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1 day ago
Hyperrealistic paintings are relatively modern genre, which goes beyond works that exhibit an astonishing lifelike quality, often deceiving viewers into mistaking them for reality. From a distance, hyperrealistic paintings or sculptures can easily be mistaken for genuine photographs or physical objects, a deliberate manipulation by artists to craft an illusion of reality through specialised techniques.…
14 Apr
Tricksters have always held a unique place in mythology and folklore across various cultures and civilizations. They embody the essence of mischief, cunning, and unpredictability, often blurring the lines between good and evil. Among the myriad trickster figures, two stand out prominently in their respective mythologies: Esu in Yoruba mythology and Loki in Norse mythology.…
7 Apr
There are threads woven with skill and tradition, creating intricate patterns that speak volumes about the country's rich heritage. This we call the art of mat weaving. The art of mat weaving stands out as a testament to both the practical ingenuity and artistic prowess of its people. Mat weaving is also one of the…
31 Mar
Nigeria, with its richness in arts and culture, has been making significant strides in leveraging its cultural heritage to strengthen diplomatic ties and enhance its global presence. From literature to music, fashion to film, Nigeria's cultural ambassadors are leaving an indelible mark on the international stage, showcasing the country's diversity, creativity, and trapping of foreign…
30 Mar
Kicked out of other prayer services, members of Bangladesh's transgender hijra community have been welcomed at a new mosque in the Muslim-majority nation with the promise of worship without discrimination. The humble structure -- a single-room shed with walls and a roof clad in tin -- is a new community hub for the minority, who…
24 Mar
The Ofala Festival is a cultural extravaganza that holds a significant place in the hearts of the Igbo people of Nigeria. This annual festival, celebrated by the indigenes of Onitsha, Umueri, and other neighboring communities, is a vibrant showcase of the rich cultural heritage and royal traditions of the Igbo people. Origins and Traditions The…
17 Mar
There is no denying the fact that the Nigerian cinema is currently undergoing a series of evolution in its creativity arsenal. The women are on the rise, Yes they are and I am not surprised. However, this evolution is —one that transcends screens, challenges stereotypes, and redefines narratives. The rise of female directors in the…
10 Mar
One by one, the fruit shall desert the mother tree, and the fruit tree will become firewood. Today, it's Jimi Solanke, and like those gone before, those remaining behind, shall set sail to sea and return no more, one-day. On the day Jimi Solanke was born, like Labode, he was a master of mirth. Both…
25 Feb
Marriage, a universal social institution, manifests in diverse practices across the globe. In Africa, the Sharo Festival of Fulani stands out as a unique marriage rite, blending tradition with a ritual that may bewilder modern sensibilities. In this piece, we delve into the captivating world of Sharo, where love is forged through flogging, creating a…
18 Feb
Yoruba Aroko, A non verbal form of communication is as old as the yoruba's from time immemorial. The Yoruba is known for its wide range of beautiful heritage, amidst this is what we call "Proverbs, Idiomatic Expressions otherwise known as Aroko. AROKO emerges as a fascinating non-verbal semiotic system, weaving intricate messages through symbolic objects.…
11 Feb
Valentine's Day is a special occasion for a lot of people around the world. Therefore, a vibrant palette of colours symbolises the celebration, with each hue whispering its unique tales of love. While pink has long been associated with affection, the dominance of red and white in this romantic symphony leaves people pondering the intricate…
4 Feb
Nigeria is a country known for its rich cultural heritage,the country has also become a burgeoning hub for contemporary art, with a myriad of artists pushing the boundaries of tradition and infusing modern perspectives. In recent times, the art scene in Nigeria has witnessed an explosion of creativity, marked by a plethora of groundbreaking exhibitions…
30 Jan
Cape Verde also known as Cabo Verde recently have been grabbing the headlines for all positive reasons, at the AFCON, after getting to the last eight of the competition. Here is the reason why the country change its name from Cape Verde to Cabo Verde. The country changed its name in 2013, and minister of…

