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Singer Karasira pays tribute to former Senator Rutaremara in new song

Fast-rising Rwandan traditional singer Clarisse Karasira  is making headlines hours after she released her brand new song ‘Rutaremara’  in tribute to one of her ‘biggest fans’ Tito Rutaremara. The song may have been released to the public, on Wednesday, November...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:18am

Rising artiste ‘Blessed Doddy’ explains his come back to the music scene

Jean de Dieu Uwihirwe aka “Blessed Doddy” is a Rwandan upcoming artiste based in Finland who longs to take his music to another level. His interest in music grew in 2018 when he was a member of the Kimihurura based ADEPR church choir. When he joined high school, he started...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:17am

Duo to narrate Rwanda’s story through photography

By Eddie Nsabimana   The narration of Rwanda’s story by foreign media has often drawn criticism among Rwandans over the years, especially because it misleads the global community about Rwanda’s image since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. To change that narrative, a...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:16am

Rwandan Jazz songstress Somi nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

US-based Rwandan jazz vocalist and songwriter Somi has made history after she was nominated for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards to be held on January 31, 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were announced during a virtual live stream on November 24, 2020...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:58am

A 19-year-old illustrator’s journey to digital drawing and pen art

Like many people, Kenny Rukundo had career ambitions growing up. He however, is determined not to quit until his dreams are accomplished. From a tender age, the 19-year-old’s passion has always been drawing. He drew anything he came across and has since been working hard to be one of the...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:13am

Singer Peace Jolis talks about reinventing himself

Ten years ago, music was just a hobby for Afrobeat and RnB singer Peace Jolis. At that time, he was not concerned about what people said about his music even though he was talented. He spent most of time, during his high school holidays, in studio recording songs, including his very first...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:15am

Artiste Mukotanyi on why he focuses on patriotic songs

Majority of the young artistes tended to lean towards romantic songs because they were believed to generate more money and fame. Of late however, songs about patriotism songs are increasingly becoming a trend not only for the elderly but young people as well. Limu Mukotanyi, real name Fraudouard...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:13am

Bruce Melodie clarifies his decision of switching to Gakondo

“As I promised, my “Gakondo” journey begins now”, is what singer Bruce Melodie posted on Twitter after releasing his first Gakondo song “24” back in October. From here, music enthusiasts thought he was putting a stop on other genres and concentrate on the...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:22pm

New talent Karagira seeks to make musical breakthrough

In 2018, Owen Berel Karagira, like any other wannabe musician, went to record his songs at the Green Ferry Music studio. That time, he recorded two songs at the studio and left. However, after the recording session, Producer Nganji was excited to discover how talented the singer was. He...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:45am

Miss Career Africa boot camp kicks off in Eastern Province

38 Miss Career Africa (MCA) 2020 contestants on Monday November 23, commenced their four-day boot camp at Seeds of Peace Hotel in Kayonza, Eastern province. The contestants will go through a five-day boot camp, with a team of experts helping them in shaping their ideas into viable and scale-able...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:20am

Kenneth Kalisa on coaching gospel artistes

Kenneth Kalisa, 26, is a gospel vocalist who uses his talent to minister to God.  He is also a vocal coach that heads a singing platform known as ‘Throne Room Vocals’. He shared his singing and training journey. Kindly describe yourself briefly I am a proud Christian, Rwandan...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:18am

Fallen DJ Miller’s album set to be released

Family and friends of the late Disk jockey, Virgil Karuranga, commonly known as DJ Miller, have announced that they are releasing his album ‘Shani’ on December 4. The development was announced on Monday, November 23, by DJ Miller’s wife Hope Nigihozo. “We are happy to...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:17am

11 onto the next stage of Miss Supranational Rwanda 2020

The search for the replacement for reigning Miss Supranational Rwanda Shanita Umunyana to the crown is now taking shape after organisers announced 11 contestants battling for the crown. Organised on the Rwandan chapter by Supra Family Rwanda Ltd, the annual beauty contest is seen as a good...

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:08am

Artiste Sherry Uwase on her growing music career

Sherry Uwase kicked off her music career as a gospel singer who often performed at churches and concerts.  Later, she began doing song covers, and before long, began exploring other genres with her own songs like “Gerayo” and “Bouger”.  The singer, songwriter...

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 4:16pm

Shauku band finds niche in fusing traditional music with modern touch

In Rwanda, a big number of people believe that urban music is dominating the market and makes it easier for upcoming artists to win people’s hearts than traditional cultural music, a genre that is a bit demanding in terms of talent and vocals. But have you thought of what would happen if...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:08pm

"Jack of all trades" Mujyambere launches “Intwali SS21” Afrocentric urban collection

He is a dancer, a photographer, a filmmaker, a fashion designer, an actor and the founder of A&M fashion line, among the many other things he is doing. Performing artiste Abdoul Mujyambere embarked on his journey in contemporary dance back in 2010 while at the then National University of...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:05pm

Kayihura lands Prix Découvertes nomination, urges fans to vote

Mike Kayihura, a Rwandan soul music artiste who started singing at the age of 13 in a church choir, has been nominated in RFI Prix Découvertes Awards. Founded in 1981, the awards are set to highlight new musical talents from French-speaking African nations each year. The singer has been...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:28pm

Singer Alyn Sano on releasing her new album

Alyn Sano is working on her new album which, she says if all goes well, her fans should expect it soon. The afro-pop singer says the album entitles 11 new songs, which are all inspiring, and tackling different issues that people go through in their daily lives. She says that the title of the...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:16am

Uwihirwe Yasipi to represent Rwanda in Miss Africa Calabar

Former Miss Rwanda contestant Yasipi Casmir Uwihirwe will represent in Miss Africa Calabar pageant scheduled for December 27 in Nigeria. The Miss Rwanda 2019 First Runner-up was in the final run for the ticket to represent Rwanda in the continental pageant with Irène Murebwayire, emerging the...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1:12am

VIDEO: Meet the singing couple spreading the gospel

With only three songs to their name, gospel duo Nelson Manzi and Eunice Irakiza are already becoming popular on the gospel music scene. The couple has been on the gospel scene for quite some years, with Manzi having joined Ambassadors of Christ choir as a teenager in 2005, and Irakiza as...

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 1:18pm

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