Category: Specials

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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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Wilfred OkicheOctober 1, 2020

Profile: Why Akinwunmi Adesina is the real deal

“The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group. We ...

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Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 29, 2020

To dismantle rape culture, we must dismantle misogyny: Closing The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

In my work and life as a feminist and woman, one question which I always ask myself is this: “Is ...

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Damilola MarcusSeptember 28, 2020

The menace of street harassment and reclaiming women’s bodies in public spaces | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

Street harassment can be defined as all forms of unwanted comments, contact and actions forced on strangers in public. It ...

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Dein TamunoSeptember 27, 2020

At the Frontlines: Dein Tamuno speaks on working in a Rape Crisis Centre | YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

“…for those of us who are Human Rights Defenders. We however, not just know our rights, we realise more than ...

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Buky WiliamsSeptember 26, 2020

Holding fort for the girls and women who cannot speak for themselves | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

Violence against women and girls is pervasive and normal in Nigeria. Gendered ideas and norms are a  rite of passage ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 25, 2020

Gender-based violence ends with you: An interview with Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“We live in a patriarchal society where women are subjugated, and men are seen and treated as the more dominant ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 24, 2020

Period Stigma is Rape Culture: An interview with Karo Omu of Sanitary Aid for Nigerian Girls | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“Your whole life is a whole joke. There are jokes about girls getting stained, jokes about how girls behave and ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 23, 2020

Damilola Odufuwa: ‘Women-only spaces are vital to surviving a patriarchal world’ | YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“It is very lonely being a feminist. It is very lonely being the odd one that thinks differently about the ...

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Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 22, 2020

‘Why we must document and legitimise female desires’ – Interview with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“I’m one of those people who believes that pre-colonial Africa was way more accepting of women’s sexuality and desire. We ...

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Alithnayn AbdulkareemSeptember 21, 2020

‘At the intersection of feminism and femininity, I only find push back’ | The YNaija Rape Culture Special Series

  Satan Drives a Sedan I don’t like White anymore. When I loved white, the last thing I owned of ...

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Ehidumbi Blessing IyamadikenSeptember 20, 2020

Purity Culture is Rape Culture and we must bring the church to task | The YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

Since time immemorial, the burden of men’s misbehavior has always been put on women and the church itself has helped ...

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Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqSeptember 18, 2020

#EdoDecides2020: 19 odds that would determine the outcome of the September 19 Governorship Poll

The political atmosphere in the country has been largely charged in the build-up to the all-important September 19 gubernatorial election ...

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Fatima TemitopeSeptember 18, 2020

Rape Culture endangers Muslim women too | The YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

“Islam gave women rights thousands of years before the West! Islam protects and cherishes women!”   These are some declarations ...

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