Entertainment

I regret the day I relocated to the city

“I came to Kigali expecting the best out of life, but I ended up getting odd jobs. I had no option as I was not ready to go back to the village. This was simply because I did not expect anything better,” says Alex Nzaramba, a potter working at a construction site in Kigali. Inspired by...

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 12:00am

Santima’s juicy Greenwich Hotel deal

Looks like things are not that bad for Rwanda’s Tusker Project Fame Season 4 (TPF 4) representative Rehema Mukamuganga. We have learned that the singer, who is popularly known as Santima, has inked a juicy deal with Greenwich Hotel in Remera, a Kigali City suburb. According to reliable...

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Inyambo Troupe to fight drug abuse

Iyambo Troupe are joining the fight against drug abuse, according to Ndjoli Kayitankore, (better known as Kanyombya), the man who heads the group of actors.  “As we entertain, we have now decided that we have the responsibility of rescuing the youth who are being gradually driven astray...

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Malia’s true homecoming

Charity begins at home, so they say. That is why, in a bid to capture the local market, upcoming singer Malia Carine Uwamahoro has decided to start singing in Kinyarwanda, her mother tongue. The singer, who has hitherto been singing in English, recently released a song in Kinyarwanda. And this...

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 12:00am

‘We are here to transform the lives of Rwandan youth though ICT’

Aptech Limited, one of the global leaders in ICT learning solutions, recently opened its branch in Rwanda with two centres:  Aptech Computer Education and Aptech English Learning Academy. The institution aims to churn out Rwandan ICT professionals not only for the Rwandan market, but also...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:00am

Senderi: To hell with Kigali!

Shooting to fame in the quagmire that is today’s music industry is one this thing, but staying afloat is quite another. That is why, in a bid to remain relevant, singer Eric Senderi has decided to take his music to the rural population. “This (music) is a game. Whenever your opponent...

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Uganda’s Judith Babirye coming to Kigali

Uganda’s gospel music sensation Judith Babirye is among the artistes queued up to perform at Tonzi’s forthcoming album launch concert, which is slated for November 4 at the picturesque Kigali Serena Hotel.According to buzz from the organisers of the show, which has been dubbed East...

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Riderman gives upcoming artistes a hand

There is a saying that a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. True to this saying, local hip hop star Riderman has taken it upon himself to help Rwanda’s underground musicians in their pursuit of musical stardom. Riderman is giving upcoming artistes free studio time at his...

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:00am

How to sneak backstage at a concert

So, you want to get up close and personal with that music star you have always adored, but aren't quite sure how to go about it? Don't worry, you aren't that unlucky.  Whereas you are unlikely to bump into a star on the street and hit a conversation off, you stand a better chance at that...

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Nkurunziza uses art to help heal and grow

The story of how local artist Innocent Nkurunziza ended up in Wilmington for his first American solo exhibition truly stands as a testament to the power of blind chance. It begins earlier in the year when Wilmington film producer Beth Crookham, who was spending some time in her in Rwanda,...

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Myths about dreadlocks

To some people, it’s the coolest thing to posses, the highest form of self-expression. To others, it’s a question of identity. “My dreads are my identity.” Most Rastafarians belong to this group. To such people, you had better hand them a death sentence than have them cut...

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:00am

Rafiki recovers, ready to perform

Singer Rafiki Mazimpaka says he is now fit and ready for any performance, after undergoing “excellent treatment”. The Choga Afrobeat star recently sustained serious injures in an accident that occurred during his performance at Kagarama Secondary School in Kicukiro District.“I am...

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:00am

PGGSS opened doors for me – Young Grace

She may not have won the Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) competition, but 19-year-old Young Grace thinks there was a lot she gained from just taking part.She says that what she gained gives her hope to perform even better in any other similar competition. Within only three years in the music...

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:00am

Kamichi releases single

He has christened it Byacitse, and it’s his latest single. This is the fifth song Kamichi is releasing in an effort to have his second album, Ubumuntu, complete. He plans to launch the album on December 7 at the swanky Kigali Serena Hotel. Ubumuntu, according to the singer, will be loaded...

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:00am

I’m here to change the game, says Mako Nikoshwa

I want to change the concept of album launches in Rwanda. Launching albums after every month is not a sign of strength. It’s a sign that what you are producing is rubbish, so you have to keep coming up with something new.”Mako Nikoshwa was born and raised in Uganda. He has lived in...

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:00am

Is retirement making you fat?

If your jeans don’t button quite as easily as they used to and your shirts feel extra snug these days, you’re not alone: Thousands of older folks struggle with weight gain when they retire. So, is retirement making you fat?At a time when out-of-pocket medical costs have been steadily...

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 12:00am

The best celeb dress-alike couples of all time

The couple that dresses together stays together? Well, not always, as some of these (famously) failed celebrity couples can attest. From Justin and Britney to Kim and Kanye, we dug back through our favorite celebrities' outfits and haircuts (and who knows what else!) to find whose looks went hand-...

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 12:00am

Sweat Log: How Chris Brown spent community labor

In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 file photo, Chris Brown appears in a Los Angeles courtroom with his attorney Mark Geragos. Judge Patricia Schnegg has ordered a further review of Brown's community service and travel to determine whether he has violated the terms of his probation for the 2009 beating...

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:00am

Jamie Foxx on drama, directing, and daughters

Jamie Foxx chats with omg!. (WireImage)It’s one of the biggest honors in show business — an Academy Award. But rather than show off the 2005 Oscar he won for his lead role in “Ray,” Jamie Foxx makes sure his statue lives in another house completely. Same goes for the Grammy...

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:00am

Rep: Tom Cruise is not dating Cameron Diaz

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are close, but not as close as the tabloid Life & Style would like its readers to believe.The Rock of Ages actor, 50, was recently romantically linked to the What to Expect When You’re Expecting actress, 40; Cruise split with wife Katie Holmes, 33, in late June...

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:00am

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