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1 day ago
In the Kosovan settlement of Donje Ljubinje, Bosniaks view wedding ceremonies as works of art. Donje Ljubinje, is an ethnically primarily Bosniak community of around 3,000 people in the Shar Mountains on the border between Kosovo and North Macedonia. You will be in wonder when you attend a typical traditional wedding in Donje Ljubinje, which…
1 day ago
Sabine Coll Boghici, a 48-year-old Brazilian woman, was detained on suspicion of participating in a bizarre scheme to defraud her 82-year-old mother Genevieve Boghici the wife of the late art collector Jean Boghici of money, valuables, and jewellery totalling approximately 724 million reais ($142.42 million). Her arrest has revealed a frightening web of deception that,…
7 Aug
If you are very familiar with Korean culture, then you wouldn’t be a stranger to South Korea’s traditional dress, which is gorgeous on its own with vibrant colours that all connect beautifully together. It is called hanbok in South Korea and Chosŏn-ot in North Korea. The term “hanbok” literally means “Korean clothing.” Traditionally, the basic…
7 Aug
If you are very familiar with Korean culture, then you wouldn’t be a stranger to South Korea’s traditional dress, which is gorgeous on its own with vibrant colours that all connect beautifully together. It is called hanbok in South Korea and Chosŏn-ot in North Korea. The term “hanbok” literally means “Korean clothing.” Traditionally, the basic…
1 Aug
Love involves a range of strong and positive emotional affection toward someone or something. Our culture goes a long way in influencing the way we show our love for others, because culture is the social behaviour of humans. People from different cultures around the world show love in different, sometimes bizarre ways. These are eleven…
24 Jul
Masquerade and masquerading are rooted in the culture and traditions of the different tribes in Nigeria and they are all different from each other in terms of functions and festivals. In Yoruba land, they are known to appear during festivals, rituals, ceremonies, or funerals. Masquerades are a huge part of our tradition as it is…
23 Jul
Many people most likely, became familiar with the RMS Titanic's tale from the film in which romantic lovers Jack and Rose were played by Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet and also the heartwarming Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". The ocean liner ran aground an iceberg while sailing from the United Kingdom to New…
21 Jul
This year, winter will arrive in August with the publication of the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon with an August 21 HBO premiere, so now is a great opportunity to reflect on the renowned fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin that served as the inspiration for the immensely popular TV series. All…
20 Jul
Ndibe began with a eulogy for the top five authors, Joshua Chizoma (Nigeria), Nana-Ama Danquah (Ghana), Hannah Giorgis (Ethiopia), Idza Luhumyo (Kenya), and Billie McTernan, as she looked around the vast, domed auditorium and the five authors who had been shortlisted (Ghana). You are all winners, but since we live in a capitalist world, we…
13 Jul
The V&A will host the first significant Korean culture exhibition in the UK. Even before art historians at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (V&A) announced an exhibition focused on South Korean popular culture last year, the art, pop, and fashion sectors were extremely thrilled. According to a press release from the V&A, "Hallyu!…
10 Jul
Eid-al-Adha is a feast of the sacrifice commemorated yearly by 2 billion Muslims, on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, the twelfth and last month of the Islamic lunar calendar called Hijrah in Arabic. It is the festival of gaiety, sacrifice and reminiscence of Abraham's devotion and sanctity to God. According to the Quranic exegesis, chapter 37,…
3 Jul
The rules of marriage exist in different forms and manners in all of society. Thus, "for better or worse" has a series of understandings in different cultures across the globe.  In a remote area of Papua, New Guinea, and Wamena of the Jayawijaya Regency in Indonesia, one of the binding facts of "till death do…
26 Jun
Friendship means different things to different people. To some, it could be a person who listens attentively to their rants, a person, who lovingly cares and respects them,  and to others, it could be a person who buys their aso-ebi.  You may ask, what is aso-ebi? It originated from the Yoruba tribe. It is simply…

