Entertainment

KigaliUp kicks off tomorrow

Unlike previous editions that have always been scheduled over the weekend (Friday-Sunday), this year’s KigaliUp music festival kicks off on Thursday, July 26, at Amahoro National Stadium and runs till Sunday, July 28. This may prove to be good and bad. The bad part is that a Thursday launch...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:56pm

‘Fashion Experience’ to showcase local designs

Fashion lovers in Kigali will be treated to a dazzling event at Hotel Villa Portofino, Nyarutarama, on July 28, as designers showcase their garments. Dubbed ‘Fashion Experience’, the event was organised by Cretos Creations, a textile wholesale start-up that produces brand new ‘...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:39pm

Massamba gears up to headline ‘Inkera y’ Inkotanyi’ concert

A music concert in honour of the heroes of the country’s liberation struggle is slated for this week. Dubbed, ‘Inkera y’Inkotanyi’, the concert will take place on Thursday, July 26, at the JJ Club at Park Inn by Radisson, in Kiyovu. Rwandan traditional music icon Intore...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 8:56pm

Mr and Miss Elegance returns

The search for Rwanda’s Mister and Miss Elegancy started over the weekend with a number of wannabe contestants turning up for the casting held on Saturday at Ubumwe Grande Hotel as the race for the crown began. The pageant, which is going to run for the second time in Rwanda, is a platform...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:06am

Is the Primus Guma Guma Super Star music competition losing its popularity?

In 2011, Rwanda’s biggest annual music competition Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) was incepted to help and grow music entertainment in Rwanda. Sponsored by Bralirwa’s Primus lager brand and created by East African Promoters (EAP), the singing competition has over the years, been...

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 11:42pm

Rwanda’s Hope Azeda honored as a 2018 McNulty Prize Laureate

Rwanda’s renowned artist and curator, Hope Azeda, has been honored among the 2018 McNulty Prize Laureates, the organisers announced on Wednesday. Azeda is recognised for her invaluable work through the Ubumuntu Arts Festival, an international event that brings together performers from...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:15am

Justin Timberlake is ‘100 per cent dad’ while not performing on tour

For Justin Timberlake, being a good husband to Jessica Biel and dad to Silas, 3, comes first and foremost. “Gone is the partying and hanging out until all hours of the night,” a source exclusively reveals to Us Weekly of the singer, 37, who is currently on the European leg of his...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:32pm

Busta Rhymes ‘almost crashed’ his truck when Janet Jackson said she wanted to collaborate

Busta Rhymes will never forget the day he found out that Janet Jackson wanted to collaborate with him. “It was so magical for me because I am in love with the whole Jackson legacy,” the rapper, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively. “Her and Michael was my favourite.” The year...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:30pm

Rwanda Cultural Fashion show returns

At least seven foreign countries are participating in this year’s show, slated for September 8 at a yet-to-be-specified venue in Kigali. The runway show will be preceded by a model casting session at the Great Seasons Hotel in Gacuriro on September 4. The casting will be open from 1pm...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:18pm

WORD HAS IT...

Guma-Guma in twist with critics Primus Guma-Guma Super Star has seen its fair share of praise and condemnation. The recently concluded season eight, that saw Bruce Melodie take home the Rwf20m cash prize, has left some people unhappy. A section of people are throwing shade — again —...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:01pm

Meet Uwiringiyimana, Rwanda’s first ventriloquist

Puppet art, also known as ventriloquism, is not a common in Rwanda’s comedy industry. The industry is dominated by standup comedians who specialise in doing sketches but we have not heard of ventriloquists before. Patience Karani Uwiringiyimana, 28, says he’s the first Rwandan...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:36pm

KigaliUp is back, but…

The ghosts from last year’s KigaliUp music festival are back to haunt organisers, even with preparations for this year’s edition already taking shape. Last month, organisers announced July 26-28 as the dates for this year’s edition that will take place at the Amahoro...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:12pm

Ubumuntu Arts Festival ends on a high note

For three consecutive days, revellers to the Ubumuntu Arts Festival were treated at art, drama, music and dance performances from across the globe, all filled with lessons on humanity. Returning for its fourth edition this year, the festival opened on Friday, July 13, at the Kigali Genocide...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:57pm

How PGGSS8 finale went down

A lot has been said about this year’s Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS 8), but whatever views people have out there, it doesn’t matter for Bruce Melodie, who emerged the winner after attempting his hands on it several times. Fireworks and tumblers of beer dominated the skies at...

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:23pm

Bruce Melodie crowned PGGSS 8 winner

It had been expected that he would emerge the winner of Primus GumaGuma Superstar season 8 (PGSS8). There were no surprises. He indeed triumphed over his fellow contestants to carry home a grand prize of Rwf20million. The moment Bruce Melodie, real name Bruce Itahiwacu, walked on the stage to...

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 12:42am

Ikaze Night Party sets stage for Ubumuntu festival

It was a vibrant night of cross-cultural music, dance, and networking at the Ikaze Night Party on Thursday night at the Kigali Cultural Village. Ikaze Night Party was organised as a welcome event for the three-day Ubumuntu Arts Festival that kicks off at the Kigali Genocide Memorial amphitheater...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:56pm

Marina on crossing borders with her music

Marina is one of the three artistes currently signed to The Mane Music, a new music record label in Kigali. The other two are cousins, Queen Cha and Safi Madiba, formerly of Urban Boys. Unlike her label mates, Marina, real name Marine Uwase Ingabire, is relatively new to the music scene, having...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:57am

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. Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2018 The annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival is back and will feature a range of performances. This year’s...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:54pm

Neve Campbell reveals how being a mom has influenced her acting

Neve Campbell and JJ Feild had a date night at the Skyscraper premiere. The actress was joined by her longtime partner at the New York City screening on Tuesday night, where she dished toE! News about her family life and how being a mom has influenced her acting. Last month, Campbell revealed...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:14pm

Why young Hollywood is ready to settle down

23.6. That is the average age of three young couples that have recently got engaged in Hollywood after all dating for less than a year: Justin Bieber, 24, and Hailey Baldwin, 21; Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson (both 24 at the time of the proposal), and Joe Jonas, 28, and Sophie Turner, who was 21...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:09pm