In a comedy of errors, Rema was one of the few highlights of the #13thHeadies

As an awards show, Hip TV’s The Headies sits in a precarious position. It is the most prestigious of all the music entertainment awards, with a long history of overcoming several odds each year and essentially anointing each generation of new musical acts. Its Next Rated category is considered sacred, and each year, new artists …

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5 Things that Should Matter Today: ‘Get Out’ star Daniel Kaluuya is producing a live-action Barney movie

According to multiple reports, Get Out start Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie. Lol. How original. But Kaluuya has said he will subvert expectations about the movie, which will be made through his 59% production company. Barney and Friends first premiered on PBS in 1992, and the series the titular character …

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Isn’t it time France stopped pretending it doesn’t treat francophone West Africa like a colony?

Over the last decade, it has become harder and harder for France to project this air of neutrality and progressiveness, especially in its relations with Africa. The European nation is one of the biggest recipients of colonialism, forcing the countries it sacked in West Africa to domicile their revenue and natural resources in France through …

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Closed borders and USSD charges, is this how to grow Nigeria’s economy?

“All goods, for now, are banned from being exported or imported through our land borders and that is to ensure that we have total control over what comes in,” – Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service. The entire country has spent the last week trying to make sense of this quote from Comptroller-General …

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Here are the best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews and in-depth reporting that rise above the daily churn. Here are the ones that caught our attention: My Life in Tech: In Obi Ozor’s world, audacity is king –  Kay Ugwuede ”Obi Ozor may or may …

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Profile: Funke Akindele-Bello is the queen of all media. In case you didn’t notice

For four straight years now, Ebony Life Films has been champion of the end of year box office. From Fifty to Chief Daddy and The Wedding Party films, no one makes holiday season bank quite like Mo Abudu in full mogul mode. To deliver her fifth December blockbuster movie, the Ebony Life CEO is placing …

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La Casera flags off Refresh and Connect Consumer Promo

The manufacturers of Nigeria’s leading apple drink, La Casera Apple Drink have announced the launch of a new Under The Crown Consumer Promotion tagged REFRESH & CONNECT. The consumer promotion was flagged off on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at The Sojourner by Genesis Ikeja, Lagos. The promo is aimed at rewarding the brand’sesteemed consumers and …

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At long last, Karo Omu’s campaign to subsidize sanitary products has the government’s ear

Here at the YNaija Counter Culture blog, we have followed with keen interest the work that activist Karo Omu has done to highlight the steep tax that women and girls have to pay to have access to sanitary care. Sanitary products like tampons, diva cups and pads are expensive and often are considered luxury products …

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The National Social Investment Office is partnering with ICPC to launch new whistle-blower hotline

The National Social Investment Office is the Nigerian government’s initiative to solve the country’s prevailing problems with poverty and lack of capital for small and medium scale business owners to access capital for their businesses. While you might not exactly know what the N.S.I.O is, you certainly have either seen or interacted with one of …

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5 Things that Should Matter Today: YCee and Kizz Daniel are proving artistes need entertainment lawyers before signing contracts

Kizz Daniel has now been dragged back to court by his former record label, G-Worldwide who are seeking N500m in damages over an alleged breach of contract. The label in the lawsuit filed by its counsel Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), are seeking the sum of Two Hundred Million Naira (N200,000,000) in damages, One Hundred and Seventy-Nine Million, …

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Amaarae is showing all of us a thing on or two on how to capitalize on nostalgia

Have you seen the new Amaarae website? Well you should. As part of the roll out for her new single Like It, Amaarae announced that she was launching a new dedicated website. A marvel to behold, the website leans heavily on nostalgia and our current obsession with it to create a cornucopia of easter egg delights. From …

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The YNaija Cover – 17th October

First Lady Aisha Buhari has apologised to her children, family members and the public for the embarrassment caused by the Presidential Villa viral video released by Fatima, daughter of the President’s nephew, Mamman Daura. over the Presidential Villa viral video  In the video, Aisha Buhari was seen expressing her displeasure over the refusal of the …

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Nigerian Start-Up, Chaka, redefines investments with launch of Global Trading Platform

Chaka; Giving Nigerians Access To Trade And Invest In 40+ Countries Chaka, a global trading platform launched on the 15th of October 2019, offering customers access to Nigerian and global financial assets. The technology-enabled platform referred to as a digital ‘Investment Passport’ allows users to invest in stocks listed on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange …

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Is the Minister Adamu of the ministry of education going to speak on #SexForGrades?

#SexForGrades, the BBC investigation chaired by Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi and Charlie Northcott has the whole of Africa’s millennial population in a state of contemplation. The practice of pressuring, coercing or outrightly forcing students to either have sex with lecturers or part with their money in exchange for a passing grade in courses in University …

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James Hope College acquires American International School Lagos property, offers full scholarship to 40% of students

The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College in Lagos. This was disclosed at the signing ceremony held yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event had the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the …

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The YNaija Governors’ Ranking for October: Absurdities vs Revival

It’s almost like the time between the new batch of governors were sworn in and now has been a fallow period. Performance-wise, things haven’t really peaked, but we are starting to see consistency amongst a few governors. Here’s the YNaija’s Governors’ Ranking for October. THE GOOD: Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) Photo: Vanguard Okezie Ikpeazu’s administration in …

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So City FM radio presenters have opinions, what else is new?

