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30 Aug 2020
Like gods, we have been summoned by the Queen of the beehive community to once again retee facts and make it crystal clear in colours, beauty and vibrant dance steps that are unquestionably warrior-like and fierce. The purpose is clear and that is, the celebration of the richness of blacknificence as a gift wrapped in…
29 Aug 2020
When Bola walked into the class, the first thing the children noticed was the tribal mark on her face. At first, they ignored her, but later, they asked if her dad has a dog that bit her. She told them no, that it was just a tribal mark. They pretended they understood but subsequently, once…
23 Aug 2020
When Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died, a part of the Nigerian music scene and indeed, the world nursed a heartache and the death of music, the type that stirs your soul and not just your feet. Fela was not just a harbinger of hope to the average Nigerian living in the military era, he was to a…
Wife carrying competition
16 Aug 2020
You may have come across several “strange” cultural practices; some would grip you with fear, while others would leave you astonished. The Eukonkanto or Wife-carrying competition in Finland falls into the latter category. Strange as it might sound, Eukonkanto or better still, wife-carrying is a real sport in Finland. In fact, it is a highly…
One of Yusuf Grillo's paintings
2 Aug 2020
Nigeria has been at the forefront of cultural awareness for a while, drawing the attention of the world, especially when the arts and artists are involved. One of the major reasons why this shift has happened in recent times could be attributed to the work of pioneer artists like Bruce Onobrakpeya, Ben Enwonwu and Aina…
1 Aug 2020
On Friday, 31st of July, Beyonce released her third visual album "Black Is King" exclusively on the streaming platform, Disney+. The film serves as a visual companion to the 2019 album “The Lion King: The Gift,” a tie-in album curated by the singer for the 2019 remake of “The Lion King” in which she stars…
26 Jul 2020
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…
Kano City Wall
19 Jul 2020
  Way before the name ‘Nigeria’ was chosen, in the period that saw the rise and reign of powerful empires and kingdoms, the belt of Northern Nigeria was once a cradle of civilization and superiority. One of its major advantages was the ‘Sahara desert’; its major trade route that allowed the influx of Arabian Merchants and many…
14 Jul 2020
Hope Azeda is a known face in the arts scene in Rwanda and East Africa for close to two decades. She is unarguably one of the leading figures in contemporary Rwandan theatre scene. Azeda is the founder (amongst other official hats she adorns) of Mashirika Creative and Performing Arts which is a leading theatre company…
Adesua Etomi-Wellington
12 Jul 2020
A few days ago, the hilarious crime action film Sugar Rush was released on Netflix to its millions of subscribers. The film tells the story of the Sugar Sisters who discover a whopping sum of money and have to deal with the repercussions that it comes with including the financial crimes commission and the tons…
Ogbanje Paradox by B'mac Art
21 Jun 2020
“Coming and going these several seasons, do stay out on the baobab tree” or “In vain your bangles cast charmed circles at my feet I am an Abiku, calling for the first and the repeated time”. The lines above are excerpts from John Pepper Clark and Wole Soyinka’s poems coincidentally titled “Abiku”. Both poems, as…
14 Jun 2020
No tale about the Kingdom of Dahomey is complete without mentioning the women that contributed to its military might. From the 18th century to late 19th century, there existed a formidable army of all-female warriors in Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. They were called the Mino (our Mothers) or Ahosi (king’s wives) while…

