or place they feel comfortable to emit their feelings and thoughts. For nineteen-year-old Lutgardis Ineza, poetry is the safest of places to portray what’s deep in her heart. To her, poetry means she has a pal to run to whenever she feels overwhelmed by...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:11am

The Ben, Sherrie Silver nominated for AFRIMMA 2020

Nominations for the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) 2020, which celebrates musical works, talents, and creativity around the African continent, were revealed recently. Representing Rwanda on the nominees’ list this year are The Ben and Sherrie Silver, who were nominated for Best...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:05am

Asaph Worship band in media tour to spread message of hope

Asaph Worship band is delivering a message of hope to the wider community through media outlets. According to the band, the key message for this tour is to instil hope in people despite the Covid-19 pandemic which has disrupted plans and expectations of many this year. The band which is based in...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:04am

Who won what in Kiss Summer Awards 2020?

The winners for the third edition of Kiss Summer Awards were finally announced during an event held on September 12, at Kiss FM headquarters. The annual awards are organised by Kiss FM, a local entertainment radio station, to recognize artistes whose music made the difference through the summer...

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:18am

30 finalists for creative industry grant to be announced

Thirty project proposals will next week, on Wednesday, September 16, be announced as the winners of the recently launched Cultural and Creative Industry recovery fund. The grant winners will be selected from a group of 45 project proposals that were pre-selected from a batch of 600 projects....

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:06am

‘Amabara’: Artistes, HDI join forces to promote responsible living among the youth in Covid-19 times

For many, ‘Amabara’ in Kinyarwanda can mean different colours but for young people ‘Amabara’ is a slang used by the youth to describe unexpected and undercover bad acts like getting too drunk, engaging in sexual activities, drug abuse and other acts that parents might not be...

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:07am

Miss Rwanda Nishimwe in Nyaruguru to support teen mothers battling depression

Incumbent Miss Rwanda 2020 Naomie Nishimwe, is in Nyaruguru district in southern Rwanda where she is expected to spend seven days meeting and interacting with teenagers and single mothers in a drive to fight against teenage pregnancies and depression.  Nishimwe, a non-government...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 12:13am

Upcoming singer Bukuru on a mission to change the world through music

Christiane Uwase Bukuru, is the artiste in the music arena. Bukuru, as is her stage name, says she began singing when she was old enough to make up sentences.  But it was just mid last year that she decided to take her music talent professionally, after years of singing in the choir, and...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 12:06am

Renowned author Umwagarwa on her writing journey

Sometimes life throws you something different from what you expect, this explains Assumpta Happy Umwagarwa’s journey to writing and storytelling. Although she loved reading storybooks and novellas, at a young age, she never saw herself as a writer at any point not until she lost her...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 11:13am

Actress Kabano speaks out on her first international award

When the novel Petit Pays, by Rwandan-French rapper and author Gael Faye, was first launched in Rwanda, Isabelle Kabano was among the first people to read it.  “I was among the first people to read Petit Pays when it was first introduced in the country, and the story touched my...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 3:43am

New platform to help ease artists’ Covid-19 impact

The Covid‑19 pandemic led to the closing of traditional art galleries and the sale of artworks halted for much of Rwanda’s artist community. As such, the need to strengthen and push artists through alternative ways that make their creations accessible and affordable became clear....

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 8:55am

Kabano wins Best Actress prize for role in Petit Pays

The Film Francophone d’Angoulême, an annual French film festival, on Wednesday, September 2 awarded Isabelle Kabano as the Best Actress for her role in the movie “Petit Pays” by a Rwandan-French rapper and author, Gael Faye. Founded by Dominique Besnehard in 2008, the annual...

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 2:54pm

Busy KINA Music set to drop fresh tracks

If you were to look for music labels or studios that have been the busiest during the new coronavirus outbreak, Kina Music and Country Records would come first. The two music houses have been releasing hit after hit. KINA Music, one of the top Rwandan music labels, is not about to make their...

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 12:12am

Sano speaks about her new song “Perimana”

To the audience that enjoys love music, Alyn Sano has got you sorted with a new love song titled, “Perimana”. The song that will be released on Friday 4, talks about the goodness of two lovers keeping together permanently. In an interview with the “For us” singer, she...

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 12:11am

Managing trauma: Health expert weighs in on how to handle emotional distress

A friend recently posted a picture of his 8-month-old baby on his WhatsApp status with a statement “Rest in Peace.” Having reached out in his inbox to know what had killed his only child, he responded that he knocked him with a car by accident, while reversing to go to work. He had...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 12:16am

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