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EditorMarch 17, 2020

Water, Malt, Music, Curves, and Ideas for Ayo Animashaun at 50

 by Ayeni Adekunle I can’t remember how I got introduced to Soji Dehinde. But it was he who in turn ...

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EditorFebruary 27, 2020

Queen Sono’s Pearl Thusi & Kate Liquorish are bringing fresh fire to the Afro-spy genre

As part of YNaija’s coverage of the launch of Queen Sono, the first original scripted series produced by Netflix on the continent.  ...

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EditorFebruary 27, 2020

Queen Sono’s Enhle Maphumulo & Khathu Ramabulana are TV’s most charismatic couple

As part of YNaija’s coverage of the launch of Queen Sono, the first Netflix original scripted series from Africa, our editors joined ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 1, 2020

Mowalola, Mofe Runsewe, Suyi Davies: These are the pioneers of the YNaija 2020 New Establishment List

As is the annual tradition, YNaija is privileged to highlight the work of 50 young Nigerians who have set aside ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 29, 2020

Mohamed Yahya wants to accelerate development in Africa & he wants Nigeria’s biggest stars to help out

“People tell me I have a high tolerance of risk,” Mohamed Yahya tells me as we sit to have a ...

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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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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Binyavanga, Mugabe, Morrison… These 10 deaths shook the world

May their souls rest in peace. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, 48 On a Sunday morning in October, the world woke up ...

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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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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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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Pius Adesanmi, Bisi Silva, Mad Melon…The most notable deaths of the year

Here’s to the ones that we lost. Pius Adesanmi Academic and public intellectual Pius Adesanmi was on his way to ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 20, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Burna Boy vs AKA, Tacha vs Mercy, Ganduje vs Sanusi… The top 10 beefs of the year

Their battles, our entertainment. Bukola Saraki vs Gbemi Saraki One of the most sibling enduring rivalries in contemporary politics continued ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 19, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Sex for marks, Yahoo boys, Biodun Fatoyinbo… Peep the 10 wildest scandals of the year

This year, there was more than enough shame to go around. University students have sex (gasp!) BABCOCK cannot handle University ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 18, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Cardi B, #BBNaija #10YearChallenge… moments that broke the internet

These moments were so huge, they seemed like all that mattered. #10YearChallenge The #10YearChallenge had people sharing pictures of themselves ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 17, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Falz on transactional sex, Buhari’s facts and figures, Femi Adesina on everything else…These are the worst quotes we heard this year

Verbal diarrhea, leaky orifices or just a case of a bad day in the office. The folks on this list ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 16, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Burna’s Grammy nom, Beyonce’s Afrobeats gift, Chimamanda forever …10 Moments that made us proud

It is hard being a Nigerian and this year was as demanding as any other in recent times. But every ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 15, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Biodun Fatoyinbo, Glory Osei, Elisha Abbo, … The 10 worst people of 2019

In a year that was filled with depressing news, these guys were the bottom of the barrel. Denja Abdullahi President ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: 4th Republic, The Delivery Boy, The Set Up… These are the best 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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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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Wilfred OkicheDecember 12, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: An Orchestra of Minorities, In the Nude, Prince of Monkeys… The 10 Notable Books of the year

These books kept Nigerians reading all year round. The world took notice too. A Particular Kind of Black Man- Tope ...

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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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Bernard DayoJuly 31, 2019

The Late 5: WAEC official disowns Buhari’s Cambridge credentials; Shiite group suspends protests, drags FG to court over proscription | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Your policies can break up Nigeria, Afenifere tells Osinbajo The pan-Yoruba socio-political ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 31, 2019

The Big 5: Real Boko Haram defeated – Presidency; 626 killed during 2019 Nigerian election – Civil Society Situation Room | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Don’t set Edo ablaze, Obaseki tells Senate  The Senate, on ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 30, 2019

The Late 5: Senate confirms all Buhari’s 43 ministerial nominees; Shiites will now be treated as terrorists – IGP | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Senate confirms all Buhari’s 43 minsterial nominees The Senate on Tuesday confirmed ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 30, 2019

The Big 5: Gbajabiamila meets doctors over planned strike; PDP demands EFCC probe of ministerial screening | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: PDP demands EFCC probe of ministerial screening The Senate will ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2019

The Late 5: Nigeria needs N10 trillion infrastructure bond – Fashola; We won’t call any witness to defend Atiku’s petition – INEC | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary – Atiku  Atiku Abubakar, ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2019

The Big 5: INEC opens defense on Atiku’s petition; Don’t reappoint Ngige as Labour minister, NLC warns Buhari | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Three Nigerians ask Supreme Court to nullify Buhari’s election for allegedly lying ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 27, 2019

Three Nigerian authors make 2019 Booker Prize longlist, Buhari sends ministerial nominees to Senate, Air Peace aircraft crash lands at Lagos airport – Here’s everything that happened this week

Here are the stories that drove conversation this week: 12 reportedly killed in Shiites protest as IGP Adamu meets Buhari ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 26, 2019

The Late 5: Justice Tsoho sworn in as Acting Chief Judge of Federal High Court; WAEC withholds results of 180,205 candidates | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: CJN Tanko Muhammad appoints new Chief Judge of the Federal High Court ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 26, 2019

Moshood Fattah has nothing to prove and an industry to conquer

By: Uche Chika Elumelu   FREEDOM PARK: Beneath the noonday sun, on a slightly-worn park bench, I wait. Bare-faced, scantily ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 26, 2019

The Big 5: Give us El-Zakzaky for treatment – Iran tells Nigeria; Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Police holding onto 15 corpses of our members – Shiites ...

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