Hypocrisy is a strange thing. It is the reason why we hold ourselves according to standards that we cannot honestly uphold, while forcing others to live up to that unrealistic standard. It is why we expect a level of professionalism that invalidates the humanity of the worker, even in their silent moments. Tiwa Savage was …

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5 Things that Should Matter Today: Mark your calendars, we are getting a YCee album on November 8!

Two years ago, YCee released his debut EP The First Wave, launching him into Nigeria’s choppy rap scene while hovering within the orbit of his audacious 2015 hit song Jagaban. Now, the rapper is set to release his album titled YCee Vs Zaheer, on November 8, which features guest appearances from Niniola, Phyno, Davido, and …

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The YNaija Cover – 16th October

In a bid to curb leakages and ensure efficiency in the management of resources of government, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved for immediate implementation, additional cost saving measures aimed at instilling financial discipline and prudence, particularly, in the area of official travels. According to a statement issued by the Office of Secretary to the Government …

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Here are the funny tweets we saw from Nigerians on the internet today

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social issues, etc. Sometimes, they are just downright ridiculous. Here are the ones we saw today: Nigerian parents will be comparing their children to other people and …

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Joy, Inc. launches network against depression, as short film on mental health is unveiled 

In commemoration of World Mental Health Day, Joy, Inc., a human flourishing company, has launched Mad Against Depression and Anxiety (MADA); a network of professionals and influential personalities combining their resources and experiences to fight depression. The exclusive event which held at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Victoria Island, Lagos on 11 October, 2019, was organized …

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Kingsley Moghalu reacts to Falana’s claim that he received an appointment from APC

Former presidential candidate of the Young Peoples Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has released a statement debunking the claim from a Senior Advocate Nigria (SAN) Femi Falana that Moghalu received an appointment from the current admnstration. Falana has apologised for the claim, and chalked it up to mistaken identity. Here’s the statement from Moghalu below: Yesterday, …

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Tug of War as Johnny Drille and Rexxie leads 2019 The Beatz Awards with 4 Nominations each

The Die Is Cast For This Year’s Race As Popular Soulful Rock Star Johnny Drille Who Ranked Top Winner For Last Year’s Edition, Is Now Going Head To Head With Able God Producer Rexxie, As They Take The Lead With 4 Nomination Each. Closely Trailing Is Kel-P, The Producer Of Killing Dem, Masterkraft For Timaya’s …

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We intend to be Africa’s gateway to engage the youth – RED CEO, Adebola Williams

Adebola Williams, the Group CEO of RED, has emphasized the company’s vision to galvanise Africans in taking action, explaining that its major goal is to be the gateway to access young Africans, creating a sustainable platform to impact the continent, and advising countries on how to engage the youth. Speaking in an exclusive interview with …

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Chude Jideonwo, His Excellency Prof. Benedict Oramah and others to speak at the 19th NECCIPR roundtable edition

Chude Jideonwo, Co-founder of RED | For Africa, is scheduled to speak alongside other experts at this year’s edition of the NECCIPR roundtable edition scheduled to hold on the 17th of October, 2019 at Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos. Themed, ‘Awakening the Blue Giant,’ Catalyzing the Growth of Nigeria’s Maritime Economy through …

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Adebola Williams announced as Special Guest Faculty at the fourth season of the Lagos Public Relations Summit

Adebola Williams, co-founder of RED| For Africa will be a special guest faculty at the fourth season of the Lagos Digital Public Relations Summit themed, ‘Upping Your Versatility In Digital Public Relations.’ Hosted by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, the summit is set to hold on the 16th -17th October 2019 …

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What happens to the AfCTFA now that the borders are closed?

The Nigerian Customs authority has spent the last month ‘experimenting’ with the country’s road borders. But not all the country’s road borders, just the ones that connect the Southern parts of Nigeria to neighbouring countries, Benin Republic and Cameroon. Comptroller General  Hameed Ali has claimed he is closing the borders to prevent the smuggling of …

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5 Things that Should Matter Today: #BBNaija star Khafi Kareem has signed a major deal with Top Talent Management Company

Big Brother Naija star Khafi Kareem has just announced via her Instagram page that she has signed a major management deal with a top talent company in Africa, the Top Talent Management Company. Temple Music Limited is the sister company, and it is home to Big Brother Naja alum Bisola, Iyanya, DJ Jimmy Jat, Nice, …

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Five events we’re looking forward to next week at the Ake Book and Arts Festival

Believe it or not, we are less than 10 days away from the 2019, Ake Book and Arts Festival from the 24th to the 27th of October 2019. The Ake Festival has become the gold standard for conversations around literature and how it influences culture, intersects with politics and defines identity on the continent and …

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