Entertainment

Rumariza gears up for maiden solo art exhibition

Brave Rumariza’s first solo visual art exhibition comes after years of honing his artistic skills under unpaid apprenticeship. Born in Kigali 20 years ago, Rumariza, who goes by the artistic moniker of Brave Tangz, will stage the exhibition between August 31 and September 7 at the Buregeya...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:16pm

Munyakazi drops gospel track

For some time now, inanga musician Deo Munyakazi has been trying to expand the reach of this musical instrument beyond the confines of traditional folk music circles. He has had several musical collaborations with many visiting foreign musicians, mostly in a bid to create unique and hybrid musical...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:11pm

Lil P on making a comeback in the music industry

After two inactive years, rapper Papias Nduwayo, commonly known by his stage name Lil P, is back on the music scene with his latest song dubbed Babiri. The rapper, who has not dropped a single since his hip hop song Tsindagira in 2016, has been a stranger to the studio. Lil P, who is now working...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:09pm

Tribute concert for legendary musician Minani Rwema due

Last year, Rwandan Diaspora students organised a concert to honour legendary musician Anonciata Utamuliza, who was best known by her stage name Kamaliza. The concert was in recognition of her contribution to the Rwandan music industry and to nation building in general. This year, the students are...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:03pm

Iryn Namubiru launches own football club

Ugandan Singer Iryn Namubiru has been up and about of recent, from headlining shows, dropping new music to making social appearances, name it! The latest is that she has now launched a football club that is named after her. The club, dubbed, “IRYN NAMUBIRU FC” was launched in the...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:00pm

Aretha Franklin in hospice care and surrounded by family

Aretha Franklin is currently in hospice care at her home, according to CNN. The news came one day after reports surfaced stating that the 76-year-old music legend is “gravely ill.” On Monday, Evrod Cassimy, an anchor for Local 4 news channel in Detroit, broke the news about Franklin...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:57pm

New awards initiative to recognise outstanding local artistes launched

A new platform designed to recognise outstanding local artistes and quality Rwandan music has been launched. The brains behind Music Awards Rwanda say this will be an annual event designed to promote local music talent. The first event is slated for December 1 in Kigali and nominations will be...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:11am

Idris Elba responds to James Bond rumours, leaves fans shaken

Will Idris Elba ever be able to say, “Bond, James Bond” on the big screen? For about seven years, there have been rumours that the British 45-year-old Luther and Thor star would succeed Daniel Craig and become the first black actor to play 007. Speculation recently began again,...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:38am

What you missed at Dîner en Blanc

Saturday evening was time to party for this year’s Dîner en Blanc-Kigali pre-registered guests who were transported from various bus points around Kigali to the Intare Conference Centre’s gardens in Rusororo. Considered as one of the Premier Summer social events, this year’s...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:13am

What you missed at Cucina’s wine tasting evening

Cucina, the Italian restaurant at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, held its 3rd wine tasting event Thursday night, with 10 new additions to its extensive wine collection. What started as a test event in February this year, when the restaurant threw the first wine episode, has now evolved into a...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:51pm

Russell Simmons files $35,000 lawsuit against rape accuser

Russell Simmons is taking legal action against a woman who accused him of rape. In legal documents, the music producer demands that the woman listed as Jane Doe pay him $35,000 after accusing him of rape, “for purposes of publicity, which this case has garnered.” The case in which the...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:40pm

Demi Lovato temporarily leaves rehab for treatment in Chicago

Just under a week after Demi Lovato entered rehab, the singer has temporarily left in order to get treatment in Chicago. Last Saturday, the 25-year-old “Skyscraper” singer was discharged from the hospital in Los Angeles and flew to a rehab facility. Now, Lovato has flown to Chicago in...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:16pm

Dîner en Blanc is back

Aftertaking a break last year, Dîner en Blanc, the fun annual pop up picnic is here again. This year’s event is slated for Saturday August 11 at a secret location in Kigali. It is the 6th edition of the event that first debuted in Rwanda in 2012. That year, Kigali became the first African...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:01am

What’s on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Kigali Youth Innovation Expo Kigali Youth Innovation Expo aims to promote talent and products made by young people in Kigali....

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:37pm

Brad Pitt calls Angelina Jolie’s child support request an “effort to manipulate media”

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s ongoing court battle continues. In a new court filing earlier this week, Jolie accused Pitt of not paying any “meaningful” child support since divorce proceedings began in 2016. In response to the filing, a Pitt insider familiar with the situation...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:34pm

Natty Dread eyes double album launch

For two years, Rwanda’s reggae ace Raphael Mitali, commonly known by his stage name, Natty Dread, has been busy in the studio working on a two-album project that he says will “wake his fans up” after a long absence from the scene. The two albums, dubbed Nestaman Vibration and...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:08pm

Carrie Underwood pregnant with baby No. 2, going on tour in 2019

Carrie Underwood made two big announcements Wednesday. First, the 35-year-old country music superstar announced she will be embarking on the Cry Pretty 360 Tour starting in May 2019. Then, she announced she is pregnant and expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher, 38. The couple also...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:05pm

All set for local music campaign

Local music industry players have come together for a musical campaign slated to start this weekend. Dubbed ‘Rwandan Music First’, the campaign was initiated to promote local musicians by reaching out to their fans through road shows to improve the artiste-audience bond. P Fla...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:04am

‘We Are One Summer Beach Fest’ 2018 is on

We Are One Summer Beach Fest, an annual beach musical extravaganza, is back. This year marks six uninterrupted years of the event that takes place in the lakeside town of Rubavu, in Western Province. It is organised by local DJ Africano (real name John Ndizihiwe) through his label, Africanomania...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:49pm

Christafari and Beauty for Ashes mesmerise gospel lovers

Christafari, a Christian reggae band from the U.S., joined their Rwandan counterparts Beauty for Ashes to lead Christians, mainly youth, into a raggae-style night of worship over the weekend. The band jetted in the country last Wednesday to support the Christian rock band, Beauty for Ashes, the...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:23am