Category: Editor’s Pick

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 11, 2021

The #YNaijaEssay: Why the pandemic is a joke to Nigerians | LONG READ

By virtue of the fact that many issues have been trivialised and bantered over on social media spaces and newspaper ...

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Ado AminuMay 2, 2021

The #YNaijaEssay: Language preservation in Nigeria and the brick walls [Part II]

This is a piece years in the making. 15 years to be exact. There is a Hausa word for ‘bucket’ ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 1, 2021

The #YNaijaEssay: Language preservation in Nigeria and the brick walls [LONG READ]

Many other languages are no longer being learned by new generations of children or by new adult speakers; these languages ...

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Ado AminuApril 13, 2021

We need more men to drive the gender equality agenda | Jane Egerton-Idehen on women and equality

The clamour for increased representation of women in key roles in the public and private sector in Nigeria is as ...

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Ado AminuApril 1, 2021

Daughters of Eve | Inside the lives of Lagos sex workers

“You see that word Ashewo, I hate it!” Gift, a sex worker. It is a daredevil attempt arguing that you ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 23, 2021

Why Nigeria’s youth must sustain activism beyond social media

Social media has formed a pseudo-reality many believe is the real deal. But, if we wanted to cause progressive change ...

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Op-Ed EditorMarch 22, 2021

#IWD2021: In honour of Nawal El-Sadawy, the woman who inspired me to rethink Allah

by Asiya Hameed There are many reasons to write about the plight of women at any given time and not ...

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Ado AminuMarch 12, 2021

Behind the curtains: A day in the lives of street beggars

Ma’ida (sometimes called Fatima) didn’t envisage herself ending up miles from home and roaming the streets of Nigeria’s biggest city ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 9, 2021

Why we must draw the line between ‘influencing’ and superiority complex

It’s becoming a daily phenomenon. Someone waltz into social media and tries to teach others what’s passe and what’s modern. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 3, 2021

#HaveABiteChallenge: Foodstuff, cattle dealers in Northern Nigeria open their baskets | The #YNaijaCover

The Northern Nigeria conversation as opposed to Southern Nigeria talk is up again. This time, politics is not the driver. ...

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Chinedu OkaforMarch 3, 2021

#YNaijaXNigerianWomen: The conversation on Nigeria as a safe space for women and the way forward

Commemorative of the International Women’s Month 2021, YNaija, an online content shop Wednesday, March 3, 2021, put together a virtual ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJanuary 29, 2021

Thuganic: A day in the hood with Lagos ‘street youths’ (VIDEO)

Let me take you on this pseudo-perilous long journey with Lagos street youth. I was at an #EndSARS gathering when ...

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Michael IsaacJanuary 22, 2021

How Beauty Boy, Eni Adeoluwa is redefining masculinity

The beauty industry in Nigeria is one that has thrived with females mostly being at the centre of it all. ...

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Uroupa KiakubuOctober 2, 2020

Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s depiction of a future Nigeria is great, but are we ready to take up the challenge?

Nigeria celebrated her independence Thursday, in a rather solemn mood for obvious reasons. The mood of the Independence Day anniversary ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 27, 2020

Myth or fact: Queen Amina’s story has inspiring leadership lessons for women

From generation to generation, women have proven themselves an integral and indispensable part of leadership both locally and globally. Nigeria ...

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Michael IsaacSeptember 23, 2020

South Africans are planning a nationwide ‘clean up’ and the dirt is Nigeria | #23SeptemberCleanSA

If you walked into South African Twitter, what you will see is #PutSouthAfricansFirst, #NigeriansMustGo, #ForeignersVacateOurJobs – an understanding that South Africans ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 21, 2020

“Our vision is to end unnecessary human suffering” | Time formalist, Olu Ogunlela solves problems one human at a time

We are addicted to telling stories at RED | Africa. We do this in as many forms as you can ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 11, 2020

Nollywood and a post-pandemic future

At the end of the Living in Bondage sequel premiere last year, the audience erupted in an applause in a ...

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Michael IsaacSeptember 10, 2020

They wrapped you, but you didn’t do anything | Laycon’s stirring thread about his father is a lesson for us all

The loss of a loved one brings up emotions we hoped would remain bottled for longer than we imagine. We ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 9, 2020

All we know about Gana, Benue’s alleged most wanted criminal now dead

News making the rounds has it that the Nigerian soldiers have killed Benue’s most wanted criminal, Terwase Akwaza also known ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 5, 2020

All Nigerians will have to pay a price | See all we know about the alleged P&ID scam

Nigeria is reported to have secured a landmark victory against Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) in its effort to reverse ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 25, 2020

Art stands a viable mental health cure but why do we still ignore this?

On an extraordinary Sunday morning in May, two dozen health workers, donned in scrubs and face masks followed the smooth ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 24, 2020

Slavery is still an issue and we will continue the struggle to end it

by Joanne Ike August 23 is the international day of remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition. But even ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2020

What does Diddy really want from Burna Boy?

”Beyoncé-endorsed Burna Boy make Afrobeat go international” declares a New York Post headline during the release fever of Burna Boy’s ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 11, 2020

Ultra Signature’s Arinola Okeowo is building businesses that will inspire women to shatter ceilings

Starting up a business in a country like Nigeria, where most of the policies are against your favour, is not ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 4, 2020

Joy Obinyan is teaching people how to breathe life into their brands and we love it

We are addicted to telling stories at RED | Africa. We do this in as many forms as you can ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 29, 2020

Ajibola Olayiwola is the futuristic Marketer you all want to have on your team

The coronavirus pandemic has been a leveller as much as an enabler. Fortunately, many Nigerians – and businesses – have ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 9, 2020

For SARS Awkuzu, it is an organised system of extra-judicial killings

When SARS appeared in China in 2002, it shook the world not just because it spread worldwide within months and ...

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Op-Ed EditorMay 23, 2020

Naeto C vs MI: Whose music was more influential?

by Ogbeche Ohotuowo Those who love music have been blessed with music battles from their favourite and not-so-favorite musicians and music ...

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Op-Ed EditorMay 23, 2020

Dear Nigerian YouTuber, here’s how to navigate the minefield of music copyright

by  Toluwanimi Onakoya The Nigerian YouTube community is increasingly gaining ground and waxing stronger. Members are constantly multiplying even more so ...

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