James Peter Nkurunziza

Sherrie Silver, mother join in fight against moral decay

Internationally renowned UK-based Rwandan choreographer, actress and model, Sherrie Silver, and her mother Apostle Florence Silver have embarked on a mission to fight drug abuse, early pregnancies, alcoholism as well as provide 1000 less advantaged people with medical insurance. The 25-year...

Friday, September 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

‘I am the Future’ 1st runner-up on making big strides musically

Lionel Mugisha is an upcoming artiste, and first runner-up of the “I am the Future’’ competition held in December last year. He has since released his debut song ‘Mad Love’ that has received massive reception from his fans. James Peter Nkurunziza caught up with the 18-...

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Local celebrities in drive to save brain injury victim

A group of several local artistes will this Sunday stage a concert to raise funds for the treatment of nine-year-old Esther Ishimwe, who is suffering from a brain injury. At the moment, Ishimwe is in a sorry state as she can neither walk nor talk. In March 20, last year, she suffered a fatal...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali to host Lagos Fashion Week

Lagos Fashion Week is set to happen in Kigali, under Fashion Focus Africa, a venture dedicated to the growth and promotion of emerging talent in the fashion industry.  It will take place on Saturday, August 31, at Kigali Marriott Hotel.   This year’s theme will be “Beyond...

Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show is back

Local and international fashion enthusiasts will soon be in for a treat as Rwanda Cultural Fashion show returns, bigger and better.   Now in its 7th edition, the annual show will take place from September 5-7 and is expected to attract different players in the fashion industry for the...

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nigerian songstress Falana to perform in Kigali

Canada-based Nigerian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Falana is expected in the country ahead of her show, scheduled to take place on Friday, August 30. She will perform at Kigali Marriott Hotel, as part of her on going music tour. Dubbed ‘Falana Chapter one’...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan Gospel artists win big at Maranatha Awards

A number of Rwandan gospel artistes were among the winners of the Maranatha Awards that were held in Nairobi on Sunday. The awards aim at showing appreciation to gospel artists within East Africa.  Among the various Rwandans that walked away with different accolades include Gaby Kamanzi who...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Destination Kivu Belt – A new hiking trail is set to boost cultural tourism and inform about colonial history

The Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH carried out a three-day familiarization trip to promote cultural tourism as a lucrative and exciting experience. The trip was conducted under the theme...

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: BBOXX celebrates 80,000 Electrified Households

A few weeks after the launch of BBOXX Cook, a system that enables one to have full access to a gas cylinder at a pocket-friendly price, the utility company on Saturday afternoon celebrated electrifying 80,000 households countrywide in a tournament dubbed “BBOXX Customer Cup 2019.”...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Skol Lager gets new look

Skol Brewery Ltd on Friday unveiled a new look for one its beer brands, Skol Lager, following a partnership with local comedy outfit, Comedy Knights, in a new campaign. The new look was unveiled at Plus 250 Bar in Kicukiro where the launch of a partnership with Comedy Knights was also announced...

Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:22 AM

Local artistes lined up for Iwacu Muzika Festival

Rwandan artistes, Masamba Intore, Bruce Melodie, Bull Dog, Safi Madiba, Queen Cha, Marina, Nsengiyumva, Amalon, Sintex and Bushali are some of the entertainers that will join Diamond Platinumz to give Rwandans a night they will live to remember. Bongo flavor star, Diamond Platinumz will headline...

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Mani Martin roots for pan-Africanism in new song

Rwandan Afro-pop musician Mani Martin  has called for the spirit of togetherness amongst Africans, in his latest single titled, Africa ndota, meaning “The Africa I dream of.” The 4 minute, and 18 seconds track, urges Africans to embrace their identity, without risking their lives...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Study reveals dangers of noise pollution in work environment

A new research carried out in Rwanda has shown the extent and dangers faced by employees in their work places especially in both the carpentry and metal workshops, which has left many of them with partial deafness. In the most recent edition of Rwanda Public Health Bulletin published by the...

Monday, August 5, 2019, 12:48 AM

International art exhibition concludes with call to support local talent

The ‘Autorur de moi art exhibition’, that took place in Rwanda for the first time came to an end July 31, with a call from professional art creator Kevin Beaulier to support young people, and provide them with a platform that allows them to express their talents. The art exhibition...

Friday, August 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Agric expo ends with a call to farmers to embrace technology

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Jean Claude Musabyimana has urged Rwandans, especially those in the agriculture sector, to adopt technology which he said will turn their fortunes. This was the message he carried for different stakeholders as he...

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Car fans revved up at ‘Shyuha Auto’ showcase

The ‘Shyuha Auto show’, that aimed at showcasing different car brands, especially the vintage mode, returned on Kigali’s entertainment scene in style, over the weekend. During the showcase, from July 26-28 at Petit Stade in Remera, car and motorcycle enthusiasts showed off the...

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

From Rwanda to Europe: Dutch businesswoman to create fashion link

Sivan Breemhaar,a Dutch national, who has been living and working in Rwanda for the past six years, and majorly dealing in Made in Rwanda clothes, as she exports most of them to Europe, has opened a flagship store in Kigali. According to Sivan, there is a very poor perception about Africa in...

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Collabos with foreign artistes hit airwaves

A number of Rwandan artistes have embraced the trend of making collaborations with foreign musicians as a way of promoting their music. On July 17, US-based Rwandan R&B maestro Meddy, born Médard Jobert Ngabo, dropped his latest track—“Downtown”—featuring Burundian...

Friday, July 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kwizera bounces back with international music award

Canada-based Rwandan singer and guitarist Ezra Kwizera (pictured) has won the award for Best Canadian Afro Beat Artiste at the just-concluded African Descent Festival, representing East and Central Africa contemporary. The festival was intended to celebrate the cultural diversity of people of...

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Inside BBOXX Rwanda’s modern and affordable cooking experience

BBOXX Rwanda last week unveiled a new initiative that will tackle the issue of air pollution and environmental degradation, and at the same time, cut the time and hardships one endures to prepare a meal. BBOXX has become the first company to integrate pay-as-you-go solar energy services with pay-...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

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