Tag: profile

Wilfred OkicheMay 20, 2019

Profile: Godwin Emefiele; master of the political long con

Since the act establishing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was implemented in July 1959, only two Governors have been ...

Wilfred OkicheJuly 19, 2018

Profile: Ayo Fayose remains the most relevant avatar of what it means to politick in Nigeria

In one of the most bizarre political dramas to play out this year, outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Peter Ayodele ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 25, 2018

How Ahmed Musa became Nigeria’s favorite son

Days after suffering a humiliating defeat against Croatia in their first group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in ...

Wilfred OkicheMay 31, 2018

Profile: Ibrahim Kpotun Idris is a problem, but he is entirely of our making

In November 2017, a report conducted by the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI), and issued by the Institute ...

Wilfred OkicheMay 18, 2018

Profile: BrymO isn’t the greatest to ever do it. But he’s pretty damn close

The sixth BrymO album arrived with a splash. Not the kind usually orchestrated by major record labels with huge publicity ...

Edwin OkoloMay 15, 2018

To solve a problem like Nigeria you need an Andela

“Is anyone comfortable enough to articulate what they know Andela to be?” This is the first question Mohini Ufeli, Communications ...

Wilfred OkicheApril 23, 2018

Profile: Has Wizkid gotten too big for the music hustle?

On the night of Saturday 14, April, the Texas born diva, recognized by one name only, Beyoncé, at the Coachella ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2017

PROFILE: Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi will not be put in a box

The life cycle of a Nigerian first lady is pretty much well drawn out. Has been since Maryam Babangida stepped ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 21, 2017

Obituary: Alex Ekwueme: Thinker, Lawyer, Architect, Statesman

On Sunday 12, November 2017, weeks after turning 85, politician and elder statesman, Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, GCON was transferred from ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 15, 2017

PROFILE: Even the f-word is not enough to describe the cultural force of Lola Shoneyin’s #AkeFestival

by Wilfred Okiche   Every November, for the last five years, the literary community- an interesting mix of writers, critics, ...

EditorOctober 28, 2017

PROFILE: Can Akinwumi Adesina save Africa?

by Wilfred Okiche   Everybody loves a winner. Akinwumi Adesina is on a hot winning streak. Everybody loves him. The ...

EditorOctober 17, 2017

PROFILE: How Aisha Buhari went from First Lady to Rogue One

by Wilfred Okiche   When you hang with politicians, everything is political. Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, mother ...

EditorOctober 8, 2017

PROFILE: How Wizkid became the greatest of them all

by Wilfred Okiche   To watch the video of Wizkid’s epoch-making performance to a sold out, racially diverse audience at ...

EditorSeptember 20, 2017

PROFILE: The many lives of Aisha Jummai Alhassan

by Wilfred Okiche Every four years in May since 1999, the political elite gathers at Eagle Square, in the nation’s ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 8, 2017

PROFILE: The colourful life of Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode was born in Lagos, Nigeria on 16th October 1960 to Chief Remilekun Adetokunbo Fani-Kayode and to Chief (Mrs) ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 8, 2017

PROFILE: Biola Alabi is gradually building a media empire

Abiola Alabi is a Nigerian and African media expert passionate about developing the African creative and media scene. Born in ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 1, 2017

PROFILE: How Kemi Adetiba is becoming a legend, before our eyes

Lawyer, defunct OAP, filmmaker and television director, Kemi Adetiba was born in Lagos on the 8th of January 1980 to ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 27, 2017

PROFILE: Muhammadu Buhari, the former soldier who defeated an incumbent president

Muhammadu Buhari was born on the 17th of December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State into a family of Fulani descent. ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 19, 2017

PROFILE: Madam Efunroye Tinubu, the wealthiest woman in Yorubaland in the 19th century

Business Tycoon, Slave trader and Socialite Efunporoye Osuntinubu Olumosa often shortened to Europe Tinubu after whom a prominent Lagos landmark, ...

EditorJune 2, 2017

PROFILE: What do you know about the man that started it all, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu?

Born in Zungeru – Modern day Niger State on November 4, 1933, at Zungeru in northern Nigeria to Sir Louis ...

EditorMarch 2, 2017

PROFILE: What manner of prophet is Apostle Johnson Suleman?

by Wilfred Okiche Nothing spells end of year season quite like the rash of prophecies and messages from influential members ...

Isime EseneFebruary 16, 2017

Bisi Alimi: Profile of an unapologetic gay man

by Mazi Emeka Picture this: A young man is filled with a burning love for God, but still, there is emptiness ...

EditorFebruary 8, 2017

PROFILE: The (un)relenting advocacy of 2face Idibia

by Wilfred Okiche After all said and done, the matter of the I Stand With Nigeria/One Voice Nigeria protest played ...

Wilfred OkicheJanuary 31, 2017

PROFILE: Why we love to hate Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade is one of the biggest pop stars working today. No major show in the country, or this side ...

RoqeebahJanuary 23, 2017

Profile: Abiola Ajimobi’s long history of behaving badly

by Wilfred Okichie It was the video seen around the world. On Friday 13, January, a disturbing video made its ...

Isime EseneDecember 30, 2016

Isioma Osaje profiles AY Makun: Man of the hour, every hour (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

Guinness world record holder In a world where metrics like the longest kiss can get you into that good book, ...

Isime EseneDecember 27, 2016

Stanley Azuakola profiles Kashim Shettima: The Comforter-in-chief (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

In late September 2016, the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, gathered his closest aides and relocated to Bama town, ...

Isime EseneDecember 21, 2016

The man who put even optimists in the shade | Naz Onuzo profiles AY Makun, Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 popular vote winner

Between his sold-out comedy shows, his blockbuster film and his popular sitcom, it’s probably clear to all YNaija readers why ...

Isime EseneNovember 4, 2016

PROFILE: Why Patience Jonathan’s way is the authentic Nigerian way

Patience Ibifaka Jonathan. Indigene of Oba Ama, Okirika community, Rivers state. Wedded to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of Otuoke, Bayelsa state. ...

Isime EseneOctober 21, 2016

PROFILE: The gift and grace of being AY Makun

by Wilfred Okiche Meet Nigeria’s funniest man at the moment – whether you like him or not Every Easter Sunday, ...

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