Entertainment

African stars invited to join Oscars’ voting Academy

Nigerian producer and film maker Femi Odugbemi has been formally invited into the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States of America. The academy organises and decides the nominations for the universally-acclaimed Oscars award for motion pictures...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:42pm

Lupita named in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame 2019

Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has been named among Hollywood 2019 Walk of Fame honorees. Lupita is among the 28 honorees list that has only three black actors. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the Walk of Fame Class of 2019 on Monday and the Black Panther star was...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:35pm

Johansson denies ‘demeaning’ claim she ‘auditioned’ to date Cruise

Not so fast. Scarlett Johansson shot down a claim that she was being considered to date Tom Cruise following his split from Nicole Kidman. “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning,” the Avengers actress, 33, said in a statement to The...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:40pm

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 Jazz Junction Kigali Jazz Junction is celebrating three years and this month’s edition will feature Ugandan singer...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:18pm

INTERVIEW: Bebe Cool on his forthcoming Kigali Jazz Junction performance

He is best known to for his energetic reggae, ragga and dancehall music vibes, but Ugandan musician Bebe Cool, real name Moses Ssali, says he is worth more than just that. He jetted into the country on Wednesday morning, ahead of his performance at the Kigali Jazz Junction third year anniversary...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:17pm

“Afro” remix video finally out

It is almost a year since Mani Martin and Eddy Kenzo shot a video for the remix of “Afro”. However, it is only a few days ago that the video emerged on Youtube, making it perhaps one of the longest awaited local music videos in recent years. “Afro” is the lead single and...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:39pm

All set for Kigali Jazz Junction 3-year anniversary concert

Kigali’s premiere monthly music gathering, the Kigali Jazz Junction is three years old. To celebrate this milestone, organisers are putting together an anniversary gig that will unfold Friday, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali). Previous jazz junction concerts have all...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:59pm

Healing Worship launches new album

Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) was the place to be last Sunday, when Healing Worship gospel outfit, launched its latest album titled “Mwami Iyo Wavuze” during a live performance to a full house. The concert, which started at 3p.m, attracted people from all walks of...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:20am

Davido wins Best International Act at 2018 BET awards

Nigerian pop star Davido won Best International Act on Sunday in Los Angeles, United States at the BET Awards 2018 while American Beyonce won best female R&B/Pop Artist award. Host Jamie Foxx kicked off the ceremony by telling viewers he was there to celebrate. Foxx brought "Black Panther...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:18pm

What you missed at Kigali Fashion Week 2018

Creativity, variety of fashions and well trained models are what marked the Kigali Fashion Week 2018 held on Friday at Kigali Serena Hotel. Hosted by TV personality Friday James, the annual fashion event attracted 16 fashion designers from different countries like Democratic Republic of Congo...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:43am

Eric Mashukano on how gospel music has become more lucrative in Rwanda

Eric Mashukano is a gospel music promoter and founder of Moriah Entertainment Group that is behind the success of some of the big gospel acts in the country. He had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa on his 12-year experience and contribution to the industry. Tell us...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:55am

Dream Team DJs take two-year anniversary celebrations to Rubavu

Rwanda’s finest DJs, known as Dream Team DJs, are in preparations to entertain party goers in Rubavu District, Western Province, as they celebrate a two-year spinning disc experience. The three-day bash will start June 29 to July 1 at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. Dream Team DJs comprise of four...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:33pm

Selma Blair celebrates two years of sobriety: ‘I am a living miracle’

Selma Blair has a bonus reason to celebrate on her 46th birthday this weekend. The actress revealed on Friday, June 22, that she is officially two years sober. “2 years sober. 2 years feeling everything and nothing. 2 years of extreme gratitude and humility and grace,” she wrote via...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:19pm

Seka Live returns for fourth edition

With three successful seasons under its belt, the ‘Seka Live’ comedy series can only get better. Now organisers have announced July 1 as the date for the 4th edition, and the venue remains the same — the outside marquee at Kigali Serena Hotel. ‘Seka Live’ is a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:13pm

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. Book discussion Murika Rwanda in partnership with Kigali Public Library and Innovation Village are organising a book discussion...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:53pm

Rwandan films selected for Durban International Film Festival

Two Rwandan films have been shortlisted to compete at this year’s edition of the Durban International Film Festival that opens in South Africa next month. In its 39th edition, this year’s festival opens on July 19, and runs until July 29 in Durban. The theme for this year is "...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:17am

Ice Nova drops ‘Ubuvanganzo I’ album

Ice Nova is one of the budding rappers signed to Green Ferry Music, a fast-rising local music label based in Kicukiro. After two years with the label, the 22-year-old, real name Olivier Ishimwe, has put out his first studio album, which he will be officially launching soon. Titled Ubuvanganzo I,...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:09pm

Michael B. Jordan faces family rival in the new Creed II trailer

Michael B. Jordan is getting back in the ring. Three years after his debut as Adonis Creed in the Rocky spin-off sequel, Creed, the star has picked up the boxing gloves once again and returned to the role for the second instalment of the revived franchise. In the first trailer for Creed II,...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:05pm

Bebe Cool, Ringo to grace Kigali Jazz Junction three-year anniversary

RG Consults is in preparations for Kigali Jazz Junction’s three-year run celebration, and South Africa’s Ringo Madlingozi and Uganda’s Bebe Cool will be the main acts of the show. The concert is slated June 29 at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (former Camp Kigali)...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:58pm

15-year old Kaliningufu on her love for fashion

At a tender age of seven, Eunice Kaliningufu, already knew she had what it took to become a fashion guru. Now a Grade 10 student at Life International Christian Academy, Kaliningufu, 15, says her love for fashion has only grown. “As a young girl, my games included mimicking models. I loved...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:22am