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The Role of Media in Development – a speech by World Bank Vice President for Africa Region, Obiageli Ezekwesili

On Monday September 5, 2011, the World Bank Vice President for Africa Region Obiageli Ezekwesili in Lagos gave a speech on 'The Role of Media in Development' at a policy…

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Exclusive: This is the remix! Tiwa Savage, Akon, Wizkid, others in new EP, ‘Gidi’s Finest’

by Sola Fasasi Remember the brilliant remix, "Oleku - ft. Snoop Dogg" which made waves last year? The talented music producer/DJ behind it, Teffler also known as Gidi's Finest, is…

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Week 5! The Making features Virtual Clothiers

 by Yemi Olowu Mr. Oladipo Abiola is the Chief Executive Officer of Virtue Clothiers, a fashion brand aimed at satisfying the clothing needs of its customers. having been in operation for over…

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2011 Ankara Festival: Partying in flying colours

  by Yemi Olowu The fourth edition of the Ankara festival, organised by BEN TV and 1st Focus, was hosted by Liz Yemoja on the 28th of August, at The…

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Toju Foyeh & HVS to unveil new collections at the New York Fashion Week

by Yemi  Olowu Toju Foyeh and HVS, fashion brands owned by young designers, Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku and Bukola Are respectively, would be unveiling their Spring/Summer 2012 collection at the New York…

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BREAKING: Yoanna Pepper Okwesa gets proposed to at Silverbird cinema

by Seyi Lawal In a dramatic and romantic style, FAB Magazine’s Style Editor, Yoanna Pepper Okwesa got a marriage proposal from her fiancée at a cinema hall at Silverbird Galleria…

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See what the men wore at the 2011 Elite Model Look Nigeria

by Yemi Olowu   The guys got their 'A' game on at the 2011 Elite Model Look Nigeria event which took place last Saturday, September 3, at the Civic Center,…

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Lagos government closes down DSTV office over tax default

By Seyi Lawal The head office of Multi Choice Nigeria, was shut down earlier today, Wednesday September 7, 2011, over non remittance of tax. According to a New Agency of…

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Play our game: Youth Minister to host Twitter town hall session tomorrow

Minister for Youth Development, Bolaji AbdullahiBy Willfred OkicheThe Honorable Minister for Youth Development, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi will host a Twitter town hall meeting with Nigerian youth tomorrow September 8, 2011,…

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Love this, Love that: The plight of a word losing meaning

 by TheToolsman Our society is one where certain actions, phrases and words have been bastardized to levels where they mean little or nothing. I could go over a few of…

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The female side of writing

By Isaac Anyaogu I knew I was in for an experience the moment I saw the guest list; Lola Shoneyin, Professor Akachi Adimorah-Ezeigbo, Joy Isi Bewaji, Seye Oke and Simidele…

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You Tweet: “I killed Facebook that’s why I’m here” says Twitter user, @RIPFaceboook

Ifreke Inyang [@Ifreke] @RIPFaceboook, a handle shrouded in mystery, says he killed Facebook all by himself. Off Twitter, he is studying in a Malaysian University and loves Tupac to no…

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Club Tropicana! KLuK CGDT’s 2011 Autumn-Winter collection

by Yemi Olowu Designer of the year at the 2011 Arise Magazine Fashion Awards, KLuK CGDT is out with their Autumn-Winter  2011 collection called 'Club Tropicana'. Photographed by AFDA alumni Jacobus…

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The reign of a music idol

      by Ifreke Inyang   A few months ago, Yeka Onka won the first ever Nigerian Idols musical reality show, a feat she credits to her drive and…

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FAB Magazine launches new, free weekly version

Prepare for the digital FAB by Seyi Lawal The publishers of the posh quarterly FAB Magazine have revealed plans to introduce a new weekly Nigerian fashion and lifestyle online magazine,…

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Watch the Kanekalon TV commercial featuring Stephanie Okereke

by Yemi Olowu Nollywood actress and movie director, Stephanie Okereke looks gorgeous in the Kanekalon TV commercial. The news about the hair deal broke last week and the Nigerian blogsphere…

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Comedy ace, Eddie Murphy to host 2011 Oscars

Prepare to laugh as Eddie hosts the Oscars by Abidemi Dairo The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizers of the annual Oscar Awards, have announced that the 2011…

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The finalists are here: Nigerian Prize for Literature contenders are down to three

One of the finalists for the prize Ifreke Inyang The final shortlist of three for the 2011 Nigeria Prize for Literature has been announced. A statement issued by Ifeanyi Mbanefo…

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Ryan Leslie may be working with Storm Records soon

Coming to Nigeria? By Seyi Lawal Grammy Awards nominated American singer, music composer/producer and rapper, Ryan Leslie will be collaborating with Storm Records on some projects real soon. According to…

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It’s a false alarm? Terry G denies marriage news!

  Still roaming free Ifreke Inyang Now Music, management company of the producer cum singer, Terry G, has denied reports that the ‘Free Madness’ singer has tied the nuptial knot…

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Mega watts of fashion, meet Lagos elite crowd.

by Yemi Olowu   See who hit and missed the fashion target on the Elite Model Look Nigeria red carpet (if you missed our previous post on the event read…

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The people’s court: Hearing from public office seekers

    out going chairman of Oshodi/Isolo LGA by Seyi Lawal   The Orderly Society Trust, an NGO aimed at different governance project, is kicking off debates for aspiring Local…

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A major denial, Boko Haram reads and more in the news today…with a pinch of salt!

by Stanley Azuakola   NTA in denial over UN House bomb blast An organizational analyst, Mr Selle Itte has diagnosed the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) with a peculiar case of…

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So Long! Tribute to Geraldine Ekeocha

by Onyeka Nwelue Last night, I got the news of the death of one of Nollywood’s finest ladies, Geraldine Ekeocha. I felt terrible for so many reasons. There are a…

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2011 Nigerian Entertainment Awards winners’ list

The 2011 installment of the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards usually held in America concluded proceedings last night. The award ceremony which ran over four days, was concluded at the Sharp…

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Damilola Oyedele, YNaija Editor, bows out with a bang!

by Ifreke Inyang Red Media, parent company for ynaija.com, yesterday September 4, 2011 held a sendoff party for Damilola Oyedele, it's erstwhile online editor at Brown Café in Ikeja. Oyedele,…

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The usual suspect is at it again

Capital Hill Music's in-house producer cum performing artist, Tha Suspect, has released two new singles; The Way You Love Me and Gbogbo Suspect. 'The Way You Love Me', an Electro-House…

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Beauty colony: Sophie Gemal joins other pageant contestants in Brazil

by Yemi Olowu The 2011 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant is scheduled for Monday September 12, in Brazil; over 90 countries are  represented. Sophie Gemal, Most Beautiful Girl Nigeria -  Universe,…

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Released! Yanju Kusamo comes back home

      Hauwa Gambo     Yanju Kusamo, a nursing mother of a five month old baby has been released by her kidnappers. Sources close to YNaija say she…

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Karen Igho, Kelly Rowland, K-Solo and others speak in this week’s Soundbites!

      Ifreke Inyang   “The last 100 days of President Jonathan has smirked of Olympian phlegmatism and byzantine anchorage. The truth is that Nigerians are righteously indignant of…

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