The desired future: A short story

by Idiare Atimomo The woman got into the bus strapping a baby to her back. As she wobbled in, she also led in front of her a little girl of…

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This one’s for the designers! The Cutting Edge Competition

by Yemi Olowu Here’s another first from YNaija! It’s clear that we have a passion for young Nigerians, especially those who work daily to break moulds and shatter ceilings. Our…

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The Africa I know

by Seyi Akinwale Over the past months, I have been locked in a room with people of a similar age group and perhaps aspiration from various parts of the world.…

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Eat your cake and have it on your first trip to Newcastle!

by Ifeanyi Dike JR True, Newcastle is very cold, even in the summer. It’s also true that it takes four hours to get there by train from London’s Heathrow Airport.…

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Who’s TheNextBigThing? Vote for your favourite upcoming artiste!

by Taiwo Damilola At YNaija we love music, and we are especially committed to shining the spotlight on young artistes who have the potential and grit to make the big…

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Saint Nasir el-Rufai

by Oluwole Olabanji Four years after Mallam el-Rufai left his position as the Minister of the FCT, none of the subsequent Ministers have been able to hold a candle to…

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Something New! Anogiri kicks off with single ‘Oshelenge’

by Taiwo Damilola For a better part of last year, we found ourselves humming the tunes to Anogiri's two singles 'Oyinbo' and 'You No Know Me', both off his debut…

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This Should Concern You! Nigerian Entertainment Today is hiring writers

by Chi Ibe Are you a writer-reporter looking for a vibrant platform to showcase your work? Are you a driven journalist looking for fresh challenges; and keen to be part of…

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From The Magazine: Let this be a reminder – A book review

by Ahmed Adeyanju (Excerpt from Y! Issue 4) Title: City Dog, Country Frog Author: Mo Willems and Jon J. Muth Pages: 64 Publisher: Hyperion Book I started my search for…

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The bold and the beautiful! Mania magazine now in stores

by Sola Fasasi Mania Magazine launched on the 20th of February 2011 at the prestigious Federal Palace Hotel, and now fashion lovers all over can get their hands on a…

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Some help with avoiding cancer

by Ore Fakorede To re-phrase a popular quote, the fear of cancer is the beginning of good health practices, and there’s good reason to be afraid – statistics show that…

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From the Magazine! Best Policy – An interview with Modestus Diko

Excerpt from Y! Issue 4 Modestus Diko’s work is directly targeted at young people. How many books have you written? I have written two books, titled The Philosopher’s Grief and…

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Something New! Sopheeyah debuts with ‘Cup E Don Full’

by Taiwo Damilola Have you ever been blown away at first listen? The twenty-something year old song bird, Sopheeyah did it for me with 'Cup E Don Full', her first…

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Something Bigger! The unofficial remix – Mary Mary ft IBK (Spaceshipboy)

by Taiwo Damilola Having listened to some of Ibk's work in the past and understanding the uniqueness of his soundcraft, we can tell why he is set miles apart from…

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Brand Attack!

by Ayodotun Osunkojo If we could tune out the rat race life’s busyness, for a short while, we would notice something rather curious around us, something amazing even. Lurking in…

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Tonight United Schal play Barcelona in Wembley!

by Ifreke Inyang Just like the Barcelona – Real Madrid game, this semi-final tie was settled from the first leg. Both common sense and statistics are the conspirators-in-chief. No team…

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A world record! Chidera ‘Chiddy’ Anamege freestyles his way to global recognition

by Taiwo Damilola After freestyle rapping for 9 hours, 18 minutes and 22 seconds at MTV’s inaugural O Music Awards in Las Vegas, Chidera ‘Chiddy’ Anamege broke the Guinness World…

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Twitter Round-up!

by Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke] [25th Apr  – 30th Apr, 2011] MONDAY:  Today was Easter Monday and so it was a holiday. @ekwem didn't see the need. "So why is easter…

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It’s touchdown utunu! Lynxxx set for Abuja tour

by Taiwo Damilola This month, Lynxxx, the man who popularized 'Utunu' and the 'Jollof Musik' movement,  will touchdown in Abuja for his Pepsi Album Launch and Promotional Tour. The launch will…

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Vote for April’s Twitter Personality!

by Ifreke Inyang The month of April has quickly breezed past and we are already in May. This month, the Twitter Personality series continues, with @Jamilah11 as first Twitter personality…

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#ProtectTheCorpers! At tonight’s exciting edition of Taruwa

by Hauwa Gambo Taruwa, the definitive monthly art, music, culture and social event made an exciting comeback last month, and it holds again tonight (3rd May) at Bogobiri, No 9…

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All I need is One Mic! See photos from the WePlugGoodMusic event

by Yemi Olowu One Mic Naija was  held on Easter Sunday, Apr 24th at Browns Cafe, Lagos. The WePlugGoodMusic initiative was put together in Lagos by s.h.a.r.e, M.et.al and GroundZeroMngt…

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Coaxing a malevolent genie – The Almajiri question

by Oluwole Olabanji It is easy to quickly lump in the murderous violence that exploded across northern Nigeria after the presidential elections with the series of senseless and unprovoked attacks…

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Recap: Rubbin’ Minds #ProtectTheCorpers

by Nubi Kayode It was the May 1 edition, and the presenter, Adebola Williams, came into the studio a liitle tired, due to an eventful traditional thanksgiving service. Co-presenter, Shade…

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Twitter Personality: Abiola ‘Jamilah’ Adewoyin

by Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke] Abiola Adewoyin, who we all call Jamilah has a celebrity status on twitter. And it’s quite amazing because she is not even based in the country.…

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For Poets: Falling without gravity

When it struck, it struck my heart, With a force that tore my doubt apart. It ripped through my soul like a violent gale, And when it was done, I…

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9-11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden killed

by Sola Fasasi In the early hours of this morning, US President Barack Obama announced that Al Qaeda leader and September 11, 2011 mastermind Osama Bin Laden had been killed…

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Fascinated! StyleEYE Picks Top 10 Hats And Outfits From The Royal Wedding

by Yemi Olowu For the first time in a long while, another fashion item besides "The Dress" was on the minds of many, and will be talked about for years…

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Brilliant candid camera shots with Take 2! The Royal Wedding Edition

by Sola Fasasi Alas, the Royal Wedding has come and gone! We smiled, shed tears and cheered for William and Katherine, Duke & Duchess of Cambridge as they made their…

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Did you hear what the Bauchi Governor said?

by Sola Fasasi It is now urgent that we #ProtectTheCorpers! On April 19, the Bauchi State Commissioner Of Police, Mr. John Abakasanga reported that four serving members of the NYSC…

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