Entertainment

Gospel artistes thrill in concert

Local gospel musicians put on a blazing show Sunday night at Kigali Serena Hotel - weaving together unique, inspiring and tantalizing rhythms. The concert dubbed-Gospel Flava attracted several gospel artistes, DJs and dance crews, in a grand style to a house-full of revelers. Throughout the...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00am

Arthur, Frankie safe from this week's evictions

It seems like Rwandan Hotshot Frankie still has his lucky charms working for him after being given a lifeline to continue competing for the cool $300,000 dollars cash prize. This week Arthur and Frankie will not be up for eviction as their ‘Gold’ team won the Bollywood extravaganza on Saturday...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00am

Frankie survives surprising night of evictions

Rwanda’s Big Brother hotshot Frankie on Sunday evening pulled through the most surprising night of evictions which saw three housemates booted out of Biggie’s house instead of one.  Esther from Uganda. As usual, Biggie did not run out of surprises. Only one housemate out of 9 was expected but...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:00am

'Explosion Concert' leaves revellers begging for more

On Saturday evening all roads led to Kigali Serena Hotel for the much anticipated Explosion Concert organised by Alex Muyoboke, and well attended the artistes he has previously managed. Gorgeous socialites and party animals in town came dressed to kill as they braced themselves for an evening of...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:00am

Film: When women inspire warlords to end conflicts

This month is special for the movie lovers. Documentaries about real life inspirational stories are being screened at the Goethe-institute, Kiyovu. The Rwanda Association of University Women with support from the International Association for University Women, are behind the screening of the ...

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:00am

Love confessions in Biggie's house

Big Brother asks all the housemates to enter the house and close all the doors. Frankie is in a jovial mood and keeps on smiling as he sings Lug Flow with Esther, a popular song by Rwandan artiste Social Mula. Ellah looks like she has finally found her missing rib because she can’t keep her hands...

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:00am

Rwanda's BBA representatives through the eyes of their parents

Everyone can claim to know a thing or two about Rwanda’s representatives in the Big Brother house, but what people don’t know are the stories told by their parents. Patrick Ndegeye (Frankie Joe’s dad) and Kennedy Mazimpaka (Arthur’s dad) give us a glimpse into the unknown life of the two BBA...

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00am

Hotshots updates: The Hotshots make a plea for some action

Africa was once again entertained when the Hotshots staged a spectacular choreographed modern dance presentation. When Big brother announced that they had won 100% of their weekly budget in the house, the housemates went ballistic and screamed all their excitement out. This week’s...

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00am

Jaymo's music trek to Rwanda

AS a young boy, James Mutindi, aka Jaymo Drups, wanted to be a musician. But this dream was cut short by his parents who wanted the young man to pursue a career in medicine and become a doctor. Indeed they prevailed as the young Mutindi ended up as a doctor.  However, despite being a qualified...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00am

Arthur shares dancing skills with housemates

Rwandan housemate Arthur led fellow Hotshots JJ and Idris through well choreographed moves last night, and the housemates clearly enjoyed it. The three housemates blended contemporary dance moves and modern dance moves.  The other housemates Ellah, JJ, Butterphly and Sabina were busy doing their...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00am

German band performs in Kigali

It was an exciting weekend for jazz lovers as the Hamburg-based jazz band CNIRBS staged an electrifying jazz concert at Kigali Serena Hotel last Sunday.  The band is composed of keyboardist and composer Matthäus Winnitzki, drummer Konrad Ullrich and trumpet and euphonium player Stephan Meinberg...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:00am

HotShots updates: Hotshots gear up for tonight's presentation

The Big Brother Hotshots is certainly full of entertainment. Following last Saturday’s musical extravaganza between the ‘Villagers’ and ‘intellectuals’, biggie has returned with another exciting twist.  There seems to be no sleeping in biggie’s lavish house. Frankie during Saturday’s...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:00am

Halloween costume party was a thriller

IT was a fun-filled affair at One Love Club located in Kimihurura as the Halloween Costume went down on Friday night. Traditional music artiste, Chance Irere was the first act to take to the stage. She kicked off the Halloween costume party with impressive tunes. The belle was later joined by...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:00am

Vote to save Frankie from eviction

It’s going to be another dramatic and electrifying week, as five housemates face possible evection this Sunday.  Rwanda’s representative in Big Brother Hotshots Frankie leads in the nominations. The model/actor is up against Tayo from Nigeria, JJ of Zimbabwe and Uganda’s...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:00am

A toast to brotherhood as Ugandans in Rwanda celebrate independence anniversary

SATURDAY evening was an atmosphere of euphoria as Ugandans living in Rwanda and friends converged at Kigali Serena hotel to celebrate Uganda’s 52nd independence anniversary. Guests started trickling in as early as 6pm and by 8pm, the venue was full to capacity as the well decorated giant tent...

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:00am

End of the road for Mira and Resa

Mozambican beauty Mira and Zambia’s Resa were the first housemates to leave the house after one week of Big Brother Africa Hotshots. Shocking as it was, the pretty and slender Mozambican was the second housemate to be evicted after a seemingly unsurprised Resa had been shown the boot from...

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:00am

DJ Moosa Ewan ventures into production to stamp his influence on Rwandan music

Seven years ago, Fahadi Dusabe’s only claim to the local music industry was burning CDs at a street corner in Gikondo, a City of Kigali suburb.  Today, he goes by the name Moosa Ewan, a self-made DJ who is now the proud owner and manager of a production studio in Gikondo, named Eagle Eyes Forever...

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:00am

Inanga is my guitar, says Umushakamba

Umushakamba, whose real name is Maurice Maniraguha, is only 23 and his musical career is just slightly past take-off. However, he easily stands out from the pack of up-and-coming musicians on account of his singular dedication to Inanga, a traditional Rwandan music instrument. Moses Opobo traced...

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:00am

Hotshots warm up for tonight's presentation

IT was a successful night of individual performances on Wednesday, which clearly impressed Biggie and left viewers wanting more. Our own Frankie Joe presented an interesting piece on fashion trends in Africa. The hunk from the ‘land of a thousand hills’ was dressed to impress in a white suit and...

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Hageni to release new video

Traditional music artiste Hyacinth Hageni will release a video of his latest song entitled Ngwino hafi yanjye next week. The 24-year-old is shooting the video with ION, a local advertising agency, that is behind some Tigo commercials.  “My new video is in the final stages of production...

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 12:00am