Category: Specials

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 31, 2020

#YWomenSpecial: Meet Visual Artist, Ogochukwu Ejiofor using art as a tool for expressing public opinion

In celebration of the #InternationalWomensDay2020, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson hosted at her residence, a reception and ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 29, 2020

#YWomenSpecial: Experimental Artist, Onyinye Ezennia demonstrates ‘giving a voice’ to women and children often unheard

In celebration of the #InternationalWomensDay2020, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson hosted at her residence, a reception and ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 27, 2020

#YWomenSpecial: Painter, Clara Aden speaks on how she’s using art as a voice to close the gender gap

In celebration of the #InternationalWomensDay2020, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson hosted at her residence, a reception and ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 25, 2020

#YWomenSpecial: Fine Artist, Divine Favour Ogbonna speaks on ‘gender limits’ in the creative space

In celebration of the #InternationalWomensDay2020, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson hosted at her residence, a reception and ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 18, 2020

#YWomenSpecial: Painter, Ayoola Omovo shares on being a woman in a male-dominated industry

In celebration of the #InternationalWomensDay2020, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson hosted at her residence last Friday, a reception and exhibition ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 18, 2020

#YWomenSpecial: Meet Visual Artist, Omoyeni Arogunmati standing out in the world of creativity

In celebration of the #InternationalWomensDay2020, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson hosted at her residence, a reception and exhibition featuring works ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 16, 2020

As he turns 35, Chude Jideonwo launches #WithChude on TV, Radio and Podcast

Nigerian lawyer, journalist, media entrepreneur, and founder of Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo, returns to mainstream media with the launch of ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 13, 2020

#YWomenSpecial: Meet Igbinovia Omon Sophia; metal foil and water colour artist

In celebration of the #InternationalWomensDay2020, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson hosted at her residence last Friday, a ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 13, 2020

#YWomenSpecial: Meet multimedia artist, Oluchi Zom; ‘warrior for change in the smallest ways possible’

In celebration of the #InternationalWomensDay2020, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson hosted at her residence last Friday, a ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 7, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: Power corrupts 

Why would a best friend you’re helping with a place to stay be so resentful that they would share a ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 6, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: Home is where the heart is

“I love your Lagos,” the lover said to me after a beautiful day of driving and dining, visiting and ‘art-gallerying’ ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 5, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: You don’t need confidence to cross the street

If there was anything I learnt just after I turned 30 in 2015 and then 2016, it was the danger ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 4, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: Saying yes to Life

Last year I did an interview that was consequential, to put it lightly. The photographer, Busola Dakolo shared a powerful ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 3, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: The valley of the shadow of death

“What is joy?” one of Nigeria’s most powerful politicians (he would be in the top 10 of any rankings, I ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 28, 2020

‘Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown;’ fast-rising Moshood Fattah celebrates [Photos]

Story by Ìyínkàyé Òrẹòlúwá He said I’d have to see LIFE, a 2015 film about the iconic American film star ...

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EditorFebruary 28, 2020

Meet Chi Mhende, Queen Sono’s Head-Baddie-In-Charge

As part of YNaija’s coverage of the launch of Queen Sono, the first Netflix original scripted series from Africa, our editors joined ...

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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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