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Segun ‘@Segalink’ Awosanya is the editor’s pick for Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2018

The editorial board of Y!/YNaija.com has chosen Segun 'Segalink' Awosanya as the editor's pick for the YNaija 2018 Person of the year. Awosanya was chosen from a shortlist that included…

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Segun ‘Segalink’ Awosanya is Y!/YNaija.com’s Person of the Year 2018

The editorial board of Y! – TV, Magazine & Online – today announced its pick for Person of the Year 2017 – and it is entrepreneur, lawyer and human rights activist…

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Atiku, Chimamanda Adichie, Davido, Kemi Adetiba are nominees for Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2018

The Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year is in its eighth year and is awarded to the individual who through acts of social good, personal achievement or innovation has the most…

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Wizkid is Y!/YNaija.com’s Person of the Year 2017

The editorial board of Y! – TV, Magazine & Online – today announced its pick for Person of the Year 2017 – and it is entertainer and songwriter Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun. For…

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The man is not a kid: Wizkid is Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2017

2017 was a splendid year for Nigerian musicians working at top-flight level. Following decades of grinding work and minor successes sowed and reaped by the pioneers of contemporary pop music,…

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See who won the popular vote for the Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2017 | Overall winner to be announced December 31st

It has taken us the larger part of the month to collate all of your votes, but we finally have a winner - at least for the popular vote. And…

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Osagie Alonge profiles Wizkid: The real starboy (Y!/YNaija.com Person of The Year nominee)

Where do you go after a record-breaking run of breaking the barriers of popular sound? How do you reach for more after setting new benchmarks for your contemporaries? Simple. Be…

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Dami Ajayi profiles Lola Shoneyin: The cultural activist promoting African literature (Y!/YNaija.com Person of The Year nominee)

Lola Shoneyin is a Nigerian poet, novelist and cultural activist. One of the most influential women of our time, she is the Director of Book Buzz Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation…

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Biola Kazeem profiles Nigeria’s Bobsled team: The fearless ladies making history (Y!/YNaija.com Person of The Year nominee)

When the Winter Olympics kicks off next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Nigeria’s flag, for the first time ever, will soar high alongside that of other nations, thanks to the extraordinary effort…

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Osinbajo, Wizkid, Lola Shoneyin, Nnamdi Kanu are nominees for Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2017 – Voting starts now!

The editors of Y! – TV, Magazine & Online – today announced the shortlist for Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2017. The Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year is in its…

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Editorial: Why The Paralympic Team – the champions among winners – is the Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2016

by our Editors 2016 has been a dismal year for sports and its administration. The beret-wearing sports minister is a disaster. The Leadership of the Football Federation brings new meaning…

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The Paralympic Team is Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2016

The editorial board of Y! – TV, Magazine & Online - has announced its pick for Person of the Year 2016 – and it is the Nigerian Paralympic team. The Y!/YNaija.com…

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Isime Esene profiles Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II: The blue-blooded maverick (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year nominee)

Wearing multiple hats and playing diverse roles may be difficult to many, but not for the Emir of Kano. Coming from a family of rulers, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (as he…

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Isioma Osaje profiles AY Makun: Man of the hour, every hour (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

Guinness world record holder In a world where metrics like the longest kiss can get you into that good book, it’s comforting to know that A.Y is in there for…

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Osarumen Osamuyi profiles The Nigerian Techie: Selling Gala in a recession (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

It has been brought to my attention that Gala now sells for ₦70. Please permit me to say, “hay God. HAY. GOD!” The great traffic trifecta has been disrupted so…

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JJ Omojuwa profiles Dapo Olorunyomi: The truth in defiance of power (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

Speak truth to power, so goes the adage commonly used by activists and civil societies in holding governments accountable and in the demand for a just and equitable society. But…

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Stanley Azuakola profiles Kashim Shettima: The Comforter-in-chief (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

In late September 2016, the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, gathered his closest aides and relocated to Bama town, 70 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital, with one promise…

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Bayo Omisore profiles Wizkid: What’s in a name? (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

According to the Oxford Dictionaries, a whizzkid is a young person who is outstandingly skillful or successful at something. There has always been something about Wizkid. Even when he was…

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Mark Amaza profiles Peter Obi: An icon of governance (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

Peter Obi was born on 19 July 1961 at Onitsha. He attended Christ the King College, Onitsha where he completed his secondary school education. He was admitted to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1980, graduating…

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Elohor Omame profiles the Nigerian Paralympic team: Champions among winners (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games was an occasion to make every Nigerian proud. 23 Paralympians represented our country, delivering our best performance since Nigeria started competing in 1992. They were…

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Stephanie Busari profiles the Chibok girls: The girls who refused to be forgotten (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

Even in captivity, they refused to be forgotten. Their spirits refused to die and they cried out, willing the world to come to their aid, even as some Nigerians denied…

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Fu’ad Lawal profiles Bukky Shonibare: The placard woman who makes sure we never forget (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 Nominee)

It's a new day. Take a deep breath. Think about the Chibok girls that have gone. Think about all those who have returned. Think about their trauma. Give it an…

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The man who put even optimists in the shade | Naz Onuzo profiles AY Makun, Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2016 popular vote winner

Between his sold-out comedy shows, his blockbuster film and his popular sitcom, it’s probably clear to all YNaija readers why AY was voted YNaija Person of the Year 2016. However,…

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See who won the popular vote for Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2016 | Overall winner to be announced on December 31

And we have a winner – at least for the popular vote! The Y!/YNaija.com voting for Person of the Year 2016 began in November, and the overall winner will be…

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Sanusi, Peter Obi, Bukky Shonibare, Wizkid are nominees for Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2016 – Voting starts now!

The editors of Y! – TV, Magazine & Online – today announced the shortlist for Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2016. The Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year is in its…

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Editorial: Why Josephine Ugwu – whose name you might have forgotten – is the Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2015

by Our Editors Look at the headlines. The fuel queues back in a big way, Lagos roads on perpetual lockdown, Shiite Muslims protesting the senseless killing of hundreds of their…

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Timi Dakolo profiles Goodluck Jonathan: Authentic African Hero (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2015 Nominee)

In March this year, when President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan did the unthinkable- at least by African standards- and called up his closest opponent, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress…

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Toyosi Akerele profiles Aisha Alhassan: The fierce ‘Mrs Madam’ who wins without trembling (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2015 Nominee)

In a country where upstanding role models are insufficient, authentic female role models are even fewer and powerful femaleness is such rareness, Madam Aisha Alhassan goes for the jugular fearlessly…

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Tolu Ogunlesi profiles Bola Ahmed Tinubu: The Lion of Bourdillon (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2015 Nominee)

Bourdillon Road cuts across the eastern half of Ikoyi Island, one of Lagos' most upscale neighbourhoods. Easily the most famous address on it belongs to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor of…

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Joachim MacEbong profiles Rotimi Amaechi: The rebel who wins battle after battle, after battle (Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2015 Nominee)

Every country has public figures about whom there does not seem to be any middle ground. They are people you either love, or hate. This is because, of essence, they…

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