Category: Specials

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 13, 2021

Obituary: Sound Sultan defined the sound for a new generation, here’s why he lives forever

Afrobeats to the world!It is easy to scream that now that Nigerian pop music is making inroads in even the ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 3, 2021

United African Republic: Origin of ‘Alkebulan’ and 15 countries that once had a name change

Following the commencement of zonal public hearings by both houses of the National Assembly as part of preparations for a ...

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Patrick EgwuJune 1, 2021

#YNaijaSpecial: IPOB’s demand for a referendum

ENUGU, Nigeria – Located at the centre of Umuahia, is Afara Ukwu, the home of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of ...

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Patrick EgwuMay 31, 2021

#YNaijaSpecial: The rise of Eastern Security Network (ESN) | #BiafraRemembranceDay

ENUGU, Nigeria – In August last year, when Nwanedi Njoku arrived at her farmland located in the outskirts of Owerri, ...

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EditorMay 30, 2021

#BiafraRemembranceDay: 54 years after, scars of the war still haunt victims | A #YNaijaSpecial

“If we had achieved a Biafran state, we would have been better than today. Our economy would have been stronger ...

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Ado AminuMay 2, 2021

The #YNaijaEssay: Language preservation in Nigeria and the brick walls [Part II]

This is a piece years in the making. 15 years to be exact. There is a Hausa word for ‘bucket’ ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 1, 2021

The #YNaijaEssay: Language preservation in Nigeria and the brick walls [LONG READ]

Many other languages are no longer being learned by new generations of children or by new adult speakers; these languages ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 20, 2021

Idriss Déby Itno of Chad: Hero or villain? | The #YNaijaCover

The continent was in shock this Tuesday, as Chadian Army spokesperson announced the death of President Idriss Déby Itno, following ...

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Ado AminuApril 13, 2021

We need more men to drive the gender equality agenda | Jane Egerton-Idehen on women and equality

The clamour for increased representation of women in key roles in the public and private sector in Nigeria is as ...

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Ado AminuApril 1, 2021

Daughters of Eve | Inside the lives of Lagos sex workers

“You see that word Ashewo, I hate it!” Gift, a sex worker. It is a daredevil attempt arguing that you ...

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Ado AminuMarch 12, 2021

Behind the curtains: A day in the lives of street beggars

Ma’ida (sometimes called Fatima) didn’t envisage herself ending up miles from home and roaming the streets of Nigeria’s biggest city ...

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Chinedu OkaforMarch 3, 2021

#YNaijaXNigerianWomen: The conversation on Nigeria as a safe space for women and the way forward

Commemorative of the International Women’s Month 2021, YNaija, an online content shop Wednesday, March 3, 2021, put together a virtual ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJanuary 29, 2021

Thuganic: A day in the hood with Lagos ‘street youths’ (VIDEO)

Let me take you on this pseudo-perilous long journey with Lagos street youth. I was at an #EndSARS gathering when ...

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EditorJanuary 4, 2021

Chude Jideonwo: Why DJ Switch is the Culture Icon of 2020

I cannot forget that evening in October when a dear friend rushed into the room to show me the video ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 31, 2020

Editorial: Why we chose ‘#EndSARS Protesters’ as YNaija Person of the Year 2020

Perhaps, like no other year in recent times, 2020 came with an unfathomable number of shocking developments within 12 calendar ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2020

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) is Y! Africa Person of the Year 2020

The editorial board of Y! Africa is pleased to announce Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, as its pick for Person of the Year ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2020

‘The #EndSARS Protesters’ is YNaija Person of the Year 2020

The editorial board of Y! (TV and Online) is pleased to announce the #EndSARS Protesters comprising all campaigners, promoters, online ...

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EditorDecember 24, 2020

Here’s the popular vote winner for YNaija Person of the Year 2020 | Editors’ Pick to be announced on 30th December

Since December 1 when we announced the nominees for our Person Of the Year Award, it’s been a huge wait ...

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EditorDecember 23, 2020

Profile of His Excellency; Seyi Makinde | Nominee for #YNaijaPOTY2020

Seyi Makinde, 53 Seyi Makinde’s election as executive Governor of Oyo state last year was expected to kick off a ...

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EditorDecember 23, 2020

Profile of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; The Woman for the Job | Nominee for #YNaijaPOTY2020

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, 66 Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is in the business of making history. An economist and permanent fixture on ...

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EditorDecember 23, 2020

Profile of Olasunkanmi Opeifa; the Tutor General | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

Olasunkanmi Opeifa, 34 When you do your work diligently and with consistency you might get to stand before kings. Or ...

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EditorDecember 23, 2020

Sim Shagaya profiles Ezra Olubi and Shola Akinlade; King of Payments and Purveyors of Hope | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

Ezra Olubi, 34 and Shola Akinlade, 35 In a year in which Nigeria was convulsed by what appeared to be ...

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EditorDecember 23, 2020

Kola Oyeneyin profiles Sam Adeyemi | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

Sam Adeyemi, 53 What would Jesus do? We speak of shaking tables more freely today than at any other time. ...

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EditorDecember 22, 2020

Voices of a Generation: #EndSARS Protesters | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

Reviewed by ‘Gbenga Sesan October 2020 will always be one for the history books. For almost three weeks, young Nigerians ...

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EditorDecember 22, 2020

Victor Oladokun profiles Akinwunmi Adesina | Banker of Africa and #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

What a year Akinwunmi Adesina has had. At the beginning of the year, it seemed that he had everything going ...

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EditorDecember 21, 2020

Ifreke Inyang profiles Israel Adesanya; the Last Stylebender | Nominee for #YNaijaPOTY2020

One of the simple pleasures of being Nigerian is watching your compatriots excel in their chosen fields. Naija to the ...

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EditorDecember 20, 2020

Edwin Okolo profiles Davido; the hitmaker | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

David ‘Davido’ Adeleke (28) Being a popstar is hard work. Davido makes it look easy. Since he burst onto our ...

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EditorDecember 17, 2020

Wilfred Okiche profiles ‘Winner of Winners;’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 43, is practically the most recognisable Nigerian alive. The responsibility of representing a diverse, multi-ethnic entity of ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 26, 2020

Review: Does ‘A Day In The Live: Wizkid’ bring the Starboy closer?

With the Coronavirus pandemic upending traditional music industry structures globally, artists, their management and record labels have had to figure ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 25, 2020

Profile: The courageous defiance of DJ Switch

It was the livestream that traumatised an entire country. Streamed, shared and viewed countless of times since the fateful night ...

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