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1 Mar 2019
Nigerian Senator, Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe was born today, March 1, 1955, in Aba, Abia state. The now 64-year-old Senator got his WASSCE from Government College Umuahia in 1974. He went on to the University of Benin, where he received a bachelor's degree economics in 1979 and a master's degree in economics in 1982. Abaribe was elected to the Senate in 2007 and has been…
26 Feb 2019
With the weather in Lagos so hot, amazing, was being picked up by LadiPoe at the bus stop. Interesting was having the interview session in his car. Striking about his clothing was his cap which buttresses when I say he is an acutely private person. “My private life allows me to create good music, keeps…
25 Feb 2019
Nigeria’s former Head of State Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was born on this day. February 25 in 1925 in Shagari village, founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’I Shagari. He attended Kaduna College in 1941 and graduated in 1944. That same year, he enrolled at the Teachers Training College (TTC), Kaduna. In 1951, Shagari entered politics…
19 Feb 2019
Florence Ita Giwa was born on this day in 1946 in Cross River to former staff of “The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper” and “The West African Pilot,” Beatrice Bassey-Ita. To many, Ita Giwa is known as “Mama Bakassi.” To some, she is the wife of the veteran journalist, Dele Giwa. Still, to some, she is a…
12 Feb 2019
Maka is a musician, unlike any other. A soul/jazz singer who raps and also has a background in law Maka looks everything like you’d expect someone of her background to look like: like no one else. She steps into The Alley in an ankara top, a beaded African patterned choker and black cycling shorts to…
11 Feb 2019
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on the 16 July 1990 in a polygamous home. Having been exposed to music from church, King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and Bob Manuel, Balogun who was known by the name Lil Prinz released a church album with his church friends, Glorious Five at the age of 11. In 2009,…
6 Feb 2019
Patrick Okedinachi Utomi was born on this day in 1956 to Delta-Igbo parents in Kaduna. His parents were staunch Christians. As such, he attended several missionary schools. A dedicated and intelligent student, he finished his secondary education at 15. Unlike now when people within this age bracket can go to the university, the accepted age…
David Oyelowo
4 Feb 2019
David Oyelowo was born to Yoruba parents in Oxford, England. He, however, spent his formative years in London before moving to Lagos He attended a boarding school in Lagos before they moved to Islington when he was 14. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the City and Islington College to study theatre. He moved to the…
28 Jan 2019
Andre Tyler Iguodala was born on the 28th of January 1984 to a Nigerian father and an African American mother in Illinois. While in secondary school, he consistently maintained excellent grades and clinched awards such as All-Conference academic honours, was on the National Honor Roll, State Journal Student-Athlete of the Week several times and gained…
Dare Olaitan
28 Jan 2019
Dare Olaitain’s second film "Knock Out Blessing" is many things, part thriller and part political commentary. But the most striking element is its range of female characters uplifting the story with their drive, agency and strength. Merging on his first feature film "Ojukokoro" released in 2017, "Knock Out Blessing" has ushered in Olaitan and he…
Charles Onu Ubenwa
21 Jan 2019
Young Nigerians are definitely making giant strides in the sector of technology through innovative ideas and creativity that pushes the needle in the 21st century. Below is a rundown of young Nigerians in technology: Obi Omile The twenty-seven-year-old Nigeran is the co-founder and chief executive officer of The Cut. For his works, Obi Omile was…
21 Jan 2019
Hakeem Olajuwon was born to a family of cement business owners in Lagos. Like most Nigerians his age, he grew up playing football. It was not until he turned 17 that he started playing basketball. He played for Nigeria in the All-Africa Games in 1980 before he left for the University of Houston to work…

Guardian Life

1 day 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…
1 day 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,…
1 day 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…
1 day 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…
1 day ago
Netflix has our lips and the media buzzing after the release of one of its new Korean Based series “Squid Game”. Hitting number 1 in the streaming service around the world, is a sign that a large percentage of individuals are raving for the show for untold reasons which has led many to assume and…

Music

2 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…
2 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...
2 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
3 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…
3 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

3 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…
3 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…