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3 Oct
Cities began to emerge as the trade between Britain, the early Portuguese and the territory now called Nigeria expanded rapidly, cutting across every part of the North and South. Cityscapes and landscapes were among the earliest photography subjects. Gidan Makama – If you understand the walls, you can break through the culture of the great…
26 Sep
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city has two informal nicknames; "The Green City in the Sun", which is derived from the city's foliage and…
19 Sep
Cyprus is a jewel in the Mediterranean that was coveted by several world empires throughout history, including the empires of the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Ottoman, Roman and even the Arabs. The island nation is situated at the north-eastern end of the Mediterranean basin. It is the third largest and third most populous island in the…
12 Sep
Oftentimes, when we are packing for air travel, we end up packing a lot of items ‘just in case.’ Sometimes we even have to pay for excess luggage and at the end of the day, we don’t use half of those items. The importance of packing light cannot be over-emphasised. It not only saves you…
11 Sep
Not that you should write off going on an African safari to Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia or visit the pyramids of Egypt off your bucket list. There are many great countries on the African continent that may not get the notoriety they deserve and may not rank high on your search engine when searching for African…
29 Aug
Although it is famous for its windmills, fields of tulips, and a labyrinth of romantic canals, the Netherlands offers so much more. The low-lying country is located in Western Europe (and also has territories in the Caribbean). Exploring the Netherlands is easy; due to its relatively small size, you can reach almost any location within…
24 Aug
Nigeria has some of the most captivating wildlife on the planet but where can you see the best of the country’s creatures? Here are five locations that any wildlife enthusiasts should have on their lists of places to visit. Ogba Zoo and Nature Park This gorgeous state-owned zoological park, located in Benin City, was established…
23 Aug
A road trip is a long-distance journey on the road typically traveled by automobile. The thought of travelling long distances alone can be quite intimidating, however, with good planning, it can be one of the most exciting journeys. You don’t need to put in a ton of effort planning out your entire trip ahead of…
15 Aug
Asia is the largest and most populous continent on Earth, which is no surprise for its abundance of culture, beautiful landscapes, and of course, natural wonders. Listed below are some of our favourite natural wonders in Asia: Living Root Bridges, India The living bridges of Cherrapunji, India are made from the roots of the Ficus…
8 Aug
Honeymoons are a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so when you do it, you’ve got to do it right. Africa offers an abundance of choices for couples seeking to indulge in a romantic getaway. Below are five top honeymoon destinations in Africa: Maasai Mara, Kenya The Maasai Mara is one of the most famous safari destinations in Africa.…
1 Aug
“When I looked out in the morning, it is as if I had waked in Utopia”- George Eliot Sitting at the top of Carlton Hill and overlooking the city of Edinburgh, it is easy to fall in love one more time with a city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again; thoughts rushing…
28 Jul
On a remote island in Breidafjordur Bay off the west coast of Iceland, a thousand-year-old harvest takes place -- the hunt for elusive eiderdown, used to make some of the world's best duvets and quilts. The handpicked down sells for thousands of euros (dollars) a kilo, catering to those looking for exclusive products. Every summer,…
25 Jul
The most expensive hotel in the world is not located on land but in a submarine named Lover’s Deep underneath the ocean in St. Lucia, an island country in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. From $292,000 (€258,000) per night, lovers can spend an evening submerged…

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Harry Styles
1 day ago
British singer Harry Styles has reportedly joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Eros, the god of love and sex.  The former one direction singer has joined the Marvel Comics Universe after being cast in The Eternals series. A Variety reporter confirmed Styles' new role at the screening of The Eternals in LA. He wrote, "Big reveal…
1 day 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…
1 day 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…
1 day 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…
1 day 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…

Music

4 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…
4 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...
4 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
15 Oct
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…
15 Oct
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

15 Oct
  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…
15 Oct
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…