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11 Jan 2016
The culture of Africa is as diverse as can be expected when talking about a continent. To the question 'What is the culture of Africa?' Africa is a cultural hub, rich in traditions ,art, music, literature and food. Although the continent has been subject to internal and external factors, exported and re-imported content, it is…
23 Dec 2015
Ayo Ogundipe performs a stunning rendition "For This I Was Born."  at  the AWCABIG60 event . Read and enjoy as you explore Ayo Ogundipe world in poetry. "For This I Was Born" I was born to the Sub-Saharan African geography of legends and folklores To the witness of the sun that baked my skin to perfect…
14 Dec 2015
A true art gem situated on the outskirts of Nairobi, the Banana Hill Art Gallery exhibits a superb selection of beautiful African contemporary artwork and has showcased over 70 artists and sculptors principally from Kenya and East Africa. The gallery displays a variety of stunning and vibrant paintings and a few sculptures illustrating a range…
3 Dec 2015
Remember Chinua Achebe's quote to define Chimamanda? " Adichie came almost fully made ". I totally agree with this and with the new book 'We Should All Be Feminists' only reinstates the fact that she is a blessing to the African literary community and beyond. After a TEDX talk in 2013, the text was birthed, in…
3 Dec 2015
In our everyday lives changes occur, either good or bad the world keeps evolving. Growth or development occur even when people try to hold on to the past. There’s not much we can do about people that keep remembering the way things used to be – the traditions and cultures that change is blowing away.…
2 Dec 2015
Over the next four weeks,  you’re going to hear a lot about #AWCABIG60  till the end of the year, simply because there is a lineup of entertaining events, we believe you should be a part of. This year’s #AWCABIG60 takes the cultural import and export, physically through crates, containers, textures; visually through images and conceptually…
17 Nov 2015
Otobong Nkanga has emerged winner of the 2015 Yanghyun Foundation Artist Award in Seoul, Korea. Ms Nkanga is the first African recipient of the prestigious award. Nkanga was born in Kano, Nigeria in 1974. She studied at OAU, Nigeria, State, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and…
13 Oct 2015
Poetry is one of the deepest forms of Literature, the deepest of emotions are conveyed in words, the meaning of the words surpass time and space, they truly last forever. Wole Soyinka is one of the greatest forces to reckon with in Literature. The poem was written some time before Nigeria gained independence, that should…
15 Sep 2015
The long list for the Man Booker Prize already had our own Chigozie Obioma and it was a great honour to have him on that list, the short list was announced today at a press conference in London. He made it and he is part of six authors to be shortlisted. The short list below;…
10 Sep 2015
To celebrate the life and work of WB Yeats, Ireland's best known artists and performers were told to respond to the poet's work. Yes poetry lovers, I have you in mind as I cull this poem. The poem by Margaret Atwood Because We Love Bare Hills And Stunted Trees by Margaret Atwood Because we love…
12 Aug 2015
I know! I know!! People don’t like to read anymore, but I just had to bring this poem to you. It’s one of my favourites from John Donne. Before you go into it, don’t just read what you want to see, because that’s how people read these days. Read like you are reading to get…
10 Aug 2015
Portrait and Fine Art photographer, Kadara Enyeasi, takes the intangible element of mood to express his feelings in half current. Half current the exhibition, is a photography, interactive video and light installation which features a collection of 12 photographs, that are monochrome, ‘jarring’, layered and complex in mood. The installation opens 6pm on Saturday the…

Guardian Life

1 day ago
Being in love is a beautiful and an indescribable feeling. You meet someone for the first time and you desire to know more and spend quality time with the person; you learn the things the person loves, become friends with their friends and develop some changes in character. Most times, we ignore our wants and…
1 day ago
With the just concluded Ballon d’Or football, fanatics were brought under one umbrella to celebrate the achievements of compatriots. Messi had a spotlight grinning with sheer joy as he fervently clinched unto his shiny gold inspired football award for “Best Footballer Of The Year” for the 7th time. It suffices to say success does not…
1 day ago
Seyi Shay’s new album titled “Big Girl” is nothing short of energetic. The album which is a metaphor for the growth that women have to pass through to become who they are is reflective of the artist. In this interview with Guardian Life, she talks about the album’s authenticity, her philanthropic activities, and her role…
1 day ago
For a generation obsessed with showing minimal emotions in romantic relationships, you’d be surprised that majority of the population are infatuated with the idea of finding love and being somebody’s everything. The only problem is that most people aren’t witty enough to charm their way into the hearts of their love interests using words or…
2 days ago
FAST-rising Afro-pop star, Adesewa Adaramati, professionally known as Big Mati, is set to rejig the yuletide groove with a new smash hit dubbed, Money Too Useful. On Money Too Useful, Big Mati stretches his discography with the same momentum that adorned his last smash hit, On My Door, which dropped earlier in the year. He…

Music

2 days ago
Within Nigeria’s crop of disc jockeys, Patrick Imohiosen is the gentlest one can ever meet. “Would you like something to drink,” he asked, calmly offering this reporter a seat. Across his tee shirt and baseball cap, the inscription ‘Greatness’ lay boldly.
3 days ago
British girl band Little Mix has confirmed they'll be taking a break at the end of their upcoming tour to pursue solo projects after a decade long career.    The trio Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall took to social media to announce their break in a heartfelt post.   A message on their official…
4 days ago
With global dancefloors being ignited by the scintillating log-drums of Amapiano, Nigerian-Canadian superstar, Tome, has joined the league of singers decorating their discographies with the groovy rhythm. With her new song dubbed, Wait, set to drop tomorrow, the ember soirees are set to be enchanted with more African rhythms. For Tome, who has had quite an interesting…
1 Dec
We had a sit down with up and fast rising star Luddy Dave who about to drop his debut EP on the 3rd of December is titled H.E.R (Her Ecstatic Royalty). We also chatted about his journey into the music industry and what to expect moving forward from him.  How did you come about the…
1 Dec
Nigerian singer and songwriter Razaq Olanrewaju Jimoh going by the stage name Aro-z has made his music debut with the single BMT (Big Money Talk). On the New single BMT, he talks about the luxury life and how money influences things. The Lagos-raised singer whose love for music started at a young age began honing…

Film

2 days ago
The Nigerian-American artist Adetokunbo ‘Toks’ Adegbuyi has released his latest song. Translated from Yoruba as ‘talk to me,’ Adegbuyi’s “Bamisoro” is an exotic-sounding affair, with rich instrumentation which crosses between Wizkid’s Made in Lagos and the rappers he grew up listening to.
3 days ago
In anticipation of the final five episodes of Netflix's hit series Money Heist, here are five facts about the show you might not have given a second thought.  Money Heist tells the story of a group of criminals who try to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history, to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint…
4 days ago
Streaming giant Netflix will release the final five episodes of its Spanish hit series Money Heist on Friday. Created by Spain's private Antena 3 network, the thriller about a gang of thieves and their elaborate heists fast became Netflix's most-watched series not in English after the platform picked up the show in December 2017. The robber characters…
4 days ago
Christmas time in Nigeria is a joy to experience, with not to be missed festive events dotting everyone’s calendar. This year Netflix and Kunle Afolayan will give Nigerians even more to enjoy! Following the announcement of Netflix’s first Nigerian Christmas film – A Naija Christmas; produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan, the global streaming giant…
1 Dec
Get in on the Festive Cheer! December  is packed with titles that will have you enjoying the festivities with so much movie options to binge on, from  A Naija Christmas, the story of a mother's Christmas wish and the grand prize that comes with it which sets off a fierce competition between her sons, to…