Guardian Life

1 day ago
Losing weight takes some consistency.  However, for some people, the results might take longer than expected, and contrary to popular beliefs, it might not be that you're not exercising enough. The truth is that exercising alone might not deliver the full results you want without changing your diet and lifestyle.  How do you fix this?…
1 day ago
Kale is a popular vegetable that is known for being rich in nutrients. As a powerhouse of nutrition, kale has come to be popularly known as the “queen of greens”.  This popular vegetable belongs to the cabbage family. Kale is categorised as a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Kale comes in…
1 day ago
Cardi B has been awarded an additional $3million in her lawsuit against Youtuber Tasha Kebe (Tasha K) The Bodak Yellow singer was awarded $3million in punitive damages and attorneys' fees in her lawsuit on Tuesday, January 25. Jurors in the suit ruled that Kebe is responsible for $1 million in punitive damages. According to Variety, her company…
2 days ago
There are two kinds of people during harmattan; the kind that breaks out and the kind that glow. Only one thing sets these two groups apart; hydration. It’s that time of the year when you don’t have to worry about sweat! That takes a huge problem off the hands of millions of Nigerians, except that…
2 days ago
Kanye 'Ye' West has called out Netflix, requesting that he does final edits on his Netflix docuseries before it's presented to the masses. Taking to Instagram on Friday, Ye wrote that he would like to ensure all T's are crossed and I's dotted before he green lights the three-part series Jeen-Yuhs. "I'm going to say this…

Music

2 days ago
FAST-rising Afro-RnB singer, Dimeji Ogaosun, professionally known as Dimi Keye has dropped a soul-stirring extended playlist dubbed, Vibe Sessions.  And within this 5-track EP, the young singer project delves deeper into intimate love plains, creating his strongest body of work so far. With three stellar features from prominent vocalists Nitah, Sai, and Eze, respectively, Dimi Keye…
22 Jan
If the inventors of the guitar – from Antonio Jurado, to Christian Martin, George Beauchamp, among others – were alive today, they would be brimming with smiles
21 Jan
2Baba brings smiles to the faces of fans as the season of love draws closer with the release of his Smile music video.  Smile is a song of promise, as the lyrics are a vow of love to a lover, promising to do all that will keep her smiling. In the video, 2Baba and his…
21 Jan
FAST-rising Afro-fusion chanteuse, Charlotte Fenna, is set to extend her blooming discography with a sophomore extended playlist (EP), dubbed Icy Rain. With the 27-year-old singer set to drop the 5-track project in February, anticipation is rife on whether Charlotte would maintain her stellar sound fusion, and witty song writing that colours her discography. However, the singer…
21 Jan
Grammy-award winning singer Adele has announced the postponement of her Las Vegas residency, scheduled to begin on Friday. Adele made this announcement in an emotional video she shared on Instagram apologizing to her fans for rescheduling the concert dates as her team has been "up against so much." Adele said tearfully, "Hi, listen, I'm so…

Film

2 days ago
Stella Damasus has revealed on her Instagram page that her mother has passed on. The 43-year-old actress just celebrated the 11th anniversary of her father’s death in January 2021.  The actress who announced her mother’s death shared a  picture of her mother with a caption that read “This is not goodbye, it’s TILL WE MEET…
21 Jan
Nollywood actor Muyideen Oladapo has set his sight on more academic achievements after bagging his Master's degree from the University of Lagos. Popularly known as Lala in the Yoruba film circle, Oladapo hardly cuts a bookish figure. But his desire for more education has been a life-long dream, he said. "I am not relenting because…
20 Jan
With the weekend only a few days away, now's a better time than ever to get your watch list in order. This weekend, take a fun and worthwhile trip down memory lane with old school Nollywood films that bring to mind the good times.  These are 7 classic Nollywood movies you should binge-watch this weekend,…
19 Jan
Nigerian feature film, Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), has made history as the first Nigerian film to earn an NAACP Image Awards nomination. Directed by the Esiri twins – Arie and Chuko Esiri – and presented by GDN Studios, a subsidiary of The Guardian Group, publishers of The Guardian newspapers, Eyimofe received its historic NAACP…
19 Jan
French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who played a young Hannibal Lecter and Yves Saint Laurent, died on Wednesday at the age of 37 following a skiing accident, his family said. One of the most striking faces of his generation, Ulliel was already in the top rank of French actors. He gained international attention for his performance…