Category: Specials

Op-ed EditorApril 25, 2017

Book review: Lie to me, Dan: A tale of emotional adventure

by Adaugo Okoli If you would enjoy a refreshing romantic thriller steered by a pair of young adult protagonists, take ...

EditorApril 8, 2017

Film review: Patience Ozokwor makes a spectacular return to form in Kunle Afolayan’s Omugwo

by Wilfred Okiche When the most influential filmmaker of a generation decides to join forces with the continent’s most important ...

RoqeebahApril 2, 2017

Movie Review: Much ado about Okafor’s Law

by Wilfred Okichie In 2016, eight Nollywood films were selected to participate in the Lagos City to City spotlight, a ...

RoqeebahApril 2, 2017

Album Review: Vector’s Lafiaji is overwhelming, and not always in a good way

by Wilfred Okichie For his third studio album and first since splitting with his former label, Young Shall Grow (YSG), ...

EditorMarch 27, 2017

Theatre review: Moremi is a tale as old as time

by Wilfred Okiche Park Theatre, the weekly theatre initiative at Freedom Park, Lagos played host to Crown Troupe of Africa ...

EditorMarch 25, 2017

Film Review: American Driver moves in different directions, some of them funny

by Wilfred Okiche Moses Inwang’s latest film, American Driver isn’t a film per se, but a promotional reel of material ...

ToluMarch 21, 2017

Film Review: Ojukokoro is what happens when a fan of the Coen brothers jumps off a plane without a parachute

by Chi Ibe There were about 14 of us at the cinemas to watch the new film, Ojukokoro yesterday. The ...

RoqeebahMarch 19, 2017

Album Review: Mr Eazi’s Accra to Lagos isn’t quite ready for take off

by Wilfred Okichie Tosin Ajibade, the artiste better known as Mr Eazi was the toast of the past year. He ...

EditorMarch 18, 2017

Film Review: In Dare Olaitan’s Ojukokoro, greed is good

by Wilfred Okiche In the 1997 Hollywood film, Devil’s Advocate, Al Pacino, playing a human incarnation of Satan, mischievously named ...

RoqeebahMarch 12, 2017

Album Review: Shaydee’s Rhythm and Life makes for pleasantly safe listening

by Will Fred Rhythm and Life, the debut album by Shaydee, perhaps the most underrated artiste of his generation arrived ...

EditorMarch 11, 2017

Film Review: Deep Fever is as bad as its title suggests

by Wilfred Okiche Never judge a film by its title. Or its trailer. Or its producers for that matter. All ...

RoqeebahMarch 5, 2017

Theatre review: Beauty lives within the thrilling, imperfect world of Iwa L’ewa

by Will Fred For the week long first edition of the Lagos Contemporary Dance Festival, dancer/choreographer Quddus Onikeku and his ...

EditorFebruary 26, 2017

Album review: Sound Sultan’s latest isn’t quite Out of the Box

by Wilfred Okiche Pop music’s longest serving General, not named 2face Idibia returned late 2016 with album number seven, a ...

RoqeebahFebruary 19, 2017

Album Review: Olamide has never been better than he is on The Glory

by Will Fred Another year, another Olamide album. And how we’ve come to love them. It is a testament to ...

RoqeebahFebruary 18, 2017

Can we all take a minute to be proud of Adebayo Oke-Lawal and Orange Culture?

Adebayo Oke-Lawal is the menswear designer who ‘s responsible for the gender-blurring, and boundary-pushing aesthetic bombshell that we call Orange Culture. ...

RoqeebahFebruary 12, 2017

Album Review: Duncan Mighty participates actively on The Certificate

Duncan Mighty has earned the right to be called Port Harcourt’s first son. Indeed no other citizen- government official or ...

ToluFebruary 10, 2017

New music: Komostrings’ Around The World is full of prospects

You probably haven’t heard the name Komostrings except if for some reason, you’ve stumbled on his cover of Adekunle Gold’s ...

RoqeebahFebruary 5, 2017

Album Review: With Id Cabasa, 9ice fights back for creative relevancy

by Will Fred 9ice and Id Cabasa made sweet music in the past. Their union produced 9ice’s magnum opus, Gongo ...

EditorFebruary 4, 2017

Movie review: Rita Dominic and Femi Jacobs reunite, but cannot save The Guest

by Wilfred Okiche The makers of The Guest, the sexy romantic thriller directed by Christian Olayinka, must have figured that ...

Isime EseneJanuary 29, 2017

Album review: Oritsefemi’s Corporate Miscreant is uninspiring

by Wilfred Okiche Oritsefemi has been working quite hard to retain relevance since enjoying a mid-career resurgence in 2013, thanks ...

RoqeebahJanuary 23, 2017

Music Review: Lynxxx is a blank slate on The album before the album

by Wilfred Okichie It may be hard to believe but Lynxxx (born Chukie Edozien) released his first album, This is ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 14, 2017

Movie review: Three Wise Men is a hot, cluttered mess

by Wilfred Okiche The trailer seemed tacky. The premise, instantly unoriginal, and laughably desperate, spoke of one of the oldest ...

Isime EseneJanuary 10, 2017

The YNaija Rankings: Every month, we will rank the top films, TV and radio stations in Nigeria

YNaija will, from Wednesday, January 11, release a monthly countdown of platforms leading and lagging in the Nigerian media space. ...

ToluJanuary 8, 2017

Album review: Aramide’s Suitcase is packed full of goodies

by Wilfred Okiche Gifted vocalist, Aramide has been around for a spell now, since her runner-up finish at the 2006 ...

ToluJanuary 7, 2017

Movie review: Femi Adisa’s King Invincible is a fine outing

by Wilfred Okiche After the banner year that 2016 was for Nollywood, it is only fair that industry watchers and ...

ToluJanuary 2, 2017

Album review: Bez’s Gbagyi Child is the sound of home

by Wilfred Okiche Bez Idakula wowed the world with Supersun, his Cobhams Asuquo produced 2011 debut disc that made the ...

Isime EseneJanuary 1, 2017

Class of 2016: These are the 100 most influential Nigerians on Twitter

by Chi Ibe For the first time in a very long while, the conversation on TwitterNG has ceased to be ...

RoqeebahJanuary 1, 2017

#YNaija2016Review: 7 things that need to change in Nigerian politics this year

by Roqeebah Olaoniye Politics in Nigeria last year was upside-down to say the least. We can count how many politicians ...

Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 31, 2016

#YNaija2016Review: Sack Dalung, Bring back Chibok girls + 5 other things Buhari can do to impress us next year

2016 has not been a great year for Nigeria. The only thing we’ve have had to cheer about is the ...

ToluDecember 31, 2016

#YNaija2016Review: #TheOtherRoom, …merchants of dildo, fantastically corrupt… See the 10 WORST quotes of 2016

Somebody gag them, they need to shut it. Honestly… 10. “Don’t ask me about the house of rep ordering Peugeot ...

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