Entertainment

How losing her firstborn motivated Tonzi to help disabled children

For all parents, a first-born child means everything. Nine months of waiting and preparing and the excitement of carrying the baby in their arms is something whose value is immeasurable. Equally so, the pain of losing the first-born child is also immeasurable and something parents take forever...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 7:53am

Singer Mico The Best looks to resume anti-TB campaign

Though the new coronavirus has seen a lot of activities suspended since March, Afro-beat singer Mico the Best has insisted that he will resume his awareness campaign for the fight against the TB as soon as the pandemic cools down. The singer, real name Prosper Turatsinze, made the pledge on...

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 12:10am

Buravan on his new single ‘Low key’

It’s only been a few days since Yvan Buravan released his latest single, ‘Low key’, and critics are praising it for its energy, distinctive vocals and beats. Although he already won the hearts of many with his sweet melodies, Buravan has now raised the standards of fine music...

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:04am

Bushali gears up for his third album

‘Kinyatrap’ rapper Jean-Paul Hagenimana, known by stage name as Bushali, has announced the date on which he will release his third album ‘Ibihe Bi7’. The album, loosely translated as ‘Seven Days’, will be out on June 26, according to the singer. Bushali...

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:08am

‘Rugari Rwa Gasabo’ by Mighty Popo is a journey back in history

I can almost hear the hissing of the woods as a natural mystic flows into the air surfing on the drive of a mystifying “Inanga” riff.  Soon, the drums enter the partition and I feel the Eternal Fire of Gihanga crackling through space and time. Gihanga…the legendary,...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:59pm

Visual impairment not stopping Mwitende from pursuing his musical career

Alexandre Mwitende is one of those people that embody the saying that ‘disability is not inability’. The 44-year old has stood out to make a mark in Rwanda’s music industry, without letting visual impairment stand in his way. Though he has not been quite in the limelight,...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:10am

Can Platini keep going without Dream Boys?

In February, Dream Boys’ Claude Mujyanama, commonly known as TMC, left the country to continue his studies in the United States, leaving his counterpart Platini Nemeye with no choice but to kick off a solo career. TMC’s departure marked the duo’s split after a decade-long...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:17pm

At 22, Mugabo looks to write his name in the music production books

At a tender age of 10, Ken Mugabo, now a sound cloud engineer developed passion for music. Little did he know that he would end up building a carrier in the same field. As an upcoming producer, Mugabo has increasingly become a household name at his University because of the songs on which...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:49am

Ndicunguye on plans to develop his own fashion brand

Since he ventured into fashion four years ago now, Fred ‘Lyon’ Ndicunguye has gained trust and admiration from a big number of celebrities and other fashion enthusiasts, thanks to the unique creativity he shows in the fashion and style at his shop. He is now regarded as one of the...

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 12:41am

Sintex, Rwanda’s afro-dancehall star on the rise

It is not easy to build a name for yourself, away from the connection to an already popular sibling, for example, international singer Solange Knowles who is yet to break away from her megastar sister’s shadow, Beyoncé. Locally, a fairly known Sintex started his career when his brother...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:06am

Local artistes join hands to fight Covid-19 in all-star song

Rwanda’s top musicians have released a song as part of their contribution to national efforts to create awareness and educate the public about the New coronavirus pandemic. The all-star song, dubbed, ‘Corona’, is an initiative of 1K Entertainment in partnership with the...

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:04am

Tom Close, African artistes hail Covid-19 doctors in new song

As the world still grapples with the effects of Covid-19, 11 artistes from 11 African countries have come together to show support and appreciation for the medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle around the world during this difficult time, through a song dubbed, ‘My White...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:52am

‘Younger’, the legendary movie interpreter turns to God after recoveringfrom cancer

Watching movies has undoubtedly been some people’s hobby worldwide, especially since the start of the 20th century. However, in most developing countries, some people have enjoyed scenes but struggled to understand their true meaning due to language barrier, mainly those movies acted in...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:16pm

“Ntiza”, the controversial song that has sent tongues wagging

It has been two weeks since it was released, but “Ntiza” single by Bruce Melodie featuring Mr Kagame has already left many people talking. Reports in local media indicated that after the release of the single, the Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC) convened a meeting in...

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:09am

“Slay queens- future mamas”, the poem making rounds explained

Nineteen-year-old Yasipi Casmir Uwihirwe, the Miss Rwanda 2019 1st runner and poet has released a new poem that she called, “Slay queens = future Mamas”. The name itself makes one want to know more, but even the flow and creativity in the presentation is good to listen to. She raps...

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 9:27am

Ariel Wayz: The fast rising girl with a golden voice

Growing up, Ariel ‘Wayz’ Uwayezu had her eyes set on becoming a great musician one day and when Nyundo School of Music held auditions in search of fresh musical talent to nurture back in 2015, the then ordinary level finalist never thought twice and jumped onto the chance. Now, at...

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 12:45am

Alonga on her book ‘Tracing the cracks’ and Imagine We book app

Dominique Uwase Alonga is the founder and CEO of Imagine We Rwanda. She recently released her new book ‘Tracing the cracks’, a fictional book about the resilience of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, on her recently launched ‘Imagine We’ book app. She spoke...

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:05am

Deo Munyakazi to release debut album online

Deo Munyakazi, the “Inanga” playing traditional artiste has announced plans to release his maiden album ‘Isoko Dusangiye’ currently in the works and will be available online on June 12. The artiste said that he opted for online distribution for his album after hopes to...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:18am

Meet one of the few rising illustrators in Rwanda

Most of us could have seen a picture of late Dj Miller mixing music for Kenny Rodgers, Kobe Bryant and her daughter and Manu Dibango. The drawing which rotated around the death of the three icons was circulated widely. The 26-year-old Francois Regis Muhirwa, an illustrator is the one behind it....

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:18am

“Kami”, the Rwandan comic book shortlisted for continental prize

Rwandan comic book “Kami” is now among the Best 2019-2020 Comics in Africa, and emerges a potential candidate to win a prize at the 2020 Nommo Awards. The annual awards are an initiative by African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS), an organisation of African writers, artists,...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:10am

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