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Unlimited Cocktails, Networking & Games! Here are all the reasons you should attend the Lagos Cocktail Week this October

Africa's largest cocktail experience is almost here again! Lagos Cocktail Week 2019 (LCW) is set to take place from October 16th - October 17th 2019, at the Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel., Victoria – Island Lagos.…

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REDTV’s Red Hot Topics enters Season 5

It’s no longer news that REDTV’s Red Hot Topics is now in high demand with millennials constantly craving for more. Well the latest update is that the show has now dropped episode 5 with…

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The YNaija Cover – Sports Special

A bright and entertaining friendly at Singapore's National Stadium ended all square as Brazil and Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw. The Super Eagles took the lead against the run of play…

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Lala

Talking ‘Fine’, Make It Happen Productions & the future with Lala Akindoju

Hello Lala, we’d like to begin this interview by congratulating you on the successful run of the Wives, which you produced, directed and starred in. Multi-potentates are plentiful in Nollywood…

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Plus-size

Dear Sound Sultan, a personal preference for plus-size women doesn’t make you progressive

Nigerians body shame. It is as much a fact about our country as our love for jollof and our tragic government. Body shaming is so ingrained into Nigerian culture that…

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5 Things that Should Matter Today: Jude Idada has won the 2019 NLNG Prize for Literature for his children’s book ‘Boom, Boom’

Jude Idada has been announced as the winner of the 2019 NLNG Prize for Literature, clinching US$100,000 for his children's book Boom, Boom, a riveting story focusing on the sickle…

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Teebillz

Can Teebillz really help Tacha rebrand her image?

'No leave, no transfer' x Teebillz, that's not something I'd thought I'd see in 2019. This was one of the most popular catchphrases during the 2019 season of Big Brother…

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Here are the best Nigerians articles of the week

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…

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Bolanle Austen-Peters’ latest play, ’Man Enough’ goes on stage tonight in Abuja

Bolanle Austen-Peters’ fascinating play, ‘Man Enough’ will be on stage tonight at the Nigerian Export Promotion Council in Abuja. Featuring actors such as Tana Adelana, Gideon Okeke, Juliana Olayode, Ayo…

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First Photos: Ego Boyo, Chioma Akpotha, Shade Ladipo, Adebola Williams, Akah Nnani, step out for screening of short film on depression, ‘FINE’

Ego Boyo, Chioma Akpotha, KCEE, Shade Ladipo, Adebola Williams, Akah Nnani, are some of the personalities at the exclusive cinema screening of Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju’s new short film titled, ‘FINE’…

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The YNaija Cover – Saturday Special

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Blaqbonez

Interview: Has Blaqbonez earned the right to call himself the best rapper in Africa?

Making the claim of being the best rapper in Africa is a pretty audacious move, especially from a skinny 23-year old with an affinity for bright colors. It is the…

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The other face

I had just returned from a series of meetings and was physically exhausted. I felt like I was sleep-deprived and could use a good sleep. Then the call came in,…

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Here are the funny tweets we saw from Nigerians on the internet today

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their funny rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social…

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5 Things that Should Matter Today: Wizkid plans to launch a music streaming app soon

In a recent interview with UK radio station Capital Xtra, Wizkid revealed that he's planning to launch a music streaming app. And soon. The Afrobeats star will partner with United…

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The YNaija Cover – 10th October

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Here are the funny tweets we saw from Nigerians on the internet today

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social issues,…

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British High Commission, Joy, Inc., and Y! TV joined Lala Akindoju to premiere short film on depression awareness

The British High Commission, Joy, Inc. (joyinc.xyz), a human flourishing company and Y! TV joined award-winning actress, director and CEO of The Make It Happen Productions, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, as she…

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UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition 2019 to reward schools with highest entries

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc., has commenced the 2019 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a…

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Teni

Is Teni’s #BillionaireChallenge going to be the next big trend?

When was the last time you were on the BeatFM99.9's Instagram? If your answer is above 72 hours, then you're in luck because we have something to show you.  …

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Funmi Iyanda’s debut movie, ‘Walking with Shadows’ premieres tonight at the BFI London Film Festival

‘Walking with Shadows,’ a movie produced by veteran talk show host, Funmi Iyanda’s production company, OYA Media in collaboration with The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), premieres today at the…

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violence

Recent data on sexual assault in Kaduna is a warning that gendered violence is a national problem

As a Nigerian who is concerned about the rights of women and children, you never catch a break. In October alone, we have had to sit as a nation and…

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5 Things that Should Matter Today: UNILAG has set up a panel encouraging more students to speak out on #SexForGrades

Following the allegations of sex-for-grades against two of its lecturers, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has set up a panel to investigate the scandal. Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior…

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Harriet Thompson, Tony Rapu, Osayi Alile, Biola Alabi, Funke Bucknor, Lala Akindoju others join British High Commission to discuss mental health

Deputy British High Commissioner, Harriet Thompson; Pastor Tony Rapu, Osayi Alile,  Biola Alabi, and Funke Bucknor were among the personalities who joined British High Commission to discuss mental health at an…

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Here are the funny tweets we saw from Nigerians on the internet today

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social issues,…

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Daniel Etim-Effiong, Akah Nnani, Belinda Effah, Kaylah Oniwo and more stars in Bland2Glam’s ‘Power of 7’ Campaign – [WATCH]

What kind of jewellery do African men wear the most? If you said Bracelets, then you are so correct!  Nigeria's Leading Jewellery brand, Bland2Glam, is celebrating it’s 7th anniversary and…

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‘Power of the Collective Voice’ to dominate discussions at the African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease

The African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease is the biggest prestigious conference that bring together government representatives, inter-governmental organizations, leaders of industry, medical experts, researchers, policy makers, media, civil society…

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Khafi is proof there is more than one way to play the Big Brother game

Two weeks to the end of Big Brother Nigeria, Khafi Kareem was announced as the new co-host of the 2019 The Future Awards Africa. As the premiere platform for recognizing…

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5 Things that Should Matter Today: Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori says he has no doubts about committing his future to England over Nigeria

Promising Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori insists he has had no doubts about committing his international future to England after being called up by Gareth Southgate. Tomori has impressed for Chelsea…

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The YNaija Cover – 8th October

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