Category: Blogs

Op-Ed EditorMarch 18, 2021

#IWD2021 Special: Dear Sista Ada, here’s our apology letter

By Tolu Akintara Dear Sista Ada, We are sorry. We know Sorry would not wipe your bloodshot eyes, we know ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 17, 2021

Help! The President’s obsession with Niger Republic is expensive | The #YNaija Cover

Have you ever imagined that perhaps, the Republic of Niger could be Nigeria’s 37th state unknown to majority of our ...

Ado AminuMarch 17, 2021

Kwara Hijab crisis | The state government makes a bad situation worse

An inter-religious clash that has been doused in the interim rocked Kwara earlier today. It reincarnated from years of simmering ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 17, 2021

#IWD2021 Special: The time to end ‘acceptance and compromise’ is now

by Fatimah Adegbite When I was a little girl, as little girls were taught then, “you don’t play around boys, ...

Bernard DayoMarch 16, 2021

Why Burna Boy’s Grammy win is historic

It’s 2019 and Burna Boy is billed to perform at the Coachella music festival, but he isn’t happy with his ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 16, 2021

#IWD2021 Special: ‘I choose to challenge you’

by Tolu Akintaro The day is March 8th. Every major organisation rolled out their best graphics for Women’s Day, others ...

Bernard DayoMarch 15, 2021

The unlawful detention of Itunu Babalola in Cote d’lvoire is rooted in xenophobia

Today on social media, many Nigerians galvanised to push the #JusticeForItunu hashtag after journalist and political critic David Hundeyin posted ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 15, 2021

#IWD2021 Special: ‘Why we need to let boys out of the hall’

by Arekpitan Ikhenaode My first bra was pink. When my mom gave it to me, I immediately wore it on ...

Bernard DayoMarch 14, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap: Durang booted out, Tania and Thiala teased as new Islanders

Love Island South Africa has, somehow, gone past the ripple from the show’s overwhelmingly white cast unveiled two weeks ago. ...

Bernard DayoMarch 12, 2021

What we know about the latest school abduction in Kaduna

Banditry and kidnap is on the fast rise and the Federal College of Forestry in Kaduna is the latest site, ...

Bernard DayoMarch 11, 2021

Ice Prince taps Oxlade for lovestruck single ‘Kolo’

On Thursday, fast-rising singer Oxlade posted a tweet about miming Ice Prince‘s 2011 monster hit single Oleku back in secondary ...

Bernard DayoMarch 10, 2021

Kunle Afolayan is making three original titles for Netflix

Last year’s Netflix campaign about telling African stories featured renowned actors and filmmakers from across the continent in an inspiring ...

Bernard DayoMarch 10, 2021

What the #ENDSARS movement can learn from protests in Myanmar and its LGBTQ inclusion

Last year’s protests against police brutality, under the banner of the #ENDSARS movement, pushed against several injustices and human rights ...

Bernard DayoMarch 9, 2021

Netflix’s top 10 in Nigeria today: ‘Fate of Alakada’ debuts at number 1

Premiering on Netflix February 5, Kayode Kadum’s comedy Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner debuted at number 1 on Netflix’s ...

Michael IsaacMarch 9, 2021

Teni explains cover art for her upcoming debut album ‘Wonderland’

Award-winning Nigerian singer and entertainer, Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni the Entertainer has taken to social media to explain ...

Ado AminuMarch 8, 2021

#IWD2021: ‘Softcom’ leads in gender equality as it attains 50-50 in leadership

The drive for inclusion is a 100+ years march largely driven by women – who are at the receiving end ...

Bernard DayoMarch 7, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap, week 1: whitewashing, technical issues, and new Islanders

This time last week, South Africa’s version of popular reality TV franchise Love Island premiered. Significantly, Love Island South Africa ...

Bernard DayoMarch 6, 2021

Mistress of all Trade: Idia Aisien is just getting started with Nollywood

At the start of 2020, news broke that Charles Okpaleke had acquired the rights to remake Zeb Ejiro’s 1992 femme ...

Bernard DayoMarch 5, 2021

Adekunle Gold teams up with DJ El Mukuka again for dance track ‘Lost’

Adekunle Gold has been on a recent wave of features, from his collaboration with rapper Reminisce on Toxic released last ...

Bernard DayoMarch 4, 2021

Niniola details love and heartbreak in new visuals for RnB single ‘Promise’

Gearing towards the release of her strictly RnB EP titled 6th Heaven, Afrohouse star Niniola has released the video for ...

Bernard DayoMarch 4, 2021

Nude women from stills of Bella Shmurda’s ‘Rush’ video isn’t body positivity

Bella Shmurda, one of the industry’s fast-rising musical acts, has been at the center of the internet’s latest talking point. ...

Bernard DayoMarch 3, 2021

Oil spillage is still a thing in the Niger Delta and why environmental justice is needed

Just last week, we reported on the resurfacing of Niger Delta freedom fighters stating the injustices their region grapple with ...

Bernard DayoMarch 2, 2021

Living in Bondage star, Jidekene Achufusi doesn’t think all movies should be in cinemas

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free star Jidekene Achufusi was the latest celebrity guest on YNaija’s flagship show, Rubbin’ Minds, talking ...

Bernard DayoMarch 1, 2021

Fate of Alakada,, Three Thieves – Nollywood movies coming to Netflix this March

There are only three things constant in life – rain, tax, and Netflix expanding its Nollywood content library. This March, ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 28, 2021

La Femme Anjola, Eagle Wings, The Razz Guy, The Therapist – Nollywood movies out in cinemas this March

The King of Boys sequel is out this year as a Netflix original, and Kemi Adetiba just recently released a ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 24, 2021

Maybe it’s time to finally address the injustices faced by the Niger Delta

In a viral video posted by AIT on Twitter, a militia group from the Niger Delta known as the Supreme ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 24, 2021

The attack on LGBTQ people in Ghana is an attack on us all

In the past days, LGBTQ people living in Ghana have been facing heightened homophobia from the Ghanaian government, human rights ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 23, 2021

Nigerian TV stations directed to have sign language in their news is what disability inclusion looks like

About 30 million people are living with various forms of disability in Nigeria and considering the ways ableism manifests individually, ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 22, 2021

Bovi took the #ENDSARS protest to the Headies as a reminder of the Lekki shootings

As celebrities turned for the cameras, Bovi's outfit was more than just a fashion statement

Bernard DayoFebruary 19, 2021

The military patrol in Orlu is an abuse of power

In the last 72 hours, reports emerged about the Nigerian army descending on Orlu, Imo, in an operation believed to ...

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