Author: Edwin Okolo

Edwin OkoloJune 3, 2019

Sanwo-Olu is saying all the right things, but we’ve been through this before

Dear Lagosians, we have identified short, medium and long term projects across the state that require swift attention. Today, @drobafemihamzat ...

Edwin OkoloMay 21, 2019

Daydream Esoterica is Victor Ehikhamenor’s homecoming and an homage to Lagos

If there is one principle that has consistently defined Victor Ehikhamenor’s art practice, it is the idea that the art ...

Edwin OkoloApril 23, 2019

The age of the ‘active muse’ is over; its time for Nigerian stylists to get serious

At the 2017 and 2018 Lagos Fashion Week (LFWNG) showcases, commissioned stylists were conspicuously absent. Their absence was obvious because ...

Edwin OkoloApril 15, 2019

Native Media is revisiting the origins of Nigerian popular music with ‘Roots’ their new exhibition

Native Media has been on the cutting edge of documenting contemporary Nigerian music and the culture that has grown around ...

Edwin OkoloApril 9, 2019

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints about to become Nigeria’s first gay friendly church?

If there is anything the body of Christ in Nigeria is well known for, it is their vehement rejection of ...

Edwin OkoloApril 8, 2019

It is time women in Igbo land to have their #MeToo moment

If you have been following the news from Nigeria, then you have most certainly heard about the #ArewaMetoo movement. Inspired ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 25, 2019

2019 was the election year Nigerian celebrities really stood up to be counted

Everyone by now has heard the almost fantastical story of Banky W’s run for the Eti-Osa House Of Representatives seat. ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 20, 2019

Quddus King, Benita Nnachortam, Jekein Lato-Unah, Mary Edoro: Here is the Y!/YNaija 2019 New Establishment List

With each year, it becomes clearer to the editorial board at YNaija, the premium our annual New Establishment list places ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 19, 2019

Revolutionizing volunteering in Nigeria is tough, but Be The Difference has it covered

On the 13th of February 2019, volunteer non-profit Be The Difference announced via Instagram that it was partnering with the ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 1, 2019

Segun ‘@Segalink’ Awosanya is the editor’s pick for Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2018

The editorial board of Y!/ has chosen Segun ‘Segalink’ Awosanya as the editor’s pick for the YNaija 2018 Person of ...

Edwin OkoloDecember 17, 2018

BB Sasore and Momo Spaine talk ‘God calling’ and the art of film making

Film making is no easy feat in Nigeria, and while the Nigerian Film industry aka Nollywood churns out a number ...

Edwin OkoloDecember 8, 2018

With “Dead Lions Don’t Roar”, Tolu Akinyemi opts for relatable simplicity

Poetry can be likened to spades, whose ability to dig deep and unearth largely depends on who is handling it. ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 19, 2018

Meet Famzy: Falz steals the show in this captivating final teaser for ‘Chief Daddy’

In true EbonyLife fashion, the final teaser for Chief Daddy is nothing short of exceptional. The long-awaited teaser reveals the ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 11, 2018

The wait is killing us for Chief Daddy, but at least there’s a new teaser

This is the great and terrible thing about an extensive press rollout, you get to really get a feel for ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 7, 2018

The rumours are true, Mama Chibok, Obiageli Ezekwesili is running for president next year

According a news report posted by the international news platform Reuters, Mama Chibok and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Oby Ezekwesili ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 25, 2018

Need yourself a dose of Chigurl? Check out the new ‘Chief Daddy’ teaser

It literally feels like everyone who is anyone in comedy is in the new film from Ebony Life Films, ‘Chief ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 21, 2018

Mark your calendars people, Ebony Life just announced the premiere date for ‘Chief Daddy’

Following the recent release of the first teaser of the movie, Chief Daddy, EbonyLife Films has announced the date of ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 19, 2018

‘I Be Man’ is challenging stereotypes around masculinity in our own schools

From our social media timeline as the alter Ego Cleopatra to our very daring madam Gold, Actor , Online comedian ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 14, 2018

Nkem Owoh & Patience Ozokwor continue their comeback in Ebony Life’s ‘Chief Daddy’

Contrary to popular convention, their Golden age of  Nollywood (circa 1999 – 2012) never really faded into obscurity. Long before ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 11, 2018

Tanzania is waging war on ‘slay queens’ by banning artificial nails and eyelashes in its parliament

Africa really is a country, especially when matters of female autonomy and the policing of women’s bodies is involved. Across ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 10, 2018

Teebillz’s endless obsession with Tiwa Savage is peak male entitlement

For most of 2018, the rumour mill has spun non-stop around the relationship between singer Tiwa Savage and Wizkid. This ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2018

Ghana has ‘convinced’ 400 gay and lesbian people to join a gay conversion camp

It seems Nigeria’s obsession with controlling the lives of LGBT people is finally spreading to its neighbours. This is something ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 3, 2018

Editors Note: Lagos is dredging its way to megacity status, but who is paying the price?

You see them every day, as you cross between mainland and island or even travel out to the outskirts of ...

Edwin OkoloJuly 24, 2018

If the fight for LGBT rights will progress in Nigeria, then we will need allies like Charly Boy

With the exception of Bobrisky, do you know any open LGBT persons? This seems a question that comes up fairly ...

Edwin OkoloJuly 18, 2018

You really should attend the Joy Inc. Masterclass on dealing with depression

As a largely young population, Nigeria is experiencing a mental illness epidemic. There are many reasons for this epidemic and ...

Edwin OkoloJune 29, 2018

#YNaijaSays: How difficult can it be for the presidency to take decisive action that solves our institutional problems

June has been an especially disheartening month for Nigerians. Tragedy after tragedy has fallen on innocent Nigerians simply looking to ...

Edwin OkoloJune 16, 2018

Kah-Lo is redefining what it means to be a party girl in 2018

If you were hip to pop music in the early 2000’s then you know that that decade saw the rise ...

Edwin OkoloJune 12, 2018

#MakeChangeGreatAgain is another opportunity for Buhari’s government to do some needed introspection

This is one of the busiest June 12 celebrations we have had in Nigeria’s history. Actually, this is the very ...

Edwin OkoloJune 6, 2018

It’s nearly 25 years late, but M.K.O. Abiola finally finds his place in Nigeria’s history

As a child, one of the most important political events in my life was the June 1993 elections for several ...

Edwin OkoloJune 1, 2018

Benue state banning same sex marriage is the biggest joke of 2018

Benue state has been in the news since January 1st 2018, for all the wrong reasons. A series of violent ...

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