Susan Babijja

Rwanda Youth Festival to promote hard-up talented youth

As the government encourages the youth to create their own jobs, Rwanda Youth Festival has come up with its own tactics to boost their talents. The youth staged an exciting and informative exhibition at Caiman Bar and Restaurant on Wednesday.  The event started at 5pm with opening remarks...

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

LDK’s Umutoni crowned Miss High School

Nineteen-year old Barbine Umutoni was crowned Miss High School during a colorful event at Sports View Hotel, Kigali on Sunday. Umutoni, a senior six student from Lycee De Kigali, beat off tight competition from first runner-up Sonia Songa, from Ecole Française, and second runner-up Kelly...

Monday, August 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

August is a ‘month of gospel concerts’

Several churches are in advanced preparations for gospel concerts taking place this month. Maranatha Adventist Church will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and the launch of their 9th album alongside other local artistes in an event that will be held at Kigali Serena Hotel on August 3rd.  ...

Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

Hundreds attend Heineken summer bash

Hundreds of partygoers, including tourists, were treated to massive fun and great music on Saturday at O-zone Lounge – Green House in Kigali.  The monthly bash, sponsored by Heineken, featured famed disk-spinner Dj Africano who was the main entertainer at the event.  Although it...

Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Hundreds attend Heineken summer bash

Hundreds of partygoers, including tourists, were treated to massive fun and great music on Saturday at O-zone Lounge – Green House in Kigali.  The monthly bash, sponsored by Heineken, featured famed disk-spinner Dj Africano who was the main entertainer at the event.  The newlywed couple...

Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Inyange Girls win Chinese cultural competition

Inyange Girls Science School emerged the overall winners of the annual Chinese cultural competition which came to a climax at the Chinese Embassy in Kigali on Thursday Inyange was represented by four students who walked away with a DVD player each. Indatwa n’Inkesha School came in second position...

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Inyange Girls win Chinese cultural competition

Inyange Girls Science School emerged the overall winners of the annual Chinese cultural competition which came to a climax at the Chinese Embassy in Kigali on Thursday Inyange was represented by four students who walked away with a DVD player each. Indatwa N’ Inkesha School came in second...

Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mukabagema’s 32 years of holding chalk with distinction

For 32 years, Marie Beatha Mukabagema has taught science with distinction and pride. As soon as I meet her for the interview, I see swiftness, organisation and intelligence written all over her. And when I enter the classroom where she is conducting her lesson, I see charts and illustrations pinned...

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Energetic performances, skilled DJs at KigaliUp

THE TWO day annual KigaliUp festival will not be forgotten anytime soon.  The festival that kicked off on Saturday at Amahoro Stadium attracted musicians from various countries, including Senegal, Kenya and USA. This year’s festival had two stages; one for live performances and the...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Alpha set for VIP concert

Tusker Project Fame double award winner Alpha Rwirangira will perform at Kigali Serena Hotel in a concert dubbed Alpha band and families VIP concert on August 10. It will be the official launch of his band which has been operating since 2011. The concert will feature artistes such as Social Mula,...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kigali Up festival preparations in high gear

PREPARATIONS for the fourth edition of KigaliUp Music festival are in high gear with this year’s event slated to take place from July 19 to 20 at Stade Amahoro. The festival is one of the popular music events in Rwanda and usually attracts international artistes from all over the world....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Goodlyf, Urban Boyz leave fans yearning for more

Saturday ended with a bang if Radio and Weasel’s concert at Stade Amahoro parking yard is any indication. Kigali’s very own Urban Boys gave the Ugandan duo a taste of how it’s done in Kigali with their vigorous performance.  Much to the excitement of the crowd, Urban Boyz...

Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

Radio and Weasel to perform in Kigali tonight

Uganda’s Radio and Weasel will be performing tonight at Stade Amahoro parking yard in Remera. According to the organisers of the concert, the Goodlyf crew will perform alongside local artistes Urban boys, Uncle Austin, Bull Dog, Social Mula, Allion, Two for real and Kitty Joyce. ...

Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Musicians rock Kigali sound check series

Hundreds of music fans turned up at Millie Colline Hotel for the Kigali Up Sound check series on Friday last week. The sound check Series is a new platform to nurture, support and promote high quality music from the region and beyond. Kigali Up sound check series is a precursor to the fourth...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dr Bbosa keeps career growing using three ‘Ps’

SAM BAGENDA, best known by his stage mane of Dr Bbosa, quit his job as an accountant in 1986 to become a fulltime actor with a popular Ugandan theatre group, the Ebonies. Bagenda studied commerce at Makerere University before proceeding to Graffins College, Nairobi for post graduate studies in...

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Knowless, Dr Claude to perform at Afronation Caribana concert

MUSICIAN KNOWLESS and Jean Claude Iyamuremye aka Dr. Claude will share the stage with other regional music stars in a series of events to run for one month in Canada. They will take part in different shows at the Afronation Caribana event in Canada in August this year. They will also perform in...

Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Invincible takes best film script award

Invincible, a film documentary by Yves Montand Niyomugabo was voted the best film script among the final three that were selected from a pool of 600 films scripts presented to a select jury in June 2013. The top three scripts have already attracted sponsorship to be upgraded into movies.  The...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ugandan party at Tam Tam

Ugandans living in Rwanda will have a fun-filled experience in Gisenyi at Tam Tam Bikini beach bar and restaurant on Saturday.  The jungle party that will feature Uganda’s Dj Shirumatic aims at bringing together Ugandans in Rwanda to interact, make new friends and share ideas. Those...

Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Church launches child protection campaign

The Anglican Church of Rwanda has launched a new campaign to protect children against all forms of abuse. The programme started last week witha training to equip church leaders with skills needed to advocate for the rights of children and protect them against abuse. The training that took place in...

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

Call for more support to women farmers

A public dialogue called to stimulate debate on how the 2014/15 national budget will impact on agriculture has called for making more resources available to women small-holder farmers. The debate, organised by Action Aid, attracted stakeholders from civil society, researchers and policymakers and...

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:00 AM