Richard Mugarura

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

Uncle Austin postpones Australia tour

Uncle Austin  Well, it appears that things aren’t exactly going as planned for the Nyibutsa singer.  Earlier this week, Uncle Austin announced that he would delay his Australian tour until December. The Afrobeat singer and KFM presenter postponed his tour after his hosts told him that the...

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Jay Polly announces country tour

Jay Polly After bagging a whopping Rwf24million in the Primus Guma Guma Superstar season 4, Jay Polly is embarking on a country tour to promote his latest album, Ikosora. The 26-year-old rapper said the music tour will start early next month and climax with a grand concert in December. The...

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Nason drops new single

The Your Love singer, Nasson is on a roll again. After the instant success of his song, Indwara y’urukundo, the singer is back with another tune dubbed, Icupa. Nason Perhaps the most outstanding from his recent releases, Icupa is an awesome R&B track with honest and relatable lyrics and...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

King James invests Rwf1.5m in 'Yantumye' video

King James’ popular Yantumye video set him back by a cool Rwf1.5million. Compared to the amount of money most local musicians put in making videos, King James invested a ‘fortune’. But the 2012 Primus Guma Guma Superstar winner said it is something he did to show that it takes an effort to come...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Sibomana the singer, photographer and actor

Emmanuel Sibomana, 29, is photographer, video editor and also an actor with Urunana Development Communication, a local non-government organisation advocating behaviour change through radio drama. The organisation has a show on the BBC Kinyarwanda channel (BBC Gahuza) that is also rebroadcast on...

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

Akon makes stopover in Rwanda

Friday was a morning of unbridled excitement. Five-time Grammy Award nominee, Akon made a brief stopover in Kigali en route to Goma, eastern DR Congo. Akon's entourage at Hôtel des Mille Collines. (Plaisir Muzogeye) Akon and his crew of 15 people were picked Kigali International Airport...

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Khizz releases single

R&B artist Khizz has officially released his single ‘Simpubutse’. Khizz, born Kizito Hategekimana, believes the single will make him a powerhouse in R&B and comes at a time when he is basking in the success of his singles ‘Niwe Ntawundi’ and ‘Nzamwihoreza...

Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Christopher, Knowless in Kenya for video shoots

Songstress Knowless and Christopher are in Malindi, Kenya where they are filming their latest music videos ‘Umutima’ and ‘Agatima’, respectively. Knowless, 24, rocks a black hijab and niqab while filming the music video for ‘Umutima’, whereas Christopher, 20, is seen dancing with a beautiful girl...

Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Knowless, Christopher to shoot videos abroad

Kina Music members Knowless and Christopher are traveling abroad to an unknown destination this week to shoot videos for their songs Mutima and Agatima respectively. Speaking to The New Times, Kina Music boss, producer Ishimwe Clement, said that the reason they are not shooting their videos here...

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:00 AM

Teta to perform at Rwanda Day

Local musician Diana Teta is over the moon after clinching a deal to perform at the 6th edition of Rwanda Day in Atlanta, United States of America (USA).  Intore Masamba, King James and Sophia are the other lucky artistes selected to perform at the two days event starting on September 19. The...

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Marlene set for Miss Heritage 2014

Miss Rwanda 2014 second runner up Marlene Mutoniwase is set to represent the country at the 2014 Miss Heritage beauty pageant to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 13, 2014. Speaking to The New Times, Marlene said “I’m so grateful for being selected to take part in this...

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ciney refutes Kina Music record deal rumours

AFTER quitting Infinity records, Rwandan female rapper and local radio presenter Aisha Uwimana, aka Ciney has denied reports that she has crossed to music powerhouse Kina Music. Ciney. (Courtesy) She was reacting to media reports which claimed that the singer had reached a deal with Kina...

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Trackslayer returns to Touch records

Trackslayer. (Courtesy) ALL IS not well at Infinity records. After losing rapper Ciney one week ago, acclaimed Hip-Hop Producer Trackslayer has also left to re-join Touch records where he had been before he left six months ago. Trackslayer is currently working with the studio, according...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Trackslayer returns to Touch records

ALL IS not well at Infinity records. After losing rapper Ciney one week ago, acclaimed Hip-Hop Producer Trackslayer has also left to re-join Touch records where he had been before he left six months ago. Trackslayer is currently working with the studio, according Alain Rudahanwa, the CEO, Touch...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Active release new video

Local R n’B group Active have released the video of their hit single Lift, a few days after the Primus Guma Guma Super Stars took the 5th spot at the grande finale on Saturday. The group that is made up of Tizzo, Derek and Olvis started out as backup dancers for several artistes before...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dream Boys pack for tour of Europe but not sure of visas

Rwandan music group Dream Boys might miss out on performing in Belgium after encountering hitches in acquiring travel documents on time.   They are set to travel with Jay Polly and Urban Boyz who have already acquired their documents. The concert will take place on Saturday and the artistes...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dream Boys pack for tour of Europe but not sure of visas

Rwandan music group Dream Boys might miss out on performing in Belgium after encountering hitches in acquiring travel documents on time.   They are set to travel with Jay Polly and Urban Boyz who have already acquired their documents. The concert will take place on Saturday and the artistes...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Active release new video

Local R n’B group Active have released the video of their hit single Lift, a few days after the Primus Guma Guma Super Stars took the 5th spot at the grande finale on Saturday. The group that is made up of Tizzo, Derek and Olvis started out as backup dancers for several artistes before...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Babou releases Kora Video

Rapper Babou has released a new video for his song dubbed “Kora”, which was produced by Tracklayer of Infinity Records. According to the young artiste, the song and the video is an attempt to remind the youth about the importance of good entrepreneurship.   “The video...

Friday, August 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Gisa on trials at Kina music

FOLLOWING his dismissal from Touch records, upcoming RnB and Afro beat artiste Gisa Cyiganzo is on trials at producer Clement Ishimwe‘s Kina Music Studio. Speaking to The New Times, Kina Music’s producer Clement said that they are in the process of evaluating Gisa’s talent....

Friday, August 29, 2014, 12:00 AM