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6 Jun
This is one delicacy that is well known in Igbo land and as its name implies, it is a special delicacy from Imo state, Owerri. This delicacy is healthy, and can be enjoyed by everyone. Ingredient Stockfish Assorted meat Palm oil Cocoyam or Achi (to serve as a thickener) Crayfish Ogiri Ground pepper Uziza or…
5 Jun
After 13 weeks of battling with other finalists for the season 2 of Street Foodz Naija, a reality television show showcasing the best of African delicacies from local chefs, Fajana Oluwafemi Adegboyega...
31 May
The piña colada is a cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both. The name piña colada (Spanish) literally means “strained pineapple”. There are two versions of the drink,…
30 May
The honey garlic shrimp is a simple dish that can be cooked in 20 minutes but it packs a powerful flavour that would wow your taste buds. It is best served with rice and a chilled cocktail. Ingredients ● 1/3 cup honey ● ¼ cup soy sauce (we usually use reduced sodium) ● 2 garlic…
23 May
French Onion Soup is essentially caramelised onion in soup form topped with cheesy bread. Ingredients 5 - 6 large Yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced 3 tablespoons butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup dry white wine 6 cups of beef stock (or veggie stock) 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 bay leaf…
2 May
If you ever find yourself in Kenya, you don't want to miss the quintessential cocktail of Kenya; the Dawa. Dawa was invented at the Carnivore restaurant in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. Dawa is Swahili word which means medicine and it was named after its potency. It is said that the Dawa is so potent…
25 Apr
I once heard about the delicacy Wara and I wondered what it was. Years later, I heard about it again and how delicious it is and it piqued my interest as a food lover. I tried it and let’s just say that I haven’t looked back since then. Ingredients 3 cups, Soybeans 2 tbsps, Apple…
18 Apr
To those that are hearing about this for the first time, this is weird. Imagine eating bread with chicken soup but this time, without the soup. Sounds delicious right? If you are yet to taste this goodness, you should. Ingredients Flour ¼ tbsp, Baking powder Butter 3 Eggs 2 tbsps, Milk (powdered or condensed) 1…
4 Apr
Kilishi is a spicy Nigerian beef jerky. It is a popular snack from Northern Nigeria and a dried form of Suya. Ingredients 1 kg Beef 1/2 tspn garlic powder tspn cloves powder 1/2 Pinch ginger powder Seasoning cubes 2 Pinch salt Spices 1/2 paprika 2 Tbspn Suya spice 1/3 cup oil Method: ● Firstly remove…
4 Apr
French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze (Seventy Five). Created during World War I, the name of this drink was supposedly inspired by the fact that taking a sip of it feels like getting shelled…
28 Mar
Avocados are quite popular as a sweet treat in many Asian countries. Often, avocados are blended with sweetened condensed milk for a buttery, sweet milkshake-like treat. The coconut milk lends a wonderfully tropical flavour, balancing out the avocado beautifully. Ingredients 1 Hass avocado, diced ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt ½ cup whole milk Coconut Ice…
28 Mar
Ofe Nsala is a delicacy peculiar to the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, especially the people of Anambra state. Ofe Nsala is known as white soup because palm oil is not used for the preparation, unlike other traditional soups. While it is traditionally made with catfish, one can also make use of chicken as in the…

Guardian Life

1 day ago
Efe, the winner of Big Brother Naija Season two, has denied claims that he was blacklisted by the show’s organisers, Multichoice Nigeria, after winning the competition. Efe issued the statement after a media personality, Noble Igwe alleged that the former BBN winner fell out of grace with the show organizers because he disrespected a Multichoice…
1 day ago
Streaming giant Netflix estimates the TV series Squid Game to be worth almost $900million (€776m), according to Bloomberg. The nine-part series, which has become very popular since its launch in October, cost only $21.4m (€18.5m) to produce – about $2.4m an episode, Netflix reports in a document. The series follows debt-ridden contestants in their struggle…
1 day ago
Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is officially engaged to heartthrob Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.  The reality star confirmed her engagement with pictures of the magical moment on Instagram just after the proposal. The image captioned "Forever @travisbarker" shows the couple embracing each other at a beachside hotel in Montecito, California, surrounded by rose petals on…
1 day ago
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…
1 day ago
  Shapewear is the canvas and the clothes are the art - Sara Blakely Shapewear is an important piece of lingerie every woman should have. Its main purpose is to compress flabby areas of the body in order to achieve a nice feminine silhouette. Shapewear has been around for centuries and can be traced to…

Music

3 days ago
When you blend silky vocals, soothing Afro-fusion melodies and stellar sound engineering, the record is likely to sound like ‘Follow You’, the just-released single from Nigeria’s acclaimed guitarist, Ifiok Effianga. On this record, Effianga, who is acclaimed as Fiokee, collaborates with Afro-RnB sensations, Gyakie and Chike, to create a mesmerizing love melody that is all…
3 days ago
During the long weeks of the Trophy Extra Special Band competition, many Nigerians witnessed the sonic mastery that the eclectic boy band dubbed, The BandHitz, dished out...
3 days ago
United Kingdom-based broadcaster and ardent promoter of Afrobeat in the diaspora, Olajide Adesope, has appealed to the United Kingdom government to collaborate with its Nigerian counterpart
4 days ago
For a laid-back, sultry soft-pop/RnB groove, Wisdom is your go-to guy anyday. With his just-released single dubbed, Inside You, the young singer proves his mastery behind the microphone, with the vibrant sensual record. “I just wanted to say it how it is, no sugar-coating, just pure emotion and sexual energy, ‘cause at the end of…
4 days ago
Simi has released a new single titled "Woman," which challenges unfair female stereotypes and highlights the strength of women. The record leans into the defiant ethos of Afrobeat to reclaim the narrative for women and turns Simi’s long-held socio-political beliefs on equality into a sonic thesis for women’s liberation. The new song comes following the…

Film

4 days ago
  Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to launch an innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ across Sub-Saharan Africa. Winners of the competition will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and provided with a US$75,000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African…
4 days ago
It’s another weekend to binge-watch some of your favourite movies on Netflix. Need some time to relax after a stressful week? Nothing says comfort better than hot buttered popcorn and a foot soak while watching some of the latest movies in your loungewear. This weekend, create an at-home movie cinema experience without annoying audience members…
13 Oct
Netflix's Squid Game has become the biggest launch in the streaming service's history, with 111 million fans watching the show since its debut on September 17. The South Korean hit series has become quite the pop culture phenomenon upon launch, easily surpassing the 82 million accounts that watched Bridgerton in that show's first 28 days.…
11 Oct
The official trailer for Showmax's first comedy-drama series in West Africa, Ghana Jollof, which premieres on the African streaming service on Friday, 22 October 2021 is out. Ghana Jollof tells the sizzling story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (Funnybone) and Romanus (Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana in search of greener pastures. In the trailer,…
5 Oct
Streaming giant HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for its highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon.” Set 200 years prior to the events of “Game of Thrones,” the pre-quel “House of the Dragon” tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance…