Category: Specials

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EditorJanuary 31, 2020

These are the 15 trends you should watch out for across Sub-Saharan Africa this year 

by Isime Esene and Edwin Okolo The business of prediction is tricky, even often foolish. But the business of paying ...

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EditorJanuary 1, 2020

From Our Editors: Why Omoyele Sowore is the Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019

(This editorial was written on 13 December after we made our Editor’s Choice decision for this recognition. We have left ...

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EditorJanuary 1, 2020

Omoyele Sowore is Y!/YNaija.com’s Person of the Year 2019

The editorial board of Y! (TV, Magazine & Online) is pleased to announce pro-democracy campaigner, rights activist and founder of ...

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EditorDecember 31, 2019

See who won the popular vote for the Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2019 | Overall winner (Editor’s Pick) to be announced January 1st 2020

It has taken us the larger part of the month to collate all of your votes, but we finally have ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 30, 2019

Ijeoma Nwogwugwu profiles Omoyele Sowore: The brazenly fearless | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

As I write this, Omoyele Sowore has been released from the custody of the DSS, the Nigerian secret police. He ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2019

‘Segun’s life affirms that there is integrity in enabling others’ | Raphael Duntoye profiles Segun Agbaje (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

This year, Guaranty Trust Bank welcomed hundreds of vendors and thousands of guests to shop, network and engage in with ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 29, 2019

‘His ambition is the stuff of legends’ | Mo Abudu profiles Herbert Wigwe (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

Herbert Wigwe has become a staple in many Person Of The Year lists, for good reason too. His backstory is ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 29, 2019

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi profiles Chimamanda Adichie: A cultural icon | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year Nominee 2019

In late 2019, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced she was moving the Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop from Lagos to Awka ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Edwin Okolo profiles Chimaroke Nnamani: Voice in the wilderness | YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

Some might wonder why YNaija has chosen to add Senator Chimaroke Nnamani to its very prestigious list for the 2019 ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Tolu Ogunlesi profiles Busola Dakolo: A picture of bravery (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

Written by: Tolu Ogunlesi In 2017, TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year recognition went to “the Silence Breakers” – a ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Ife Adebayo profiles Corper Stephen Teru: A fortune changer | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee 

In recent years, the National Youth Service Corps has become a source of intense debate. Many argue that it has ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Banky Wellington profiles Dr. Tony Rapu: A true grassroots leader | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

By Banky Wellington Fairly recently, while delivering a TedX speech in Lagos Nigeria, I said something along the lines of…“In ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 27, 2019

Wilfred Okiche profiles Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu: A mercurial character | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

It is the end of 2019 and Burna Boy is nominated for a Grammy for his latest record, African Giant. ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 27, 2019

‘On your mandate the tech industry stands’ | Iyinoluwa Aboyeji profiles Bosun Tijani, YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

Written by: Iyinoluwa Aboyeji  “By their fruits you shall know them.” – Mathew 7:16 When I returned to Nigeria in ...

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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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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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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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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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