Ngaara embarks on self-discovery journey in debut album ‘Amaraso’

Dan Ngalamulume, aka Ngaara, is ready to take on the Rwandan music scene by storm with his 14- track album, ‘Amaraso’ that was released on September 18. The singer’s debut album was co-produced by Antik Dust and Green Ferry Music, with Dr Nganji as the audio producer and Ngaara...

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

African music experts to discuss future for industry

The music and creative industry has not only been one of those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis, but it is also not supported or prioritised across Africa. Music experts across the continent are, however, convinced that the creative industry could not only contribute to the economic...

Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Cultural expert on his ‘Moving to Rwanda’ guidebook

Last year, Justin Ngoga launched his Rwandan social enterprise, Impact Route, to provide cultural awareness and cultural intelligence training in a bid to bridge cultural gaps and facilitate cross cultural interaction. Ngoga is a certified cultural intelligence trainer and the first Rwandan to...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Crossword puzzles

Crossword puzzle is a popular form of word puzzle. A crossword puzzle consists of a diagram, usually rectangular, divided into blank (white) and cancelled (black, shaded, or crosshatched) squares. This diagram is accompanied by two lists of numbered definitions or clues, one for the horizontal and...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

23-year-old designer on telling Rwanda’s story through fashion

Like most creatives, Emmanuel Keza Niyonsenga, loved fashion since childhood. He spent most of his time watching his mother, a tailor, go about her work from start to finish. “I was curious about everything she did. How she cut fabric, sewed it together and designed it to the last product...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

UN at 75: Reaffirming global commitment to multilateralism

The world will on September 21 mark the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. The day will be marked with a one-day high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly among other activities to celebrate this milestone. The day will be marked under the theme: The Future we Want, the UN We...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

How to negotiate your salary

While there are plenty of people who genuinely love their jobs, there’s no denying the main reason why most of us are currently in the workforce: to make money. Negotiating is a skill, and many people don’t have much experience with it. However, negotiating can earn or save you more...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 square grid. Chess, as we know it today, was born out of the Indian game chaturanga before the 600s AD, according to chess.com. The game spread throughout Asia and Europe over the...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Upcoming singer Bukuru on a mission to change the world through music

Christiane Uwase Bukuru, is the artiste in the music arena. Bukuru, as is her stage name, says she began singing when she was old enough to make up sentences.  But it was just mid last year that she decided to take her music talent professionally, after years of singing in the choir, and...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

New platform to help ease artists’ Covid-19 impact

The Covid‑19 pandemic led to the closing of traditional art galleries and the sale of artworks halted for much of Rwanda’s artist community. As such, the need to strengthen and push artists through alternative ways that make their creations accessible and affordable became clear....

Friday, September 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Choreographer on promoting fitness through dance

Nadege Rusamaza does not recall her life without dance as the common feature. Dance for her is more than just a mere term. “It’s like a lifestyle. It has been my best friend, and a way of therapy because you cannot dance and stay sad. Dance brings people together, reduces anxiety and...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

Bad email habits that make you look unprofessional

In business and the corporate world, maintaining a professional image is important for keeping your customers’ trust and appearing credible online. Email etiquette helps streamline communication. Make your requests and information clear and concise, but give enough information so that your...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Jigsaw puzzles

A jigsaw puzzle is a picture, which is adhered to a thin and stiff background, like wood or cardboard, and then cut into multiple pieces. People from all age groups puzzle for fun, to relax, or to relieve stress. Families puzzle together to connect with each other and disconnect from a hyper-...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

City of Kigali cautions against unnecessary parties

After the lockdown was lifted, life resumed to normal for some people as seen from the many parties that have been posted.  Yesterday the City of Kigali, through their twitter handle warned people against hosting unnecessary parties like baby and bridal showers that require inviting guests...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why you shouldn’t flaunt your relationship on social media

If you are a regular social media user, you might have come across couples who constantly give updates on their relationships. They share pictures of almost every minute of their relationship, sometimes even the intimate moments.  Yvette Uwamwezi, a mother of two, believes that most couples...

Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:49 AM

What to expect at the virtual East African Wedding Show

After a successful inaugural show last year, the East African Wedding Show is back, although this year it will take place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is scheduled to take place from August 27 to 29, on the 10times virtual platform, from 11am to 6pm. The event is expected to...

Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:45 AM

Blogger on sharing adventure in a book

After a study trip with their classmates, Sandrine Bwiza, a finance officer at Imagine We Rwanda, a blogger and writer, together with her friend soon had an unexpected four-day adventure after they were forgotten and left behind. She published a book ‘After the Bus Left’, that tells of...

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Satellite television

Satellite television, as defined by Wikipedia, an encyclopedia, is a service that delivers television programming to viewers by relaying it from a communications satellite orbiting the earth directly to the viewer’s location. The signals are received via an outdoor parabolic antenna commonly...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Meet Nep Queenz, Rwanda’s first all-female band out to defy odds

Their first appearance was during last month’s Kigali Reggae Festival that aired live on Isibo Television.  The six member all-female band pulled off an electric reggae performance alongside their counterparts Neptunez Band and Nep DJs. Their debut performance proved that they are...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Singer Tabz on why she’s going solo

As a member and vocalist of the Neptunez Band, Tabz, real name Tabitha Uwizerwa, has acquired the skills needed for a professional recording artiste.  The talented 20-year-old, joined the band in 2017 while completing her diploma in music at the Nyundo School of Music, as a budding singer....

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

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