Charles Ndushabandi

Students impress in poetry recitation contest

High School students of from Lycée de Kigali and Kagarama Secondary School thrilled poetry enthusiasts at the 10th edition of Kigali Vibrates with Poetry, held at One Love Heritage in Kigali, on Saturday, October 27. The event, that started 7pm, was attended by local poets, including students...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 8:08 PM

Kigali vibrates with poetry today

Poetry enthusiasts will today, October 27, converge at One Love Heritage, as the Kigali Vibrates with Poetry returns after one year break. Mustapha Kayitare, one of the organisers,  said that the quarterly event was suspended due to lack of funds. “Kigali Vibrates with Poetry is...

Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:46 PM

Buravani to drop new album ahead of his maiden concert

Yvan Buravan has announced that he will release his 17 track album entitled, ‘The love lab’, at the end of this month. Along with the album news, the ‘Just a dance’ singer has unveiled plans for his maiden concert at Kigali exhibition Village, former Camp Kigali, on...

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 8:19 PM

Shema on her experience showing her collection at Busan Fashion Week

Charlotte Shema is a dynamic and intrepid fashion designer, and founder of Touch of Rwanda Fashion Designs that deals in men’s and women’s collections. Shema is in South Korea, where she was showcasing her collection at the just-concluded annual Busan Fashion Week. The designer...

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12:24 AM

Scottish singer’s Kinyarwanda song sends tongues wagging

Ian Stewart is a Scottish humanitarian and singer currently based in Kigali. However, that’s not all. Stewart recently released a romantic song titled, ‘Ndagukunda.’ The song, which was released late last month, has received positive reviews on YouTube from music lovers. “...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:49 PM

DJ Pius unveils collabo with Lady Jaydee

After the successful launch of his maiden album, ‘Iwacu Rwanda’ last month, DJ-cum-singer Pius Rickie Rukabuza has unveiled his latest single, ‘Manawe’ (Oh My God!). The launch event was held at Wankanda Villa, in Kabeza, Thursday evening. The love ballad song features...

Friday, September 28, 2018, 9:08 PM

Dream Boys gear up for Texas gig

Local singing duo Dream Boys are on cloud nine following an invitation to perform at The East African Chamber of Commerce (EACC) dinner that will take place on October 13 in Dallas, Texas, in the United States  of America.  Speaking to The New Times about the invitation, Claude Mujyanama...

Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:12 PM

New space for artists opened in Kacyiru

Great Arts Makes All (GAMA) Art Foundation officially opened its art space at Yaya Art Gallery in a colourful event that was fairly attended by ART enthusiasts.  The new art space, launched over the weekend, will house more than 15 plus artists, with types of art ranging from drawing,...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:07 AM

Artists to grace Gama Art Foundation opening

Several artists, including talented live painter Remy Iradukunda, will grace the opening of Great Arts Makes All Art foundation tomorrow in Kacyiru. The live painter will be joined by visual artists Timothy Wandulu, from Concept Studios, Gray from Yaya Art, Guillian Iradukunda and Emma Umugwaneza...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:25 PM

Local film players to be trained by acclaimed film personalities

The African Film Academy (AFA), in partnership with The International Film School of Cuba (EICTV), will conduct a film workshop in Kigali titled ‘Visual Story Telling’ from the October 17-20 in Kigali.  According to a statement released by AFA, the four-day workshop...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:17 PM

Pirated movies failing local film industry - RFF president

Pirated movies on the local market are a threat and are already failing the local film industry according to the Rwanda Film Federation president, Jean Kwezi. Rwanda Film Federation is an organisation that brings together all people working in the film industry including actors, actresses, script...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:14 PM

Designers leave a mark on Rwanda Cultural Fashion show

Local designers left fashion enthusiasts fascinated with their stunning collection of the African print designs that were showcased at the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show. This was at the 6th edition of the annual event was held at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village held on September 8....

Monday, September 10, 2018, 10:01 PM

TMC speaks out on the controversy surrounding ‘Romeo and Juliet’ song

Dream Boys’ Claude Mujyanama, aka TMC, has opened up on claims that the group plagiarised ‘Sikinai’, by Tanzanian budding singer Beka Flavour (pictured), for their new single ‘Romeo and Juliet’ featuring rapper Riderman. Flavour’s ‘Sikinia’ was...

Friday, September 7, 2018, 10:07 PM

Will Muyoboke resuscitate Allioni’s singing career?

They say whatever he touches turns to gold and it will remain to be seen if this time veteran manager Alex Muyoboke will be able to turn around singer Allioni Buzindu’s music fortunes. The ‘Impinduka’ singer, real name Aline Buzindu, recently announced that she is signed to...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10:51 PM

Riderman responds to reports he’s quitting music

Emery Gatsinzi has responded to reports that he intends to take a break or quit music before the end this year. Recently, reports emerged that the rapper and PGGSS 3 winner, known professionally as Riderman, was taking teensy break from music to concentrate on other business ventures. However,...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10:28 PM