Deep in Rugando valley, off a rutted dirt road and beside a grove of banana trees, there is a professional Broadway performer teaching street boys how to dance. Crowded in an empty room, acclaimed dancer Lamar Baylor shouts out instructions while a group of about 30 boys attentively and enthusiastically follow his lead.
Rwanda may not be known for film production, graphic design, and computer editing, but a new vocational training school, Africa Digital Media Academy (ADMA) is changing that. Established in 2012, ADMA provides students with the skills necessary to work in all areas of the digital media industry.
If you think you are a Rwandan female 1.7 metres tall, think you are smart and ready to grace the catwalk, your chance to be Rwanda’s first Miss Universe contestant is here as the Miss Rwanda 2014 registrations are set to commence this December.
As part of last week’s Global Entrepreneurship celebrations, The Goethe Institut along with The Office coworking space hosted a free night of films all based on — you guessed it — entrepreneurship.
19-year-old Ghislaine Samantha Uwase, a first year student of Commerce and Economics was recently crowned Miss CBE in a glittering ceremony held at the school in Gikondo. Judges, including radio presenter Mike Karangwa from Isango Star FM, picked the winner from a total of 7 contestants at the event, attended by hundreds of students and local artists.
Airtel Rwanda has launched its end-of-year Birahebuje promotion which will see prizes worth Frw 100m be handed out as a way of giving back to its customers.
Last week, the Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) issued an announcement cancelling Halloween festivities, because, as the letter stated, they were not part of “Rwandan culture.”
Workforce Development Authority (WDA) is launching a countrywide talent search for music students to join the new school of Art and Music at Nyundo Art School, in Rubavu district with to promote and professionalize the art and music industry in Rwanda.
Kigali Fashion Week, running from November 4th through the 8th, has stepped up their game this year, with plans for the largest and most professional fashion week Rwanda has ever seen.
Saturday, Spoken Word Rwanda held their second annual Spoken Word Festival: ‘Words Aloud’, in celebration of self-expression and performance arts. The day started with a workshop at Gashora Girls’ Academy and ended with a performance gala on Papyrus rooftop.