February 11, 2018 Zeta

His gait, full beard, and clean-shaven head make him seem overpowering to some, but behind that facade lies an easygoing and pleasant personality. The creative director of eponymous fashion brand Mai Atafo has built a premium lifestyle brand using his experience in marketing and branding and his love for fashion to create a synergy for the perfect success story. Firmly rooted in the Nigerian creative space, Atafo exudes a sartorial elegance that makes him a model for upcoming fashion brands in the country. The designer has had an interesting career in the fashion industry that spans different facets of clothes…

February 4, 2018 Zeta

A typical love story is what it is: boy meets girl, they fall in love, there’s a major conflict, they resolve it and they live happily ever after. That’s an example of what The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is all about. But there is more: the movie is layered with subplots woven to create a distinct identity for the movie. Perhaps that’s what made it sell out at its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which identified it as a “hidden gem”. Directed by Ishaya Bako, it tells a story of a struggling chef, Ope (Zainab Balogun) who returns…

January 28, 2018 Zeta

When Adenrele Sonariwo returned to Nigeria in 2010, her mind was set on revving up the Nigerian art scene. Her accounting background notwithstanding, Sonariwo made personal sacrifices to achieve that aim. A few years down the line, Rele has become a fixture in the Nigerian art scene, becoming a go-to place for top-of-the-range exhibitions in the process. Sonariwo has gone on to curate and oversee several commercially and critically successful and high-profile art exhibitions by artists who challenged the boundaries of art and engaged in provocative subjects and techniques, within and outside Lagos. To read more, click here!   [gallery…

January 21, 2018 Zeta

In the last two decades, the Nigerian music scene has evolved exponentially giving rise to a number of stars, who have gone ahead to become some of the greatest voices in music from Africa to the world. More recently, another evolution has begun to occur and, although it’s still relatively fresh, some of these amazing new musicians are already blazing their own trails. Guardian Life caught up with four of these eclectic new voices—Lady Donli, Odunsi The Engine, Santi and Maka—to discuss the music scene, their art and their plans for the future. To read more, click here! [gallery type=”slideshow”…