Author Tola Okogwu Speaks About Her Writing Career As She Prepares To Release 3rd Book In The Series ‘Kechi’s Hair Goes Every Which Way’ This May

Tola Okogwu wants to become a Sunday Times bestseller and this British-Nigerian blogger and author of the ‘Daddy Do My Hair?’ book series for children might already be on her way there. Come May 2018, she will be launching her third book in the series ‘Kechi’s Hair Goes Every Which Way.’ In this interview with […]

Nigeria and Namibia’s young artists called to ‘Give art life’ and enter 2018 L’Atelier art competition

by Rachel Ogbu The L’Atelier art competition is one of the longest-running and most prestigious visual arts competitions on the African continent. It was established in South Africa 33 years ago, but in recent years has been expanded to include a number of other African countries in order to reach more young artists and further […]

#SLAYFestival 2018- Celebration of innovation, culture and technology

On February 17, innovators, creatives, professionals and entrepreneurs will gather at Tafawa Balewa Square on Lagos Island for SLAY Festival 2018 – the premiere festival for anyone looking to do it big this year. While SLAY Festival is not a traditional conference, there will be more than 40 speakers, instructors and mentors joining the event […]

How Will Big Brother Naija Play Out In A Post-Harvey Weinstein World?

By Bernard Dayo At this point, it might seem as though the #MeToo movement and all that it stands for has been overflogged. We have always known about sexual assault and harassment, going on in our workplaces and relationships and elsewhere. But it took the Harvey Weinstein sexual allegation scandal to fling us into a […]

John Bodega fights mechanised foes in Pacific Rim Uprising (Watch Trailer)

by Rachel Ogbu Nigerian-British Star Wars star, John Boyega is starring in another mega production as the new trailer of Pacific Rim Uprising is released. Boyega, 25, plays the role of Jake Pentecost and the trailer opens as his adopted sister Mako Mori [Rinko Kikuchi] tells him that his late father Stacker Pentecost wanted him to […]

Jo Maxwell Is Giving Black Women in Britain a Platform to Share Their Stories

by Rachel Ogbu It’s the Jo Maxwell Show !!! Following Oprah Winfrey’s momentous speech at the 2018 Golden Globes, we are all now riled up and stirred. Time is indeed up for gender stereotypes and exclusion. Thankfully, this brilliant British-Nigerian media personality has come just in time to move this conversation to the next level. […]

LONGREAD: Does Globalisation Strip Nigerian Musicians Of Their Identities?

by OLUWATOSIN In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in the country and on the continent and highlighting the efforts of young Nigerians and Africans challenging the tired narratives around the continent through personal achievement and social good. Sometimes these stories are forgotten, […]