Linda M. Kagire

East Africa's Got Talent: Rwanda’s first 2 acts get ‘Yes’

Rwanda’s first two acts in the premiere show of the talent show East Africa’s Got Talent got a nod from the judges to proceed to the next stage as the first episode aired simultaneously on Sunday in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. Fidele Fle, 32, the first Rwandan contestant to...

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 11:11 PM

Rwanda’s Makeda named among East Africa’s Got Talent judges

Rwanda’s Makeda Mahadeo is one of the four judges named over the weekend, who will take over the bench at the inaugural East Africa’s Got Talent show, which is expected to hit the screens next month. The four, who will join the show host, Ugandan comedienne Anne Kansiime, are renowned...

Monday, July 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

What next for showbiz awards?

For some years now, the quality of local showbiz awards has been on the decline –whether it is in terms of organisation, or prizes given to the winners. No glamour, no hype, nothing worth writing home about. So what could have gone wrong? Following revelations that winners of revamped SALAX...

Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

So who is Amalon, the only artiste to curtain raise for Burna Boy?

It is not often that an up-and-coming artiste would get an opportunity to share the same stage with an international artiste of Burna Boy’s caliber, but for Amalon, this will perhaps turn out to be the opportunity to usher him onto the big stage. Born Amani Bizimana, Amalon is fast becoming...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

In love with Rwanda: Tracing back Idris Elba’s connection with Rwanda

It is not often that a prominent actor and ‘the sexiest man alive’ globally, would speak about a country many times. Literally that means endorsing whatever place they are speaking about for people to visit and see for themselves the unmatched beauty. But for English actor Idris Elba,...

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 4:14 PM

FESPACO recap: Nyirasafari highlights government efforts to boost film industry

Though Rwanda’s film industry is still in its infancy stages, the Government of Rwanda views it as one of the sectors that can contribute greatly to the economy and help develop untapped talent. This is what was contained in the message of the Minister for Sports and Culture, Espérance...

Friday, March 1, 2019, 12:46 AM

Burna Boy in Kigali: It’s gonna be massive

If you looked around the continent today, you would not find an artiste enjoying massive airplay perhaps as Nigerian superstar Burna Boy. For some years now, fans of the singer, real name Damini Ogulu, have waited for him to perform in Kigali like his peers Wizkid, Davido, Yemi Alade, or...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

It is about love, patience and healing -- Knowless on new song

In her own words, it’s a love song that touched her soul and one written from the heart—it does not matter whether it is about herself or not. But, for Knowless Butera, real name Jeanne d’Arc Butera, anyone who has been through hell and found love again deserves time to heal....

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan culture feted at FESPACO festival in Burkina Faso

Rwanda is participating in the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), in Burkina Faso, where it was invited as a guest country. Rwandan films are among those competing for honours, while several Rwandans artistes were also invited. The festival, which runs from...

Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:21 AM

Basketmouth to perform in Kigali

He is arguably one of the most sought after comedians on the continent, if not the very best, and for some time now, comedian and radio personality Arthur Nkusi has been trying to get him to Kigali. It looks like this is finally going to happen. Googly-eyed Nigerian funnyman Basketmouth,...

Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:20 AM

I hope everybody has a chance to go to Rwanda – Ellen DeGeneres

The experience of trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda is something everybody should have a chance to do, according to Ellen DeGeneres. The American TV star made the remarks on Monday night, February 18, during her show in a segment her partner Portia de Rossi revealed the ‘progress’...

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4:31 PM

Sherrie Silver’s star continues to shine

Rwandan born-choreographer and actress Sherrie Silver is continuing to blaze the trail with key milestones that have shaped her career, the latest being appointment as United Nations’ Advocate for Rural Youth. The U.K-based actress and choreographer, still basking in the successes of...

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 11:18 PM

Tributes pour in for model Alexia Mupende

Tributes from East Africa and beyond have continued to pour in following the chilling murder of Rwanda’s top model Alexia Uwera Mupende on Tuesday evening with many recalling her calm and jolly personality. The murder of Mupende, reportedly by a house help who is still at large, has left the...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 4:14 PM

Sonia Rolland among big winners at 71st annual Cannes Film Festival

Sonia Rolland was among the 7 winners in the film industry, who walked away with awards at the Semaine du Cinema Positive by Positive Planet diner, during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. The Rwandan-French actress and former Miss France, was awarded for her documentary ‘Femmes du...

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:48 AM

Sherrie Silver, the Rwandan behind Childish Gambino’s viral video

Once again Rwanda is experiencing a proud moment after one of her daughters emerged as the face behind one of the most viral videos of the moment by American artiste Childish Gambino. Sherrie Silver is credited with choreographing the hit video “This is America” by Donald McKinley...

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 10:50 PM