Category: Specials

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EditorDecember 21, 2020

Ifreke Inyang profiles Israel Adesanya; the Last Stylebender | Nominee for #YNaijaPOTY2020

One of the simple pleasures of being Nigerian is watching your compatriots excel in their chosen fields. Naija to the ...

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EditorDecember 20, 2020

Edwin Okolo profiles Davido; the hitmaker | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

David ‘Davido’ Adeleke (28) Being a popstar is hard work. Davido makes it look easy. Since he burst onto our ...

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EditorDecember 17, 2020

Wilfred Okiche profiles ‘Winner of Winners;’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 43, is practically the most recognisable Nigerian alive. The responsibility of representing a diverse, multi-ethnic entity of ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 26, 2020

Review: Does ‘A Day In The Live: Wizkid’ bring the Starboy closer?

With the Coronavirus pandemic upending traditional music industry structures globally, artists, their management and record labels have had to figure ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 25, 2020

Profile: The courageous defiance of DJ Switch

It was the livestream that traumatised an entire country. Streamed, shared and viewed countless of times since the fateful night ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 1, 2020

Profile: Why Akinwunmi Adesina is the real deal

“The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group. We ...

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Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 29, 2020

To dismantle rape culture, we must dismantle misogyny: Closing The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

In my work and life as a feminist and woman, one question which I always ask myself is this: “Is ...

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Damilola MarcusSeptember 28, 2020

The menace of street harassment and reclaiming women’s bodies in public spaces | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

Street harassment can be defined as all forms of unwanted comments, contact and actions forced on strangers in public. It ...

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Dein TamunoSeptember 27, 2020

At the Frontlines: Dein Tamuno speaks on working in a Rape Crisis Centre | YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

“…for those of us who are Human Rights Defenders. We however, not just know our rights, we realise more than ...

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Buky WiliamsSeptember 26, 2020

Holding fort for the girls and women who cannot speak for themselves | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

Violence against women and girls is pervasive and normal in Nigeria. Gendered ideas and norms are a  rite of passage ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 25, 2020

Gender-based violence ends with you: An interview with Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“We live in a patriarchal society where women are subjugated, and men are seen and treated as the more dominant ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 24, 2020

Period Stigma is Rape Culture: An interview with Karo Omu of Sanitary Aid for Nigerian Girls | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“Your whole life is a whole joke. There are jokes about girls getting stained, jokes about how girls behave and ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 23, 2020

Damilola Odufuwa: ‘Women-only spaces are vital to surviving a patriarchal world’ | YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“It is very lonely being a feminist. It is very lonely being the odd one that thinks differently about the ...

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Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 22, 2020

‘Why we must document and legitimise female desires’ – Interview with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“I’m one of those people who believes that pre-colonial Africa was way more accepting of women’s sexuality and desire. We ...

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Alithnayn AbdulkareemSeptember 21, 2020

‘At the intersection of feminism and femininity, I only find push back’ | The YNaija Rape Culture Special Series

  Satan Drives a Sedan I don’t like White anymore. When I loved white, the last thing I owned of ...

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Ehidumbi Blessing IyamadikenSeptember 20, 2020

Purity Culture is Rape Culture and we must bring the church to task | The YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

Since time immemorial, the burden of men’s misbehavior has always been put on women and the church itself has helped ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqSeptember 18, 2020

#EdoDecides2020: 19 odds that would determine the outcome of the September 19 Governorship Poll

The political atmosphere in the country has been largely charged in the build-up to the all-important September 19 gubernatorial election ...

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Fatima TemitopeSeptember 18, 2020

Rape Culture endangers Muslim women too | The YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

“Islam gave women rights thousands of years before the West! Islam protects and cherishes women!”   These are some declarations ...

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Ifedayo AdeleyeSeptember 17, 2020

Rape Culture is insidious, pervasive and structural: Dissecting the Rape Culture Pyramid | YNaija Special Series

Rape culture in Nigeria is pervasive. It is evident in the way we speak, interact, react and think. It is ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 16, 2020

The YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series: A glossary of terms

The words below are the most frequent when talking about the issue of rape. Rape is a sensitive subject and ...

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Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 15, 2020

Unlearning the language of Rape: Introducing the YNaija Special Series on Rape Culture

When I was organising the #SayHerNameNigeria protests last year, my mind kept going back to a conversation I had the ...

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Ayọ̀délé ÌbíyẹmíAugust 21, 2020

Ed Keazor Remembers Nigeria’s Forgotten Army in “Company Yaya: Lost African Voices of World War 2”

When powerful nations were plunged into a war and interests clashed, more than half of the world was drawn into ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 21, 2020

Book Review: Othuke Ominiabohs’ Aviara affirms his place in Nigeria’s literary canon

In 2016’s Odufa, first time author Othuke Ominiabohs spun a disturbing tale of the toxic nature of love and the ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 19, 2020

The COVID-19 impact on the Youth: Analysis, Trends & Insight

by Goke Iyiola   PREAMBLE Since the intrusive arrival on earth of the infamous and unwanted visitor – the malevolent ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 31, 2020

EP Review: Omah Lay takes the Burna blueprint and elevates it with ‘Get Layd’

Contemporary Nigerian music witnessed a change of guard from one generation to the next the moment Wizkid’s Holla at your ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 28, 2020

Profile: How Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became Africa’s biggest policy superstar

On the 15th of July 2020, Nigeria’s candidate for Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was at ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 27, 2020

Film Review: Rita Dominic and Kalu Ikeagwu find their way through a marriage crisis in Light in the Dark

Light in the Dark opens with what may be becoming cinematographer Muhammed Attah Ahmed’s signature flourish. The camera, placed upside ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 21, 2020

LONG READ: Why Instagram Live has been such a hit in Nigeria

You hate to see it. Or love to. Depending. To possess an Instagram account in the year 2020 is to ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaJuly 3, 2020

The Town Hall Debate: Election Security and Party Primaries

“A free and fair election is evidence of Democracy. Can we truly say we have a free and fair election ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 30, 2020

Marketing sage, Sesan Ogunooye is making unique strides in the industry and we are here for it

In our conversation with Olusesan, he made us understand that value and price are relative. So, the debate over the ...

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