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Travel and Places

18 Jul
When I stepped on the platform of the Kano train station on a chilly harmattan morning in December of 2017, I had no knowledge of the adventure I was about to embark on as I had never been on a train before. But about 2 days and some hours later when I arrived in Lagos,…
11 Jul
A few days ago, an American Twitter user shared a video thread of a trip she and 18 other people took to Jamaica. The posts got a lot of engagement and as at the time of this writing, the first video she shared has over 2.3 million views and has been shared over 17 thousand…
4 Jul
1. New Yam Festival Yam is a staple in West Africa and a typical food you find around Nigeria. Unlike other foods, yam is quite different and much respected. It is more than food. In the very old days, commonly in the southern part of Nigeria, barns of yams show the wealth of a person,…
28 Jun
Take me back to the good old days when one could just book a flight and travel almost anywhere in the world on a whim. Days before the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crippled virtually every industry and all spheres of human life. The good old days when one could have breakfast in Lagos and set…
20 Jun
Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. The city serves as the cultural and economic centre of the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of 2010, Atlanta is the seventh-most visited city in the United States, with over 35 million visitors per year. Visit the Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium is…
13 Jun
Go tanning/beaching The name Lagos is a Portuguese word that means lakes. You can’t visit Lagos without seeing at least one beach. There are numerous to pick from; among them are Tarkwa Bay, Elegushi, Jara, and Badagry. Galleries/Museum If you snooze, you lose in Lagos. However, staring and slowing your thought into a piece of…
6 Jun
Turkey occupies a unique geographic position, lying partly in Asia and partly in Europe. Turkey has a very diverse culture that is a blend of various elements of the Eastern Mediterranean, Western Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, with Eastern European and Caucasian traditions, which started with the Westernisation of the Ottoman Empire and still continues…
30 May
Retiring to a foreign land offers a chance to see more of the world and in most cases, a lower cost of living. To determine which countries are the best for retirees, International Living uses a scoring system that measures a variety of factors, including: housing, benefits & discounts, visas & residence, fitting in/entertainment, development,…
23 May
It is said that the beautiful country of Namibia is Africa for beginners. The Southern African country is famous for its other-worldly scenery, ethereal starry skies, stunning coastline, colossal dunes, vast deserts, incredible wildlife, and epic adventure opportunities! Officially known as the Republic of Namibia, the country shares its western border with the Atlantic Ocean…
16 May
A frustrated Nigerian traveller once wrote on Twitter: Having a traveller’s soul and a Nigerian passport has to be the top two worst combinations in the world. Many of us wish just to be woken up one weekend morning and hear, “Hi dear, let’s pack our bags and travel to destination Z”, as we see…
10 May
Travelling opens you up to a new world of experiences, tastes and people. This is why the thought of travelling alone can be equally exciting and daunting as on one hand, you're thrilled by the lure of new experiences and on the other hand anxious about your safety. Preparation, some common sense along with some…
2 May
Bring out your sunglasses, your picnic blanket, board games and enjoy a picnic with your family and friends. Listed below are some of the best picnic spots in Nigeria. Crushed Rock, Mpape, Abuja Crushed Rock is an abandoned quarry in Mpape, Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The quarry was opened in 1977, just a year…

Guardian Life

28 mins ago
Facebook plans to rebrand itself with a new name next week in a bid to distance itself from multiple scandals. The social media site - Facebook- may likely retain its moniker, but the parent company, Facebook Inc., which also owns Instagram and Whatsapp, will rebrand. The Verge reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to…
1 hour ago
Her sexually explicit protests have been likened to pornography, but Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi says sex is the most effective -- and entertaining -- way to shake people out of their apathy. "I learnt very early that there are some topics in Uganda that are tired and... the only way to capture attention…
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…

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…