Susan Babijja

Serena Hotel donates scholastic materials to vulnerable children

While others were decorating Christmas trees and lighting up candles, Kigali Serena Hotel decided to light up the future of 150 vulnerable children.Children were called on to write their wishes and those who wrote what matches with education were given what they requested for.Among the things given...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Gisa and Keko set to release collabo

Local R&B artiste James Gisacyinganzo aka Gisa and Ugandan rapper Keko are set to release their single next month. Gisa revealed the development in an interview with The New Times. According to Gisa, the title of the song will be communicated soon.“I will be traveling to Uganda on Friday...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kigali to host East African gospel concert

Kigali will host a gospel concert dubbed, “Women Destiny in 12 Prophetic Acts” featuring East Africa’s music divas.The concert is scheduled for January 12 at Kigali Serena Hotel.Diana Nkusi, the organiser of the event said she was inspired to organise the concert after realising...

Monday, January 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Judith Babirye thrills gospel fans in Kigali

Ugandan gospel musician, Judith Babirye is still basking in the glory of her successful music career. The singer staged a sterling performance on January 1, at Christian Life Assembly, Kigali.People came to have a life time experience and were treated to great gospel vocals. Babirye kept the fans...

Friday, January 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

2013 in review: Pageants bringing beauty back to Rwanda

When the Ministry of Sports and Culture finally brought back the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant in 2009, almost seventeen years after the country last had one; the news was received with mixed reactions.However, since then, those who have been crowned have been exemplary in their representation of the...

Friday, January 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ciney scoops music award

Rwandan female rapper Aisha Uwimana, aka Ciney, was recently awarded by the ‘Ndule’ Awards Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Ndule” is a Lingala word meaning music. The annual awards are aimed at recognising artiste’s effort towards contributing to the...

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

2013 in review: Pageants bringing beauty back to Rwanda

When the Ministry of Sports and Culture finally brought back the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant in 2009, almost seventeen years after the country last had one; the news was received with mixed reactions.However, since then, those who have been crowned have been exemplary in their representation of the...

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

I flopped at TPF6 for lack of professionalism—Mbabazi

Although she was evicted from the just ended Tusker Project Fame (TPF6) in the very early days of competition, Phiona Mbabazi does not feel disappointed. Instead, the up-and-coming artiste told The Sunday Times’ Susan Babijja, that the brief stint at the TPF6 helped her move her music career...

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Institutions in coalition to eliminate corruption

A coalition bringing together various institutions has been formed to intensify the fight against corruption, especially in public procurement.The institutions include the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (Ralga), Private Sector Federation (PSF), Rwanda Public Procurement...

Friday, December 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

50 acquire ICT skills

At least 50 students from various schools on Friday received certificates in basic ICT skills. The training, conducted by SOS Children’s Village, was sponsored by Western Union and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB).The training was held at SOS Technical School in Kinyinya, the same venue from where...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Jali thrills fans at a charity concert

A mammoth crowd packed Kigali Serena hotel’s auditorium on Sunday for a rare appearance by Jali, who was singing at a charity concert.Born Jean Pierre Mucumbitsi Ntwari, Jali, is a Belgian-based Rwandan singer/songwriter/guitarist.At the event, elegantly dressed parents had their kids in tow...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Riderman thrills fans at album launch

Great performances, breathtaking rhythms and an appreciative crowd made Riderman’s album launch at Petit Stade in Remera, over the weekend worthwhile. The rapper, real name Emery Gatsinzi, shared the stage with several local musicians such as Narrow Crew, Sick City, Jack B, Active Group, NPC...

Monday, December 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Report cases of GBV – Archbishop Rwaje

Anglican Church Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje has urged the public not to shy away from reporting cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV). He made the call yesterday during an event organised to educate and sensitise the population about the need to fight GBV in Kigali City’s Bumbogo Sector of...

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Come up with income generating projects, NGOs told

Members of the forum of Rwanda’s Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working in the area of Aids and Health Promotion should consider coming up with income generation projects if they are to work effectively and make a visible contribution towards fighting HIV. The call was made on Friday...

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

African govts urged to fund children programmes

The chairperson of African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Children (ACERWC), Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur,  has urged African governments to set aside a budget for children empowerment.Dr Mezmur was speaking during the opening of Child Law Resources and consultation meeting on...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Countdown to Riderman’s album launch

After winning Primus Guma Guma Super Star season III (PGGSS), hip hop star Emery Gatsinzi a.k.a. Riderman, is set to launch his fifth album. The 12-track album, dubbed “Igikona”, will be launched on December 31 at Petit Stade Remera. Artistes who will  perform  at the event...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Urban Boys in collabo with Jamaican singer

Urban Boys are set to do collaboration with Samantha J, a Jamaican female singing sensation.Safi Niyibikora, one of the group members, told The New Times, that the group has already finalised talks with the songstress.“We met with Samantha in Kampala last month, and we agreed that we would do...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Regional environment body awards best performer

Solange Uwera, a recent graduate from National University of Rwanda (now University of Rwanda’s college of Arts and Humanities) yesterday received a computer and a certificate from the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) for best performance in a recent competition....

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

St. Joseph graduates look to the future

A total of forty-seven students were on Friday awarded diplomas in Civil Engineering after they successfully completed the three-year course at St. Joseph Integrated Technical College in Nyamirambo, Kigali.But women were noticeably few among the school’s pioneer graduates. Only four were...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Urban Boys celebrate 6th anniversary with album launch

THE launch of Kelele album by Urban Boys last Friday lived up to the bill as they also toasted to six successful years in the music industry. Petit Stade, Remera was the venue of the launch which attracted music enthusiasts from different parts of Kigali. The show started at 7:36pm.  The...

Monday, December 16, 2013, 12:00 AM