Africa’s taking shape! Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Japheth Omojuwa & Lala Akindoju cover Y! Africa Special on SHAPE Africa  

As Nigeria hosts the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa, on 7 – 9 May, 2014, Y! Africa has partnered with the Global Shapers Hub in Abuja to present a special issue. The special issue focuses on SHAPE Africa, which holds on 5 – 6 May in Abuja, just before the Forum. The magazine is […]

#KenyansForLindaOkello: Another long walk to freedom

by Lily Rashida Recently, there was a social media storm over a ”tight” skirt worn by a Kenyan policewoman who was on duty, her name is Linda Okello. This is not the first time that a police uniform is hitting the headlines in Kenya. Linda Okello’s case is merely one of the numerous cases of […]

Living in Africa’s largest economy

by Macdonald Ukah   Those who, especially by professional disposition, had awaited the release (early in April) of the rebased estimates of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, which revealed her to be Africa’s largest economy, must have anticipated that the release would be greeted by some furore. That’s why it’s not a surprise that the reactions […]

Queen of the (Gold) Coast! Yvonne Nelson shines on the second cover of Y! Africa (PHOTOS)

  Y! Africa continues its twin cover tradition! Last week, it unveiled its first cover with Africa’s youngest billionaire, Ashish J. Thakkar sharing his inspiring story of surviving his environment and building a global business. The 32-year-old from Uganda is founder of the Mara Group and the Mara Foundation. This week, it has issued the […]

Whatever happened to cassava bread?

by Ezinne Enyinnaya The cassava bread initiative came into play in 2003 under the regime of President Olusegun Obasanjo. At that time, the Federal ministry of Agriculture was led by Olusegun Aganga and he pioneered the introduction of cassava flour as a substitute for wheat flour in the production of bread in Nigeria. This initiative […]

By the way: The plan (pt.1)

by Olaniran Adedapo-Aisida ( G.R.I.P) When Celine Dion listed rain and tax as inevitable things, the only other thing she should have listed was the impossibility of getting a job. I have been jobless for ages; at least it feels like that. If not for greedy bankers on Wall Street, everything would have gone according […]

Exclusive: Even He can’t believe it! Tuface Idibia casts his mind back 15 years… (From the Magazine)

Since he took the name 2face in 1996, Innocent Ujah Idibia has led the way for his industry, for his peers, and for Nigeria. He has managed to out-last and out-shine without seeming to make an effort- he shares a relentlessly inspiring tale with CHUDE JIDEONWO “THIS CHOCOLATE  I am eating, I have to be […]

From the West to the North, Unoma Azuah visits 9 African countries to tell a daunting story (Part 2)

by Unoma Azuah   Thankfully, my travel companion knew of a cozy affordable hotel where we could spend the night. It was heaven:  a hot meal, a shower after three days of no bath and a bed at last. While we quickly savored these luxuries P-Square’s “Yoli Yoli,” wafted through our open window. Who would’ve known […]