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2 days 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…
3 days ago
Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch whisky, has officially unveiled E-Money and KCEE as new brand ambassadors for Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Landing the announcement with a finely curated short film that showcases the luxurious world of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Ifeoma Agu, Marketing Manager, Int’l Premium Spirits & Reserve Brands, Guinness Nigeria, formally…
4 days ago
Bryant Ugonna Irele, Nigerian-born Los Angeles based designer is the founder of Lykos Gonna. The fashion forward brand that gives a whole new meaning to streetwear and identity. Speaking to the Guardian Life, he talks about his admiration for fashion, connection to his roots, and the role of God in his success. Who is Bryant…
10 Oct
Joy Meribe, Nigerian-born Italian designer, made headlines after she opened Milan Fashion Week. The eponymous brand is a black owned luxury brand that makes references to Afro culture. Speaking to the Guardian Life, she talks about fate, and what makes Joy Meribe unique. You are the first Nigerian to debut your runway collection on the…
3 Oct
Eniola Akinbo, popularly known as Niyola is famous for her beautiful songs; however, she has been away from the music scene for a long time now. Making an entry into the Nigerian film scene, Niyola plays a lead role in the Netflix Original, “Swallow”. Speaking to the Guardian Life team, she details her journey into…
1 Oct
Within the media circle in Nigeria, Victoria Eze is a personality par excellence. The Celebrity TV host and producer, professionally known as Mizvick, has carved a trademark for herself as one of the most vibrant media personalities within the entertainment industry. Without dropping her guard, the young maverick has now created a new TV series…
26 Sep
Tunde Owolabi, quit his day job to embrace Africa’s gift of Aso-oke, and is steadily attracting African culture enthusiasts. In this interview with the Guardian Life, he talks about his drive, how Aso-oke chose him and what makes it special to him. A not-so-little birdie told us that Ethnik was inspired by your love for…
26 Sep
After months of development and writing, Showrunner Heidi Uys handed over the reins of Castle & Castle Season 2 to two talented Directors; Kayode Kasum and Walter Tayluer. Their mandate was clear, give fans of the highly anticipated show a season that would be worth the three-year wait. For hotshot Kayode Kasum, this was his…
19 Sep
Precious Gaza has been instrumental in developing workshops for young digital entrepreneurs that are geared towards creating a better understanding of the mindset and business and how to sustain all round healthy business performance. In less than two years, she has trained, coached and taught over 5000+ individuals. A sickle warrior and advocate who seeks…
12 Sep
Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as RMD, has graced our screen for a very long time, and has given us a very good show over the years. It is therefore no surprise that together with Dakore Egbuson-Akande, a seasoned actor, they have both done another amazing job with the series, ‘Castle and Castle’. They had…
6 Sep
Chuma Anagbado is an artist par excellence. With a vibrancy in his designs that speak of the innate appreciation of African arts, The Guardian Life speaks to him on his inspiration, his love for disciplined lines, and the African dynamism. Tell us about your background and how it has influenced your design? I was born…
3 Sep
Born in Los Angeles, rapper Camarii began his career in Inglewood, a hyper-vibrant hip-hop landscape. Camarii's emergence on the music side didn't come as a surprise to anyone who knows him. He was greatly inspired by ace rappers like Lil Wayne, Drake among others, and began his on and off when these artists were still…
31 Aug
Paul Femi Ashiru popularly known as Paulash Panache is an award-winning show and club promoter, musician, brand strategist, and social media influencer. He is known as Lituation King on his Instagram with over 80,000 followers where he shares his events and club tour photos. Paulash Panache has become a house name and his ability to…

Guardian Life

19 mins ago
Comedian and magician Phil Butler has died at the age of 51. His cause of death remains unknown as it has not yet been announced. Phil’s agents Chris Davis Management issued a statement following his sad passing. Sharing a statement on Twitter, they confirmed: It is with huge sadness we have to announce the passing…
29 mins ago
Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has opened up on her weight loss noting that she understands why people are obsessed.  The actress says her 60-lb. weight loss is not only about size but "about loving yourself and loving the journey that you're on." She noted that she is getting more attention now that she has…
48 mins ago
Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye after a Los Angeles court approved his application. The U.S rapper formally requested to change his name to Ye (pronounced "yay") in August after filing legal documents - citing "personal reasons" for the name change. He has now successfully dropped his full name - Kanye Omari…
2 hours ago
Meghan Markle's estranged father on Tuesday pleaded with his daughter to let him see his grandchildren. Thomas Markle told ITV's Good Morning Britain programme that "we're at a point where I think both of us, we should grow up, talk, make up for the sake of the children." "This is ridiculous, almost four years, it's…
2 hours ago
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has paid her ex-husband Kanye West $23million for their Hidden Hills estate amid divorce. Kim Kardashian is now the official owner of the luxurious Hidden Hills estate she had purchased with Kanye West. The Kardashian had filed for divorce from Kanye West last year after six years of marriage. However,…

Music

3 days 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…
3 days 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...
3 days 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
4 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…
4 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

4 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…
4 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…
13 Oct
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…