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18 Nov 2015
Idia Aisien is not just a pretty face on the screen, you might recognize her from her shows on Spice TV. What you don't know however is that she is a woman with a vision and a mind of her own. In this interview, she gives us first hand details of her personality, career, hopes…
3 Nov 2015
It all started as a funny Instagram account. Funny African Pictures (@funny_african_pictures) It has now grown (450,000 followers) from that to a full-scale content services company. Behind this company, is a new generation of creative entrepreneurs, one of whom we speak to here. Before now, they had deliberately remained anonymous. While in the shadows, they…
6 Oct 2015
Emmanuel Luther is from Delta State. He was born into a Christian home, with eight sisters and a brother. He studied Political Science at the Delta State University, Abraka. Since he made his foray into the entertainment world, he has not looked back. In this chat with Myles Igwe, he talks about his passion for…
5 Oct 2015
Emeka Nwarulor is managing consultant of SwiftGiant Company (a growing brand and project management company) and the founder of Big Brand Academy: a personal branding-oriented school committed to empowering entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to becoming strong. Nwarulor, who has been involved in several brand creation projects for startups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), says, “I…
30 Sep 2015
Nneka Ebru (Nee Nwokoro) is of mixed parentage — half Nigerian and half Turkish. The former Turkey international basketballer attended Covenant University, Ota, where she read Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. She was at the Paris School of Business, France, for her doctoral degree in Business Administration. Growing up in a bi-cultural setting, Ebru…
26 Sep 2015
In the fashion scene, Lexy Mojo-Eyes is not new. The fashion expert has been the vanguard and catalyst in the Nigerian and African fashion Industry. He introduced the first major fashion event in Nigeria- Nigerian Fashion Show in 1997. Today unlike years back, every Nigerian designer uses mainly locally assembled materials. He has taken African…
24 Sep 2015
Ayo Lawal is an author, writer, speaker and an entrepreneur, who recently authored two books, In Pursuit of Excellence and Doing the Impossible, which are inspired by his zeal to ensure that readers excel in their life’s journey. According to him, “I believe in God and in excellence. My philosophy is, ‘God is not just…
21 Sep 2015
Walking into her studio this evening, the image that stares is breathtaking: beauty and classic elegance. Detailed and unique craftsmanship are visible in every piece of creation in the display room. Her plum palette also reflects her familiarity with textile prints. Her workspace, filled with memorabilia. Like a musician taking the stage in a command…
19 Sep 2015
BLANCK – FASHION EDITOR For a brief time you were the fashion editor of the digital magazine ‘Blanck’. Having worked as a stylist and creative consultant for many years, why did you decide to move into the publication field? It’s always something that I’ve wanted to do as well. It’s always been part of the…
18 Sep 2015
For Bella Adeleke, being a stylist is more than just dressing the people that she works with. Drawing inspiration from her surroundings, Bella is able to create something out of it and this she does through fashion. With her mother as a fabric merchant and her father as a shoe industrialist, it was by fate…
14 Sep 2015
It was at the just ended exhibition in her Lekki-based gallery that this writer felt the humility of Chief (Mrs.) Monica Oyenike Okundaye. She was everywhere attending to high profile collectors and visitors alike. Safe for her well-designed dark adire and a traditional cap to match, she could be mistaken for one of the many…
8 Sep 2015
Myles Igwe sits down with Wana Udobang who is a culture curator of many talents, with her fingers in many pies. A poet, moderator, broadcaster, documentarian, actress, director/producer and one-time model for a retail chain campaign, she has recently parlayed her influence into social causes- bringing the spotlight to oft ignored issues in society. This…

Guardian Life

1 day ago
Most of its history and culture is lost as the world progresses through modernisation and migration. However, all hope is not lost as certain cultures have found ways to protect their history through oral traditions, written accounts and cultural practices handed down through generations, one of such being Otjize, the red miracle paste of the…
1 day ago
Although it has been approximately 503 years since the demise of Leonardo da Vinci, this prestigious artist somehow still finds time to surface in different eras through his mesmerising artworks. The ingenious artwork Mona Lisa, and more that is known to man, has survived the history of civilization and is still adored by many enthusiasts.…
1 day ago
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A popular fruit choice, there are over 7,000 different apple species and many varieties from sweet red varieties like Red Delicious, Fuji, Gala to tangy green ones. Loaded with many nutrients and antioxidants, apples hold tremendous health benefits, from improving gut health to preventing chronic diseases. Here…
1 day ago
“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack” Coco Chanel Several historical events influenced perceptions that significantly defined the modern-day woman, one of which is the red lipstick. The iconic “red lipstick” has existed for over five thousand years, essentially redefining what characterises the contemporary woman. Though the red lipstick appears small and insignificant, this…
1 day ago
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant have been honoured on the second anniversary of their death by a bronze sculpture temporarily erected at the helicopter crash site where they died. The bronze statue created by Dan Medina depicts Kobe and Gigi wearing basketball uniforms, staring at each other lovingly as Gigi…

Music

3 days ago
FAST-rising Afro-RnB singer, Dimeji Ogaosun, professionally known as Dimi Keye has dropped a soul-stirring extended playlist dubbed, Vibe Sessions.  And within this 5-track EP, the young singer project delves deeper into intimate love plains, creating his strongest body of work so far. With three stellar features from prominent vocalists Nitah, Sai, and Eze, respectively, Dimi Keye…
22 Jan
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
21 Jan
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…
21 Jan
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…
21 Jan
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…

Film

3 days ago
Kanye 'Ye' West has called out Netflix, requesting that he does final edits on his Netflix docuseries before it's presented to the masses. Taking to Instagram on Friday, Ye wrote that he would like to ensure all T's are crossed and I's dotted before he green lights the three-part series Jeen-Yuhs. "I'm going to say this…
3 days ago
Stella Damasus has revealed on her Instagram page that her mother has passed on. The 43-year-old actress just celebrated the 11th anniversary of her father’s death in January 2021.  The actress who announced her mother’s death shared a  picture of her mother with a caption that read “This is not goodbye, it’s TILL WE MEET…
21 Jan
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…