Donata Kiiza

All set for 'baby Sheja' concert

Aline Gahongaire and Patient Bizimana are among a number of local gospel artistes that will take part in “A night for Sheja”, concert to raise funds for treatment of 3-year-old Sheja Gasana, who is suffering from a brain tumour. The charity concert will take place at Bethseda Holy Church in...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Runtown, Sheebah to shoot video in Kigali

Nigerian artiste Runtown and Ugandan queen of dancehall Sheebah Karungi are expected in Kigali this week ahead of the highly anticipated “Runtown Kigali Experience” on September 23 at Amahoro Stadium’s main parking lot in Remera. The concert will also feature performances by talented local...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Forty million seedlings of new vitamin A-rich potatoes distributed in Musanze

HOUSEHOLDS in Musanze District received over 40 million seedlings of orange-flesh sweet potatoes during a market linkage outreach campaign. The campaign, that started last week, was organised by International Potato Centre (CIP) to sensitise the public about the new Vitamin A-rich sweet potato...

Monday, September 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

All set for 'Runtown Experience' pre-party

Nigerian Afrobeat artiste Runtown is expected to headline ‘Runtown Experience Kigali’ concert on September 23. Although, the concert is still a few weeks away, Factory Africa, the concert organisers are organising a pre-party dubbed ‘Road to Runtown Experience.” The event...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

East African prosecutors join efforts to fight crime

Prosecutors across the region have gathered in Kigali to enhance cooperation in the fight against cross-border crimes. Human trafficking, terrorism and wildlife related crimes are the main focus for the 4-day workshop organised by the East African Association of Prosecutors. Jean-Pierre...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

Eastern Province has potential for potato seed production, say experts

Experts in potato breeding and research have identified Eastern Province as a potential alternative for clean potato seed production. Researchers sought for an alternative after reports that Northern and Western provinces, the main potato production areas, were said to be infested by viruses and...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

Niyitanga on his experience from continental fashion show

Rwanda’s fast rising designer Olivier Niyitanga of Tanga Designs participated in this year’s Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival that took place in Accra, Ghana. He showcased his ready-to-wear collection ‘I am Mercedes Bae’ in the week-long fashion festival that started on July 21. His...

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ugandan actors set for Rwanda study tour

Ugandan actors, Douglas Dubois Sebamala aka Simon and Shebbe Khan, also known as Tony, famous in the Ugandan TV series Second Chance, are expected in Rwanda for a five-day study tour that will mainly focus on the creative sector. The duo is expected to arrive in the country on August 25. Shebbe...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

Experts call for more potato varieties

Experts have called for more efforts from different stakeholders to breed more potato varieties. The call was made recently during a meeting between officials from International Potato Centre (CIP) and Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), which took place at the RAB centre in Rubirizi, Kicukiro...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tresor Riziki to headline Blankets and Wine festival

Award winning South Africa based musician Tresor Riziki is coming to Rwanda. The multi platinum selling Congolese born singer-songwriter and producer is scheduled to perform at the first edition of Blankets and Wine in Kigali, on August 27 at Golf Club in Nyarutarama. Orphaned at an early age,...

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

Umuhanzi in live album recording concert

This year has seen a number of gospel album launches and concerts. On September 3, renowned gospel musician, René Patrick will join the list with the hosting of a live DVD recording for his album entitled A Love Journey. The album comprises a total of 15 new singles, some of which include He...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Branding and marketing: The missing link in 'Made in Rwanda' campaign

as businesses prepare for the annual Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) slated for later this month, analysts say there is still a lot local producers should do to attract buyers. Experts and Private Sector Federation (PSF) say market penetration by local firms continue to be hampered by poor...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

‘Runtown Experience Kigali’ will thrill Rwandans, say organisers

Kigali has of late become a concert hub in East Africa with numerous notable artistes performing in the city. Rwanda has recently hosted big names in the music industry including Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Jamaica’s Morgan Heritage, Nigeria’s Wizkid, to mention a few. Bruce Melodie. Now,...

Monday, August 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

My grandfather inspired me to join TV - Bachoo

Zwena Musaniwabo, commonly known as Bachoo, is a television presenter at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA). She hosts ‘Out and About Rwanda’ show. The 25-year-old journalism graduate is pursuing a Master’s in International Relations at Mt. Kenya University. She spoke to Donata Kiiza about her love...

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Melody releases presidential campaign victory song

During presidential campaigns, musicians had a significant impact as they entertained people during rallies. And now, R&B singer, Bruce Melody, has released a single called Ntidukina, a song dedicated to Rwandans to celebrate their choice of President. According to the singer, the song is a...

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Renowned preachers to grace women’s conference in Kigali

International preachers and motivational speakers will headline a four-day women’s conference scheduled to take place at Radisson Blu Hotel and Kigali Convention Centre starting on August 8. Dubbed All Women Together, the conference is aimed at empowering women through spiritual and...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

Vulnerable children treated to fun-filled day at Gisimba

Vulnerable children were treated to a fun-filled day at Gisimba Memorial Centre in Nyamirambo on Sunday. Dubbed “Ngirinshuti-Frienday”, the event was organised by Gisimba after School Programme Initiative (GASPI). The event was attended by parents, well-wishers and youth across Kigali. The...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Munyakazi on preserving culture through folk music

Deo Munyakazi is a traditional music guitarist who started his music journey five years ago. Using the Inanga, a traditional music instrument, Munyakazi is determined to preserve his culture through music. Isoko Dusangiye, the latest hit of the 24-year-old musician featured on Voice of America...

Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friends of Jesus to celebrate 20th anniversary

Friends of Jesus choir at Kigali English Church (Seventh Day Adventist) in Kibagabaga will celebrate their 20th anniversary at Kigali Convention Centre on August 19. Themed “Through It All”, the celebrations will also include a homecoming celebration with former choir members who left for other...

Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

Charly & Nina set to release Mfata video

Rwanda’s fast rising female duo Charly & Nina are set to premiere the video of their latest song Mfata on Friday, July 28 at People nightclub in Kacyiru. Mfata, a dancehall track, is currently dominating most radio stations and televisions in Kigali. Alex Muyoboke, the manager to the duo...

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

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