Author: Edwin Okolo

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 ...

Edwin OkoloMay 29, 2018

Yemi Adamolekun wants to know what it takes to foster a transparent government

On this National Democracy day, three days from the 2018 Nigerian Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders organized by The ...

Edwin OkoloMay 29, 2018

Wizkid might not play well with others, but he does bad all by himself

There’s been a long struggle for the title of the Nigerian music industry’s enfant terrible. It used to be an ...

Edwin OkoloMay 26, 2018

We know Falz means well but ‘This is Nigeria’ ends up tribalist and poorly executed

If you were really good at stretching the argument, you could probably convince a room of people that Falz is ...

Edwin OkoloMay 26, 2018

Lagos meets Johannesburg in the unlikeliest of collaborations

There is no doubting that Lagos can inspire absolutely anyone. This is the reason why we have so many dreamers ...

Edwin OkoloMay 24, 2018

WavyTheCreator’s ambitious ‘Shaku Shaku’ is hamstrung by pandering to mainstream audiences

We’ve all lauded WavyTheCreator as the next big thing in Nigerian music, blazing her path through the industry and making ...

Edwin OkoloMay 18, 2018

Toni Kan’s The Carnivorous City makes CrimeReads’ best new crime novels list

Barely 24 hours after The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan made its American debut on May 15, the prestigious CrimeReads magazine has ...

Edwin OkoloMay 16, 2018

Aisha Yesufu & Ayisha Osori on the same panel is the best news we’ve heard all day

In a democracy, the citizens are the popular sovereign and one of the ways they engage the system is by ...

Edwin OkoloMay 15, 2018

To solve a problem like Nigeria you need an Andela

“Is anyone comfortable enough to articulate what they know Andela to be?” This is the first question Mohini Ufeli, Communications ...

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