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7 Nov 2016
Beauty they say is in the eye of the beholder and we have seen a significant number of people who have made their mark in the beauty and makeup industry here in Nigeria. Per Statista, the United States is the biggest cosmetic market in the world. It is estimated that its total revenue will exceed…
24 Oct 2016
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ― Karl Lagerfeld   In the beginning of the 21st century, we could count the number of diversified and professional photographers in Nigeria on our fingers. This number has seen some drastic improvement over the years and today,…
17 Oct 2016
For the longest time, there has been a clear distinction between the fashion industry and the technology industry. This distinction, if we had decided to dig deeper, would have proven to be unnecessary. Slowly this boundary has begun to fade and these industries have begun to see the importance and relevance of one another.  …
9 Oct 2016
The word ‘model’ is gotten from the Middle French word modelle, which can best describe a person with a role to promote, display or advertise a commercial product mostly in the line of fashion. Models also serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or muse for photographers.  to pose…
1 Oct 2016
The best thing about being in this current generation is the fact that we have been given the privilege to witness creative talents and connect with them in more ways than we can imagine. The other great thing is that people aren’t limiting themselves to only one form of creative expression and income generation. We…
25 Sep 2016
If you’ve been paying close attention to the Nigerian music industry, one thing you may have noticed is that femcees come and go. There was once a time when we had a good number of them standing strong in the game. We listened to their lyrics and smiled because not only were they good, but…
13 Sep 2016
In recent times fashion has moved from a place of discomfort and suffering to a place where we are comfortable with and love what we wear. In many ways, the Orange Culture brand represents that with the feminine touch that spreads from the patterns, to the cuts and the overall appearance of the outfits. The…
4 Sep 2016
Tosin Ajibade, aka Mr. Eazi, is the musical whirlwind that has recently taken over the African music industry and has continued to do so at an incredible pace. He is a Ghanaian - Nigerian World music recording artist whose sound is heavily influenced by a mix of genres that has allowed him to create a…
28 Aug 2016
What is music to you? Something you listen to in passing, or something that starts in your soul and flows out of you? A lot of musicians will say that the music is in their hearts, but how many of them truly embody this? The answer is not very many, and definitely none like Cobhams…
14 Aug 2016
In honor of the beautiful season of summer and all that it represents, we have created the first G.L summer editorial. Summer is the youthful season of all seasons; it boasts of fun, colours, happiness and a tale of unending happiness. We should know all about this, seeing as it is forever summer here in…
31 Jul 2016
Beauty is never really considered a serious subject in an open discussion, unless it is between those already deeply involved in the field. Speak even less of how it is considered as an industry in Nigeria. According to Franchise Help, the American beauty industry generated $56.2 billion in 2015. And I’m not just talking about…
25 Jul 2016
According to the National Bureau of Statistics in Nigeria, youth unemployment rose to 21.50% in the first quarter of 2016. And it’s not just Nigeria that has an unemployment problem. At the 51st annual meeting of the board of governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that took place in Lusaka in May, 2016, the…

Guardian Life

1 day ago
Do you feel hesitant to ask your partner about committing at first because you aren’t quite sure that this is what they want for the long term? Do you suddenly develop cold feet when you want to ask real relationship questions not because you are afraid that this is who you want, but you are…
1 day ago
Yam is one of nature’s gifts that has variety: Fried yam, boiled yam, pounded yam. While all these are more familiar in Nigeria, we’d be looking at yam balls. Wondering what that is? I have got you. INGREDIENTS Yam (Diced) All-purpose flour Onion (Chopped) Cooking oil Butter Sardine Egg (Separate egg white from yolk) Bread…
1 day ago
Picture this, you set a nail appointment, arrive at the store, and your nail tech asks, what shape? Before you respond, you should probably give a second thought to what each nail shape means. As the beauty world evolves, nails have not been left behind; nail shapes, styles, and colours have grown in the last…
1 day ago
Famous French designer Thierry Mugler died aged 73. A statement on his official Facebook account that confirmed Mugler’s death read "We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday, January 23rd 2022.” Mugler was known for his iconic looks with broad shoulders and sharp tailoring inspired by 1940s and 50s…
1 day ago
A former FBI agent has corroborated claims that Jamie Spears spied on his daughter Britney during her conservatorship using a ''secret recording device in Ms. Spears's bedroom.' E! News reports that Matthew Rosengart, Britney's lawyer, had filed a declaration on behalf of former FBI agent Sherine Ebadi who backed assertations that Jamie had instructed Black…

Music

3 days ago
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
4 days ago
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…
4 days ago
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…
4 days ago
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…
19 Jan
Afrobeats superstar Wizkid has announced the indefinite postponement of his Made In Lagos Canada tour.  The singer shared this update in a post to his Twitter account on Wednesday. He noted that scheduled stops for the tour would no longer proceed this month as planned.  The post reads, "Due to existing and public health measures being introduced…

Film

4 days ago
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…
18 Jan
Joss Whedon has claimed Gal Gadot misunderstood him on set. The ‘Justice League’ director has responded to allegations made by the actress - who played Wonder Woman in the film - on set, suggesting there was a language barrier when communicating with the French star. Speaking to a New York magazine, Joss Whedon said, “I…