Kigali’s 4 Miss Rwanda

Winnie Ngamije 22, Fiona Umunyana 24, Rita Uwera 20, and 19-year-old Alice Kayumba are the beauties, who will represent Kigali in the upcoming Miss Rwanda beauty pageant slated for December 18 at Kigali Serena Hotel. They made it to the finals after beating 25 other contestants on Saturday at the...

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 12:00 AM

Business round-up

Donors applaud 1st Semester economic performance. Rwandan donors like African Development Bank, Belgium, European Commission, Germany, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the World Bank, recognized Rwanda’s remarkable progress in implementing its national development strategy- the Economic...

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 12:00 AM

‘I’m not scared of crowds’

This isn’t just another discovery. She can sing and dances like no beginner. She’s more evidence that Rwanda has talent. Her name is Maryse Gwiza but uses Ganzo as her stage name. Ganzo was born on August 6, 1988 in the former Zaire, and raised in Rwanda, and attended Camp Kigali and Lycee Notre...

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 12:00 AM

B-Club organises ‘Campus Night’

After organizing a successful ‘Corporate Nite’ last Friday, B- Club will today, November 11, host the first ever the ‘Campus Night’. In an interview, Remmy Lubega, from B-Club, said, “The night is aimed at giving university students in holidays, good time after the hectic year of studies.” “This...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12:00 AM

Obsessions rocked B-Club

On Saturday, B-Club was jam-packed to capacity by club goers who, came from all corners of Kigali to witness Uganda’s hottest music group perform. Obsessions’ are not regular guest performers in the country, at least not like the likes of Jose Chameleon, but the ‘Jangu’ singers successfully pulled...

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

Primus talent search winner releases album

BRALIRWA organized a countrywide talent search dubbed “Primus Talent Search”, and the winner walked away with a cheque of US$ 2500 (about 1.3 million). With the money, the winner Jules Murenzi, a.k.a M. Jules finished the production of his debut album “Rubanda” and is set to make its Pre-launch, on...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 12:00 AM

Frank Joe ties the knot

Most of you might be wondering where Frank Joe, the man behind tracks like “Rosina”, “Nyegera” and “Igendere Bwiza” is when all seems to be good in our music industry. Well, The Sunday Times can now reveal that the Rwandese entertainer is in Canada where he is trying to improve his modelling...

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

The rise and rise of Tom Close

His debut Album ‘Kuki’ still stands out as one of the greatest albums by a Rwandan musician. Now last Friday, September 11, Rwanda’s musician of year 2008 Tom Close launched his second Album “Sibeza” in front of a crowd of over 2000 fans in the Grand Auditorium of the National University of Rwanda-...

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

Tom Close’s grand album launch

The rate at which Rwandan music has developed in the last few years alone is unbelievable. No one could ever imagine that music-lovers would abandon their seats throughout the entire show just to have a better glimpse of a stage performance by a Rwandan artist. This is what happened last Friday at...

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 12:00 AM

Search for Miss NUR kicks off

The National University of Rwanda (NUR) was four years ago the pioneer of Rwanda’s Beauty pageants. However, this year the NUR Beauty contest will come last, as all major universities have already picked their respective beauty Queens. “This year’s Miss NUR contest was delayed because the Rector...

Friday, September 11, 2009, 12:00 AM

J Lil, not any younger!

At only 21, DJ Lil (real names Ngarambe Ludovic) has done almost everything a 30 year music producer would do.   “As a kid, I loved everything to do with music; be it drums, the choir and even the small tins we used to make sound while walking home.” says the soft spoken music producer...

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 12:00 AM

Dr. Jacques makes another split

There is no doubt about his mighty in the music industry. Neither has he failed to get the recognition he deserves. But Uwayezu Jacques, a.k.a Dr. Jacques has proved to one type of a ‘Nomad’ musician. Last year, the dreadlocked musician/producer split with his partner Farouk, whom he had formed...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 12:00 AM

Tom Close goes to another page

Putting all the controversies to one side, Rwanda’s sensational Rn’B musician, Tom Muyombo, who goes by his stage name Tom Close, seems to have started the month with lot expectations for his music career.  On Sunday, August 9, the songster put to the limelight his official website “tomclose-...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 12:00 AM

ITC in ‘60 crazy days’ sms campaign

Most of you must have seen a road show going around town last Friday. That was the beginning of a period, dubbed, “60 Crazy Days” which started on Friday June 5th and ends on August 5th. Anyone who owns a phone connected to MTN Rwanda Cell can at the end of the 60 days walk home with a brand new...

Monday, June 8, 2009, 12:00 AM

Maggie Kenyana laid to rest

For those of you who have closely followed Rwanda’s entertainment and music industry, there is a name that has always been associated with its development - Maggie Van Lierop Kenyana. Unfortunately, Kenyana passed away on May 6, 2009 in Nairobi at the Agha Khan International University Hospital in...

Monday, June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

‘Two 4 Real’ here for real

Two 4 Real is an upcoming music duo that is on the verge of taking Rwanda’s music to another level. Bryan Kimenyi of the Sunday Times caught up with them to get an insight into their life and career. Pius Ricky Rukabuza and Innocent Aidan Tumaini comprise the young R&B/HIP-HOP duo of Two 4 Real...

Sunday, May 31, 2009, 12:00 AM

Focus: say no to tobacco

This day, May 31 is the World No Tobacco Day. It’s the day we celebrate worldwide how far we’ve gone in our quest to reduce the consumption of tobacco. It’s celebrated around the world to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. Tobacco use...

Saturday, May 30, 2009, 12:00 AM

Tom Close on B-en’s departure

Tom Close and B-en are without doubt one of the most prominent musicians in Rwanda’s music industry. During the last SALAX Awards organized by radio Salus, Tom Close clinched the top prize when he was voted best musician 2008. However, B-en beat him in the best RnB category. These two guys are not...

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM

Tom Close bags top musician prize

Rwandan Rn’B sensation Tom close was Friday night crowned Rwanda’s best Musician of the year 2008. This was during the SALAX Awards organized by the National University of Rwanda (NUR) through Radio Salus 97.0fm. To take home the Award, Tom Close had to beat fellow male compatriots Rafiki, Mani...

Monday, March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM

Main Feature: One Night at Nyange

In the western province of Rwanda, there is a school called Nyange Secondary school. Its where, in March 1997, the seeds of Unity among Rwandese were planted and the roots of divisionism uprooted. Jean Claude Uwiringiyimana has just finished making a film, “One Night at Nyange” about the incident...

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 12:00 AM