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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…
19 Jun
One of the most discussed issues in Africa is the continent’s resource abundance. Yet, its countries suffer from poverty. However, the less addressed, but more paradoxical, is the high rate of gender disparity, especially in its politics. Despite the females having an almost equal population as males, the patriarchal hegemony has paled the role of…
12 Jun
Oro is one of the many cultural practices among the Yoruba that have been going on since ancient times. Despite the emergence of “civilisation”, it has persisted and survived and still has relevance in contemporary times.  Oro is known by other names in some communities as some call it Ita, alugbe, ajala and magbo.  Cultural…
30 May
Mona Lisa has been attacked at the Louvre museum in Paris. The attack on the Mona Lisa was performed by a man dressed as an elderly woman in a wheelchair, who smeared cake on the painting. It will not be the first time that the famous renaissance painting by Leonardo Da Vinci will be attacked.…
Makayla Malaka
27 May
Makayla Malaka, a young singer who debuted in the music industry in 2019, has reached yet another milestone with the release of her first book, 'The African Princess,' on Children's Day in Nigeria. The book is a magnificent tale of hope, love, courage, and the value of the girl child in a male-dominated society, and…
22 May
Ifẹ̀ Oòdáyé, Ilẹ̀ òwúrọ̀. Ibi ojúmọ́ rere gbé ń mọ́ wáyé. (Translation) Ifẹ̀ Oòdáyé. The ancient land Where the breaking of the day began Between 1910 and 1912, Leo Viktor Frobenius (1873 –1938), a renowned ethnologist and archaeologist worked on archaeological sites in Nigeria. Ile-ife in Osun State was one of the sites that Frobenius…
18 May
When the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York purchased "The Starry Night" from a local seller in 1941, it was a virtually unknown picture. Vincent van Gogh's masterwork has inspired everything from a hit ballad for singer Don McLean in 1971 to mass-produced scarves, umbrellas, and water bottles in the 81 years since…
8 May
Masquerading is one culture that has stood the test of time surviving western influence. Masquerading practice is no stranger to Nigerian culture and Igboland. In Igboland, masquerading is a high ranking cultural norm embedded in its practices, such as rites of passage for young men. Masquerades do not just exist in a void in these…
25 Apr
  Deep under the sea, mother nature births corals known as the guardians of the sea. Coral beads, also called Africa’s prized jewel, have been used for thousands of years until today. They are a staple fashion piece used by most brides during their traditional wedding. It may be the one time their necks are…
17 Apr
  Remember Loki, the sneaky god among other gods in Asgard, who was made known from the famous staples of Marvel? Loki is entrenched in the tales of Norse mythology. In mythology and folklore, the story without the trickster in the form of a god, goddess, human or spirit is incomplete.  A trickster exhibits sheer…
13 Apr
Some might remember the books read back in school such as ‘The God’s Are Not To Blame’ by Ola Rotimi. In Google's usual way of celebrating iconic men and women, Emmanuel Gladstone Olawale Rotimi, better known as Ola Rotimi, is celebrated on his posthumous 84th birthday. Ola Rotimi took the spotlight as a Nigerian playwright,…
29 Mar
The Benin people are known for their red coral beads, which decorate the necks of the royal family and brides during cultural events.  The origin of the coral beads date back to ancient Benin and hold uttermost significance to the fashion, lifestyle, culture and tradition of the tribe. These coral beads signify power, dominance and…
 

Guardian Life

2 hours ago
Late-night programming will miss Trevor Noah greatly. During a Sept. 29 showtaping, the 38-year-old comic announced his intention to leave his position as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show after seven seasons. He said, "I realized that after the seven years, my time is up," he revealed to a shocked studio audience. "But in…
1 day ago
When it comes to food, you do not necessarily have to be from the location of where these foods are from and that is why exploring foods is great fun. This brings us to trying out a basic pupusa recipe known to the people of El Salvador.This dish can be gotten from locals too. El…
1 day ago
The multi-platinum R&B singer Kelly, who has been found guilty of sex crimes twice this year, will have to pay at least $300,000 in reparations to some of his victims, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly stated during a hearing in Brooklyn that the money will reimburse two women, going by the…
1 day ago
The Grammy-winning rapper Coolio passed away on Wednesday after being discovered unconscious at a friend's Los Angeles residence, according to the New York Times. He was 59. The single "Gangsta's Paradise," from the 1995 album of the same name, is what made Coolio, real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr., famous. The next year, that song,…
1 day ago
The Award-winning South African rap mogul AKA has now reconciled and ended beef with the Nigerian Big star, Burna Boy. After a brief Interview with some SA music artist portals, We have decided to bring you all the things you might have missed earlier about the Beef. Read Carefully below. In July 2019, the rapper…

Music

2 days ago
It is not everytime you stumble on someone whose music knowledge spans different genres. Maye, a music producer and now, artiste, speaks to Guardian Life about what makes his debut single "Catch Cold" unique and the inspiration behind his music. 1)    When describing your music, one word that comes to mind is versatility. From Afrobeats…
2 days ago
Iconic singer, songwriter, performer and Afrofusion poster-boy, Burna Boy, releases another hard-hitting video for one of the most captivating singles from his sixth studio album "Love, Damini" — his instant hit street anthem, 'It's Plenty'. Directed by Troy Roscoe, these visuals are a chronicle of the Afrofusion pioneer's career highlights and a personal testimony to…
2 days ago
Ayra Starr, the Mavin princess, collaborated with Kelly Rowland to remix her track "Bloody Samaritan." From Ayra Starr's debut album, "19 & Dangerous," the first version, which was published in 2021, served as the first single. After Ghanaian-American novelist Larry Ossei-Mensah suggested that the two vocalists work together on the song in January, the duo…
The Voice Season 22
2 days ago
The newest season of The Voice is quickly approaching, and it will feature a new judge as well as some adjustments to the established format. With the most recent adjustments, the show's plan is to operate as an event series every Fall rather than its customary Spring release. The show's overall premise is the same…
4 days ago
In less than three months since the release of his much anticipated sixth studio album, Love Damini, Burna Boy has once again blazed his way to a new record as he surpasses half a billion streams on Boomplay, the first artist to achieve this historic feat. The prominent music streaming and download service recently made…

Film

4 days ago
The much-anticipated crime-action blockbuster, Brotherhood, a movie based on two brothers (twin) being on opposite sides of the law – the police force and a notorious gang of robbers
4 days ago
As part of activities for the premiere of the much-anticipated crime-action blockbuster, Brotherhood, Africa’s leading experiential and activations company, Riquesa Africa, celebrated the best-dressed celebrities with N2 million.
23 Sep
In 2020, Ryan Grantham, a Canadian actor, shot and killed his mother. He was found guilty and given a life sentence. According to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Grantham, who admitted guilt to the second-degree murder of his mother Barbara Waite in March 2020, was given a life sentence with a 14-year parole ineligibility period. During her…
17 Sep
The premiere of the long-awaited action-packed flick, Road to Jabi, took place recently at the Silverbird Cinema, Abuja. The event had both old and young movie lovers in their numbers, smiling their way to the red carpet. Road to Jabi is the first of its kind, produced by OPTICS Production Company. According to the movie director, "This…
14 Sep
The recently released film "The Woman King" is a film built on the historical tale of the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s. Its remains can be found in present-day Benin. The film chronicles the historical tale of a troop of all-female warriors known as the Agojie/Agoji; who possess abilities and ferocity unmatched by…