Entertainment

Mike Kayihura on his latest hit “Sabrina” and plans ahead

The new song “Sabrina” by Mike Kayihura featuring Kivumbi King is taking social media bystorm and proving indeed that the two artistes are not given the recognition they deserve. Just a few hours after it was posted on YouTube, fans took to social media to share the song...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 1:21pm

When do you become a good MC? We hear from the experts

Though new coronavirus has rendered them redundant, corporate emcees, also known as ‘Master of Ceremonies’, still play distinct roles on occasions.  Considering the corporate culture that was cropping up in Kigali before the lockdown, MCs were becoming much sought after to take...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:25am

Alyn Sano through to the Voice Afrique Francophone finals

Rising Afro-pop singer Alyn Sano has qualified for the finals of the third edition of the Voice Afrique Francophone music competition being held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The singer made it to the finals following a great performance during the competition’s battles held in January...

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 3:15pm

The essence of reading in COVID-19 times

If most people were asked what their worry is during this time for measures to stop the spread of new coronavirus, there is no doubt that a great number of people would be concerned with putting food on the table. But did you know experts say feeding the stomach is as important as feeding the...

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 12:22am

Housemates: What to consider

Many people make the mistake of thinking that a housemate is someone with whom you live and share household costs. That, my friend, is how you got into this mess in the first place. Now half of you are sick of your housemates and can’t wait for lockdown to be over so that you can move out...

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 12:27am

Movies: What are you watching?

During lockdown, you may be starting to get desperate for content to alleviate the boredom. If there was ever a time for a movie/TV show marathon, it is now. Below are some recommendations. Money Heist The Spanish series ‘Money Heist’ (La Casa Da Papel) season 4 was released...

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 12:26am

Musicians turn to virtual performances during coronavirus' spread

Rwandan artistes are embracing technology to get their music out to fans during the coronavirus crisis. Christus Regnant choir is among local artistes embracing the trend.   “We wanted to give a message of hope to people, but it was a bit hard because we couldn’t meet and...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 8:05pm

Jules Sentore, Yvan Ngenzi drop gospel duet

Just when the country has been under lockdown for about 44 days, some sectors have been so affected, but never have the artistes ceased to entertain people. This time, gakondo singer Jules Sentore and gospel Yvan Ngenzi, released their gospel single- ‘Urera’, Kinyarwanda for ‘...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 8:01pm

Knowless to celebrate a decade in music with a double album launch

After four years without a music album, songstress Knowless Butera is looking to launch two albums at the same time by the end of 2020 if all goes well as she looks to celebrate 10 years of her musical journey littered with many successes. The dates for the two albums’ launch concert will...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:03pm

Meet Dany Beats, Rwanda’s fast rising music producer

Producer Dany Beats is increasingly becoming a household name in Rwanda’s music industry as songs on which he had a touch continue to feature local media’s request lines. The 24-year-old producer, real name Daniel Izere, may be a high school graduate in electricity, but his mind...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:34am

VIDEO: Sano on how COVID-19 has affected her projects

Rising Afro-pop artiste, Alyn Sano, made a name for herself after she participated in the third season of Voice Afrique Francophone. The singer has been wowing viewers with her performances on the reality show, earning her votes that took her to the final stage of the competition. In an...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 9:10am

VIDEO: Pastor P talks about his latest song, urges people to “stay home”

During an interview with The New Times on April 16, Pastor P talked about his latest single which is about COVID-19. The single is called “Guma mu rugo”, and it was released yesterday, April 16. The music producer at his home studio. Working out to keep...

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:28pm

Still going strong: Young Grace defies odds

She was in the news over the last year or so over her pregnancy which caused a stir in the music industry, with local media picking interest in her affairs but rapper Marie Grace Abayizera, commonly known as Young Grace has proven wrong those who had written her off and thought she would quit music...

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 1:08am

Life when no one is watching

Working from home, locked away from the judging eyes of society, means living as if no one is looking. We are free to let loose and be ourselves. Is that a good thing? Because from the looks of some of us, ourselves is not a very pleasant sight. Look at you, for example. You’re a mess. You...

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:08am

COVID-19: Forum for showbiz journalists gives relief support worth Rwf 12 million

The Rwanda Showbiz Journalists Forum (RSJF) on Monday donated six tonnes of Nootri Family porridge flour to households affected by the Coronavirus pandemic in Kicukiro, Nyarugenge and Gasabo Districts in the City of Kigali. The initiative was a partnership between Rwanda Music Federation and...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:13am

Nel Ngabo drops collabo with late DJ Miller

At a time many people are still mourning the passing of DJ Miller those who loved him or his music have an opportunity to listen to his voice again following singer Nel Ngabo releasing a brand new song featuring the deceased Disco Jockey. The Kina Music singer on Monday released the song titled...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:11am

“Our Past” commemoration event takes place in Canada

This year’s “Our past” commemoration event took place in Canada, in line with the 26th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. The event, which was in its second edition, brought together Rwandan youth in Canada, with the Minister for Youth, Rosemary Mbabazi, the...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 12:42pm

10 advance for Miss Career Africa 2020 bootcamp set for Kigali

Ten girls have been selected out of 15, who were tussling it out for Miss Career Africa 2020, West African edition, to advance for the boot camp expected to be held in Kigali by the end of the year if all goes well. The 10 include contestants are from Ghana, Togo and eight from Nigeria....

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 12:14am

Tom Close set for online concert

Tom Close has vowed to give his fans his very best when he does his maiden live stream show to through different social media platforms including YouTube and Instagram in a few days to come. The medic and singer who is one of the pioneers of modern Rwandan music will be doing a show on line, an...

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 12:13am

Comedy Knights goes virtual

Comedy Knights will be holding shows online for free, in order to keep people entertained during the lockdown. “We want to entertain and play our part as artists during this pandemic,” John Muyenzi Jr., also known as Babou told The New Times. The team is comprised of Michael...

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:41am

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