Category: Blogs

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EditorFebruary 21, 2020

Arese Ugwu’s smart money franchise is coming to the small screen

First there were the teasers on Instagram, then the unofficial unveilings of the cast, and now we are getting an ...

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EditorFebruary 21, 2020

New Zamfara state probe reveals more skeletons in Yari’s closet

Graft is a feature of Nigerian governance. It corrupts every part of the governing process, from the local government chairman ...

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EditorFebruary 20, 2020

Throwback: ‘Daybreak in Udi’ was the first Nigerian language film to win an Oscar

There is so much about the history of Nigerian media and specifically Nigerian cinema that was lost during the decade ...

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EditorFebruary 20, 2020

Privilege corrupts everything in Nigeria, even getting an I.D card

Yesterday, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) put up this post announcing that Nigerian born British boxer Anthony Joshua had ...

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EditorFebruary 19, 2020

Journalists are trying to take over the government in Cross River; they need support

Agba Jalingo, one of several journalists and prisoners of conscience, was released on bail on Cross River State yesterday after ...

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EditorFebruary 19, 2020

TIERS is taking on conversion therapy in a new research project

When we discuss human rights, especially for people in minority communities, it is hard to have a robust conversation without ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 18, 2020

Rubbin’ Minds Recap: Taaooma isn’t ruling out working with Maraji and we can’t wait

If you missed Sunday’s episode of Rubbin’ Minds, you are in luck. Host, Ebuka Obi Uchendu had in-demand Instagram comedian ...

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EditorFebruary 18, 2020

Following report exposing corruption TETFUND revokes funding for Nigerian lecturers

Nigerian lecturers are about to learn the hard way that ‘there is rice at home’. Last we wrote about how ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 18, 2020

Castle & Castle moving to Netflix marks a shift in streaming for Ebony Life

You’ve probably already heard about it from the grapevine, but two years after Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart broke the mold for ...

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EditorFebruary 17, 2020

Uber & Taxify have no place in @JideSanwoolu’s mega-city

Over the last 3 weeks the Lagos state government has made life extremely difficult for poorer Lagosians. Starting with the ...

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EditorFebruary 17, 2020

Anthill studios is combining animation with social media on ‘AngryBeckySeries’

Anthill Studios might be best known for their boundary pushing filmmaking and their roster of young directors like Isioma Osaje ...

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EditorFebruary 14, 2020

First they came for #Okadas, now they’re coming for your SIM cards

If there is one trait the Nigerian government shares across federal, state and local government levels, it is their unrealistic ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 14, 2020

Coronavirus: As expected, Nigeria has failed its citizens in Wuhan

When it was announced in December 2019 that a new virus, the Coronavirus had started to affect citizens in Wuhan ...

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EditorFebruary 14, 2020

Social Media Week Lagos is 2 weeks away and these are the panels we are excited for

The 2020 Social Media Week Lagos is already upon us. It feels like just a few months ago when all ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 13, 2020

Going platinum is just the beginning for Davido, the US is next

Davido has had a phenomenal last 12 months. After a few missteps in 2017, Davido returned to the drawing board ...

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Chioma Iwunze-IbiamFebruary 12, 2020

Are Remote Workers More Productive Than Traditional Office Employees?

Are you looking for ways to maximize the productivity of your workforce? Are some of them insisting on work-from-home flexibility ...

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EditorFebruary 12, 2020

Forget innovation, Nigerian universities must first conquer corruption

As the world scrambles to uncover a lasting cure for the new Coronavirus (which is a mutated strain of the ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 12, 2020

Plan B winning several AMVCA nominations is a breakthrough for streaming in Nigeria

The nominations for the 7th Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards were announced last weekend, and there were quite a number ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 11, 2020

Here’s how to market a best selling album, according to Fireboy DML

Yesterday, Fireboy DML released the music video for ‘Vibration’, one of the more popular singles from his genre defining debut ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 10, 2020

Will Ultimate Love succeed where the Koko Mansion failed?

Can you really talk about Multi-choice’s new non-scripted reality show Ultimate Love without referencing the O.G dating show of them all, Koko Mansion? ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 10, 2020

We are getting a remake of ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent.’ Here’s why it deserves an all-female soundtrack

Charles Okpaleke is remaking the 1992 cult horror Nneka the Pretty Serpent, another movie in the filmmaker’s massive remake rollout ...

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EditorFebruary 7, 2020

Never mind Nigeria’s closed borders, we have a new visa policy

Nigeria is quite the country of contradictions. Mid-2019, the Nigerian Customs authority, with express consent from the Presidency chose to ...

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EditorFebruary 7, 2020

What censors? – Toolz and Gbemi are bringing back ‘Off Air’

Rejoice lovers of radio, youtube and podcasting, our favourite duo (aside Jollz and FK) are back on the air for ...

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EditorFebruary 6, 2020

Yemi Alade, Bez & La Meme Gang are going to SXSW 2020

The South by South West Festival (SXSW) is easily one of the biggest media festivals in the world. It is ...

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EditorFebruary 6, 2020

Tobacco is coming under the microscope with new regulations & enforcement

A few days ago, people across the world commemorated World Cancer Day. While activities to mark the day in Nigeria ...

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EditorFebruary 5, 2020

Jola Ayeye wants you to join her Cash Madam Collective

It’s criminal that you haven’t heard of Jola Ayeye. Thankfully we’ve been on top of thing here at YNaija. We ...

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EditorFebruary 5, 2020

Olatunji Omirin is the latest Nigerian journalist to be arrested by Nigerian forces

At this point, it has become common place to hear of Nigerian journalists, arrested either by the DSS or Nigerian ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 4, 2020

The new Trump travel ban will allow you visit America, but not live there

Over the last week, a number of opinions have been expressed about the newly announced expansion of the ‘Trump Travel ...

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EditorFebruary 4, 2020

The 2020 AKO Caine Prize has a new roster of judges

Unless you haven’t been paying attention, the AKO Caine Prize is the definitive short story prize for Africans on the ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 4, 2020

‘Queen Sono’ is Netflix’s first South African original

We are entering a new era of content in Nigeria. For far too long, a handful of gatekeepers have controlled ...

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