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Young, Female: Ten thousand questions in my head

by Abisola Johnson Twenty years ago on this day, I woke up and I was nine years old. I had only one question in my head “what am I wearing…

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JUST IN: Photos & news from the Golden Globes!

by Ore Fakorede The 68th Golden Globe Awards is held annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to honour excellence in American and foreign film and television, and it…

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Sports: Last week’s props & flops

by Sayo Owolabi Hey, sporting YNaija peeps! It’s been an eventful week in the world of sports and just like that Week 2 in 2011 has come to an end…

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Twitter & BB Round-up!

by Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke] [ 10th Jan 2011 –  15th Jan 2011 ] MONDAY: "Morning Twitworld," @obiasika tweeted. "Shout out to anyone on my timeline and let's get some positive…

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Nollywood & Dayo Israel use star power to Get the Vote Out

by Hauwa Dada The 2011 elections are on the lips of everyone, and Nollywood refuses to be left out - 0ur stars have come together in an explosive voter awareness…

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The last upper cut

by Chizitere Ojiaka I curled up at a corner in the room close to the living room and peeked at my parents as they spat curses at themselves. “You’re the…

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The Water was Hot: A literary tattoo?

by Onyeka Nwelue We know of our literary stars shining in the UK and the US, but never in India, which is the second biggest book market after China. But…

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Young & Nigerian: Living with Vitiligo

by Kenneth Oliko Vitiligo, sounds like chocolate, what is it all about? Chocolate? "Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin,…

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Get some Omawumi on your phone!

Pop diva Omawumi has opened up another medium of excitement for fans. Courtesy of Mtech, you can now download your favourite Omawumi song on your mobile phone! Work sometimes gets…

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Uche Nnaji, Bode Pedro & John Momoh join star-studded lineup for TFA Pre-Awards Conference

The Future Pre-Awards “Do Something” Conference is a rare opportunity for young Nigerians to meet with high-achieving role models who they would otherwise not have the opportunity to meet. The speakers…

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A student’s protest: Uniben doesn’t want us to vote!

by Stanley Azuakola The management of the University of Benin dispelled rumours last week that it intended to suspend ongoing semester examinations in order for students to participate in the…

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Olusegun Aganga is Keynote Speaker at The Future Awards 2011

-          Event holds Sunday, January 30. The organisers of The Future Awards have formally announced the Keynote Speaker for this year’s edition which holds on Sunday, January 30, 2011. This is the…

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For the love of Nigeria: The Kids’ Clean Club Benefit Dinner

by Chi Ibe The Kids’ Clean Club is a Non-Governmental Organisation that aims at raising a generation of physically, mentally and environmentally clean children across Nigeria and the World. “We…

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BREAKING NEWS: Ribadu visits Momodu in Lagos!

by Emmanuel Osanedum Call it a little clichéd, but the political games have begun. This week, there was a gale of presidential primaries resulting in confirmed candidates President Goodluck Jonathan for the…

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Find your polling unit! Nigeria needs you

by Cheta Nwanze One thing we must bear in mind is this: elections are easier to rig when people do not turn up to vote. 2011 is a pivotal year for…

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Some tips as you go and register…

By Our Editors As the voter registration progress has begun, some young people have complained of hiccups in the process. It is important to understand that these hiccups are only…

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Rated Twitter! Part 1

by Kev D (@KevinwithanL) Note: Humour is never outdated, so we just had to put up this hilarious piece by a friend of the house! If you’re hooked to Twitter…

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Ghanaian duo, R2Bees release hot single ‘Many Girls’

by Ore Fakorede Faisal Hakeem a.k.a Paedae Da Pralem and Rashid Mugeez a.k.a MugeezXMugeez, known together as the hiplife act, R2Bees, are not unfamiliar to Nigerians. They collaborated with our…

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Bowling for Boobs: Breast cancer awareness has a new face!

by Hauwa Gambo Each year the numbers go up - more and more women are affected by breast cancer, and it is clear that there cannot be too much awareness.…

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An ‘Evening of kingmakers’ – PDP Presidential Primaries 2011

by Tolu Ogunlesi The attention on Abuja’s Eagle Square yesterday, January 13, 2011, was to be expected; Nigeria’s ruling party was electing its presidential candidate for the April 2011 elections.…

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The Guardian UK talks about young people, the 2011 elections, and Y!

by ‘Damilola Oyedele We were simply skating past, minding our own business… when we stumbled upon a very recent article by Africa correspondent of the Guardian UK, David Smith (@SmithInAfrica). In the piece, titled…

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Fast Forward: The most anticipated movies of 2011

by Ore Fakorede In 2011, several long-running movie franchises will be re-booted with new installments while some blockbusters will get a deserved second take with reloaded sequels. Here are some…

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The Y! Playlist

by Ore Fakorede [Jan 10 - 15 2011] Behold the top tracks of the week! 1. If You Ask Me (Na Who I Go Ask?) Omawumi Listen Here 2. H.A.M.…

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Church Crawler: Covenant Christian Centre

by Oyindamola Olofinlua As I got up on Sunday and prepared for my first assignment as a Church Crawler, I wondered what the experience would have in store for me.…

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Y! In ‘D News: Oreka ‘Rhecks’ Godis

by Kenneth Oliko What excites you about radio? It’s the power of radio. When I was a boarder at Abeokuta Girls Grammar School, having a radio was like contraband, but…

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MyCoasterBlues: New Year 2011

by Kay Omar On the 2nd day of this year, I had a near-death experience. I was on an okada. In my long years of okada hopping, I have come to…

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Kanye & Jay-Z release debut single from ‘Watch the Throne’

by Ore Fakorede H.A.M., the first official single from Kanye West and Jay-Z's much anticipated collaborative album, 'Watch The Throne', debuted online on Tuesday. On the first verse, 'Ye drops…

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Sasha: First Lady of Hip Hop

by 'Demola Adesina Not many people know that Sasha is just a pseudonym for Yetunde Alabi. For this lady, though, there really is not much difference between the persons of…

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Paradigm Initiative Nigeria receives investment from Peery Foundation

PIN, a Lagos-based social enterprise, addresses the gap between Nigeria’s disadvantaged youth and economic opportunities by providing demand-driven Information and Communica­tion Technologies, entrepreneurship and life skills train­ing. Peery Foundation, a…

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Fun, style & making a difference at the MAD Charity Fashion Show

by Yemi Olowu The MAD fashion and charity show was organised by a group of young Nigerians who formed The M.A.D (Making A Difference) Foundation.  With a desire to change…

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