Rwandans can now differentiate between good DJs and fake ones, says DJ Sharif

DJ Sharif, real name Sharif Amin Kalisa, is a Rwandan DJ and member of the SMA DJs. He is also the founder of Scratch Music Academy, a school for individuals interested in the art of deejaying. Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa caught up with the 32-year-old DJ, who shared his experience...

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 12:37 AM

What’s on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rwanda Film Festival The country’s flagship film event, the Rwanda Film Festival (RFF), returned for its 14th edition....

Friday, September 21, 2018, 8:38 AM

Should Rwanda only pursue sports where it has an advantage?

Rwanda has not achieved any considerable success in football, the most popular sport in the country. Since 2004, when the national football team qualified for the African Nations Cup, Rwanda has not come close to that kind of success despite investing a lot of resources in the sport. Some people...

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:42 PM

What’s on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Artefact as Art The ‘Artefact as Art’ project addresses the creation of contemporary heritage in the post-colonial...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9:15 PM

How effective will the male contraceptive pill be?

Unlike women who have many birth control options, male contraception has relied on condoms alone, with the main hopes for future contraceptive developments resting on a long-acting injection or topical gel, both of which are also under development. The lack of options for men has ensured the...

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 12:25 AM

Are gospel bands outperforming secular bands in live music?

Renowned local music producer Pastor P, in an interview with one of the local media houses, said that gospel musicians have risen up the rank in terms of live music and superseded secular bands. This was after he attended local gospel singer Serge Iyamuremye’s concert that attracted a...

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:02 PM

22-year-old Uwera on the highs and lows of being an illustrator

Odile Uwera is an illustrator at Inkstain Rwanda and a student at University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology where she is pursuing creative designs, with a specialty in communications designs. She spoke to Women Today’s Sharon Kantengwa about her love for the craft, and...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 11:25 PM

Rwandan youth develop software to track housemaids

Four Rwandan youth are seeking to provide solutions in different sectors using software through their company IDA (Information Data Analysis) Technology Ltd. The founders Télesphore Tuganimana, 25, Emmanuel Nzabaregerimana, Pathos Nshimiyimana and Djuma Kubwimana all aged 26, are graduates of...

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 12:49 AM

Hollywood star, Omari tips young Rwandan actors

As Rwanda’s nascent film industry continues to grow, budding young actors and film directors were recently given lessons on how to make a career in the industry by American film actor and director Morocco Omari, who was in the country on vacation. Television drama series fans will identify...

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 12:15 AM

Fast rising gospel singer, Iyamuremye shares his musical journey

Serge Iyamuremye is an urban gospel music artiste who has in recent years rocked the gospel music scene in the country. He has dominated airwaves and his single Arampagije won him various accolades in the 2014 as the Rwanda Song/Artiste of the Year during the annual regional gospel music awards,...

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 12:11 AM

What’s on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In Our Art concert Rwandan-German singer, songwriter and poet Shavu is in the country ahead of her first musical performance, the...

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 11:59 PM

Why Nadia Keza gave up a career in bio-chemistry for travel

As a fresh graduate of bio chemistry, Nadia Keza had to choose between joining the laboratory and saving her mother’s business, a travel agency.  The company, International Travel Agency (ITA) Rwanda, under BCD, a global travel company, opened in 1995, however, Keza took over as manager...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 11:43 PM

PSF pushes for removal of work experience for youth

The Private Sector Federation (PSF) is pushing for the removal of work experience as a means to provide employment opportunities for youth. Deus Kayitakirwa, the Director of Advocacy at PSF told Sunday Times that the private sector is ensuring that this applies within the constituency of the...

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2:41 AM

Sana founder on the need for mental health conversations

Laure Iyaga is the founder of Sana that started in January this year. The initiative aims at breaking the stigma around mental health issues, raise awareness around emotional wellbeing but also reframe how Rwandans view therapy. So far, they have organised two discussions and a collaboration with...

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 1:13 AM

What are some of the lessons that you took away at the #MeetThePresident?

Last week, the Head of State addressed over two thousand young professionals living in the country and in the Rwandan community abroad. The president advised the youth to take care of their health, prioritise education and to strive to give the best of themselves, among many other lessons. Sharon...

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 12:45 AM

Tushabe takes Jazz to Villa Portofino

Up and coming jazz musician, Stella Tushabe performs at Hotel Villa Portofino this Sunday- her second regular show after last weekend. Tushabe plays her saxophone alongside Evy Ngabo (Piano) and Delphine Manishimwe (vocalist) at the show which starts from 6pm to 10pm. “I was pleasantly...

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 3:47 AM

21 year-old co-founder of outdoor movie night on feminism and entertainment

Bonitah Kobusingye is a writer, blogger, and a student at Mt Kenya University. She is the ambassador of Girl Talk, Rwanda, a women’s rights organisation that provides an open dialogue for women. She is also the co- founder of the Outdoor movie. The 21-year-old talked to Sunday Magazine...

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 8:30 PM

What do you expect from incoming members of parliament?

Rwandans will, on September 2-4, vote for Members of Parliament who include; 53 directly elected MPs, 24 women representatives, 2 youth MPs and 1 representative for persons with disability. As parliamentary candidates and their parties transverse the country soliciting for votes, Sunday...

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7:51 PM

The evolving trend of bachelor and bachelorette parties and their significance

Last year,  Frank Mupenzi, together with a group of close friends, organised a bachelor party for a friend a few days before his wedding. It was planned as a surprise for their groom-to-be friend. A bachelor party, also known as a stag party, stag night, stag do, stag weekend, or a buck...

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:38 PM

How can Rwandans protect themselves from cyber crime?

Eleven Rwandans and four Nigerians are on trial for hacking into a local bank’s account in the Central Bank, and helping  themselves to over a billion francs. Also, just a  few days ago, a 21-year old school dropout was arrested after fleecing some local celebrities and a foreigner...

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 8:53 PM