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EditorJanuary 1, 2020

From Our Editors: Why Omoyele Sowore is the Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019

(This editorial was written on 13 December after we made our Editor’s Choice decision for this recognition. We have left ...

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EditorJanuary 1, 2020

Omoyele Sowore is Y!/YNaija.com’s Person of the Year 2019

The editorial board of Y! (TV, Magazine & Online) is pleased to announce pro-democracy campaigner, rights activist and founder of ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 31, 2019

What Pamilerin’s Twitter suspension tells us about our changing celebrity culture

Less than a day after the suspension of his second Twitter account, Social Media personality and marketing strategist Adegoke Pamilerin ...

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EditorDecember 31, 2019

See who won the popular vote for the Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2019 | Overall winner (Editor’s Pick) to be announced January 1st 2020

It has taken us the larger part of the month to collate all of your votes, but we finally have ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

Can we get excited about ‘Americanah’ at this point?

With the announcement of a series-adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ by HBO in September came a lot of skepticism ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

The arguments are over but the rights of LGBTQ Nigerians are still not taken seriously

The LGBT discourse which made the rounds on Twitter late last week after Feminist, Gender-Equality advocate and award-winning Documentary filmmaker ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 30, 2019

We’re going into 2020 with an infrastructural funding crisis

One of the major campaign promises of the Buhari administration during its first and second election runs was the promise ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2019

Chude Jideonwo: Why Naira Marley is the Culture Icon of the Year

Naira Marley can smell your fear. He can smell your desperate need to be liked and approved of. He can smell the ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 29, 2019

Concerts shouldn’t cost attendees their money and their lives

A typical Lagos music concert has the potential for explosive disorderliness; depending on the artist and the crowd they’re able ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 27, 2019

We thought the year of ridiculous policies was finally over, but Kano says no

This year saw quite a number of preposterous bills and laws getting proposed and enacted. From the social media bill ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 27, 2019

Noble Igwe’s recent tweets will tell you where we are with the patriarchy

In the ever pulsating conversations around gender-equality that happen on social media, domestic responsibilities i.e cooking has been passed around ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 27, 2019

More than we ever thought, domestic workers in Nigeria need stronger protection

About five days ago, a video of a woman pushing a little girl out of a car and going on ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 27, 2019

Borders in Nigeria are staying closed for the foreseeable future

Earlier this year, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Authority, Hameed Ali announced the country was closing its land ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 26, 2019

The judge assigned to Omoyele Sowore’s suit has resigned, so what next?

the last 4 months, the entire country has followed with trepidation the case of journalist, activist and presidential candidate Omoyele ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 26, 2019

Maybe Wizkid’s new lawsuit will be the one to teach Nigerian creators about IP laws

Following a lot of inquiries over Twitter, Tony Tetuila ( known to the courts as Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye) confirmed that ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 26, 2019

Feuds are natural for creatives including female music artistes, and that should be fine

The rivalries and age-long feuds music artists share is a phenomenon sewn into the creative fabric and has an enduring ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 25, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Rema, Blaqbonez, Swanky JKA…. We present the Revelations of the Year

Remember their names. They are here to stay. Blaqbonez Making the claim of being the best rapper in Africa is ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 25, 2019

All we want for Christmas is Leah Sharibu

February 2018 started like a normal day for Leah Sharibu, but by then end of that day, she had joined ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 25, 2019

Difficult to believe but the federal government is empowering a lawless generation

When the highest branch of authority in the country fails to uphold an elevated standard of order and respect for ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 25, 2019

Moses Akerele wants to redefine what media looks like with his new project

Most people know Moses Akerele as an actor, but he is determined to change how we perceive the integration of ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 24, 2019

Shina Peller was arrested by the Nigerian police, this is Nigeria in 2019

We are at the end of a decade, and everything that has happened in the last year tell us that ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 24, 2019

Is a feud brewing between music journalists and artistes?

This tweet from Ogaga Sakpaide was the first in a volley of tweet from many music industry insiders about the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 24, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: 10 moments that proved that Nigeria is a jungle

Forget what you’ve heard, Nigeria is a jungle and the  shame is ours ANA owing young writer Every time this ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 22, 2019

Join Ebuka Obi-Uchendu today for the Rubbin’ Minds Special, ’12 Days of Christmas’

As the longest-running youth-centric talk show on television, Rubbin’ Minds has had an amazing run in 2019. Hosted by seasoned ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: 1929, Herbert Macaulay Affair, Makate Must Sell…disappointing films of the year

For the annual review, only feature length films that received a wide distribution either on big screens or streaming platforms ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

With ‘Glamour Girls,’ is Nollywood finally in the era of remakes?

The allure of remaking any piece of art is to be allowed the chance to view it from wholly refreshing ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

For Nigerian men, dark humour means trivialising women’s oppression

So here’s the thing for many Nigerians (read men) on social media spaces: clout reigns supreme. Nothing else really matters ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 11, 2019

Asa’s ‘Murder In the USA’ might rely on tropes to pass its message, but it is no less powerful for it

Before the release of the video for “Murder in the USA” the song carried an entirely different context from its visual ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 11, 2019

Punch NG is standing up for freedom of expression by taking a stand for Nigerian media

  Editorial: Buhari’s lawlessness: Our standhttps://t.co/M2PqwfXHZL pic.twitter.com/5WmJYjILt0 — The Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) December 11, 2019 Today, the editorial board at ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 11, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Kate Henshaw, Elvina Ibru, Swanky JKA… See the 10 best acting performances of the year

The performances that had us buzzing all year round. Hand them all their trophies. Saeed Funky Mallam – Mr President ...

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