YNaija, the high priest of Nigerian youth culture, nominated for the Creative Industry Awards


YNaija, the Internet Newspaper for Young Nigerians, has been nominated for the Creative Industries Awards.

The site features in the blogger category and is nominated alongside the Linda Ikeji blog, Notjustok.com and Techloy.com.

The Creative Industries Awards which is organized by the Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria (CEAN) in collaboration with the British Council rewards Initiative, Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship across the creative industries, recognizing the central role they play in the development of a competitive and sustainable creative economy.

The awards ceremony is scheduled to hold on Saturday, January 25 at 6pm and the venue is  the British Council Gardens located on 20 Thompson Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Full list of nominees below:

1. Visual Arts (Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Antique)

• Reze Bonna

• Moussa Moussa

• Obi Somto

2. Performing Arts (Live Music, Dance, Theatre, DJ)

• Wole Oguntokun

• DJ Exclusive

• God Bless Band

• Shuga Band

3. Comedy (Stand Up Comedy, TV Comedy Shows, Comedy Films)

• Teju Babyface

• Stand Up Nigeria

• Basketmouth

• AY

4. Music (Record label, Production Houses, Artiste Management, Marketers)

• Chocolate City

• Mavin Records

• Northside Entertaiment

• Capital Hill records

5. Film (Production Houses, Producers, Marketers)

• Tunde Kelani

• Amaka Igwe Studios

• Kunle Afolayan

6. Publishing (Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Journals)

• Sarafina

• Cassava Republic

• Parrasia Books

• Genevieve Magazine

• TW Magazine

7. Audio Visual (Television, Radio)


• Channels

• Nigeria Inf0

• Hip TV

8. Creative Service (Architecture, Advertising)

• AIM Architects

• Towry Coker Associates

• Insight Communications

• SO & U

9. Tech Businesses

• DuduMobile and DuduPay

• Konga.com

• Veda Technology

• Encipher Inye

• Jobberman

10. Fashion

• Okunoren Twins

• Jewel by Lisa

• Bridget Awosika

• Tiffany Amber

• Mudi

11. Bloggers

• Linda Ikeji

• Notjustok.com

• YNaija.com

• Techloy.com

12. Gastronomy (Sugar Craft, culinary arts)

• Mix and Bakes

• Cakes and Cream

• Primi Piatti

• Water Front

• Cakes by Tosan

13. Makeup (Costumiers, makeup artistes for film and TV)

• Banke Meshida

• Bimpe Onakoya

• Zaron

• Lolade Binty affairs

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