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11 Jul
Despite being well versed in culture, education, spirituality and the workings of society, it is easy to fall into the trap of judging a book by its cover based on one’s body of language, dressing, tattoos, or dreadlocks. However, Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, whose stage name is Bella Shmurda, is as enlightened as they come, a…
4 Jul
Watching Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi boss the midfield, whether for the Super Eagles of Nigeria or Leicester City Football Club, one would notice the ferocious tenacity with which he tackles—and easily recovers the ball—mixed with such effortless elegance as he glides across the pitch like a ballet dancer. For someone who started his career as a…
27 Jun
When the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration first announced that it was placing a temporary ban on Twitter on June 4, it was the subject of ‘cruise and light banter’ for many Nigerian tweeps (Twitter users). However, the reality that the government was standing by its decision dawned on Nigerian when by midnight of June 5,…
20 Jun
Life has not been the same for Tunji since his parents called him to fund his aunt’s burial in Nigeria a few weeks ago. Tunji, a resident of the UK, had in the past five years succeeded in bringing one of his two brothers to the UK and had been saving to bring the other…
13 Jun
People with albinism are just like anyone else, with the same lifespan and ability to reach their goals. Watching Onome Okagbare-Majoro and Ameen Olatunji Yusuf better known as Teejay Ameen, two persons living with albinism as they prepare for their shoot with The Guardian Life, it is easy to tell that they are not as…
6 Jun
What goes through your mind when you hear the name X3M Ideas? A brand agency, a music talent company, or simply the soft-spoken man with the dreadlocks and a knack for sneakers? X3M Ideas has earned its place in the minds of Nigerians and rightly so. From its stables, gems such as award-winning Simi, Praiz,…
30 May
It is just another day in the Lekki Gardens office; the people, beaming with smiles and bustling with enthusiasm in an environment that, to a visitor, is filled with an aura of peace, and dedication. Within a few hours, it becomes obvious why the work environment feels welcoming. As soon as Richard Nyong, the founder…
23 May
The spirit of Africa Africa is a phoenix rising from the ashes of a charred history of scorn and exploitation. She rises, dazzling the world with the beauty of her culture, the diversity, resilience, and the tenacity of her people. British-Sierra Leonean actor Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London but you can…
16 May
In the weeks leading to Ramadan, Nigeria was not exactly in a good place. Multiple security challenges, spiking inflation that puts pressure on purchasing power and a downer on lifestyle, rising secessionist agitations riding on the backs of polarising rhetorics, and a pervasive air of retrogression characterised many discourses. For many Muslims, it was a…
9 May
For a long time now, Nigerians have had their bellies filled with grief. We become constipated with it every time we remember that one in every four Nigerian women has been raped in their lifetime, as is documented in a 2019 NOI Polls. It seems like our grief is reborn whenever we hear a new…
2 May
For every success story; background, hard work, and determination plays an important role. It is how your daily little habits like the food you eat, the songs you listen to, the environment you are exposed to, all work together to influence how you view the world and often, the important life decisions you make. For…
25 Apr
The fabric of our society is made up of diverse people from various socio-cultural backgrounds. In one way or another, we all contribute to making up the whole that is Nigeria. And it is easy to get lost in the sea of people especially if you are not a celebrity, politician, or a celebrity. For…

Guardian Life

8 hours ago
Society today places an insane amount of pressure on people to conform to beauty and weight standards. With the BBL phase at its peak, almost every female is ready to shed off some extra weight for that hourglass figure.  Diet culture, physical fitness and contouring clinics are only a few trends associated with the BBL…
8 hours ago
Robert Durst, the eldest son of a billionaire New York real estate family, will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his best friend, journalist Susan Berman, whom he shot at close range at her home in Los Angeles more than 20 years ago. The court sentenced Durst, 78, to…
9 hours ago
Emmanuel Kojo, the leading man in Disney's Beauty And The Beast theatre production has been suspended following allegations of inappropriate language. Emmanuel Kojo, 29, had been playing the role of the Beast in the musical, the first black actor to do so in the UK, until last Saturday as reported by The Daily Mail. It…
9 hours 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…
9 hours 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…

Music

12 hours 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…
12 hours ago
British soul diva Adele on Friday released comeback single "Easy On Me", in which she shares with the world details of the traumatic six years she has endured since last releasing a record. In that period, the 33-year-old megastar said she suffered a "year of anxiety" in which her marriage fell apart. While her voice…
12 hours ago
Emerging singer Zamorra has released his debut project "Storms and Rainbows". The EP collects his life experiences in eight spectacular songs, charting the evolution of his career from Ondo to Lagos, and the in-betweens which shape the best of any such journey: family, love, pain and eventual triumph. Beginning with "Aiku", a warm record which…
1 day ago
Most of us enjoy good music as a form of relaxation and entertainment after a long day’s work or to start our day. For some reason with appreciation of African culture, African music has been dubbed Afrobeats by Nigerian veteran music star Fela Kuti. This was influenced by Fuji music and Highlife, mixed in with…
2 days ago
Grammy award winner Adele has announced November 19 as the release date for her new album "30". The singer announced the release date of her long-awaited album in a statement on Twitter today. Describing the album as her "ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life," Adele wrote that she considered the…

Film

11 hours 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…
2 days ago
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.…
4 days ago
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…
4 Oct
"Venom: Let There Be Carnage," Sony's latest instalment in its Spider-Man Universe, debuted to pre-pandemic levels atop the North American box office, taking in $90.1 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. The estimated haul for the Friday-through-Sunday period was the biggest three-day launch of the coronavirus pandemic era. "Black Widow" was the previous record-holder…