Entertainment

Are women noble peace makers?

The 21, September 2011, Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third...

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 12:00am

Bac-T to return as a ‘superman’

After a long time without singing, hip-hop artist, Gerald Innocent Nkubiri, bettter known as Bac-T, has vowed to return to the music scene ‘in style’. He will be launching his 16-track album, “The Return of the Superman”, which is also his second, at the end of the year, on a date that is yet to...

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 12:00am

Movie Review

Title: Midnight in Paris.Year: 2011.Duration: 100 min.Genre: Romantic comedy.Cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Carla Bruni.Written and directed by Woody Allen. In the latest movie of the American director Woody Allen, Paris is the setting of an incredible love story, where the past seems so much...

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 12:00am

Tupac lived to change the world

They used to say that a musician never dies; not because he is immortal, but because his music keeps alive, even after he is gone. For instance; it has been 11 years after rap-father, Tupac Amaru Shakur died, but his music can still be danced to in club; it can still inspire the budding millions...

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 12:00am

It’s time the church stopped undermining its artists

Gospel singer Patrick Nyamitari is having hard time explaining to his Christian fans that he has no intensions of leaving the church, or backsliding, as they call it. Controversiy arose after he released his recent “Umuntu Ni Nkundi” single, which is actually not gospel, but carries the simple...

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Kigali’s nightlife could go back to where it started

I hear of a new super nightclub soon opening doors in the town’s tallest structure, Kigali City Tower. This sounds great, especially for the party makers, though they should slow down a bit; because, as many places open up, many more are closed down for breaching local rules. The good thing again...

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Miss Jojo and Saleh split

Miss Jojo and Saleh split After a long time of a solid relationship, local singer, Miss Jojo and his love, Saleh Munyamundu decided to part ways. What we have from them is that they parted on good terms, and would continue working together, especially on music projects. None of them seems moody...

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Even Callipso can sing

In one of Kigali’s famous recording studios, you will find this writing; “If you can talk, then you can sing, and if you can walk, then you can dance.” It sounds more of a heartening note at the first reading, but, sounds factual with time.  A telling example is of comedian Callipso, who...

Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 12:00am

Kamichi has finally made it

After much patience, Adolf Bagabo, a.k.a Kamichi has risen from the poor state of an underground ragga maffin wanna-be, to one of the best in afro-fusion in Rwanda music.  At 29 years, his latest singles like “Ngwino Undebe” and Aho Ruzingiye have taken control of local radio waves. His stage...

Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 12:00am

Where is Young Grace?

Teen rapper “Young Grace” appeared on the music scene with a bang, last year, when she immediately won a “Salax Music Award” for “Best Teen Artist”. Real name Grace Abayizeye, her win over famed competitors like, Lil G and Lil Ngabo and toddler Babou attracted much debate. The 17 year old had only...

Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 12:00am

Why Alpha still struggles

For winning the 2009 Tusker project Fame, and shinning in the recently concluded all stars competition, one may not be wrong concluding that reggae performer Alpha Rwirangira is among the best singers in the East African region. But, the 25 year-old has not yet shone as was expected of him when he...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 12:00am

Meeting Fiona Mbabazi

She is one of the most prominent news anchors on our lone Rwanda Television. The Sunday Times talked to Fiona Mbabazi, to know more about her private life, off TV. When did you start this career?After finishing school in Nairobi, I started presenting at Flash FM in 2009 and on Radio Rwanda and RTV...

Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 12:00am

Entertainment : Rwandans sample live music

Whoever complained that Rwandans do not play live music must have got their answer last week, in the Primus Guma Guma live show. Being one of the final gigs in the competition, every performer had to give it their best, and raise their chances of taking home the cash prize. I remember Nizzo, from...

Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Holly Jah Doves promoting live music

Kigali’s seasoned Reggae band, Holly Jah Doves are contributing to the end of playback performances by playing routine live shows themselves. “We play reggae music every Sunday, at our One Love premises, to serve as an example to our local musicians,” says Ras Mike, the band’s leader. Playback...

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 12:00am

How Superstars will spend their Guma Guma cash

‘Primus Guma Guma Superstar’ is an event which is organised by East African Promoters, with the sponsorship of Bralirwa.  It started at the beginning of the year, by entertainment journalists voting for their best ten artists in Rwanda, who would compete for the honour. Ten artists, including...

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 12:00am

Eating out - African Bite restaurant

Located at Kimihurura, Africa Bite, is true to its name. The only foreign thing we meet on our visit was the soothing soft rhythms of country music. Everything else screams African, from the décor to dishes. This homely bistro offers local and regional cuisine. This include the rare Luwombo, all...

Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 12:00am

Hotel Okapi

Okapi is an elegant and luxurious hotel located in Kigali’s Central Business district at Muhima, walking into Hotel Okapi is not the most inspiring experience. Why?  As you enter the Hotel, right in front of you is a sign notifying you that the hotel won’t be responsible for theft of your...

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 12:00am

Why pain killers are good temporally stabilizers of health

One of the active pain killer stabilizer is the acetaminophen (Tylenol) used in treatment of muscular and ligamentus strains and sprains. If you take an appropriate dose of acetaminophen to relieve pain associated with a soft tissue injury, you will likely be fine as long as you prioritize resting...

Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 12:00am

So Much to Dislike About Julian Assange, Starting With His Hair

Kate Reardon’s admittedly superficial assessment hints at the WikiLeaks spokesman’s deeper faults. On Thursday, September 30—a month before WikiLeaks released its “Afghanistan War Logs” and two months before it roiled international relations with its “Cablegate” disclosures—I attended a debate at...

Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 12:00am

Jobseeker’s diary

Jane has a boyfriend! Since when does having a boyfriend, make news, you must be saying! Well, since Jane got one. We’ve talked about relationships, gossiped about who’s dating who and all that stuff on many occasions and from Jane’s revelations, I always thought she wasn’t into dating. She talked...

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:00am

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