Nsenga is keen to inspire Rwandans abroad to return home

Ian David Nsenga, who commonly goes by the name ‘Creative’, has his hands in almost everything artistic. He is a film producer, a film director, actor and a rapper. Two years after venturing into film and pushing music to second option; Nsenga’s star is rising steadily. Nsenga...

Friday, February 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

Meet the Miss Rwanda 2016 contestants

The Miss Rwanda auditions concluded last Saturday with 25 girls from all across the country making it through to the next stage. Out of the 25 contestants from five provinces including Kigali, 15 will proceed to the finals after pre-selection slated for 6th February. Contestants to proceed to...

Friday, January 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Peace Jolis on his musical journey

Afro beat and RnB singer, Peace Jolis has been a consistent feature on the music scene since 2013 when he represented Rwanda in the Tusker Project Fame Season 6.  The lead singer of ‘Sauti Band’, who is also pursuing a Bachelor of Office Administration and Management at College of...

Friday, January 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

All set for contemporary dance show on Saturday

French-American contemporary dancer, Nicola Ayoub will perform a contemporary dance show dubbed ‘Dream Life’, on Saturday at St Paul's Hall near St. Michel Church, Kiyovu. Eight local dancers will perform alongside Ayoub who held a similar show in Bujumbura last Saturday. Speaking...

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Khalifan on his dream to change the face of hip-hop

The local Hip-hop brand has taken a battering in recent times. Several hip-hop artistes have been under the spot light for the wrong reasons. Some young artists believe this has contributed to all hip hop artists not being taken seriously. However, all isn’t lost as new acts who aren’t...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Thousand Hills, Kamonyi start season on a high

Thousand Hills started off their league campaign with a hard fought win over Kigali Sharks at the Utexrwa ground, Gacuriro on Sunday. In a game marred by rain, Thousand Hills used their superior team cohesion to over-come a well-drilled but inexperienced Kigali Sharks. Winger Jacques...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Miss Rwanda auditions conclude with Kigali

The countrywide auditions for Miss Rwanda 2016 concluded at Sports View Hotel, Remera, on Saturday as nine girls from the City of Kigali were awarded passes to go on to the next stage. Sixteen girls had been pre-selected from the auditions in the country’s four provinces (Northern, Western,...

Monday, January 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

National rugby league gets underway today

SaturdayMuhanga vs Kamonyi Pumas - 9am SundayKigali Sharks vs Thousand Hills - 9am The 2015-2016 National Rugby League finally kicks off today after being postponed twice on request by the participating teams that needed more time to fulfill the various requirements. Ideally, the league is...

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Miss Rwanda search comes to Kigali

Auditions for Miss Rwanda 2016 will come to an end this Saturday at Sports View Hotel, Remera in what is expected to be the biggest turn up since the auditions started on January 9. According to organisers, this year has seen a growing interest with 140 girls registering on the internet, 40 for...

Friday, January 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda rugby close to acquiring permanent home

Rwanda Rugby Federation’s (RRF) has many long standing objectives this year and one is to secure Stade Malaria as its home ground, to improve rugby in the country. The RRF executive made a move to lease Stade Malaria which is located next to Cercle Sportif de Kigali in Rugunga, toward the...

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

'The Ben' plans mega album launch

Fans of Rwandan music and fashion will get a chance to kill two birds with one stone when US based singer Ben Mugisha, commonly known as ‘The Ben’, takes to the stage for his Ko Nahindutse album launch at the ‘Miss and Mister Rwanda Belgium 2006’ in Brussels on March 5. The...

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

'The Art Masala' House opens in Kigali

Last Thursday saw Kigali social scene welcome another recreational spot when ‘The Art Masala’, opened shop in Kacyiru to offer classes in various arts including African contemporary dance and yoga. The house is run by locally based choreographer and dancer Alexandre Chito Lwambo and...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Upcountry Miss Rwanda auditions end successfully

The search for the next Miss Rwanda continued over the weekend in Kayonza as five girls got passes  to represent the Eastern Province in the contest. L-R: Cynthia Umutoniwabo, 20, 173cm, 54kgs; Nasra Bitariko, 21, 170cm, 61kgs; Eduije Isimbi, 18, 170cm, 46kgs and Doreen Karake Umuhoza, 22, 172cm...

Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

A sneak peek into week one of Miss Rwanda 2016 search

Miss Rwanda 2016 kicked off last week in the Northern and Western provinces and although it is still too early to judge, this year’s edition holds promises of even better organisation. During the first two auditions, the process was smooth and swift. There was no delay at the sign up and the...

Friday, January 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Miss Rwanda 2016: North, West pick reps

Northern and Western provinces were the first to pick their respective representatives in Miss Rwanda 2016 as the search for the girl who will replace reigning Miss Rwanda Doriane Kundwa got underway in earnest. The hunt for the country’s next beauty queen kicked off on Saturday in the Northern...

Monday, January 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Musician Gael Faye on his plan to develop hip hop music

2015 was a “difficult year” for hip hop artiste Gael Faye after the breakup of Milk, Coffee & Sugar, the band he formed with French-Cameroonian, Edgar SugaSekloka, back in 2008. However, the 33-year-old French-Rwandan rapper who moved back home in September last year is bent on...

Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Mister and Miss Elegancy set for January 9

Preparations for the first-ever Mister and Miss Elegancy beauty pageant are underway with the gala night scheduled for January 9, at Hôtel des Mille Collines by Kempinski. The competition kicked off in August and will see 20 young men and women vying for the title of Mister and Miss Elegancy....

Friday, January 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

Miss High School in a charity event

Holiday makers had a chance to show case their talents on Wednesday during the Be4 Xmas Hours Show, a Christmas charity event at Hill Top Hotel pool side, Remera.  The show organized byRwanda Event Promoters in partnership with Natasha Irebe, Miss High School 2015 kicked off at 6 pm with various...

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Chile's Uribe plans to open jazz school in Rwanda

If you have been to jazz concerts in Kigali, you might have seen Chilean jazz guitarist Tito al Uribe play. After pioneering Latin rock and later jazz in Belgium, where, in 1978 he moved to from his native Chile, Uribe is now promoting the latter in Rwanda where he has been residing since August...

Friday, December 25, 2015, 12:00 AM

Hanga-Higa talent search winners unveiled

Preparations for the grand finale of Hanga-Higa, a music talent search competition have been on since September— with the organisers working round the clock to hold a successful second season finale. Sixteen contestants convened at Grand Legacy Hotel in Remera, on December 19; to battle for Hanga...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

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