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Nollywood actor Moses Armstrong was charged with the rape of a minor and supplying abortion drugs by a State High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. The four charges were read to Armstrong for the first time since his arrest on June 13. The actor pleaded not guilty to the…
1 day ago
Tems was listed on the lineup of performers at the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival. The 2022 Global Music Festival is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 24th September 2022, in New York City’s Central Park, presented by Citi and Cisco, and Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, presented by Harith General Partners. Since…
1 day ago
Megan Thee Stallion has announced her second studio album "Traumazine" would be released at midnight on Friday August 12. "Traumazine" follows her first studio album "Good News"  and includes features by Key Glock, Rico Nasty, Latto, Pooh Shiesty, and Jhené Aiko, Dua Lipa and Future. The new project also includes Megan’s recently released single “Plan…
1 day ago
AS the final leg of Tiwa Savage’s Water and Garri live performance comes up this Saturday at London’s O2 Brixton Academy Arena, the artist has promised her numerous fans that the show would be streamed live and at no cost.
1 day ago
Flour is such an exciting food staple, particularly because of the many wonderful meals you can make using it, one of such being waffles.  The perfect meal for the weekend, nothing says it's time to relax than having some freshly made waffles drizzled with real maple syrup. What's even more interesting is that you can…

Music

1 day ago
On 11 August the annual Hip-Hop Celebration Day, also known as National Hip-Hop Day, was first observed on August 11 in Texas in 2018 and received official congressional recognition in 2021. DJ Rick of the Fishbowl Radio Network in Arlington, Texas, and hip-hop promoter Callie Dee created National Hip-Hop Day in 2018. The Whiskey Gardens…
2 days ago
Beyoncé penned her appreciation to Madonna for collaborating on “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” off her latest album "Renaissance." Madonna, took to her Instagram Story on Tuesday, August 8, to share the heartfelt note the “Halo” singer, sent her along with a bouquet of flowers. The message read “Thank you, Queen. I’m so grateful…
2 days ago
Luddy Dave whose real name is David Lucky Oguns, is a Nigerian recording artiste, singer, songwriter, and performer. He teamed up with with Zambia’s Music Star “Yo Maps” on this wonderful project and called it “Feelings”. Luddy Dave who is currently signed to Top Rock Entertainment has described the sound as Afro Vibes and the song…
2 days ago
Kizz Daniel has apologised to Tanzanian music lovers for missing a Summer Amplified Show. Recall that he was scheduled to perform but failed to, leading to the destruction of properties by aggrieved fans and an eventual arrest. Kizz Daniel stated at a news conference in Tanzania that he and Str8up Vibes had agreed that the…
2 days ago
Emmanuel Iren, author, singer, and lead pastor of Celebration Church International has released his debut album titled "Apostolos: Sounds of Transition". The album features appearances from Nosa, Sinach, Judikay, E-Daniels, Victor Bajulaiye, 121 Selah and the Outburst Music Group. Produced by Stephen Adeniyi, Yimika Akinola and Olusiji Ewedemi, with creative direction by Emmanuel Iren himself,…

Film

1 day ago
The popular Star Wars and Marvel streaming shows get all the attention, but since its launch, Disney Plus has slowly developed into a service replete with animated shorts like 'I Am Groot'. However, if you look a little closer, you can find some great content, such as some Mickey Mouse shorts in the vintage style,…
4 Aug
Nollywood actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel have reportedly been released by their kidnappers. The release of both actors was confirmed by the Actors Guild of Nigeria in a statement on its official Instagram page on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. The statement also noted that both actors were unharmed. The statement read, “This is to…
3 Aug
Netflix today presented a preview of what will be its programming for the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023.
3 Aug
When Brad Pitt appeared at the Los Angeles red carpet for the opening of his eagerly anticipated film Bullet Train, he looked sharp in a striking ensemble. The actor from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood looked sharp with a light lime green coat, roomy jeans, and teal knit top. At the Regency Village Theatre,…
2 Aug
Following the increased demand for their imitation on TikTok, Netflix Inc. filed a lawsuit against the producers of an allegedly unlicensed musical stage version of its well-known period drama "Bridgerton," accusing them of copyright infringement. Three days after "The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical " sold-out performance" at the city's Kennedy Center, the complaint was made against Abigail…