Moses Opobo

What you missed at Cucina’s wine tasting evening

Cucina, the Italian restaurant at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, held its 3rd wine tasting event Thursday night, with 10 new additions to its extensive wine collection. What started as a test event in February this year, when the restaurant threw the first wine episode, has now evolved into a...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:51 PM

Dîner en Blanc is back

Aftertaking a break last year, Dîner en Blanc, the fun annual pop up picnic is here again. This year’s event is slated for Saturday August 11 at a secret location in Kigali. It is the 6th edition of the event that first debuted in Rwanda in 2012. That year, Kigali became the first African...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:01 AM

‘We Are One Summer Beach Fest’ 2018 is on

We Are One Summer Beach Fest, an annual beach musical extravaganza, is back. This year marks six uninterrupted years of the event that takes place in the lakeside town of Rubavu, in Western Province. It is organised by local DJ Africano (real name John Ndizihiwe) through his label, Africanomania...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 11:49 PM

DJ Pius, Mayanja brothers bring house down at Iwacu album

DJ Pius’s concert Friday night was to launch Iwacu, his first album since going solo a few years ago. Remember Two4Real? The following day, the two-in-one concert headed to Musanze in the Northern Province for a stadium show. Pius kept his word about flying in a bunch of regional artists...

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 11:53 PM

Christafari, Beauty for Ashes in ‘Unstoppable’ concert

Christafari, a Christian reggae band from the US, is already in Kigali, ahead of the ‘Unstoppable’ concert tomorrow, August 4. The band jetted into the country on Wednesday evening for the concert, at which they will perform alongside local gospel band, Beauty for Ashes, the organisers...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:49 PM

Benza on bringing Chaka Chaka to Rwanda, local artistes

Raphael Benza is the founder of Vth Season, a full service music entertainment agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was involved in bringing South African music icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka for the Legends Alive Concert at Camp Kigali last weekend. Vth Season is also home to a...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 10:56 PM

Kigali Marriott Hotel’s ‘wine tasting’ set to become a bimonthly affair

Following the success of the first and second wine tasting events at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, the hotel says it wants to turn the experience into a calendar event. The first edition took place in February, and the second in June. Now, the hotel management says it intends to stage a wine...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 12:56 AM

Sauti Sol’s no show leaves fans disappointed

FESPAD, the week-long dance festival of celebration, color and regional integration was unveiled at the Amahoro Stadium parking Sunday night. At the same event, activities to mark the National Harvest Day (Umuganura) 2018 were officially launched. Minister Julienne Uwacu speaks during the10th...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:05 AM

Low turn up, no show stars at Kigali International Comedy Festival

The second edition of the Kigali International Comedy Festival wound up in Kigali on Saturday night, but did not live up to its billing. This year, organisers put together a weeklong festival, starting with a school and bar tour from July 22, at which new comedy talent was identified. The best...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 12:08 AM

Jose Chameleone and siblings to grace ‘Iwacu’ album launch

It is less than 10 days to DJ Pius’s biggest musical gig as a solo musician, and the artiste says all is set. The two-in-one ‘Iwacu’ album launch concert will take place on August 3 and 4, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali) and Musanze stadium respectively...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:07 AM

Kigali International Comedy Festival on this weekend

Comedy lovers have a reason to smile again as the Kigali International Comedy Festival (KICF) returns for its second run. The festival debuted in November last year, and is organised by the Comedy Knights — credited for pioneering the standup comedy genre in the country. It attracted a...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:03 AM

KigaliUp kicks off tomorrow

Unlike previous editions that have always been scheduled over the weekend (Friday-Sunday), this year’s KigaliUp music festival kicks off on Thursday, July 26, at Amahoro National Stadium and runs till Sunday, July 28. This may prove to be good and bad. The bad part is that a Thursday launch...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 8:42 PM

Massamba gears up to headline ‘Inkera y’ Inkotanyi’ concert

A music concert in honour of the heroes of the country’s liberation struggle is slated for this week. Dubbed, ‘Inkera y’Inkotanyi’, the concert will take place on Thursday, July 26, at the JJ Club at Park Inn by Radisson, in Kiyovu. Rwandan traditional music icon Intore...

Monday, July 23, 2018, 8:56 PM

Bruce Melodie reveals secret behind winning Primus Guma Guma show

In 2012, Bruce Melodie made his debut on the Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) stage. That time, it was only as a backup artiste for other contestants. In 2014, he made it to the contestants’ list, emerging third in a competition that was won by Jay Polly. In 2015, he again...

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:39 PM

Rwanda Cultural Fashion show returns

At least seven foreign countries are participating in this year’s show, slated for September 8 at a yet-to-be-specified venue in Kigali. The runway show will be preceded by a model casting session at the Great Seasons Hotel in Gacuriro on September 4. The casting will be open from 1pm...

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:18 PM

Aimable Mugabo gears up for first solo art exhibition

It was only last year when Aimable Mugabo started painting commercially. However, art has been part of the 20-year-old’s life, since childhood. Presently, he is among the pool of young budding artists on apprenticeship at one of the newest contemporary art spaces in Kigali, the Kaanyaburanga...

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:09 PM

KigaliUp is back, but…

The ghosts from last year’s KigaliUp music festival are back to haunt organisers, even with preparations for this year’s edition already taking shape. Last month, organisers announced July 26-28 as the dates for this year’s edition that will take place at the Amahoro...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 10:47 PM

Ubumuntu Arts Festival ends on a high note

For three consecutive days, revellers to the Ubumuntu Arts Festival were treated at art, drama, music and dance performances from across the globe, all filled with lessons on humanity. Returning for its fourth edition this year, the festival opened on Friday, July 13, at the Kigali Genocide...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 10:29 PM

Ikaze Night Party sets stage for Ubumuntu festival

It was a vibrant night of cross-cultural music, dance, and networking at the Ikaze Night Party on Thursday night at the Kigali Cultural Village. Ikaze Night Party was organised as a welcome event for the three-day Ubumuntu Arts Festival that kicks off at the Kigali Genocide Memorial amphitheater...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 7:56 PM

The traits of a “summer”

It is about that time of the year when friends and relatives return from abroad. Many are excited to see them, not just because they were dearly missed, and they were, but also because they are eager to see ‘what they brought’. It might not be known to everyone, however, “summer...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:32 PM