Entertainment

COVID-19: How to spend your time during the stay home period

On Saturday, March 21, the government issued strict directives that would ensure that people stay at home for at least 15 days to ensure that the virus does not spread. The virus, known by the code COVID-19, has taken the world by storm, requiring countries to close schools, places of worship...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:18am

Ncuti Gatwa continues to scoop international awards

Just when the news is all about the New Coronavirus outbreak, leading to the cancellation of all entertainment events and social gatherings, not all is groom. There is some good news to celebrate. Rwandan-born film actor Ncuti Gatwa (pictured)has continued to scoop accolades and recognition at...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:57am

COVID-19:Congolese music legend Aurlus Mabele dies

Congolese music star Aurlus Mabele has died. He was 67.   He checked into a hospital in Paris, France on March 19, 2020, and died later that night. According to media reports, he developed complications arising from a stroke and coronavirus infection The shocking news of...

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 10:16am

Adulting: A guide to getting yourself together

Adulting. That is what men and women in their twenties call this miserable business of taking on the obligations that come after your childhood, when you no longer have the option to go crying to mummy because people were mean to you, or because you want chocolate or because the world is not...

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:21am

Miss Rwanda 2020 Nishimwe parts ways with organisers, management

Effective Tuesday, reigning Miss Rwanda Naomie Nishimwe will independently be responsible for her own management after she parted ways with Rwanda Inspiration Backup, the beauty pageant organisers and managers. The shocking withdrawal comes less than a month since she was crowned Miss Rwanda...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:39am

How eight artists were inspired to open an inclusive art and culture centre

A glance at Inshuti Art and Culture Centre will leave you glued to one of the great pieces exhibited at the gallery. The masterpiece, titled, ‘The Long Trek’, by seven young visual artists, tells a true story of Clementine Nyirabazungu, from Musanze District. Born with...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 12:05am

Mazimpaka on quitting Green Ferry Music, pursuing solo career

Early last year, rapper Prime Mazimpaka parted ways with Green Ferry Music, a record label he had been under for over six years. It’s been a year since the rapper, born Mazimpaka Che Guevara, embarked on a career in music without management because he wanted to be an independent artiste...

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 9:46am

Local museum to showcase women’s artworks

For a long time, Rwandan women have been underrepresented in the arts sector. It’s against this background that Rwanda Art Museum based in Nyarugunga Sector, Kicukiro District, will host a three-month women’s art exhibition, starting this Friday, March 13.  Jemima Kakizi...

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 9:55am

Weinstein gets 23-year sentence, expresses sympathy for men in #MeToo era

 Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape after giving a rambling court statement sympathising with men accused of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo era. The sentence was handed down in Manhattan criminal court by...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:43pm

Inanga artiste Esther Niyifasha pays tribute to women in her maiden song

Esther Niyifasha, 20, is fast becoming a popular female Inanga player, following in the footsteps of Sofia Nzayisenga. Inanga is classified as a ‘trough-zither’ after the shape it assumes- a flat soundboard with slightly concave sides. Although she is mostly known for her...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10:08am

“Petit Pays” set to premiere in Europe this month

Petit Pays is finally set to hit European cinemas this month. The movie is drawn from a book by French-Rwandan rapper and author Gaël Faye. Published in August 2016, Petit Pays (French for ‘small country’) is the author’s recollection of the civil war in Burundi in 1993,...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 8:21am

Glitz and glamour at RIMA 2020 film awards

The inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards (RIMA), winners are here. It was a night of memorable moments and glamour as Rwandan film producers and actors dominated the awards. The stars pulled out all the stops and sparkles for the red carpet event last weekend, March 7, sporting stunning...

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 1:26pm

Coronavirus: Concerts, gatherings suspended

The City of Kigali has put a temporary ban on music concerts, expositions and other forms of gatherings that bring together many people as a precaution in the wake of the fast spreading New Coronavirus (COVID-19). The new measures, which were announced on Sunday, led to the cancellation of two...

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 11:15am

The Kigali dog show that has sent tongues wagging

The event is still a few months away, but it has already sent tongues wagging, as Kigali prepares to hold the first ever dog show in June –a kind of event that anyone would expect to attract a lot of comments, given the traditional beliefs attached to dogs. The dog show poster. ...

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 8:18am

Activists celebrate women ahead of IWD

A grassroots feminist organisation will Saturday celebrate women’s contribution to society at an event in Kigali on the eve of the International Women's Day (IWD), due Sunday. International Women's Day is marked every March 8 worldwide and this year's edition will be held under...

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 8:52am

VIDEO: Up-close with Miss Rwanda 2020

When a video of her explaining her project during the preliminaries emerged on social media, many pledged their support to Naomie Nishimwe and hoped that she would be the next beauty queen. True to their word, the 21-year-old won the most votes and was eventually crowned Miss Rwanda, and Miss...

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 6:37pm

Mashariki African film festival on this month

The Mashariki African Film Festival (MAAFF) is back. The sixth annual edition runs from March 21-27 at Century Cinema and Cine Star, in the capital Kigali. A traditional dance entertains revelers during last year's awards ceremony. Courtesy. This year’s edition will run under...

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:07pm

Gakondo singer Cyusa drops new song ahead of European tour

Ibrahim Cyusa, a budding traditional singer and dancer, and his Inkera traditional dance troupe on Wednesday, March 4, released a new song titled "Imparamba", ahead of their upcoming maiden European tour this month. Cyusa announced their upcoming tour last month. “You see...

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:11am

Nominees announced for inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards

Nominations for the inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards have been revealed. Winners of the annual competition will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 7 at Kigali Convention Centre. The event, which was announced in January this year, recognises the finest films produced by...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:39am

Got Talent? ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi is back!

After a successful inaugural edition last year, ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi talent search is back. The competition is organised by the Ministry of Youth and Culture in partnership with Imbuto Foundation, and other stakeholders that champion youth empowerment. Launched in August 2018 the project...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:40am

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