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Food

17 Jul
When I moved to New York City in 2019, I craved Nigerian food, music, and people. I waited patiently until Valentine's Day this year when Lagos Restaurant and Lounge opened in Manhattan and New Yorkers showed up to celebrate the first upscale Nigerian restaurant in the city. While New York is home to about 35,000…
13 Jun
Vegan Milk Bread is one goodness that everyone should have a taste of and surprisingly, it is not difficult to bake. Trust me, after having a taste, you will always go back to it. Ingredient 380g (2.5 cups) of flour 3 tbsp of sugar ½ tbsp of salt 1/3 cup of boiling water 4 tsp…
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…

Guardian Life

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US Actor James Michael Tyler popularly known for his role in the sitcom Friends has passed away at age 59.  His manager Toni Benson in a statement to TMZ confirming his death revealed that the actor had died of prostate cancer in his home. Tyler had been diagnosed in September 2018 and, after his diagnosis, shared…
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Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky, earlier this year unveiled Grande Couronne, the newest addition to its Grand Series. The maverick whisky brand continues to challenge conventions with the unexpected marriage of two luxury worlds. The bottle and packaging are adorned with ornamental gold filigree, whilst exquisite artwork reminiscent of great renaissance paintings…
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If you ignore the poor audio quality of Gulder Ultimate Search: The Age of Craftsmanship, the latest instalment of the once most-watched reality show on Nigerian television, long before BBNaija established itself as a cultural staple, what viewers are treated to is a desperate, off-brand, wonky production, from a team that has lost touch with the…
1 day ago
It’s no secret that Ghana has been high on my bucket list for some time. My IG followers can attest to that, I’m sure. My constant coverage of this incredible country situated in the centre of the world has been consistent. But the question is, can you blame me? As an avid heritage tourist who…
1 day ago
Hair types vary almost as much as personalities. And for each hair type, there is a special cross to bear. Some hair types are harder to manage than others, especially dry, lacklustre hair. For many people, the solution to frizzy hair is to straighten every day, for lack of a better option. However, the heat…

Music

2 days ago
He sat relaxed, gazing into the thin air as he spoke. On his tee shirt lay the inscription ‘Confident’, neatly stretched across his chest. And for this 26-year-old,...
2 days ago
Foremost continental award platform, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), has partnered with the English conglomerate, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), to boost the credibility and accuracy...
3 days ago
Not relenting on the chart-topping success of "Feeling," Ladipoe is back with a new song titled "Running" on which he features Fireboy DML. "Running" is Ladipoe's second single this year. The rapper revealed that it is also the first single off his forthcoming EP "Providence," set to drop next month. Fireboy, who delivered the chorus,…
4 days ago
Kelvyn Boy, widely known as Kelvyn Boy is an Afrobeatscrusader and a household name in the Ghanaian Afro-Pop /Highlife space. The young musician and songwriter gained waves of interest both home and away with his urban sound and distinct approach to his preferred genre. This sets him apart from his peers, with numerous awards, chart-topping…
16 Oct
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…

Film

3 days ago
Ghana Jollof is served! Ghana Jollof, the first Showmax Original comedy-drama in West Africa, is now streaming exclusively on Showmax. The show tells the story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (AMVCA winner Funnybone) and Romanus (AMAA nominee Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana to “jollof”. In the first episode, Jasper and Romanus meet at the…
3 days ago
In the backdrop of concerns on the outright ban and state-sponsored surveillance of digital platforms and telecommunications service providers in Africa, Paradigm Initiative’s short film, FOCUS tells a story of civil rights, liberty and justice in the digital ecosystem. Directed by Award-winning Creative Director and Nigerian Poet, Tolu Ajayi, Focus spotlights the fundamental challenges of…
3 days ago
With a cinematographer Halyna Hutchins killed and a movie director wounded after US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun during filming, we look at other deadly movie accidents. 'The Captive' Gun related deaths go back to the dawn of cinema with extra Charles Chandler shot in the head in 1915 while filming the Cecil…
3 days ago
Streaming giant Netflix  has released the official trailer for the movie 'Red Notice' When Interpol issues Red Notice; the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world's most wanted, the FBI's top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring…
3 days ago
US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director on a film set in New Mexico, US law enforcement officers said Thursday. The incident happened on the set of "Rust" in the southwestern US state, where Baldwin is playing the lead in a 19th-century western. Halyna Hutchins and…