Dominating airwaves in 2011 with his hit song [and second release] “Dami Duro”, David Adeleke made a bold statement by leading with his affluent origin story in a time when the more accepted narrative for artistes was one of coming from nothing. The uptempo song with rattling drums and electric melody on which Davido announced himself as “Omo Baba Olowo” burned his name into the minds of listeners and highlighted his individuality, energy, and sheer will to entertain. Davido talks to GuardianTV about his music, legacy, and philanthropy
Céline Dion's life, love and power ballads come to the big screen as "Aline" tops the box office here in France. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why she was charmed and entertained by Valérie Lemercier's take on Quebec's most famous musical export.
In the space of just a few years, the small Central American nation of Costa Rica has become a global laboratory for decarbonisation. Costa Rica is the world's only tropical country that has managed to reverse the process of deforestation: forests now cover more than half its surface. It’s also one of the few countries to get almost all its electricity (99 percent) from renewable sources. Costa Rica's inspiring and bold example reflects badly on major world powers, which have considerably more resources available to achieve their climate goals. Our regional correspondents Laurence Cuvillier and Matthieu Comin report.
In Portugal's Agueda valley, south of Porto, the bike manufacturing industry is flourishing, particularly for electric bicycles. No other EU country makes more bikes than Portugal. The nation of 10 million inhabitants, or just over 2 percent of the EU population, produces a quarter of the bloc's bicycles. This reindustrialisation success story is the consequence of a growing passion for cycling in Europe. Our regional correspondents report.
Bolaji Balogun, a man who is determined never to stay idle. He goes back and forth every day trying his best at work like every man who wants to put food on the table and a roof over his head will do. This is the story of a hard-working young Lagosian pushing cart to make ends meet inside the popular spare-part Ladipo market in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.
Wall-scaling artists have painted a mural of Lionel Messi in the Argentinian town where he was born 34 years ago. The mural covers one end of a four-story apartment building in the La Bajada neighborhood of Rosario where the star lived as a child, and faces the primary school he attended.
The book, 'The Nigerian Flagship' authored by Aaron Ukodie and Seun Ogunseitan, tells the story behind the creation of the paper and its founding publisher, Alex Uruemu Ibru. The 600-page book captures first-hand memoirs of experiences by former staff, narrating what went into the creation of the iconic brand that is called The Guardian. Alex Ibru (1 March 1945 – 20 November 2011) was a Nigerian businessman, founder, and publisher of The Guardian newspaper and the former Minister of Internal Affairs from 1993 to 1995.
South Africa's community of aficionados of sneakers has been growing since the 1990s. Trendy dressers are willing to fork out as much as 100,000 rand (USD4,500) for their footwear.
The story of Leah Sharibu's capture and her continued detention by the Boko Haram insurgents as a result of her defiance of compromise and refusal to renounce her faith is the stuff of legend. Leah, then 14, was abducted with 109 other girls of the Dapchi Technical College. Of the 110 girls abducted, five died in captivity while 104 were released on March 20, 2018. Leah Sharibu alone was not released because she refused to renounce her faith and convert to Islam as demanded by her captors.
8 Oct 2020
Oloture is the story of a young, naive Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking.
2 Oct 2020
It has been a 60-year journey loaded with ups and downs. We have had moments when we suffered together, cried together, and laughed together. We have been knocked down but, as Nigerians, we always got back up. And as Nigeria marks 60 years of independence, we recall these evergreen moments that have shaped our history and our story.