Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews and in-depth reporting that rise above the daily churn. Here are the ones that caught our attention.
Ckay talks staying authentic while exploring sci-fi inspiration – Debola Abimbolu
CKay fancies himself a lover-boy with songs typically themed around love, heartbreak and sex. Fortunately, he can also switch it up and make upbeat, party songs such as “Container”, a playful party-driven song which celebrates living lavish.
Discrimination runs deep in our society, believe it or not, it does. Individuals go through some sort of prejudice from gender, to sexuality, to colour and skin type. The aftermath of the aforementioned segregation usually leaves almost an irreversible scar on the life of the victim, and are they able to handle it? I reached out to the different individuals affected by one skin condition or the other and we discussed their journey to self-acceptance
Every now and again, we need to decongest and get a laugh in. For many, Twitter is the place. If you’ve been paying attention recently, you’ve seen a bunch of videos saying things like “soft” and “i did it for her.” They originate from a recent video by Nigerian YouTuber, BabyGirlTos. With over 6000 subscriptions and under 20 videos over the past year, she has carved a niche for herself as one of the YouTube pages to capture the lifestyles of young Nigerians with engaging and relatable content.
Is it mesmerising? Is it triggering? Is it cake? – Adewojunmi Aderemi
”These Are All Cakes” tweeted Tasty, the foodie vertical by Buzzfeed, dedicated to sharing the latest food fads through delicious recipe videos from their community and also compilation clips showing what other incredible chefs have cooking. Their July 8th tweet falls into the latter bracket. For Tasty’s unsuspecting social media team, “These Are All Cakes” was an innocent tweet, shared to wow their million plus followers as they do on most days with their tantalising content – they could never have predicted what would follow.
When I first started making music, a lot of people thought I was doing something I shouldn’t really be doing. They felt I was being a bit of a rebel and DJing was something I should stick to. All my life, I’ve always felt like I was going against the grain. Choosing the right name was so important to me. We played around with a few names and ultimately put it in the hands of my fans, the cupcakes.