Month: December 2019

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Nelson C.JDecember 31, 2019

What Pamilerin’s Twitter suspension tells us about our changing celebrity culture

Less than a day after the suspension of his second Twitter account, Social Media personality and marketing strategist Adegoke Pamilerin ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 31, 2019

The best performing politicians of the month

2019 was a mixed bag for the Nigerian political class post-President Buhari second term. From the good, the bad and ...

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EditorDecember 31, 2019

See who won the popular vote for the Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2019 | Overall winner (Editor’s Pick) to be announced January 1st 2020

It has taken us the larger part of the month to collate all of your votes, but we finally have ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 31, 2019

5 Things that Should Matter Today: BBNaija star Tacha has ended her management deal with Teebillz

BBNaija star Tacha Akide has announced the end of her management deal with Teebillz. She announced this in a statement ...

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SponsorDecember 31, 2019

Access Bank named Most Sustainable Bank at 2019 CBN Sustainability Awards

Access Bank Plc., was recently acknowledged as the Most Sustainable Bank in Nigeria for the third consecutive time at the ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 30, 2019

Here are the funny tweets we saw from Nigerians on the internet today

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

Can we get excited about ‘Americanah’ at this point?

With the announcement of a series-adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ by HBO in September came a lot of skepticism ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

The arguments are over but the rights of LGBTQ Nigerians are still not taken seriously

The LGBT discourse which made the rounds on Twitter late last week after Feminist, Gender-Equality advocate and award-winning Documentary filmmaker ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 30, 2019

We’re going into 2020 with an infrastructural funding crisis

One of the major campaign promises of the Buhari administration during its first and second election runs was the promise ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 30, 2019

Ijeoma Nwogwugwu profiles Omoyele Sowore: The brazenly fearless | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

As I write this, Omoyele Sowore has been released from the custody of the DSS, the Nigerian secret police. He ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2019

Chude Jideonwo: Why Naira Marley is the Culture Icon of the Year

Naira Marley can smell your fear. He can smell your desperate need to be liked and approved of. He can smell the ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2019

‘Segun’s life affirms that there is integrity in enabling others’ | Raphael Duntoye profiles Segun Agbaje (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

This year, Guaranty Trust Bank welcomed hundreds of vendors and thousands of guests to shop, network and engage in with ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2019

Shina Peters, Dbanj, Wande Coal and Zlatan join Alibaba January 1st 2020 concert

The growing list of A list artists confirmed for Alibaba’s January 1st 2020 retro themed concert continue to swell, legendary ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 30, 2019

5 Things that Should Matter Today: Obasanjo warns of an impending bankruptcy under Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned of an impending bankruptcy under the Buhari-led administration over its penchant for loans. Speaking at ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 29, 2019

Concerts shouldn’t cost attendees their money and their lives

A typical Lagos music concert has the potential for explosive disorderliness; depending on the artist and the crowd they’re able ...

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SponsorDecember 29, 2019

Photos: American rapper Future and rumoured girlfriend Lori Harvey in Lagos, Nigeria

Grammy award-winning rapper Future has landed in Lagos, Nigeria to perform for the first time at his headline concert tagged ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 29, 2019

‘His ambition is the stuff of legends’ | Mo Abudu profiles Herbert Wigwe (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

Herbert Wigwe has become a staple in many Person Of The Year lists, for good reason too. His backstory is ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 29, 2019

9mobile breaks the data table with amazing value on new and existing data plans

Subscribers of 9mobile can now enjoy the best of data services as the Telco has introduced exciting new data plans ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Soundman,These Buhari Times…Peep the 10 most notable mixtapes of the year

The unmissable and most interesting sounds of the year Chulo Vibes- Timaya If there is anything Timaya has proven adept ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Killin Dem, Jealous, Baby…These are the 10 biggest songs of the year

Criteria is a mix of Youtube views, radio airplay, Spotify streams, cultural impact and a smidge of critical appreciation. Don’t ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Dangote, Jealous, Cash…The 10 best pop songs of the year

These songs were not just popular hits, they impressed us with the scale of their artistry. Ayo- Simi Simi’s bubbly ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 29, 2019

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi profiles Chimamanda Adichie: A cultural icon | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year Nominee 2019

In late 2019, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced she was moving the Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop from Lagos to Awka ...

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SponsorDecember 28, 2019

A ‘Good time with Davido’ was totally lit and my S5 was the perfect date for the event. “She was brilliant”

Infinix Mobility knows how much Nigerians love entertainment, and for years now, they have given it hot every chance they ...

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EditorDecember 28, 2019

Tiwa Savage, Davido, Adekunle Gold, Mayorkun, 9ice to perform at #2babaLive today! 

A formidable lineup of Nigerian music heavyweights have been unveiled to perform at the heavily anticipated concert 2baba Live holding ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Edwin Okolo profiles Chimaroke Nnamani: Voice in the wilderness | YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

Some might wonder why YNaija has chosen to add Senator Chimaroke Nnamani to its very prestigious list for the 2019 ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Tolu Ogunlesi profiles Busola Dakolo: A picture of bravery (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

Written by: Tolu Ogunlesi In 2017, TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year recognition went to “the Silence Breakers” – a ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 28, 2019

“Bintu – The Musical” brings the crisis in Nigeria’s Northeast to the stage

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday, 19 December premiered Bintu – The Musical, at the MUSON Centre ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: African Giant, Lucid, Moral Instruction… The 10 best albums of the year

The soundtracks of our year. Omo Charlie Champagne Volume 1- Simi The third Simi album comes nowhere to touching the ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Ife Adebayo profiles Corper Stephen Teru: A fortune changer | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee 

In recent years, the National Youth Service Corps has become a source of intense debate. Many argue that it has ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Banky Wellington profiles Dr. Tony Rapu: A true grassroots leader | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

By Banky Wellington Fairly recently, while delivering a TedX speech in Lagos Nigeria, I said something along the lines of…“In ...

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