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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…
18 Apr
Often, when excellent films are produced, we forget about the efforts put behind the scene. These efforts serve as the bedrock of the success of the films. These are the things Kemi Lala simply called Lala and Chioma Omeruah, better known as Chigul opened up to the Guardian Life team about in the making of…
11 Apr
To a random observer, the love between Temi-Ami Williams and Cynthia Ebijie is undeniable as the duo prepared for their photoshoot. As the expert hands of a makeup artist worked on Temi’s face and a hairstylist worked on Cynthia’s hair some few metres away, the ladies’ light banter filled the dressing room of The Guardian…
4 Apr
In many ways than one, the crowd that thronged the old Oshodi, years before the megacity renovations that changed the landscape of the country's most populous city, encapsulates the life of the average Nigerian. Sucked into their own realities and lured by their aspirations, they trudge along, indifferent to the bumps and the commotion yet…
28 Mar
To many Nigerians, Jude Akuwudike’s name and face are not exactly familiar. The closest he got to a film remotely Nigerian was when he played Dada Goodblood in the film adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation. But that can hardly subtract from his skills and accomplishments as an actor. Jude becoming an actor…
21 Mar
It was the year 2017 and Union Bank had just won ‘Best Brand Development to Reflect Changed Mission / Vision / Positioning’ at the Transform MENA awards in Dubai. This award soon became a subject of conversation within and outside the Bank. For years, Union Bank, while upholding loyalty at its core, was in competition…
14 Mar
There are about 6 guests in the sitting room when The Guardian Life team walks into Mrs Titilope Olubisi Ejimagwa’s sitting room. “I was supposed to have a meeting, but they said that they will hold on,” she adds apologetically. We would later find that they are there to present her with an award of…
7 Mar
“Sometimes, all you need is a symbol,” screams a celebratory ad showing an Ankara scarf without a face. The viral photo was created by a Nigerian graphics designer, Onuorah, one of the many Nigerians who cannot join the #BeLikeNgozi Challenge- a challenge started by the founder of Lifebank, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, to celebrate the appointment of…
28 Feb
"Cryptocurrency is generally regarded as an electronic or digital currency that is issued by largely unknown, unregulated elements, using computer codes that are basically meant to encrypt or hide information about both the transactions and the operators and in a sense, it is money that is created out of thin air. "Put another way, distinguished…
21 Feb
Rimini Haraya Makama is a walking ground of possibilities. With extensive experience in technology policy, strategic communications, market expansion and business development, Rimini currently leads Microsoft’s global market expansion efforts for Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud), a part of the Microsoft Gaming organisation. Her impact in organisations earned her a place in the Forbes “20 Youngest…
14 Feb
In shorts and a tee-shirt, the pop star, Joeboy enters The Guardian studio with his team. His calm demeanour is quite revealing in the first meeting. Subsequently, during the interview and photoshoot, it is evident that the calmness is not the only thing striking about him; his intelligence is also telling. The Beginning Going through…
7 Feb
Anne Taylor’s words, “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them” perfectly captures the life of Mr. Greg Utomwen Ogbeifun, a man whose life and contribution to society will continue to speak for his generation for many years to come. In…

Guardian Life

2 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…
8 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,…
9 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…
11 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…
12 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…