Category: Specials

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EzinneDecember 31, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Abuja Twitter gets down and dirty; #5KBae wipes the floor with Pablo Ayodeji | See the top 10 Twitter fights of 2017

We really should have tagged this Top 10 Social Media fights because although Twitter gave us epic, historic throwdowns, Instagram, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 31, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Alex Ekwueme, Buchi Emecheta, Maitama Sule, Eric Arubayi… 10 notable deaths of 2017

May their souls rest in peace. Eric Arubayi On February 11, thirty-three-year-old gospel music live act and former Idols West ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Hurricane Harvey, Mugabexit, Libyan slave trade… See the top 10 events that shook the world

These 10 events sent shock waves around the world, leaving confusion, disarray and relief in their wake. Presented in no ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2017

Concert Review: Wizkid came home alright, just don’t call it a concert

It is with a sense of national pride that Nigerians watched Wizkid take his material from Ojuelegba in Lagos state, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 25, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Aisha Mohammed, Kemi Adeosun, Maina… Look who else was involved in the biggest scandals of the year

Some of the 10 stories that made up this list were tragic and demand our collective sober reflection while some ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Otodo Gbame, Rann bombing, and 8 other stories that made us cry

Sometimes it is hard being Nigerian and these events are proof. Otodo Gbame The Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Kachikwu vs. Baru, Kiss Daniel vs. G-Worldwide… See the Top 10 beefs of the year

Ready. Steady. Fight. 2017 was a year all its own, for the quality, duration and diversity of brawlers who took ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Chimamanda on Trans Women, Governor Yari on Meningitis, Daddy GO on social media… See the 10 worst quotes of the year

Somebody gag them, they need to shut it. Honestly Arranged from least cringeworthy to most cringeworthy. ‘’If you get your ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Aigbe, Psquare… Peep the Top 8 celebrity breakups of the year

Happily never after, said these ones. Mercy Aigbe and Lanre Gentry Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe’s seven-year marriage to Asiwaju Larry ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

The Film Blog: The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai is competent. But don’t expect more

When the trailer for The Wedding Party landed in 2016, there were fears that the trailer, a glamorous, 3 minutes ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 22, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Lai Mohammed’s ‘garbage’ about jollof rice, the rat-ification of Buhari’s office… See the 8 most embarrassing moments of 2017

We must say that political office holders are good at going off the cliff, making themselves and those concerned look ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

#YNaijaReview2017: Patience Ozokwor, Seun Ajayi, Akah Nnani… See the 10 best performances of the year

These performances got us buzzing. They can grab all the trophies. Arranged from bottom to top. Patience Ozokwor – Omugwo ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

YNaija2017Review: #BAAD2017, #EndSARS, Mr Eazi… These 10 stories/hashtags broke the Internet

The internet loves a good buzz. Something to rally round or be outraged about, it doesn’t matter, as long as ...

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AzeezDecember 21, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Tonto Dikeh’s marriage mess, Murder allegation against Davido | See the top 10 celebrity scandals

It won’t be wrong to label 2017 the year of celebrity scandals. There was more than enough controversies in the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Ajimobi, Dino Melaye, Apostle Suleman… Look who else starred in the 10 worst videos of the year

Watch and cringe.   Apostle Suleman and wife make a love song General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Isoken, Potato Potahto, Hakkunde… See the 10 best films of 2017

In terms of quality of films, 2017 was a bit of a downer as there was a bit of struggle ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 18, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Evans, Rochas, Maina… See the 10 worst people of the year?

Is there anything redeeming about this lot? Abiola Ajimobi While addressing protesting students of the Oyo state co-owned Ladoke Akintola ...

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ToluDecember 18, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Rats’ invasion of Buhari’s office, Dino Melaye’s certificate scandal, Okorocha’s erections | See the top 10 cringeworthy moments

Labeling 2017 ‘Year of the Awkward’ will not be out-of-place as the year never ran short of a supply of ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 15, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Okorocha’s ridiculous statues, The return of Maina, Dino Melaye’s ‘invisible’ certificate… See the 10 worst political scandals of the year

2017, a year coming after two years of ‘political surprises’, was awash with one scandal after another. In fact, it ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 15, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Simisola, The Glory, This Is Me… See our picks for the 10 best albums of the year

Sifting through the loads and loads of music put out during the calendar year, we made use of parameters such ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Bisola Aiyeola, Small Doctor, Maraji… See the top 10 Revelations of the year

Here’s to seeing more of them in the new year. Arranged in no particular order. Ayobami Adebayo One of the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Roti, Alter Ego, Alakada Reloaded… These are the 10 most disappointing films of the year

Nollywood films were so uninspiring this year, our 2017 Review list could easily have been doubled. These ugly 10 are ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 4, 2017

Book Review: Valentine Ogunaka’s ‘Dreams Wake Me’ echoes Maya Angelou and W.B Yeats

by Reginald C. Ofodile Valentine Onyeka Ogunaka, the author of Dreams Wake Me, a collection comprising of both conventional poetry ...

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EditorNovember 22, 2017

The Film Blog: Ndani’s ‘Analyse This’ takes on the business of movie making

Ndani’s ‘Analyse This’ has had a spectacular season. They changed hosts, bringing on Honey Ogundeyi who does a stellar job ...

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EditorNovember 22, 2017

The Film Blog: Celebrity Marriage isn’t as bad as you feared. It is worse.

Someone somewhere in Nollywoodland assumed that pairing Toyin Abraham and Odunlade Adekola would make for sensational viewing. They probably fell ...

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EditorNovember 16, 2017

Book Review: The pressure Cooker by Nkiru Olumide-Ojo is a confidence boost for trying times

Reviewed by Toyin Agunbiade “Book 122 of 2017 – “The pressure cooker” by Nkiru Olumide-Ojo. 110 pages. Reading time – ...

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EditorNovember 14, 2017

Film Review: Forget the title, Couple’s Award is a pleasant surprise

by Wilfred Okiche To market Couple’s Award, a surprisingly decent, if linear domestic drama about the toll that the pressures ...

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EditorNovember 11, 2017

The Film Blog: Discovering Blackness in Tokyo with Amarachi Nwosu

For those who don’t know, Amarachi Nwosu, otherwise known as Amaraworldwide on Twitter is a pretty outspoken, if somewhat misguided ...

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EditorNovember 3, 2017

The Film Blog: Lesley Nneka Arimah’s stories are coming to a big screen near you

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you’re one of those people who don’t ‘like books’, then you’ve probably ...

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EditorOctober 31, 2017

AFRIFF 2017: I am not a Witch is both comic and tragic

by Wilfred Okiche   In many parts of Africa, Nigeria inclusive, children still live tragic, unimaginable lives. Identified as child ...

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