Richard Mugarura

Japanese showcase culture at Kigali festival

A group of Japanese artists brought their culture closer to Rwandans with stage performances at College Saint André in Nyarugenge District in Kigali on Wednesday. The show, staged for the second time in the country, was organised by the Japanese embassy in Rwanda to mark the Japanese Day....

Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dream Boyz to launch new album today

Dream Boys are set to launch their fourth album- Data Ninde at Ubworoherane stadium today starting at 12 noon. The 6-track production includes some of the duo’s top hits such as Tubaye umwe, Urare aharyana, Baramponga, Mfite ubwoba and Ikiguzi, among others. The concert is free and the...

Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

The East African does not represent views of all Kenyans

Editor,This is with reference to Prof. Manasseh Nshuti’s commentary, “Change with Stability and Continuity: A Political Home Work. Part II”, (The New Times, February 21).I agree with the entire analysis but I think it is not right to refer to "The East African" view as a "Kenyans...

Friday, February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwandan clubs should acquire sponsors

Last season, was not good for Rwanda football clubs, from the beginning and till the end of the league. It is well known that some of the best clubs, with great players, like Atraco finally crumbled and disappeared during the season. First it was Mukura that failed to clear players’ salaries....

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 12:00 AM

Alpha to launch album in Kenya

RWANDA’s Tusker Project Fame (TPF3) winner, Alpha Rwirangira is set to launch his first album ‘One Africa’ next month in Nairobi, Kenya. The album is composed of nine singles, including ‘Come To Me,’ his latest single with Uganda’s famous Bebe Cool. “Come To Me’ is already out and, has earned...

Friday, August 13, 2010, 12:00 AM

Urban Boyz to launch first album

Urban Boyz, a local vocal group best known for ‘Sindindyarya’ single, is in preparations for the launch of its first album, title not yet revealed. According to an insider, the album will be launched on Aug 14, at the National University of Rwanda, Western Province. The group is also said to be...

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 12:00 AM

André Lomami joins Macedonia Fk Skendija 79

RWANDAN international and former Atraco FC striker completed his move to Macedonian first division side Fk Skendija last week. The 21-year-old striker signed a two year deal, according to sources close to the player. However, according to the national fooball federation, Ferwafa Chief Executive...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 12:00 AM

2010 Salax Awards Nominees!

Salax, the biggest annual music event in the country is taking place for the second time, and for the first time it is in Kigali. It was held in the Southern Province last year. The event is slated for May 8 at Amahoro’s Petite Stade, and will be aired live on Rwanda National Television. Meanwhile...

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:00 AM

APR axes rowdy Bokota

BOKOTA Labama’s time at APR came to an abrupt end yesterday when the striker was kicked out of the club.The sack was imminent after widespread reports that the ten-time league champions could not take any more of the player’s insolence. Bokota joined APR in the second half of last season after...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 12:00 AM

Karekezi completes move to Malmö

AFTER months of searching and trials here and there, Olivier Karekezi has finally joined swedish second division side IFK Malmö.. The former Amavubi skipper completed his two-year move after passing a one-week trail session last week. According to Malmö’s head coach Andreas Ottosson, Karekezi...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 12:00 AM

Local artists in voting campaign

Three artists; Tom Close, Senderi and Bakunda, were invited by the Electoral Commission to perfom in Musanze, Northern Province. The idea was to sensitize residents about the need to register for the forthcoming presidential elections. Ends

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 12:00 AM

Local musicians grace city festival

Local artists on Sunday evening sent music lovers wild at Amahoro National Stadium, at the ‘Kigali City Festival’ that started late last month. Miss JoJo left the stage miserable, after the machines jammed during her performance. However, thanks to the DJ, the crowd was compensated by Meddy’s...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 12:00 AM

Alpha releases single with AY

Rwanda’s very own Alpha Rwirangira, the TPF3 winner, has released a new single with Tanzania’s Ambwene Yesaya, a.k.a AY. The “Songa Mbere,” hit was produced last month in Tanzania and is already a hit track on both the local and regional airwaves. Ends

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 12:00 AM

Mani Martin to launch new album

Mani Martin’s new album launch is reportedly slated for May 3, at Alpha Palace Hotel, Remera. The album dubbed, “Icyo dupfana kirusha icyo dupfa” is composed of 11 singles—two are old songs, while the rest are new collections. According to the artist, “Icyo dupfana kirusha icyo dupfa” is his second...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 12:00 AM

‘Africa United’ shooting on

Rwanda Cinema Centre (RCC) has started filming, ‘Africa United’ a new movie about the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup. Africa United is a film about young children travelling to South Africa for the World Cup.  The film is being shot in Musanze, Northern Province.Eric Kabera, RCC founder and...

Sunday, March 21, 2010, 12:00 AM

Former ‘nomadic’ vendors happy to have settled

It’s now a year, when most of the vendors who illegally plied their trade in Remera had failed to settle in the area set aside for them to avoid congestion. The ups and downs of both men and women vendors who were formerly earning their living by illegally selling goods in places like the Remera...

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 12:00 AM

No money, no friends

According to history we all consider the evolution of money first in life. This goes to those early years when barter trade had dominated the whole world. During those years people used to live a better life, a life without misunderstandings where the young and old used to contribute for the better...

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 12:00 AM

Tom Close to feature with Juliana, General Ozzy

After releasing a song with Goodlyfe, the  Ugandan entertainment crew this earlier this month, Rwandan R&B artist Tom Close, has continued to peddle his talent in the region. According to those in the know, Tom Close is set to feature with two Ugandan artists on two different songs. The...

Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:00 AM

King James to perform at NUR

R&B musician, James Ruhumuriza a.k.a King James, is scheduled to perform at the National University of Rwanda (NUR), during the Salax Music festival. The festival will take place on Friday March 19, in Huye district, Southern Province. According to an insider, the19-year-old will perform...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Family Squad to release album

Family Squad is reportedly busy in the studio, finalizing a new album whose title has been kept a secret. Family Squad is a group of three brothers, Moussad, Sparks, and Simchezo who sing in three languages; Kinyarwanda, Swahili and English. A source in the know told The NewTimes that the album is...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

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