Category: Specials

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Chioma Iwunze-IbiamDecember 11, 2019

Special: Sex education is vital if we will stop the scourge of sexual violence

Shortly after I turned eight, my father threatened to shoot me. Now, my university-educated father was a pacifist; an upright ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 8, 2019

The quiet, devastating power of Akin Omotoso’s The Ghost and the House of Truth

On a quiet evening in Lagos, a girl walks home alone. The neighborhood is safe enough, the people are familiar. ...

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EditorDecember 7, 2019

YNaija Editorial: Muhammadu Buhari is playing with fire 

The details don’t matter. Whatever you heard, from a blog, a WhatsApp group, from your neighbor downstairs, who saw snatches ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 7, 2019

With Ramsey Nouah’s “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free”, Nollywood comes full circle. Or does it?

The original Living in Bondage released in 1992, directed by Chris Obi Rapu is considered a Nollywood classic. Not because ...

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EditorDecember 3, 2019

Sowore, Tony Rapu, Busola Dakolo, Corper Stephen Teru, others make Y!/YNaija.com shortlist for Person of the Year. Voting starts now!

In its ninth year, The editorial board of  Y!/YNaija.com announces a shortlist for its 2019 Person of the Year, following ...

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EditorNovember 22, 2019

The Buhari government is losing its mind on the matter of Sowore

It has been 20 years since Nigeria returned to a hard-fought democratic system of government. Four since President Muhammadu Buhari, ...

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Alithnayn AbdulkareemNovember 1, 2019

YNaija presents: The 100 most influential Nigerians In Film in 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The YNaija team is pleased to present our definitive list of the most influential Nigerians in film. To ...

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EditorOctober 28, 2019

Profile: There is more to Allen Onyema than Air Peace

Air Peace, the private airline founded in 2013 by Allen Ifechukwu Onyema celebrated its fifth anniversary this month. The company ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 15, 2019

Breakout director Odenike talks ‘Fine’, her debut project and her future in film

Hi Odenike, congratulations on your debut film project with Make It Happen Productions and YNaija. How did this come about? ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 14, 2019

Talking ‘Fine’, Make It Happen Productions & the future with Lala Akindoju

Hello Lala, we’d like to begin this interview by congratulating you on the successful run of the Wives, which you ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 12, 2019

Interview: Has Blaqbonez earned the right to call himself the best rapper in Africa?

Making the claim of being the best rapper in Africa is a pretty audacious move, especially from a skinny 23-year ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 27, 2019

Y! TV Exclusive: ”Busola Dakolo is speaking the truth about her rape” – former spiritual mentor to Pastor Fatoyinbo solidifies rape allegation against him

Back in June, and in a tell-all interview with Chude Jideonwo on Y! TV, celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo became another ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 22, 2019

Profile: Joel Kachi Benson just won Venice. You should know his name

When the Nigerian entry Daughters of Chibok was announced winner of the Best Virtual Reality Story (for linear content) at ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 11, 2019

Lala Akindoju really raised the bar for her third outing with ‘The Wives’

Lala Akindoju is no stranger to ‘The Wives’, the satirical post feminist play written by legendary playwright Ahmed Yerima. The ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 10, 2019

Theatre Review: ”The Wives” is a near perfect outing

Fresh off her stage directing debut with the dramedy, Lavender which premiered at the Lagos Theatre Festival in April, thespian ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 8, 2019

Oby Ezekwesili gave a masterclass on using public forums to force vital conversations.

Two weeks ago, rumours began to surface that black South African citizens were grouping to stage attacks on African immigrants ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 7, 2019

Long Read: What Bong Joon-ho’s ‘’Parasite’’ says about Nigeria and South Africa

Do you hear the people sing? Singing a song of angry men It is the music of a people who ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 27, 2019

10 areas we felt President Buhari could have done better with cabinet appointments

The much anticipated inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s cabinet for his second term in office took place on Wednesday at ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 27, 2019

Police quizzes Biodun Fatoyinbo, reportedly being held in custody

Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, is reportedly being held in custody of the Police at ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 24, 2019

Lala Akindoju returns to ‘The Wives’, wiser and finally in charge

Since it was published in 2007, The Wives (Kraft Books Limited) a play written by Professor Ahmed Yerima has become ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 23, 2019

Here’s all you’ve never heard about the Nigerian fashion trailblazer, Edwin Okolo

Edwin’s passion for self-expression and creativity is built on two parallels – writing as a description of thought and fashion, ...

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SponsorAugust 21, 2019

Migrant Resource Centre: Working to renew the Nigerian image through legal migration

The rising case of ‘illegal immigration’ globally is not a secret. It is a migrant problem that has been exacerbated ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 20, 2019

Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 38 new members of Lagos State Executive Council [Full List]

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday swore in 38 Commissioners and Special Advisers into the Lagos State Executive Council, charging them ...

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Suhasini MehraAugust 16, 2019

How are Nigerians’ Perceptions of LGBT+ Persons Evolving?

It has been over five years since the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act was passed. In that time, along with advocating ...

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EditorAugust 12, 2019

Bukonla Adebakin: Innovative curriculum design is an integral part of National development.

On this #IYD2019, we must all come to terms to one immutable truth; a nation and its people can only ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 10, 2019

What we lose (and gain) when Beyoncé decides to do Nigerian music

When you are the biggest star in the world with the weight of the almighty Disney corporation behind you, a ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2019

The Andela Learning Community is investing in tomorrow’s tech leaders

Andela’s head office has become one of my favourite places to visit as a journalist interested in the growth of ...

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Adaora NnadiAugust 6, 2019

Adora Nnadi reviews Jacqueline Agweh’s A Pelican of the Wilderness

Editors Note:  When Enajite Efemuaye, editor of Farafina Books heralds someone as the next big revelation in wordcraft; you drop ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 29, 2019

Profile: The Internet is waking up to Osita Iheme. What good can come out of it?

It has taken Osita Iheme seventeen years to achieve overnight success. At least as far as the internet is concerned. ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 28, 2019

Theatre Review: Forget Game of Thrones, Jagagba is the real deal

The winning play of the second edition of the Bikiya Graham-Douglas run Beeta Universal Arts Foundation playwright competition was staged ...

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