Category: Blogs

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Nelson C.JNovember 18, 2019

The Sojjis is not your average Nigerian family sitcom

It is quite shocking a lot of people don’t know about the fairly new YouTube series, The Sojjis. It is ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 14, 2019

Burna Boy doesn’t need to apologise

So, Burna Boy has said he will perform at Africans Unite, a concert presented by the South African Tourism Departments ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 13, 2019

Is an agency against hate speech really necessary?

In March 2018, the Nigerian Senate introduced an unsuccessful anti-hate bill for consideration and the bill, known now as the ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 12, 2019

Took them long enough, but the Nigerian senate is finally putting its foot down on the VAT hike

For the last few months, the Federal government has been seriously cash strapped and growing increasingly desperate in the ways ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Eromo Egbejule’s documentary on Nigeria’s most fatal pipeline explosion premieres this week at AFRIFF

On November 13th, award-winning journalist Eromo Egbejule’s directorial debut Jesse: The Funeral That Never Ended premieres at the Africa International ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Jack was in Lagos last weekend, preaching the gospel of Twitter

On Thursday evening, we got a last minute email. Jack Dorsey, the mercurial man behind the social media platform preferred ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 9, 2019

Ebuka is returning to Rubbin’ Minds, and bringing some star power with him

After three months away hosting the Big Brother Nigeria season 4 showcase, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the longtime host of Rubbin’ Minds ...

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EditorNovember 7, 2019

Long after Saraki called it ‘Dead On Arrival’, the Nigerian senate revives social media bill

It does feel like we are in an endless hamster wheel with the Nigerian Senate. Pressing issues that affect the ...

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EditorNovember 7, 2019

Make way! Mimi Onalaja is starting her own show on Youtube

If you want an understanding of how media has changed over the last 10 years, then all you need to ...

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EditorNovember 6, 2019

Fret not, Lionheart’s disqualification at the Oscars has its own peculiar lesson about media

Twitter was agog this morning when it was announced that Genevieve Nnaji’s juggernaut of a film, Lionheart, had been disqualified from ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 6, 2019

Akwa Ibom takes a stand on #SexForGrades and other universities can learn a thing or two

Ever since news of the #SexForGrades documentary broke, tearing social media apart and abruptly ending the philandering careers of a ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 5, 2019

Isn’t Crazeclown too big a brand to be engaging in misogynistic jokes?

Nigerian comedy really is in the dumps, with the exception of a handful of truly talented comedians (Maraji mostly) the ...

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EditorNovember 4, 2019

Religious organizations should not be allowed to administer mental health treatment

If you watched Ruona Meyer’s “Sweet Codeine”, the documentary that won her an Emmy nomination and showed the true impact ...

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Alithnayn AbdulkareemNovember 1, 2019

YNaija presents: The 100 most influential Nigerians In Film in 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The YNaija team is pleased to present our definitive list of the most influential Nigerians in film. To ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 1, 2019

Keeping Up with awon #PepperDem: Cindy gets dragged, and Mike goes on tour

I know we all thought we were finally done with the 26 strong cast of the Big Brother Nigeria Season ...

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EditorNovember 1, 2019

Davido’s recent actions are a reminder that corruption is not just a government problem

As with everything Davido related, last week a video of two girls addressing the popstar went viral. Both seemed livid ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

Opera News is scooping up everybody, and we mean everybody

Have you been following the media news recently? Then you have definitely heard that Opera News, the news media offshoot ...

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EditorOctober 31, 2019

Like taxes and death, the Nigerian government has come again about regulating social media

It feels like with every cycle of oppressive behaviour, the Federal government remembers that social media is a tool of ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

#TFAA2019: Be our guest for the nominees unveiling with Francis and Anita

After weeks of scouring the entire country for the freshest, most inspiring young men and women in business, beauty, enterprise, ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 30, 2019

Is Mercy Johnson’s ‘Kitchen Talk’ Youtube Nigeria’s latest underground sensation?

Youtube is very tough nut to crack, unlike Instagram and Twitter that require constant but easy to compile content, Youtube ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 30, 2019

What is the ministry of education’s response to #SexForGrades? ‘Read Your Books’

Unless you’ve been living in a rock in Ghana or Nigeria, then you have heard of #SexForGrades. Journalist and OAP ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 29, 2019

Just a reminder: Children cannot consent to sexual activity

When we have conversations about rape culture, we do so to dismantle the deeply ingrained belief systems that enable sexual ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 29, 2019

Cuppy doesn’t think she should pay you to be her fans and we agree

For a public figure who largely spends her time enjoying her #Gelato and minding her business, Dj Cuppy gets a ...

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EditorOctober 28, 2019

‘Operation Positive Identification’ is discrimination in action

Ever since President Buhari won his second term, Nigerians across the country have worried that the President and his cabinet ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 28, 2019

Temple, EME, Billz Vision, everyone snapping up their very own BBN housemate

The Big Brother Nigeria Pepper Dem housemates were in many ways, the real stars of the #13thHeadies. It was their ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 25, 2019

The new UNDP report on African migration in Europe makes sense if you are a Nigerian

The United Nations Development Program recently released a report on the migration patterns of African immigrants to Europe, a very ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 24, 2019

Pastors pushing a viral challenge is not something we see every day

A Nigerian pastor challenging other pastors do a pushup challenge is not something you see every day on Nigerian Twitter. ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 24, 2019

If you want a university education, then you better go get your NIN

There hasn’t be a project that showed Nigeria’s incompetence as consistently as the National Idenitification Number Scheme (NIN) . Chaired ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 23, 2019

Eromo Egbejule is partnering with Arit Okpo to revisit the tragedy of ‘Jesse’

Eromo Egbejule is easily one of the most decorated journalists working today. As the editor of the Africa Report, he ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 23, 2019

Closed borders and USSD charges, is this how to grow Nigeria’s economy?

“All goods, for now, are banned from being exported or imported through our land borders and that is to ensure ...

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