Category: Blogs

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Kola MuhammedNovember 17, 2020

Why resignation is alien to the African political culture

In July 2019, Theresa May declared: “…I tried three times. But it is now clear to me that it is ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 16, 2020

#AlbumReview: How Afrobeats got ‘A Better Time’ on Davido’s latest album

Much fanfare had been generated because of Davido’s third studio album and on November 13th, the artiste, born David Adeleke, ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 16, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: The Fury/Wilder saga continues, as Wilder accuses Fury of cheating

In February, before the pandemic disrupted sporting events all over the world, we got to bear witness to one of ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqNovember 14, 2020

#SaturdaySpecial: Can you solve a mystery like the Ilesanmi twins?

Some of you may be familiar with the “Are You Smarter Than a Ten-Year-Old?” challenge. Today, YNaija and Farafina bring ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 13, 2020

Deep Dive: Erica as an ambassador for alcoholic brands; an irony or a masterstroke?

It’s no secret how depressing it was for fans of Erica to watch her leave the house mid way into ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 13, 2020

Brymo infuriates fans with tweet on Nigerian albums but here’s what we think

It’s always intriguing to see that thousands of people can have a conversation or an argument about a person over ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 13, 2020

#ABetterTime: Afrobeats battle for supremacy reaches new height

Perhaps for the first time ever, we have the big four of Davido, Wizkid, Olamide and Burna Boy dropping albums ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 13, 2020

Gaffe by Nigeria’s Commodity Exchange boss highlights either cronyism or outright incompetence

The nature of events and circumstances that have greeted 2020 means that when individuals, corporate bodies and the government take ...

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Ayọ̀délé ÌbíyẹmíNovember 13, 2020

Kunle Afolayan joins the #MeToo Movement with Citation

In 2018, allegations of sexual harassment by many men in high positions became rife in media reports and the year ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqNovember 12, 2020

BREAKING: Godwin Obaseki, Phillip Shaibu inaugurated for second term in Edo

Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu have been inaugurated for a second and final term in office. ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 11, 2020

What to expect from 14th edition of The Headies Awards

It is that season of the year for pomp and circumstance of the music industry, and popular awards platform often ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 11, 2020

#EndSARS: Falz brings back memories of #LekkiShooting and why youth must continue the ‘fight’

When #EndSARS protests broke out, it was a huge sign that the youth have had their fill of perpetual oppression ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 11, 2020

Africa is proud of Okonjo-Iweala and Harris but is the society ready for what their careers demand?

When women break free of gender and social restrictions to attain lofty positions in their careers, they easily become societal ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 9, 2020

Here’s how ‘Made in Lagos’ album has fared since its release

It is barely two weeks since Ayodeji Balogun, the famous Wizkid, dropped ‘Made in Lagos,’ his fourth studio album. To ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 9, 2020

Review: Brymo uses new EP to fight off ‘Libel’ and depression

The reputation of Brymo, born Olawale Ashimi, has never been in doubt when it comes to wit, depth of content ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 6, 2020

The long walk to freedom of Grammy-grovelling African music industry

When the Recording Academy announced the renaming of the Grammy  ‘Best World Music‘ album category to ‘Best Global Music‘ album, to avoid ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 5, 2020

Silence, denial and the characteristic tactics of oppressing #EndSARS protesters

If there was a way to qualify the reaction of the government to the issues that birthed the #EndSARS protests ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 5, 2020

How the ICC investigations can help the #EndSARS movement

A lot has transpired in the course of getting justice for victims of the #EndSARS movement. From what started as ...

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Op-Ed EditorNovember 4, 2020

Here’s why the Grammys has changed its ‘world music’ category to ‘best global music’

The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music album, ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 3, 2020

The LCC boss has confessed but there are obvious time gaps | #EndSARS

As proceedings of the Lagos judicial panel continue in the wake of the #LekkiShootings, the latest development involving the long-awaited ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 3, 2020

This is why the government, maybe not the police, is the problem | #EndSARS

For years since the clamour to #EndSARS began, before it eventually became a full-blown movement, the central idea has always ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 3, 2020

7 talking points from Tiwa Savage’s interview with Ebuka (part 1)

Widely dubbed the queen of Afrobeats, Tiwatope Savage, better known as Tiwa Savage, is no doubt a leading voice on ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 3, 2020

Northern governors join push for social media regulation and the reasons are obvious

There seems to be something about social media that Nigerian leaders are wary about and the latest move from Northern ...

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Michael IsaacNovember 1, 2020

All you need to know about Kunle Afolayan’s widely anticipated movie, ‘Citation’

Originally slated for an early release in August, Kunle Afolayan‘s latest feature film, ‘Citation‘, was pushed forward to the 6th ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 1, 2020

How the success of the US Navy Seal made a mockery of us

Despite all kinds of scrutiny that security agents have been subjected to in the past weeks owing to the #EndSARS ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 31, 2020

Is it time we got a Davido-Wizkid collaboration?

The rivalry between Wizkid and Davido is perhaps the most pronounced in Nigeria’s entertainment space and one thing that has ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 31, 2020

There’s riot police to control chaos but IGP Adamu wants officers to ‘fight back’ instead | #EndSARS

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been the subject of national and international scrutiny in the past weeks as the ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 30, 2020

#MadeInLagos or London? Wizkid’s new album speaks to a surprising audience

There was a slight feeling of deja vu 11:11 pm, October 29, when there was no development concerning the release ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 30, 2020

Wizkid breaks the internet, as his star power spotlights other artistes

It’s been a tough few weeks for young Nigerians all over the world, and with all the turmoil and heartbreaking ...

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Kola MuhammedOctober 30, 2020

After report of an international music deal, can Cynthia Morgan pull off a career comeback?

Although nothing has been heard from her stable in a while, only few would imagine that a once burgeoning music ...

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