Entertainment

Drugs nearly ruined my life - Lucky Coco

The journey to stardom is not an easy one. Aspiring  artistes or actors encounter many drug-related experiences that it will take guts to pick themselves up and continue pursuing their passion. Such is the case of Consolee Ruhimbaza, an upcoming singer who has had to battle drugs and family...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6:36am

Rwanda’s Uwase shines at Miss Elite 2020

Congratulations are in order for yet another beauty queen who has made Rwanda proud. Clémentine Uwase claimed the 1st runner-up position at the just-concluded Miss Elite 2020, with Poland’s Joanna Kościak emerging winner. Karolina Derpieńska also from Poland was named 2nd runner-up....

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6:34am

Meet Niyitanga, the teen behind the wardrobes of Kigali's celebrities

Olivier Niyitanga, aka Gucci Tanga, is the face behind Tanga Designs. The 19-year-old won the Kigali Fashion Week Upcoming Designer Award in 2014. He also dressed some of the participants at the same event.  Niyitanga believes that his taste in fashion is inborn. “I haven’t...

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 5:29pm

Groovy vibes as Joeboy, Davis D perform at Kigali Jazz junction

This year’s first edition of the Kigali Jazz Junction brought a groovy experience for jazz lovers as Nigeria’s fast-rising artiste Joeboy performed in Kigali for the first time. The monthly jazz show has made a name for itself as one of the biggest musical events in Kigali, having...

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 6:22pm

Alyn Sano on her performance at The Voice Afrique Francophone

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. Sano shared...

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:21am

Tanga on dressing Miss Rwanda 2020 contestants

Rwandans are slowly getting accustomed to the word “Tanga” mostly because it makes up Tanga design, one of the fashion houses that has claimed their spot on Rwanda’s fashion industry. This year, Tanga design went big by sponsoring Miss Rwanda beauty pageant. That event...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:49pm

The glamorous Miss Rwanda grand finale that was

As years go by, organisers of the Miss Rwanda pageant are working hard to grow its brand and become one of the country’s most entertaining shows. The grand finale that took place last Saturday, saw a huge turn up of revelers at the Intare Conference Arena, some clad in T-shirts and banners...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:28am

PHOTOS: Naomie Nishimwe crowned Miss Rwanda 2020

Naomie Nishimwe has been crowned Miss Rwanda 2020 amidst tight competition from 19 finalists, in a glamorous event held at the Intare Conference Arena.  Nishimwe, a senior-six graduate who represented the City of Kigali in the preliminaries, emerged the topmost contender for the beauty...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:10am

Artistes gear up for Tour du Rwanda concert

  On February 26, all roads will lead to Kivu Beach, Rubavu District for the annual Tour du Rwanda concert. Since 2017, Kina Music, a local music label, has been in charge of organising a series of concerts at the annual cycling tournament. This year, the highly anticipated...

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 12:04am

All set for Miss Rwanda grand finale tomorrow

With only a few hours left to the Miss Rwanda 2020 grand finale, final touches are being made for this year’s edition which will take place on Saturday at the Intare Conference Arena, Rusororo. According to organisers, this year’s event will attract a number of international guests,...

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:21am

Rwandan artistes set for Belgian show

Three Rwandan artistes Riderman, Social Mula and Marina have left for Belgium for the concert. Social Mula.Courtesy.  The trio left the country this morning on February 20,alongside Bad Rama, the manager of The Mane, a local music label. This will be their first time performing in...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:31pm

From rape victim to movie star: Bazongere shares her ordeal

FOR MANY YEARS, Rwandan actress Rosine Bazongere grappled with an experience that haunted her and led her to contemplating suicide until she decided to speak out about the traumatising part of her life. The 25-year-old actress and model was raped at the age of 20 in Kampala, Uganda by her...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:05am

Spreading awareness about drug addiction through music

Singer Adrien Misigaro’s Melody New Hope initiative, in collaboration with local gospel artistes, is organising a musical concert at Intare Conference Arena on March 8. The main objective of the concert is to create awareness about drug abuse among youth. It will feature performances...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:09am

Mbonyi gears up for musical tour

Renowned Rwandan gospel artiste Israel Mbonyicyambu, aka Mbonyi, has announced his upcoming tour that will see him perform in different parts of the country. The announcement follows the release of his latest track, “Mbwira”, early this month. The tour is expected to start from the...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:08am

Makeda, Christelle nominated for regional fashion awards

Two Rwandan media personalities, Makeda Mahadeo and Christelle Kabagire have been nominated for East Africa’s Most Stylish Female Host of the Year, at the East Africa Fashion Awards. The event is scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next month. Makeda is a Kigali-based...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 4:46pm

Miss Rwanda 2020: Illness forces Ingabire out of boot camp

Miss Rwanda 2020 contestant Jolie Ange Ingabire has pulled out of the beauty contest due to illness, organisers announced on Monday.  “Miss Rwanda Organisation announces with regret that contestant Ingabire Jolie Ange will be unable to continue contesting for Miss Rwanda 2020 due...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:29pm

Night of romance as Yverry launches debut album

Many thought November last year was an early announcement when R&B singer Yverry told media about his debut album launch on Valentine’s Day. ‘Love You More’, the album title, was convincingly a clear confession of love among lovebirds who chose to celebrate their...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:01am

What you missed at Kassav’ Valentine’s concert

It was a lovers’ and family affair at the Kigali Convention Center auditorium, as legendary French Caribbean group, Kassav’ brought down a full house at their "Kassav’ Live" concert on Friday night. The highly anticipated concert will go down as the best-...

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 5:27pm

Moshions’ Turahirwa among Fashion Focus Africa finalists

Rwandan designer brand, Moses Turahirwa, was this week announced among the 2020 finalists of Fashion Focus Africa, the talent-scouting arm of Lagos Fashion Week. Turahirwa is also a model. Courtesy. The year-long programme will provide finalists with coaching in business development as...

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 12:15pm

Your Valentine’s Day guide in Kigali

In case you haven’t been picking up on your S.O’s (significant other) subtle hints, here’s the message loud and clear: Valentine’s Day is here! The question is, what are you going to do about it? There are plenty of things to do on Valentine’s Day, and if it is your...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:10am

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