Tag: YNaija Essays

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 19, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: It’s been 100 years of breakthroughs in Sickle Cell care, but we still have a long way to go

Sometime in 1910, a young black dental student Walter Clement Noel from the island of Grenada studying in Chicago had ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 10, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Will Nigerian entertainment ever grow up?

It has been 89 years since the world’s first television broadcast. It may not have looked like the future then, with ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 3, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Forget about religious extremism, Nigeria’s real problem is ‘I beta pass my neighbour’

Recently, a video surfaced of Nigerian designer, Tope Abiola of Frock it and Rock it where she suggested that instead ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 22, 2018

The YNaija Cover – the 22nd of August

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija: #YNaijaEssays: Youth is messy and confusing, but thankfully we ...

YNaija NewsRoomAugust 13, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: It is time we squared up and deconstructed the concept of childhood

Over the weekend, a tweet with an image from a children’s book was shared widely on Nigerian Twitter. Picture courtesy ...

YNaija NewsRoomAugust 6, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: A written history of Nigeria’s great film epochs

If we’re being factually accurate, then Nigeria’s first contact with film was in 1903 when Herbert Macaulay invited Balboa and Company ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 23, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The West wants the spoils of colonialism, guilt free and served on a platter, but if Africa will progress, there has to be a reckoning

As a presidential candidate, Macron painted a striking picture of a progressive thinker on western imperialism and other sundry African ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 9, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Music is always political and protest music especially so

Falz’s This Is Nigeria seems to have become the de-facto counterpoint to Childish Gambino’s genre-bending self-examination as a black musician ...

YNaija NewsRoomMay 21, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Robbery and Fraud – Nigeria’s favourite side hustle

Last weekend, the internet went crazy about Yahoo boys, after information surfaced on the internet that some suspected yahoo boys ...

YNaija NewsRoomApril 15, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The intrigue, drama and politics of #BBNaija (READ)

As we are down to the last week of Big Brother Nigeria’s third season that has been trailed with controversy ...

YNaija NewsRoomMarch 18, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: These four Nigerian women have defied the odds

Nina Simone’s life and legacy looms across the world, and indeed Africa, to which she returned when she was at ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 25, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: How does an opposition party rise to prominence?

The beauty of democracy is not exactly in the numbers or in the outcome of an election, but in watching ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 18, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Donald Trump has found an unlikely ally in Nigeria

The man who promised to drain the swamp The single most polarising event in the last decade happened over the ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 11, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Joro Olumofin, Oloni, are part of literature’s most profitable industry

Before ever Joro Olumofin and his motley crew of assistants ever thought to put out that first Instagram post doling ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 4, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Beggars are all around us but do you really see them?

Lagos is besieged by beggars There is a slight wrinkle in Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s plans to transform Lagos into mega ...

YNaija NewsRoomJanuary 27, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Ignored by the government and abandoned by its famous sons, chaos is brewing in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

The North’s Hidden Belt In contradiction with its famous slogan, ‘Food Basket of the Nation’, Benue’s lands have been haemorrhaging ...

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