Entertainment

Misigaro, Bigirimana drop new music

Gospel artistes Gentil Misigaro and Fortran Bigirimana have released a collaboration.  The song, titled ‘Nzamura’, and started streaming on Friday, April 17. The track, according to Misigaro, is timely as people worldwide are going through hard times. “What inspired...

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 8:46am

Ubumuntu Arts Festival starts a new series, goes virtual

Ubumuntu Arts Festival, for the next three months, is hosting a weekly online series of stories and conversations to light up the gloom that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed "100 Stories of Home", the initiative will run from April to July, 2020, serving as a platform...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:28pm

Talent show SupraVoice extends registration deadline

New local talent show SupraVoice has extended the deadline for registration to April 30 to allow more people who want to contest an opportunity to send their entries. Initially, the deadline for entry had been set for March 31 but it has now been extended for another 30 days. The organisers say...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:08pm

DJ Miller honored

Tears could be seen all over everyone’s face as mourners gathered to pay final respects to famous disc jockey Virgil Karuranga, known by stage name DJ Miller who was laid to rest on Wednesday at Rusororo Cemetery after he succumbed to stroke on Sunday at King Faisal Hospital. The...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:05am

Miss Rwanda 2020 in COVID-19 relief drive

Miss Rwanda 2020 Naomie Nishimwe has joined efforts to provide relief support to vulnerable households as the country continues to observe an extended two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Nishimwe inspects the food items. Courtesy. Nishimwe took to Twitter to share...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 5:00pm

Tributes continue to pour in for DJ Miller

Tributes continue to pour in for one of Rwanda’s finest DJs, Virgil Karuranga, aka DJ Miller, who passed away this morning, April 5 at King Faisal Hospital.   The 29-year old reportedly succumbed to heart related complications after he developed signs of a stroke. The sad news...

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:31am

How artistes are using online platforms to keep fans entertained during COVID-19 lockdown

As the world continues to face the new coronavirus pandemic, the cases continue to go up and more countries are on lockdown to contain the spread. With all activities put on hold until the situation stabilises, artistes and entertainers are finding ways to stay connected to their fans using...

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:23am

Mashirika at 20: Two decades of leading Rwanda’s performing arts industry

Established 20 years ago, Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company continues to be the leader in the performing arts industry in Rwanda, settings itself apart as the the country’s kings and queens of theatre.  Through the years, Mashirika has mainly focused on theatre, radio...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 7:34am

How the Mbandas are ‘couple goals’

As the archbishop of the Anglican Church, Sunday should have been a busy time for Laurent Mbanda and his wife Chantal Mbanda, who dedicated their lives to serving the Lord. However, with the COVID-19 lockdown, even though that meant the couple was around each other a lot more, Chantal had an...

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:22am

Teta Diana is back! Singer focussed on promoting her music abroad

The world might be focused on the new Coronavirus pandemic but musician Teta Diana (pictured) has recently showed no signs of resting as she seeks to rekindle her music career after several years in a hiatus, this time looking to conquer the European market. The singer is currently in Sweden for...

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:19am

Christus Regnat choir sings on 14 years later

One of the things the Roman Catholic Church is known for is its choirs’ beautiful unique symphonies. That is also evident in Rwanda, when one of the choirs organises a concert. Most of these choirs have an ardent following of loyal devotees who will not miss a single concert. One of the...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:21am

Fighting coronavirus through music

As the number of the novel coronavirus cases continue to rise across the globe, a number of initiatives have so far been put in place in Rwanda to raise awareness against the spread of the outbreak among its population.  With the world up in arms to defeat the virus, each and every one...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:58am

COVID-19: How some Rwandan celebrities are spending their time at home

With everyone required to stay at home as part of the measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, many people are finding creative ways to stay occupied and make the most of the two weeks of the lockdown, and local celebrities are no exception. Just like the rest of people, they...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:09pm

Out of the shadows of his seniors, Karigombe seeks to pursue solo career

Many remember him for backing Riderman on stage a couple of years ago but upcoming Hip Hop singer Karigombe is now keen on growing his musical career rather than stay in the shadow of his more established peers he normally backs up. Nevertheless, he recognises the fact that backing up the likes...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 1:34pm

Mani Martin on keeping his fans entertained amidst COVD-19

The measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have ensured that nearly everything is turned off to focus on dealing with the virus, but creativity in some artistes is still alive and stronger than before. One good example is the Afro-pop artiste Martin Maniraruta, popularly known as...

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:05am

Gabonese student on pursuing music in Rwanda

Esso Zibi Andréa Laurène came to Rwanda two years ago to pursue a master’s degree. Last year, she decided to embark on music, with the hope that she would make a career out of it. The New Times’ Sharon Kantengwa caught up with the 25-year-old on her plans for music. Tell us about...

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:23am

Are these the future of Rwandan music?

They have been touted as Rwanda’s next big thing –some have already made a few hits while others are slowly getting recognised and now they have put their talents together to release a song that will put them on the pedestal as the peers. The 10 fast rising stars on the Rwandan music...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:42pm

Meet Luiza, a yoga teacher giving free lessons during the lockdown

With the Prime Minister’s order to remain indoors as part of the measures to stop the possible spread of the new coronavirus, one has to find ways to keep busy and avoid boredom, while making the most of time at home. There are a couple of fun things one can do at home, alone or with the...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:08am

Local celebrities join fight against COVID-19

A number of Rwandan celebrities have joined efforts to contribute to the government’s ongoing awareness campaign to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. The awareness campaign is an initiative by the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC). As part of the campaign,...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:38pm

How artistes are ‘staying home’ amid coronavirus lockdown

Staying at home amid the coronavirus lockdown is no doubt the best way to ‘flatten the curve’, and artistes are not exempt from doing their bit and practicing social distancing. However, that doesn’t mean they have stopped trying to entertain us. DJ Miller, real name Virgile...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:25am

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