Guardian Life

3 hours ago
Sasi Entertainment has taken a significant step forward by signing the talented artist known as Finess, whose real name is Iseoluwa Friday Aruwayo. This move marks a pivotal moment for both the label and the artist, signaling the beginning of a promising outcome for the Nigerian music space. For years, Sasi Entertainment has been quietly…
1 day ago
Everyone who is into makeup will attest to passing through the passage of confusion when it comes to buying the right products for their first makeup kit. Content creators should curate multiple inconsistent lists of what products a novice needs in their first makeup bag or kit. Most beginners have only ended up buying products…
1 day ago
Music producer, Dr. Roy, said he has not been paid due royalties for 'excess love' and numerous hit tracks he produced for Mercy Chinwo by the record label. The accusations surfaced when Dr. Roy appeared on the Honest Bunch podcast, where he tearfully recounted his experiences working with the gospel singer and the record label.…
1 day ago
In the vibrant tapestry of Nigerian cuisine, seafood holds a special place, offering a rich array of flavours and textures that reflect the country's coastal heritage. One such culinary delight is the preparation of clams, a dish that embodies the essence of Nigerian coastal cooking. Join us, as we explore the traditional methods and distinctive…
1 day ago
Nigerian singer Mayorkun has taken legal action against social media influencer Precious Kingsley, also known as Nicki DaBarbie. The lawsuit, amounting to N1 billion, addresses allegations of defamation of character and ritual accusations made by the influencer. The conflict began when Nicki DaBarbie accused Mayorkun and fellow artist Skiibii of engaging in ritualistic practices. In…

Music

2 days ago
The music at the opening day of The Fabric of Courage, Somi’s week-long exhibition of the remarkable archives of the World Black Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), which held for the second time it occurred, back in 1977, was a marvel to listen to.
2 days ago
As the 2024 edition of the music reality competition, Nigerian Idol, premieres tomorrow, ardent followers of the show are already buzzing with excitement and ready to root for their favourite contestants.
13 Apr
For decades, Port Harcourt city has nestled some of Afrobeats’ biggest stars. From Ajebo Hustlers to Omah Lay, Timaya, Burna Boy, Mercy Chinwo and many others, the garden city has become a birthplace of music stars renowned mostly for their unique artistries.
12 Apr
The highly anticipated unveiling ceremony of Fortune Kingsley, a.k.a. GyC ,  to the Bullion Records took place on Friday,  April 12, 2024, at the South East Asia Restaurant, Ikeja, Lagos. The event unfolded with grandeur and excitement, marking a significant milestone in the Nigerian music industry. Esteemed guests, including international music promoter Alhaji Ademola A.J…
6 Apr
MultiChoice Nigeria has unveiled the trio of Omawumi, 9ice and Ric Hassani as judges for the 9th edition of Africa's prestigious music talent show, the Nigerian Idol, and also announced dates for its premiere.

Film

3 days ago
Eniola Ajao's new movie "Ajakaju" has continued to smash box office records, crossing the N2OOmillion mark less than a month after its release. The indigenous epic film, co-produced by Anthills Studio and distributed by FilmoneNg, has captured the hearts of audiences across Nigeria, crossing the impressive N200 million mark in ticket sales, according to data…
16 Apr
Roy Madu, also known as the Towncrier is a man who loves his crafts so dearly. That is why, he never stops showing his creative side and telling African Stories through the art of filmmaking and making creative sounds. Madu's audacity to challenge norms and present authentic black African narrative in a most relatable manner…
6 Apr
They have been consistent as the ‘eastern stars’. Since they took the decision to venture into acting in 1999, the ever charming and delectable Chidinma and Chidebere Aneke, aka Aneke Twins, have not looked back.
6 Apr
The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and some non-governmental organisations have agreed to continue their collaboration to reduce the effects of tobacco and other harmful products towards achieving a ‘SmokefreeNollywood’.
31 Mar
RX FRANCE has announced the launch of MIP LONDON, a new industry market and networking event set to to hold from February 24 to 27, 2025, with a pre-opening on Sunday, February, 23. [ad]