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18 Jul
Nestled in the heart of Africa, there is an alcoholic drink called Palmwine. This fizzy drink distilled from the African Palm tree is peculiar to the culture of West Africans. It is also iconic for being a midwife of one of Africa’s most prominent music genres dubbed, Palmwine music. This genre is also called Highlife…
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…

Guardian Life

3 hours ago
The quest of excellence has been the Rémy Martin trademark since 1724, a brand with the constant dedication of creating quality cognac. Since it’s global launch in October 2019 , #TEAMUPFOREXCELLENCE, the brand's new platform reflects Rémy Martin's values of authenticity, audacity and generosity. The campaign draws from these core values of the brand to…
9 hours ago
Like all other natural skincare products, Borage seed oil is a beauty-boosting wonder oil now making waves in the skincare sphere. Often found in face oils and serums, this oil doubles as both an antioxidant and hydration. As an added advantage, this golden elixir is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a well-known skin-soothing agent. So,…
10 hours ago
There is no such thing as a beneficial bad breath. There is no such thing as waiting till the food is properly digested before deciding to brush your teeth. There is no such thing as gurgling and popping a mint in your mouth to substitute for actually brushing your teeth. None! While we have daily…
12 hours ago
On Friday, October 8th 2021, Nigeria Health Watch hosted its maiden edition of the #HealthMeetsArt Gala to celebrate women in all their diversity. Themed ‘Celebrating Womanhood’, it brought together stakeholders from diverse sectors to increase awareness and provide a forum for discussion on how we can break down the structural barriers that prevent women and…
13 hours ago
Odion Tobi is a visual artist who tells stories with afro-centric and surrealistic designs. Some of his digital artworks were recently showcased at the Coin Geek conference in New York. In this interview with the Guardian Life, he talks about digital arts and taking his work into the NFT space. How did you first become…

Music

1 day 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…
1 day 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...
1 day 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
2 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…
2 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

2 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…
2 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…
4 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.…
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…