Ruti Olajugbagbe Wins The Voice UK

Ruti Olajugbagbe Wins The Voice UK

by Rachel Ogbu 18-year-old Ruti Olajugbagbe has been announced as the winner of The Voice 2018. “I wasn’t expecting this… I didn’t expect to get to the blind audition, I don’t know what to say,” she said in reaction after she was announced to have beaten runner-up Donel Mangena on Saturday (April 7). Her mentor Sir Tom Jones […]

#YNAIJAPOWERLIST2017: Seun Onigbinde, Samson Itodo, Temitayo Etomi… See The 10 Most Powerful Names In Advocacy

BY WILFRED OKICHE BudgIT co-founder, Seun Onigbinde Photo credit: 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 […]

24-Year-Old Zimbabwean, Matthew Martino Is Leading A Campaign In Philanthropy

Matthew Martino is a 24-year-old actor/philanthropist who founded the MMBF Trust (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund). It is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants and scholarships, funding for first-time filmmakers and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and […]

Anne-Marie Imafidon former child prodigy honoured with MBE

by Rachel Ogbu foreign correspondent Anne-Marie Imafidon (full name Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe) Imafidon, 27, British-Nigerian computing, mathematics and language child prodigy has just received an MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire, May 19, for her work inspiring the next generation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). “It’s a pat […]

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah makes history as Johns Hopkins 1st black female Neurosurgeon resident

Ghanaian-born Nancy Abu-Bonsrah has made history as the first physician in her family but also, the first black female Neurosurgeon resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. “I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care,” she said in a statement. On “Match Day,”  March 17, which is day medical students around the […]

#Under30: Azede Jean-Pierre, Designer

Azede Jean-Pierre, 27  is a young womenswear designer label based in New York City. The namesake label is in its third year and has been committed to celebrating the sensual femininity of its customer since the company’s inception. It is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of functionality and innovation through exploring technique and achieving balance in […]

#Under30: Florence Adepoju, 24, Make-up Manufacturer #MDMFlow

Florence Adepoju, 24 from Essex United Kingdom has launched her own make-up line. Stemming from a frustration with lack of make-up choices for darker skins, Adepoju got a degree in cosmetic science and learnt to make her own lipsticks. MDMFlow is now stocked in Topshop and French beauty brand Colette. According to reports; her brand, MDMFlow, takes its inspiration from […]