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

The 8 best music shows that rocked 2019

Most of Rwanda’s entertainment events have for years been struggling to live to the hype due to low turn up or poor advertising strategies, among other things. However, 2019 has been different as local music event organisers turned previous failures into success. Their experience helped...

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

The 600 film screening returns to Kigali

Following a number of complaints over the past months, the team behind The 600 film decided to screen the film in Kigali once again to give chance to those who missed it in July during its week of screening. Since its premiere in Kigali on July 2019, the film caught the attention of huge numbers...

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 12:14 AM

Showbiz: 2019’s most memorable events

2019 has been a year of quite a number of highs and lows on Rwanda’s social calendar. While some celebrities are celebrating the success they enjoyed in the past 12 months, others are feeling like they can’t wait to see it coming to an end. As the year comes to a close, The New Times...

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 12:26 AM

All set for the Bus Party experience with Kigali City Tour

It’s time to party and people across Kigali could, for the first time, celebrate the festive season experiencing Kigali’s nightlife in the Kigali City Tour bus during the forthcoming entertainment event slated for Friday, December 27. Dubbed ‘Party on the Move’, the event...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Miss Rwanda 2020: Six selected as auditions open in Western Province

On Saturday, the Western Province was the first to get representatives to contest for Miss Rwanda 2020 crown as auditions kicked off in Rubavu District. The beauty contest is organised by Rwanda Inspiration Backup to empower young girls by creating a platform that gives them a chance to expose...

Monday, December 23, 2019, 12:49 AM

Magnom, local artistes impress as MTN Rwanda concludes ‘Izihirwe na Muzika’ in style

Friday’s atmosphere at Petit Stade parking ground was all about music and fun as hundreds of concert goers enjoyed good music vibes from Ghanaian music star Magnom and local artistes. It was also an opportunity for MTN Rwanda to appreciate its best performing customers for their talents in...

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 11:19 PM

Nimwiza on her experience at Miss World 2019

On Wednesday, reigning Miss Rwanda Meghan Nimwiza arrived in Kigali from London, United Kingdom, where she represented Rwanda at the just-concluded 69th edition of the Miss World beauty pageant. Even though she lost the crown to Jamaican beauty queen, Toni-Ann Singh, she made it to the top 20 in...

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:55 AM

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