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7 Mar
Music has often been described as food for the soul and I bet you would not put up a fight to that because many a song jolts people into nostalgia and other kinds of feelings. Not solely for the feeling but for the secrets these feelings hold. Music also means different things to different people…
21 Feb
Have you ever heard the saying that Yoruba people like pepper? Well if you live in Nigeria, you must have heard about or come in contact with this legendary love story. If you are too keen on spicy food, I hope you live to tell the story when you make the first contact. Over time,…
7 Feb
Like tiny blocks that form a building, oral history/traditions, chants and folklore form a large part of Yoruba heritage, creating a powerful impact on the bedrock of cultural appreciation and socio-economic status. The richness and exotic appeal that chants and orature bring into the aesthetics of Yoruba culture can’t be overemphasised. Over the years, innumerable…
31 Jan
In Igbo land, masquerades are seen as superior beings. When a masquerade is seen in public, they have to be treated with respect because it is believed that they embody both the spirit and human worlds. There’s also a popular theory that the masquerades spring from the soil, making them higher than man, and regarded…
27 Jan
The convener of Africa’s largest cultural fusion, Culturati, Idris Aregbe, has said that the movement would continue to leverage on the continent's rich culture to retain employment in the tourism sector and boost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021 beyond projected limit. Aregbe said that Culturati would be aggressively promoting tourism to ensure that Nigerians…
17 Jan
By now, we are familiar with the fact that long before the coming of the White man on the African soil, Africa was developed in its own capacity. Besides the written history of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, and what is today known as Nigeria via Nok arts held secrets and knowledge of its people.  As people…
10 Jan
The sacredness of the Monarchy system in Yorùbá land is one of the few reasons why Yoruba traditional systems and values have garnered so much respect and admiration over the years. The Obaship inspires nothing short of reverence. The almost magical and legendary feats of Yorùbá Oba’s in times past have also blessed the chapters…
3 Jan
The Nigerian art scene over the years has grown and expanded in grandeur within and outside the country. From painting to sculpture, and pottery, both Visual and Contemporary arts as a collective system are not left out. Producing brilliant and astounding works, Nigerian women have changed the face and feel of the art scene. The…
13 Dec 2020
A fully developed composition of colonial administration did not take a full character in what would become ‘Nigeria’ until after the 1851 Bombardment of Lagos. The principal basis for the Bombardment was to end slave trade, even though the abolishment had taken place in 1807, and British Naval blockages had taken a position on the…
6 Dec 2020
For many years, Africans have been self-conflicted because of the history it had since experienced from mostly western civilisations. Struggling with the hangover for self-identity and placement in a world distorted from its originality, Africans are left to puzzle up the debris of what is left from history, which is largely a one-sided narrative, as…
2 Dec 2020
The Nigerian-Brazilian History Project has appointed Oludamola Adebowale as its Senior Curator. Oludamola, founder of ASIRI Magazine and The Guardian Life arts and culture contributor will work closely with the project coordinator and senior editors to further the depth, breadth and impact of the Nigerian -Brazilian Public History Project overall aims and objectives. Oludamola O.…
29 Nov 2020
“A society that forgets art risks losing its soul”- Camille Paglia When art travels beyond the realm of expression and into the realm of imposition, only then is its power unravelled. Art is art when it expresses, but art becomes power when it influences. Creative Art can be likened to a master manipulator, the type…

Guardian Life

2 hours ago
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…