Rwandan filmmaker, actor Rwasa dies after short illness

Rwanda’s film fraternity and the general public are mourning the sudden death of celebrated film director, producer, and actor Denis Nsanzamahoro, also known as ‘Rwasa’ that occurred on Thursday afternoon. The news of his death was confirmed by Alex Muyoboke who has been taking...

Friday, September 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Japan pledges to increase investments in Africa

Japanese private companies have been reluctant to venture into Africa because they in most cases lack sufficient knowledge about opportunities presented by the continent. However, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will do whatever it takes to facilitate an increased presence...

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:18 PM

An 8-year-old’s dream to become a supermodel

At only eight years of age, Gaëlle Sangwa Muberuka has modelled at some of the country’s top runway fashion shows. Muberuka is a primary three pupil at College APACOPE, Muhima and is contracted to Golden Models, a modelling agency founded by Fashionista, Franco Kabano. Despite her young...

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Poetess and actress, Malaika ventures into music

She is arguably one of the best poets Rwanda currently has, but Angel Uwamahoro, mostly known as Malaika,  has come out to unleash her other talent in music, through her debut song ‘Reka Turye Show’, a collabo with  DJ Marnaud’s, that was released on Monday. In the...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nigerian singer Drille to spice up Kigali Jazz Junction

Nigerian singer and songwriter John Ighodaro, better known as Johnny Drille, will headline the upcoming, Kigali Jazz Junction which is stated for late next month.  The next corporate Jazz event is slated for September 27, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village.  Drille, 29,...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

What you missed at Iwacu Muzika Festival

Rwanda has over the recent years, hosted hundreds of international music stars, but Diamond Platnumz is arguably one of the best they have ever witnessed. The Tanzanian music superstar, who is already considering Kigali his second home, stamped his name in Rwandans’ hearts with yet another...

Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:12 AM

Diamond promises exciting show ahead of Iwacu Muzika Festival

Tanzanian music superstar Diamond Platnumz has promised to deliver the best for his fans ahead of today’s performance that will conclude Iwacu Muzika Festival at Amahoro Stadium’s parking grounds. The annual music festival, which kicked off two months ago, is organised by East...

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Canada-based singer Ndatabaye in preps for homecoming live gospel concert

Preparations are underway for Canada-based gospel singer Nice Ndatabaye, as he plots a homecoming live concert in Kigali, on December 8. The concert dubbed ‘Umbereye Maso Live Concert’ will be the 29-year old singer’s first performance in his homeland since he launched his...

Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: MKU Rwanda nursing students acquire advanced practical skills

Students undertaking nursing at Mount Kenya University have been equipped with skills on helping both mothers and children after delivery during a two-week session that concluded last week at the university’s headquarters in Kicukoro District. The training was conducted through the...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 8:25 AM

Miss Supranational Rwanda: Final 20 named

 A total of 20 girls have been selected over the past three audition sessions as the search for the girl, who will represent Rwanda at the Miss Supranational 2019, slated in Poland continues. The beauty competition is co-organised by KS Ltd and Innovations Ltd. The final auditions held on...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bruce Melodie thrills betting fans as Gorilla Games opens shop in Rwanda

Betting and gaming fans in Kigali were treated to a spectacular performance by Bruce Melodie on Saturday at Amahoro Stadium Parking ground as Gorilla Games Rwanda, a new online betting company, launched operations in Kigali. The betting company is owned by Cheza Rwanda Games Limited, a local...

Monday, August 12, 2019, 1:17 AM

Habarugira on mission to build Rwanda’s first-ever music museum

While Patrick Habarugira is the president of U&I Ark, a non-profit organisation which recently organised a weeklong music exhibition dubbed ‘Kigali Music Exhibition Week’, with a target to not only preserve Rwanda’s music heritage but also contribute to the promotion of...

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Busingye makes case for jail alternatives

Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye has appealed for alternatives to imprisonment to ensure balance between the number of people who go to jail and those who are released from prisons. He was speaking while opening the second Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) retreat in Nyamata...

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

German choir in Rwanda for music festival

A team of 44 members of German choir, St. Lukas Munchen, is in Rwanda for a two-week visit, during which they will perform at the seventh edition of Ndatuma Nde Gospel Festival, that kicked off in Rwamagana District, on August 9. The Munich-based gospel choir, arrived in Kigali, earlier this week...

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Three Rwandans nominated for 2019 AFRIMMA

Rwandan born-choreographer and actress Sherrie Silver, has been nominated for this year’s African Muzik Magazine Award, together with The Ben and Butera Knowless. The African Muzik Magazine Awards, also known as AFRIMMA, recognises the biggest talent from across the continent, were announced...

Friday, August 9, 2019, 7:31 AM

Israel Mbonyi drops mega music video for his track

Celebrated local gospel musician, Isreal Mbonyi, has released his music video for his brand new song, Karame. The video is his first since he launched his music career in 2015. The singer’s new video was recorded during a live concert in Kigali, recently. The video has gained massive...

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Parfait Busabizwa appointed acting City of Kigali Mayor

The council of the City of Kigali has appointed Parfait Busabizwa as the acting City Mayor, pending the by-election through which a substantive mayor will be elected. Busabizwa, who doubles as the Vice Mayor in charge of Economic Development, temporarily succeeds outgoing city Mayor Marie-Chantal...

Monday, August 5, 2019, 1:27 PM

What to expect at Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show in September

The countdown is on! The Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show (RCFS) is back, and it’s billed to be bigger and better. The three-day show will take place from September 5-7. The schedule will include many familiar faces and brands returning to the RCFS runway, including local and international...

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why local films struggle for public screening

While the Rwandan film industry has been reported to be on the rise, it still grapples with the challenge of having enough room for visibility of local films, something that has been a setback in securing the films consistent market. Whenever a local film is given a screening opportunity, chances...

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ready to party? City of Kigali introduces end-of-month concerts

Having achieved the Car-free Day initiative, City of Kigali has embarked on another project, which is more captivating to concertgoers. City of Kigali has introduced a free concert series that will take place every last Friday of the month, from 5pm to 9pm. The first day of the carnival will...

Friday, July 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

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