The rising star among the stars!!

Mico is one of Rwanda ’s upcoming musicians; Bryan Kimenyi met him recording with Dr. Jacques at Ubuntu studio and asked about his career so far and off course, the feud between him and already established Dr. Claude.  Rwanda has produced many a promising musicians over the past years, but...

Sunday, February 8, 2009, 12:00 AM

Mike’s journey to success

Mike is a student at the National University of Rwanda (NUR). He also a music composer, presents Salus Relax and a live talk show on Radio Salus 97.0 fm, and above all, he is a musician. He narrated his life story and pointed out his ambitions to Sunday Time’s Bryan Kimenyi. Born Mike Karangwa on...

Sunday, February 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

Rwandan wins top honours in Korean women’s varsity

• Crowned Miss Ewha-Koica 2008 SEOUL - Mediatrice Kagaba, a Rwandan student who was pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Development Cooperation at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea has been crowned Miss Ewha-Koica 2008. Kagaba beat dozens of other contestants during a Farewell...

Sunday, January 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

Here is the music King!

Nicolas Mucyo is one of Kigali’s hottest music producers. Any musician he has worked with will testify to this, due to the success their songs receive the moment they leave his studio. Despite all this success, he is still the same down to earth lad, ‘I am actually a quiet individual, social and...

Sunday, January 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

Rastaman with a true human touch

The name Ras Albino may not sound common to you, but believe you me, he is a man of big potential. He is one of those musicians who do what they do for the community they live in- to change the livelihoods of the vulnerable people. Ras Albino is also on a mission to demystify what Rastafarianism...

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 12:00 AM

New Power Generation; The new voice for the Youth?

It’s certainly the best thing that has happened to radio, not forgetting the youth. New Power Generation is a crew of three young people with an ambition of taking radio presentation to another level. If you got to know the name behind this, you wouldn’t doubt anything they do. The trio comprises...

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 12:00 AM

Main Feature: Butare, the perfect weekend package

Whenever the name Butare is mentioned, I think everyone’s mind conjures the National University of Rwanda (NUR). And indeed, there is no Butare without the National University of Rwanda. The NUR was the first University in Rwanda and it is still the biggest, with a whopping population of over 10,...

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 12:00 AM

Main Feature: Albino africans: Fellow human beings too

Nothing shocked the region like the witch-hunt for Albino Africans in Tanzania and Burundi. And again, nothing has shamed human development and civilisation like the related atrocities reported in these countries. American Rapper Eminem is by far one of the most prolific entertainers the world has...

Friday, January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM

Barry Ndegeyingoma - Portrait of a tycoon

Barry Ndengeyingoma a.k.a Ndengeye is a very prominent businessman in Kigali. The Sunday Times’ Bryan Kimenyi caught up with him to get an insight into his life and find out what has made him such a successful businessman. Excerpts below: Who are you? I am Barry Ndengeye, very simple though...

Saturday, December 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kigali’s crown princess of radio

Illah, is a radio presenter with Flash FM 89.2. She presents the Sun Up show every week days from 6 to 9am and Shake, My Jam from 12 to 1 pm every Saturday. I catch up with her to get her story so far and her ambitions. Born Grace Magambo on January 10, 1989, she went to school at Camp Kigali,...

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

The youngest DJ in town!

He is definitely Kigali’s youngest DJ, but that doesn’t stop him from playing music in Kigali’s most happening place, B-Club. I sat him down to get an insight about his life and how he made it at such an early age. At only 19, Frank Kagame, also called DJ kagz is one of the machine spinners at B-...

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

Administrators trained on tourism

The chamber of tourism, Private Sector Federation (PSF), partnering with the National Office of Tourism and Parks (ORTPN) has begun training tourism administrators. The five day training of tourism trainers started this week at Hotel Des Mille Collines Kigali. It’s conducted by Guillermo Ribes...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM

Focus: Casino comes to town

It was a milestone of sorts. Kigali city got its very first Casino as at the close of the year. Located on the second floor of the new Top Tower Hotel in Kacyiru, any visitor to the casino will be greeted by a well stocked bar, manned by good looking staff. On Monday November, 24, 2008 Kigali was...

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 12:00 AM

B-EN will be there

Musician Beyonce is now Sasha Fierce, there was a Puff Daddy and now we have P.Diddy, so you can see how hard these famous entertainers have found it to create a formidable stage name. Our own Ben Mugisha is simply called B-en. He did not want to completely distance him self from his Christian name...

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 12:00 AM

Eatingout: Butare’s Barthos: A place for art lovers

After only three months, Beux Arts Hotel Sebukangaga, known simply as Barthos, has become a major dinning place for people traveling in this region and those on a Burundi journey. Located just a stones throw away from the university gate, its restaurant offers just about the best meals to the...

Saturday, July 5, 2008, 12:00 AM

Eatingout: Bingo for Flamingo

This place may have a familiar name, but trust me, this is no ordinary restaurant. Actually I think Flamingo Chinese Restaurant is the poshest joint to grace these pages and our town. Located in Kimihurura, the first right turn after Kabindi, you proceed down the cobbled road and take on the second...

Friday, June 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

A life in the day of .... A security guard

I am always up by 5 a.m. I try and pray every morning for ten minutes but I don’t manage it every day. I then do my house chores and take a quick shower. I have to be at my work before 7 a.m. I leave home at around 6.35 and get a bus to work. On the bus I think about what responsibilities I have...

Saturday, June 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

10 to contest for Miss NUR

HUYE - Ten female students from the National University of Rwanda (NUR) have confirmed participation in this year’s beauty pageant, John Peter Higiro, president of Campus Initiative Promotion (CIP), the organisers of the annual competition has revealed. “We put up a notice last week informing the...

Saturday, May 17, 2008, 12:00 AM

Hangout: Kigali by night

The demand for nightlife entertainment has led to the boom in a number of pubs, nightclubs, live music venues and restaurants. Party animals tend to begin the evening at home with friends and workmates. Drinks are after all pretty pricey once you get out and about. Alternatively Kigalians save...

Saturday, February 16, 2008, 12:00 AM

Shungu sounds drums of unity

Raoul Shungu has called upon Rayon Sports fans to come in large numbers and back arch rivals APR Fc in today’s MTN Champions League encounter with Egyptian giants Zamalek at Nyamirambo stadium. “What we have before us now are national interests, lets the fans forget the differences between them and...

Friday, February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM

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