You can be sexy in a decent way, says Jody

PHOEBE Muyoboke, better known by her stage name Jody, is an afro pop artist whose song Ndacyashikanya has received over 6,571 views on YouTube. The 22-year-old artiste is also a second year student at Mount Kenya University pursuing a degree in Social Sciences. Jody’s songs Tenderness and...

Friday, July 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwanda commended for reducing mortality rates costs

Rwanda has been recognised for its significant progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 which concern reduction of child and maternal deaths. This was during a meeting organised by the 2014 Partners Forum that ended yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

Does society influence our spending habits? (Society‘s influence has no boundaries!)

Society influences every aspect of our life. Although our spending habits vary, our behaviour is influenced by what is around us. I’m in support of this debate because I believe that society’s influence has no boundaries, especially on behavioural matters.  For example while...

Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Comfort comes first - Francine Umutoni

IN THE corporate world, one cannot afford to look sloppy lest they are not taken seriously. Whether it is in office, at a cocktail party or even at a retreat, dress code is never taken lightly in this field. Francine Umutoni, Primus and Turbo King brand manager, Braliwa, talks to Doreen Umutesi...

Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Why that slimming obsession is a health time bomb

IN ancient Africa calling you fat was a compliment. It meant that one was more healthy and beautiful. There were no skinny models, fashion icons or Hollywood stars that society is glorifying as the epitome of beauty today. The obsession for being slim is the new fad. The media and society has...

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Would you lend money to a friend? (For the sake of our friendship, no!)

It is not easy to lend money to a friend or a family member because I do not want to be in a situation where we will have to use legal help to recover my money. Therefore I would not lend money to them to avoid ruining our relationship. The problem with lending money to a friend is that you end up...

Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Have that one outfit that stands out - Claudine Mwangachuchu

Claudine Mwangachuchu’s skills as a makeup artist have made rounds in Kigali. Her expertise stretches from applying makeup on brides, to working with some of Kigali’s best advertising companies. She is the makeup artiste behind various models on billboards across Kigali.  Doreen...

Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Emceeing: Popular emcees relive their stage blunders

When organising an event, deciding the master of ceremony is crucial. What used to be mere communicating of the schedule at the event is now changing into a career for some people.  Today, the master of ceremony has to be more of an entertainer. They have to be able to handle unexpected...

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

The fanatics changing the face of women football

A FEW years back, football was a male dominated sport thanks to the cultural barriers that existed. Rwandan women were not allowed to play football because it was an abomination for a woman to lift her legs –in anyway- in public. In schools, boys’ football teams existed, but a girl...

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

The fanatics changing the face of women football

A FEW years back, football was a male dominated sport thanks to the cultural barriers that existed. Rwandan women were not allowed to play football because it was an abomination for a woman to lift her legs –in anyway- in public. In schools, boys’ football teams existed, but a girl...

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

The woes of a young widow

At just 30 years of age, Odette Uwimana’s husband was murdered and she was left with the responsibility of taking care of their four young children singlehandedly. My husband was killed on April 11, 1994 during the Genocide against the Tutsi along with my other family members.  It...

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Would you die for your religion? (Religion shouldn’t be a gown of convenience!)

I KNOW that most of us, if threatened by death, would easily give up on the one thing we should truly hold dear – religion – just for survival’s sake. This is probably because we are not sure about the afterlife (if there is even one) and can’t trust that everything our...

Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Don’t take fashion too seriously - Dj Makeda

Makeda Mahadeo, better known as Dj Makeda, is the voice behind The Switch on Contact FM. Makeda hits the airwaves every Monday to Friday at 1:30 to 3:00pm. The DJ, who also plays music at several social events, spoke to Doreen Umutesi about her fashion sense.  How would you describe your...

Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Women and the World Cup craze

With yesterday's opening of the 2014 World Cup, there have been ‘discussions’ on whether these matches will have an effect on relationships. There have been claims that some shady people will likely use World Cup as an excuse to indulge in mischief.  The craze associated with World...

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 12:00 AM

Former street children build their future through Kaami Arts

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Cedric Kiiza is one of the 90 boys at ‘Les enfants de dieu’, a home of former street children.   Three years after bidding farewell to street life, Kiiza is on course to achieve his career dream.  Currently a primary three pupil at Ecole Primarie Munini, his...

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 12:00 AM

Why are we reluctant to change?(We must preserve our culture)

THERE ARE heated arguments on whether the element of protecting our norms and beliefs that define us as Rwandans is just our conservative nature. I strongly believe that this is the way to go if we are to protect what is dear to us – our culture. To be conservative is to protect our social...

Friday, June 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Learn from your wardrobe malfunctions – Mupende

There is more to her than just a pretty face.  Alexia Uwera Mupende, the winner of the 2012 Premier Model competition is a graduate of Business Information and Technology (BBIT) from Mount Kenya University (MKU). She has worked with numerous fashion houses in Kigali and has graced equally many...

Friday, June 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Women speak about their budget expectations

As the reading of the 2014/2015 budget gets close, the expectations are high. The budget will be presented next week by Finance Minister Claver Gatete. Doreen Umutesi spoke to a cross section of women about their expectations in the new budget. More funds should be allocated to empower women...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ni Nyampinga: The voice of Rwandan girls

TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Diane Uwamahoro is a dentist at Remera Rukoma Hospital in Kamonyi district. She attributes her passion for sciences to Ni Nyampinga, a magazine dedicated to empowering girls.  Launched in 2011 by Girl Hub Rwanda, Ni Nyampinga is a platform for girls to learn, connect, and...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Let your style bring out your personality - Martine Gatabazi

CURRENTLY touring the country in promotion of Primus Guma Guma Super Star 4 (PGGSS), Martine Gatabazi, the marketing manager of Bralirwa LTD, describes her fashion trend as classic.  In an interview with Society Magazine’s Doreen Umutesi, Gatabazi expresses her love for colourful short...

Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

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