Nine emerging Rwandan music acts to watch in 2020

Young and talented artistes made their debuts on the Rwandan music industry in 2019, making the year an exciting one. For some, it was a take-off year, while others saw it as a year to consolidate their  achievements. This new crop of talent is leveraging on the use of streaming services...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:56 AM

Zambian organisation partners with NURC to promote unity

Global Frontiers International Trust Limited (GFI), a Zambian faith-based organisation expressed commitment to replicate Rwanda’s unity and reconciliation model to Zambia and other African countries. The commitment was made on Tuesday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Miss Rwanda 2020: 20 through as auditions conclude in Kigali

It was yet another record audition as the City of Kigali on Saturday registered the highest number of representatives in Miss Rwanda 2020 auditions concluded last weekend at Hiltop Hotel. The record also means the City of Kigali claims the highest number of representatives since Rwanda...

Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:16 AM

Mutimawurugo on championing anti-drug use in schools

In 2019, singer Claire Mutimawurugo launched ‘Hashya Ibiyobyabwenge’, a campaign that aims at fighting drug use in Rwandan schools as she looks to contribute to the country’s drive against drug use. Having had a successful campaign in schools in the City of Kigali last year,...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

All set for gospel dance festival in Kigali

Christians and gospel music fans in Kigali are in for special spiritual uplifting performances in a one-day festival, dubbed Foundation of Praise Festival, at Christian Life Assembly, Nyarutarama on January 26. The festival, in its first edition, is organised by The Blessing Family in...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Meet Niyokwizerwa, the visually-impaired music sensation

While for most artistes the journey to the top is a long one, it took just one song for 19-year-old Bosco Niyokwizerwa to make a breakthrough on the music scene, the visually impaired artiste releasing his first song that went on to dominate headlines despite his disability. His song ‘...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

15 get “Pass” in Miss Rwanda 2020 Eastern Province auditions

A total of 15 girls were picked to represent Eastern Province in Miss Rwanda 2020 when auditions for the pageant went to the province on Saturday at Silent Hill Hotel, Kayonza District. The number is the highest since the auditions for this year began, giving the Eastern Province a high chance...

Monday, January 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Your favourite celebrities’ plans for 2020

2019 was a year of mixed fortunes for different celebrities in Rwanda. Some successfully achieved beyond their expectations while others had a disappointing year. However, the majority believe 2020 is a year when things could get better. A number of celebrities shared their 2019 experiences with...

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kassav to perform in Kigali on Valentine’s Day

One of the Caribbean’s most legendary bands is coming to Kigali next month. The Zouk group Kassav, the most famous in the history of the genre, is coming for a concert due on Velentine’s Day, February 14. The band is expected to jet in on February 13, ahead of their performance at...

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Highlights of 2019 local fashion events

Made-in-Rwanda remains the common motto for local fashion designers and creativity has been at the heart of their collections, which continue to challenge the international market in the world of fashion. The fashion fraternity still mourns top model Alexia Mupende who passed on in January last...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Miss Rwanda 2020: Seven selected to represent Southern Province

Nadia Umutoniwase, 20, looked so confident that she would make it through the Miss Rwanda auditions, last Saturday’s Miss Rwanda auditions held in Huye District, Southern Province. Her hopes to progress, however, faded in just one second when she failed to impress any of the judges; Mike...

Monday, January 6, 2020, 12:37 AM

Who is to blame for East African Party’s setback?

When East African Promoters announced their all-Rwandan line-up of artistes to headline the New Year’s Day celebrations at the East African Party, few believed that concert goers would fill up Kigali Arena. To the surprise of many, however, regular tickets sold out hours before the concert...

Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

The top 10 local hit songs of 2019

2019 was a year when local artistes proved that Rwandan music can, with no doubt, go places. They put in remarkable effort, spending days and nights in recording studios working on big music projects that earned them unrivaled admiration from music fans who were always eager to have them on...

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:52 AM

Miss Rwanda’s Ishimwe wins top continental prize

Rwanda’s Dieudonne Ishimwe has been honoured with the Continental Outstanding Brand of the Year 2019 Award by Jet Age National Builders for his outstanding efforts in turning Miss Rwanda project into a leading and celebrated brand in Africa. Ishimwe is the Managing Director of Rwanda...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:36 AM

Ushering in 2020: Four places to watch fireworks in Kigali

As Rwandans prepare to usher in the New Year, the City of Kigali has announced four spots where people from across the city can meet to watch fireworks to say ‘Good Bye’ to 2019 and welcome 2020 in style. The spectacular scenery of fireworks is expected to burst into the night sky...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 11:03 AM

Blow for music fans as Fally Ipupa cancels Kigali New Year Countdown performance

The Kigali New Year Countdown concert has suffered a huge setback after DR Congo-born music star Fally Ipupa’s last-minute announcement that he would not be travelling to Kigali. The concert that is co-organised by Rwanda Events Group and Radisson Blu, is an annual event held on New Year...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 12:14 AM

Comedians Omondi, Madinga leave fans in stitches

Comedy lovers in Kigali on Sunday enjoyed exceptional performances from some of Africa’s finest stand-up comedians, Kenyan standup comedian Eric Omondi and South African Loyiso Madinga, who thrilled the audience with rib-cracking jokes that prompted non-stop laughter at the ‘Seka Live...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

How Miss Rwanda 2020 auditions went down in Northern Province

The ongoing Miss Rwanda 2020 auditions on Saturday, saw six contestants given the green light to represent the Northern Province in the competition. Held at La Palme Hotel in Musanze District, the auditions kicked off at around 3.30pm, about two hours late from the set time (1pm) due to the...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:18 AM

What to expect at Kigali’s New Year Countdown

Tomorrow, all roads will lead to Kigali Convention Center, as Congolese music superstar, Fally Ipupa, gears for his highly anticipated end-of-year performance at the New Year Countdown concert. Organised by Rwanda Events Group and Radison Blu, the concert, which happens on the eve of every year...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:04 AM

Mukamwiza on her journey to becoming Miss Career East Africa

20-year-old Yvette Mukamwiza was recently crowned Miss Career East Africa 2019 taking home Rwf 4.7m ($5,000) after her project impressed the jury. The crown means Mukamwiza, who is studying Information Technology at Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC) Ngoma, Eastern Province, will...

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

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