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Nightmares and the Nigerian dream

by Ayomide Oke “So what do you intend to do while you’re in South Africa? Are you planning to overstay your visa? How much money did you bring along?” These…

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The pursuit: close but yet elusive

by Bunmi Babs A while ago, en route to one of my favorite destinations, I caught the fancy of Zik. He was ‘not my type’ – normally I would never…

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They’re the WOW guys!

by ‘Damilola Oyedele The WOW guys are Babatunde Aka-Bashorun and Mark Alastair Slade, the founders of World of Web (WOW) Design Nigeria and UK. They talk about work, life and…

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New host for Nigerian Idol

by Chinelo Ibeziako “When the show begins to air in November, our fans should expect to see two hosts,” said Adaora Mbelu, Communications Manager of Optima Media Group, licensees of…

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Bongus Ikwue, Caroline Chikezie, Dede Mabiaku, Jeta Amata collaborate on hot new movie!

by Sola Fasasi Who would have thought we could make musicals? Nollywood keeps getting better and better, and the new movie, Inale is proof that much better things lie ahead…

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Shall we date online?

by Aninoritse Odeli-Serrano Another long and bitter winter seems to be waiting ahead. Oh, such gloomy weather looms. Grrrggghh!! This girl is not smiling o, in fact let me see…

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Introducing the Fairy Godsister!

by Sola Fasasi There’s a new blog on the block, and it’s much more than a blog! If you’re stressed out, and in need of a break or a re-energiser,…

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SOMETHING NEW: Funbi – Shakespeare with a melody

by ‘Damilola Oyedele Funbi’s story is a budding fairy tale. As a teenager, he was nicknamed ‘Shakespeare’ because of the numerous love poems he wrote after being rejected by his…

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EniObanke Music Festival: “the reinvention of African folk music”

by Sola Fasasi This year, the first ever EniObanke Music Festival (EMUfest) will hold in Nigeria. EMUfest is a platform for “authentic folk and roots music from across Africa and…

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Fashionistas take a bite from the big Mango at the Independence Day Sale

by Ekene Okwuegbunam On the 1st of October, Mango – the Spanish fashion line that has the Latin beauty, Penelope Cruz, as one of its faces – held a no-holds-barred…

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Your annual financial check up

by Glory Enyinnaya One of the tips for a healthy financial life is to have an annual check-up. Similar to a health check, a financial check-up should be done on…

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Three hearty cheers for the Total Woman!

by Ekene Okwuegbunam As guests arrived at the Coral Hall on Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, strutting on the purple carpet, photographers and television anchors swarmed upon them. The were welcomed…

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Onyeka Nwelue can’t sing The God Symphony

by Onyeka Nwelue Editor’s Note: These opinions are Nwelue’s opinions strictly. YNaija.com does not share this opinion in any way even though it sees itself as a marketplace for all…

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SOMETHING NEW: It’s the World Video Premiere of Emphirical’s ‘Jealous Me’!

by Chinelo Ibeziako Last week, we showed you behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the Jealous Me video, the first single off Emphirical's debut album, titled Stop and Stare. The…

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Late Esiaba Irobi wins $50, 000 NLNG literature prize

by Emmanuel Osanedum At a grand ceremony held at the Zinnia Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Nigeria LNG presented the winner of the 7th…

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Pink Pearl pushes the cancer message

On October 1, 2010, it was another day to drive home the message for women to take their health seriously. This was courtesy of the one-day seminar on breast and…

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The week’s Twitter and BB Round-up!

by Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke]   MONDAY:  “So it was a long weekend!” was @alexyangs’ first tweet this Monday. Yes, it was. The Nigeria at 50 celebrations started off on Thursday…

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch The Nigeria Prizes for Science/Literature LIVE today

Today, the Management of the Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited is hosting the 7th Grand Award Night for the award and presentation of The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Nigeria Prize…

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Date.Time.Venue

FRIDAY 1) CINEMA LAGOS   WALL STREET 2 with MICHAEL DOUGLAS & SHIA LABEOUF out at Genesis Cinema. Text GDC to 33533 or CINEMA to 33000 for other movietimes. N50/sms.…

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SOMETHING NEW: Emphirical shoots ‘Jealous Me’ video

by Chinelo Ibeziako A few weeks ago, we featured the duo known as Emphirical and their new single, Jealous Me. Emphirical, who are signed to Vype Records, recently shot a video for…

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Nigeria’s 1st international photography festival holds in Lagos

by Sola Fasasi “Lagos Photo aims to establish a community for contemporary photography that will unite local and international artists, through images that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across…

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SOMETHING NEW: Raise a glass to OD!

Rapper OD has released a new single from his second album, titled Drinks in a Glass. “It is a feel good song that shows OD in a different light – a more…

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Techie. Entrepreneurial. Talented. Nigerian. – on Y! TV this Sunday

It’s the famous date 10.10.10 – and we’re back to the future! Four of the most exciting techie heads you will find in Nigeria will be joining us in the…

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Kwara delivers a 10/10 concert for [email protected] with Akon live

On Saturday Oct 2, History was made as the Kwara State Government brought the best in Nigerian and global Entertainment live to Illorin, at the state’s official [email protected] concert conceptualised…

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General Pype has the answer to JayZ’s Forever YOung

by Sola Fasasi In celebration of Nigeria at 50, General Pype, the Podium Vybez/Storm Records recording artist, has released a piece of his new song –Forever Green, Nigeria We Hail…

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Harambe announces winners of agri-business competition

by Sola Fasasi For three years, Harambe Nigeria has been a force for transformation in the agricultural sector. On the 1st of April, Harambe launched an agricultural business plan competition…

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So you think you can sing? You could be the first Nigerian Idol!

by Sola Fasasi Idols, an international music franchise has finally come to Nigeria. This weekend, the search for Nigeria’s next music superstar commences, as the crew of Nigerian Idols begin…

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I love my wife but…

by Bunmi Babz A few days ago, I was in Abuja with a friend around Area 11, en route to the airport to reschedule a flight. It was pretty late…

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Laugh wan kill me die: Jedi’s tour comes to Lagos

by Sola FasasiOn the 9th of July the ‘Jedi Live in Laugh Wan Kill Me Die Comedy Extravaganza’, a blend of comedy, music and fashion, held at the Montgomery County…

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MyCoasterBlues: Fashola’s damn pikins!

KayKay Omar I’m on the BRT bus on my way home today, and I am thinking: this nonsense BRT bus driver, please shut up! There he is threatening every ‘not-so-priviledged’ driver…

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