Author: Edwin Okolo

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Edwin OkoloAugust 26, 2020

RecyclesPay wants to help disadvantaged children finish school while saving the planet

RECYCLESPAY PROJECT is an Eco-friendly innovation of African Cleanup Initiative that makes education affordable and accessible to children in low ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 24, 2020

Toke Makinwa, Falz and Bovi, is ‘Therapy’ the more star powered show on Youtube?

Apart from the impressive budgets put behind shows by the big 3 media companies creating online show content, most of ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 13, 2020

‘The Smart Money Woman’, Arese Ugwu’s brainchild, is almost here

When Arese Ugwu announced she was adapting her well received financial self-help series, ‘The Smart Money Woman’ into a live ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 13, 2020

The Lagos Film and Video Censors board is coming for content creators

It seems in the next few months, your favourite Instagram comedians and Youtube content creators might need to lawyer up ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2020

With a 48% reduction in Land Use charges & a 5.8bn waiver on penalties, Lagos opens to homeowners

One of the major criticisms against the Lagos state government has been the prohibitive costs of owning a home. These ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2020

Ini-Dima Okojie is bringing her bubbly personality and joie de vivre to Youtube

Why wait for one film every 6 months to catch a glimpse of your favourite movie star? This is the ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 6, 2020

Revolution Now is proof young Nigerians are not afraid to fight for their future

August 5th, in several states across Nigeria, protesters came out in their numbers under the umbrella of Omoyele Sowore’s Revolution ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 5, 2020

Policing speech, not the pandemic or the suffering of Nigerians is what gets the federal government going

You would think that after the comprehensive protests to the Nigerian Senate’s attempts to pass into law a hotly contested ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 4, 2020

From viral videos to Nollywood, Success Adegor’s story is all too familiar

Last week, Nigerian actor Enyinna Nwigwe posted a video featuring Success Adegor, the 7 year old Nigerian school child who ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 4, 2020

NIPOST bringing its feud with FIRS to the Twitter arbitration court is the strangest thing to happen this week

Just last week, The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) was in the news for imposing new licensing fees on courier services ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 3, 2020

The first trailer for ‘Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters’ is here

Animation is easily the last frontier of film making for Nollywood. We have conquered the drama, the comedy, even dabbled ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 3, 2020

Why are we rehabilitating Boko Haram terrorists during an ongoing terrorist occupation?

Five days ago, the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, was ambushed by Boko Haram fighters in the middle of ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 30, 2020

Tiktok is showing its not just about fun videos, with its first upskilling webinar

Tiktok is having a hard time globally. Threats to ban the app from American app stores due to accusations of ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 28, 2020

Minister Akpabio’s list was yet another distraction in the NDDC case, when will we get justice?

The events of last week on the floor of the Nigerian Senate eclipsed any farce that has occurred prior. The ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 27, 2020

Broda Shaggi’s ‘Shaggi Palava’ is a career move long overdue

Everyone has a scripted Youtube show now. It has become the status symbol for creators and influencers looking to expand ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 23, 2020

The Men’s Club; REDTV’s sleeper hit, returns for a much anticipated third season

When Tola Odunsi started working on the Men’s Club, the sleeper hit from production company RED TV, only he could ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 23, 2020

There is a human toll for the continued existence of Boko Haram

A video has surfaced of 5 people believed to be aid workers being executed by suspected members of the Nigerian ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 22, 2020

Alleged rigging at the Nigerian Bar Association elections is a signifier of how much trouble we are in as a nation

The last recourse for justice for the average Nigerian is the Nigerian legal system. It is where we go when ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 25, 2020

Abiola Oke’s ousting At Okay Africa is a warning to all African media bosses

Yesterday, the management of Okay Africa, arguably the largest entertainment platform focused on Africans on the continent and in the ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 25, 2020

Gabon has decriminalized homosexuality

In an unprecedented move for Gabon, Gabonese lawmakers in the country’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted to decriminalise ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 24, 2020

Kaduna state has opened its borders as a refuge for 35,000 Almajiri

For the last 20 years, Northern Nigeria has debated, with minimal progress, on the fate of its Almajiri system and ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 23, 2020

On Passing: Bobrisky and the role of trans people in queer liberation

In January 2017, I began to run the Sexuality Blog on YNaija. The premise was simple: YNaija was pivoting towards ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 23, 2020

Akwa Ibom just signed the VAPP Act into law, what does this mean?

At long last Akwa Ibom state joins 14¬†other Nigerian states who have adopted the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition Act, (VAPP) ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 22, 2020

If we want Seyitan Babalola safe, men must honestly address our collective privilege

Last week, Nigerian women as a collective mourned the death of Oluwatoyin Salau. Death is the tamest way to describe ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 16, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: In conversation with Stephen Tayo

As a multidisciplinary artist working out of Nigeria, it has taken three short years for visual artist, Stephen Tayo to ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 15, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: In conversation with Dandelion Eghe Eghosa

Dandelion Eghosa is a non-binary visual artist who works out of Africa and explores queer themes through multi-media art that ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 3, 2020

Will the church fail women on Ayo Ajani, as it did on Biodun Fatoyinbo?

This time last year, Nigerians were horrified to find out that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, spiritual head of the Commonwealth of ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 18, 2020

Can the drive-in cinema experience save Nollywood’s movie going culture?

Over the weekend, two of the country’s biggest players in the Nollywood cineplex industry made some important announcements. They were ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 22, 2020

Kano state is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases, we should be very worried

News coming out of Kano state over the last few days have been truly sobering. The state run by Governor ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 21, 2020

Artish is making its play for Nigerian new media supremacy

A few years ago, the Nigerian new media space was saturated with new entrants looking to break into the market. ...

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