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Njideka Agbo

17 May 2020
In the early 1990s, a Nigerian businessman, Kenneth Nnebue, had just shipped in empty videocassettes from Taiwan. To hasten the sales of the cassettes, the business-minded Nnebue decided to write alongside Okechukwu Ogunjiofor and shoot Nigeria’s first home video in 1992, Living in Bondage. No sooner had it hit the streets of Lagos than the…
15 Mar 2020
Onyeka Onwenu walks into The Guardian justifiably tired. For someone who has been stuck in Lagos’ traffic for more than four hours, Onwenu, who is not known to be late, tries to put on a smile. Less than five minutes after she settles in, the call of a fan who grew up listening to her…
1 Mar 2020
“A sanctuary of beauty to an ugly world” is the mantra that hits you as you walk into Nike Art Gallery. Hit by the sudden warmth that greets you, you can feel your heart affirm that this is one of the “wow-effect” moments you will ever experience. On one side of the entrance is a…
19 Jan 2020
Full of life and almost immediately chatty, Kemi Odusanya, Femi S.A Bayode, and George Fenemigh Jolomi are three of the 2.2 billion people around the world whose vision is impaired. Patience to correct and educate, these three are among the 15% of Nigerians who have made it their life’s goal to give hope to those…
Bankulli
22 Dec 2019
Watch The Throne-Kanye West and Jay-Z Yeezus- Kanye West Lion King The Gift- Beyonce Oliver Twist with cameos from Kanye, Big Sean, Pusha T, Hit-Boy- D’banj Lion King: The Gift- Beyonce The records don’t lie. Grammy nominee, Abisagboola Oluseun Yeezuz known as Bankulli is the connector of the dots to the Ts. Notably known for…
8 Dec 2019
The week was spectacular indeed with many delightful surprises that caught those involved off-guard. Each story giving us hope of a better future. From getting the attention of a president to making history and to fixing past errors, here is a rundown of the week: Shining Light United States President Donald Trump praised a Nigerian artist,…
24 Nov 2019
Paybac iBoroPaybac iBoro is one of the best to do it…Attracting the attention of Juelz Santanas and respected rappers in the game, Paybac ibORO has gained following and this is partly due to his ‘deep’ thought process which reflects in his lyrics. The Guardian Life caught up with the Headies award nominee to discuss rap,…
17 Nov 2019
Lady Maiden Ibru walks in a few minutes later than scheduled apologizing profusely for “wasting our time” while insisting she “has to explain why she was late because we have been waiting.” “We are all humans and I can’t be keeping you waiting for long,” she says apologetically. While a stranger might be taken by…
10 Nov 2019
“I want to do you, whatever you want, Ireti Doyle hums and moves to the rhythm of “Blow my mind”, Davidos’ single featuring American artist, Chris Brown as I walk into the dressing room.  “It’s her best song,” Tony our stylist chips in. “And I like Burna Boy. I know all the lyrics to his…
29 Sep 2019
In 2018, in a street in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial and trade capital, a 23-year-old has posted a picture of his artwork that takes after a photograph: a realistic face of a man interlaced with two men fighting. The image bears a simple message: “My name is Ken Nwadiogbu, I am 23 and this is…
Say NoTo Xenophobia
16 Sep 2019
In 1948, after the Nationalist Party took over the affairs of South Africa, attempts to define segregation came into play. In what would become South Africa’s darkest reign of terror, the Apartheid evoked sentiments that would later alter the mental capacity of the black majority in the African nation. During this time, the Nationalist Party…
25 Aug 2019
The third sentence in her Twitter bio is direct and unambiguous - You would either love me or hate me and either one is perfectly okay! Often maligned for her stance on national issues in Nigeria by pro-government voices, she is not a run-off-the-mill activist. Her penchant for naming names has earned her truckloads of…

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