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Celebrated Rwandan Model, Alexia Mupende, Has Died

The popular model was reportedly killed by a domestic worker at her father's home.

Alexia Mupende, a celebrated Rwandan model, actress and fitness worker, died on Tuesday after being stabbed by a 23-year-old domestic worker at her father's home in the Nyarugunga Sector, Kicukiro District, reports Rwanda's The New Times. She was 35.

The news was later confirmed by the spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau, Modeste Mbabazi, who declined to share further details involving the case.


The model was due to get married next month.

As part of the Mashirika Performing Arts Group, Mupende worked to bring Rwandan clothing and fashion to international attention. She was also the General Manager of Waka Fitness in the capital city of Kigali according to The New Times.

Mupende was born in Kenya, and raised between Kenya and Uganda, before moving to Rwanda where she studied Business Information and Technology, adds BBC Africa.

The news of Mupende's untimely death has come as a shock to many of her fans and supporters who have taken to social media to give their condolences, and ask that her killer be brought to justice.

Mupende is being remembered as a dedicated worker and kind soul.








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You Can Now Watch the Documentary 'Bigger Than Africa' on Netflix

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Netflix's investment in original African stories has seen a hoard of brilliant minds and their creations gain access to global audiences. The latest creative to share their narrative on the global streaming platform is award-winning Nigerian director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye and his first feature film 'Bigger Than Africa'. The film, produced by Los Angeles-based Motherland Productions is available on the streaming platform this Friday, May 13th.


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Burna Boy Makes His Directorial Debut With New Video for Single 'Last Last'

The African Giant continues to push the envelope, as he teases his sixth studio album, Love, Damini.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy has done it again, folks.

The African Giant made his directorial debut this week with the release of his new single, 'Last Last', off of his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Love Damini. The single, a sample of American R&B singer Toni Braxton's hit single 'He Wasn't Man Enough For Me', is but a taste of what the Afro-fusion heavyweight has in store for fans this summer.

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