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 are the ones that caught our attention:
The importance of a song like Body Count for African women – Damilola Animashaun
Sexuality in pop music is a nuanced concept, especially for women. It’s very empowering for them and their listeners when an artist completely controls how her sexuality is perceived, however, can be a bit cringe if it’s done solely for the appeasement of the male gaze.
Funding primary healthcare – A more practical solution – Gbemisola Alonge
Primary Healthcare (PHC) is the bedrock of the Nigerian health system and the first level of contact with the population – 80% of health-related visits are for primary healthcare conditions. They also make up 86% of total healthcare centres. There are secondary and tertiary healthcare institutions as well, who provide specialised healthcare services for specific diseases based on referrals from primary centres.
Nigerian houses are not affordable. It’s neither news nor a mystery. With our growing population, we simply haven’t built enough homes to keep up.
For the poor, it means either not having a home or staying in bad living conditions. And for the middle class, its a housing market that lacks the right type of houses, especially in the desired location, as well as payment plans that don’t work for most.
WurlD blossoms into an Afropop maverick on ‘Afrosoul’ – Adedemola Onabanjo
WurlD continues to shape the current climate of music radiating from Africa with his highly anticipated new body of work, Afrosoul. Showing significant levels of work rate, this being his third full-length release in eighteen months, Afrosoul emerges as a thrillingly sophisticated and layered collection.
The internet has become the end-all be-all of our current existence and this reality has led many to reflect on the pervasiveness of “influencer culture.” It’s also led some to embrace the online personalities who they can laugh with and relate to the most. The Odditty, who created her platform as an outlet for her “weirdness,” is one of those people.