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4 days ago
Shaun King has taken to Instagram to support Nigerian artist Kingsley Ayogu's painting of Malcolm X. Known for his hyperrealist paintings, Kingsley Ayogu takes art and reality to a whole new level, creating lifelike pieces that pay the most attention to detail. His latest series, Icons In The White House, which includes a painting of Malcolm…
14 Nov
The Wodaabe tribe are the herdsmen of the Sahel region in Africa. Their migratory journeys cover the large number of northern Africa, where they travel with their cattle and families across the arid areas of Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic. They are a small, isolated branch of the Fulani ethnic group…
31 Oct
Opposites attract and thus this concept hangs about every scope of life as we know; man, woman birthing the social norm of society, pink as opposed to blue for boys, male shirts with the buttons run on the right side different from the accustomed left side for women's shirts. All these rubrics have fashioned the…
18 Oct
Yams are an excellent source of fibre, high in potassium and manganese, which are important for supporting bone health, growth, metabolism, and heart function. Yam tubers also provide a decent amount of other micronutrients such as copper and vitamin C. Among the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, West Africa, it is obvious that the most cherished…
10 Oct
The concept of marriage, seemingly individualistic in outlook, has more often than not served as a tool to propagate and preserve a people and their culture. After all, the family is the basic unit of society. However, for varying reasons, finding the “right” life partner has proven, in most cases, to be a challenge for…
26 Sep
Cotton is a major cash crop that has considerable social and economic importance to Nigeria and other countries of the world. Among the Yorubas’ (one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria), cotton is hand-processed to make thread which, along with other kinds of fabrics, is used to make Aso-Oke. It is said that cloth…
19 Sep
Every human—regardless of their body—is a spiritual being, making us interconnected to the varying elements of the earth that originally sprung us. It is easy to relegate the role of foods and vegetation to its traditional and most basic function—their consumption and function of quelling hunger and giving nutrients to the body. However, foods are…
6 Sep
Before Africa’s adoption of Western values in the modern era, the practice of burial rites followed traditional African precepts. Africa’s adoption of western values and customs comes through the inculcation of religious practices—Christianity and Islam. Even renowned statements such as “Remember you are dust and to dust shall you return”—often spoken during burial ceremonies—hints at…
23 Aug
It is believed that the Igbo people descended from Eri, a divine figure who according to folklore, was sent from heaven to begin civilization. Eri was the son of Gad and Gad was one of the sons of Jacob from his concubine, as mentioned in the Bible. Folklore has it that Eri lived in Egypt…
25 Jul
Scarification has a deep African history. There were a lot of associated reasons, values and implications to scarification in the olden days. Although it has become drastically unpopular, some people still choose to carry the marks of their ancestors more so without proper knowledge. In Benin republic, West Africa, among the Houeda ethnic people, there…
4 Jul
One thing that has become imperative when amplifying the beauty that is the African culture is that the narrator does well to make the distinction between Africans as a people with a strong sense of aesthetics, and Africans as a form of artwork themselves. This is because a failure to do so would only promote…
28 Jun
Heritages do not die, rather it lives for the present and future. Africa is a continent endowed with a lot of cultural heritages. Heritages are unique and cherished characteristics or features of a society that are passed down through generations via deliberate efforts of preservation. In Africa, cultural heritages are those original or ingenious activities,…
28 Jun
It appears it is time to embrace the ‘menicure' because whether or not we like it, more and more men are beginning to explore the beauty of painting their nails. Long gone are the days of gender stereotypes when beauty concerns were considered a strictly female affair. If there is anything we can all agree…

Guardian Life

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In a few days, November, as well as Black Friday sales, will be over. However, this will also officially signal the beginning of spending for Christmas. Christmas is an occasion associated with giving, discounts and bargains. Irrespective of the economic situation, expenses are certain to be made. Online shopping has made the temptation of impulse…
3 hours ago
Our hair is the crown on the head and should be treated as such. Hair dandruff is one of the frequent irritants that attack the hair. This is mainly caused by sensitivity to hair products, dry scalp, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and a type of fungus that lives under the scalp.  Hair dandruff can be uncomfortable and…
3 hours ago
I bet if I asked you to mention the porridges you know, only yam porridge will come to your mind. Yes, I know the season of corn is over, thankfully, you could get corn meals off the shelves of your supermarket or even the local market. Let’s dive in: Ingredients 1 cup, cornmeal 3 cups,…
7 hours ago
If you are new to makeup, you have probably tried plastering foundation all over your face, making sure that it covers every square inch. While we’re not saying that it is wrong, you will agree that a perfectly smooth look makes a lot of difference. Insert magic trick; contouring. If you look closely at your…
8 hours ago
Think luxury, think Zashadu, one of Nigeria’s top luxury handbag company. Behind the scenes of the famed Zashadu is Zainab Ashadu, the creative founder and director of Zashadu. With influences from architecture, art curation, and fashion styling, she used her knowledge to make bags whose design was inspired by the Glenfiddich Filigree. The Guardian Life…

Music

1 day ago
It was nearly 9:00 p.m. and the screams nearly threw one off the seat. In a flash, the entire auditorium was agog with excitement as the Rexxie-produced groove anthem, Ko Por Ke, rented the air.
1 day ago
Nigeria music superstars and self-proclaimed besties, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are set to headline two concerts slated for December 17 and 19, 2021 respectively, during the Livespot X Festival.
1 day ago
Over the last three years, the scope of Nigerian Afropops music has evolved to be inclusive of every demographic within its core, leading to the rise of powerful Aftopop stars that are unconventional of the typical musical stereotypes.
4 days ago
Afrobeats superstar Wizkid has bagged two nominations at the 2022 Grammy Awards.  On Tuesday, the Grammy Academy announced the 2022 Grammy Awards nominations list in a Livestream from the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, which featured Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. and Board of Trustees Chair Tammy Hurt, as well as some special guests.…
4 days ago
Adele's 30 is 2021's top-selling album in the Unites States after selling over 500,000 copies in just three days. Billboard reports that Adele's 30 album released on Friday after a six-year hiatus has already become 2021's top-selling album in the US. Between November 19 and November 21, more than 500,000 copies of the album had been sold…

Film

1 day ago
Titled Man Pikin, the 26-part series was created and produced by Ihidero, one of the most respected TV writers and producers on the continent, and owner of PinPoint Media, a Nigerian film and media company working to industrialize content creation and distribution in Africa.
1 day ago
All is set for the return of the Lagos International Film Festival dubbed LIFF 2021. Founded in 2008 by notable Filmpreneur, Madu Chikwendu, as a festival that demonstrate a concern to improve the world through movies..
1 day ago
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with the family and professional colleagues of the late Mr. Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, over his death.
2 days ago
The director behind a biting look at India's entertainment industry says the backroom dealings and bold personalities of Bollywood have proven a rich target for satire. Shaad Ali's latest venture is a local adaptation of a runaway hit Netflix series that follows four hapless French talent agents as they wrangle and coddle their celebrity clients.…
2 days ago
Stars of ABC sitcom Black-ish took to social media to share their goodbyes as the show wraps up production after eight seasons. Written by Kenya Barris, Black-ish follows successful advertiser Andre Johnson(Anthony Anderson) and his African American family as they navigate their life living in Sherman Oaks's suburban neighbourhood. Andre tries to keep his family…