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YNaija logo.png
Founded May 2010
Headquarters Lagos, Nigeria
Founder(s) Chude Jideonwo
Adebola Williams
Key people Cheta Nwanze (Managing Editor)
Employees 10+
Parent Red Media Group
Slogan(s) "The Internet Newspaper for young Nigerians"
Website http://www.ynaija.com/
Alexa rank positive decrease 13,166 (January 2013)[1]
Type of site Entertainment and political weblog
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched January 1, 2010
Current status Active

YNaija is a Nigerian news website and blog founded by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, launched in May 2010, featuring columnists and various news sources. It offers news, original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy and healthy living.

In July 2012, YNaija was ranked #5 top blog in the country for the year 2012, by CP Africa.[2][3]


The Y! brand also includes a television show, a radio show and a hard-copy magazine, patterned on Vanity Fair magazine in terms of its focus on the quality of writing.[citation needed] The hard-copy magazine, Y!, is a 100-150-page glossy monthly publication that initially began as a quarterly.

Since its inception, the brand has been bent on fulfilling its mandate of being, in its own words, “the high priest of Nigerian culture.”[3]

It organized events including the #Hashtag Party in July 2011,[4][5][6][7] the YNaija Black Ball, and others.


In addition to the Y! Frontpage columns by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Tolu Ogunlesi, Kathleen Ndongmo, Japheth J. Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and Akintunde Oyebode, there are several other contributors to the Y! Politico, SuperBlogger and 30 Days, 30 Voices series and more on the newspaper, including Abang Mercy and Ifeanyi Dike Jr..


In 2012, YNaija co-founders Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams were included by BusinessDay, in a 40 under 40 list.[8] In February 2013, both Jideonwo and Williams were named in Forbes 30 Under 30: Africa's Best Young Entrepreneurs.[9]

Nigerian technology and lifestyle blog, CP-Africa also named YNaija the #5 Nigerian blog of the year, in 2012.[2][3][10]


  1. ^ "YNaija.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Top Bloggers In Nigeria 2012 - Webmasters". Nairaland. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Top Nigerian Bloggers 2012", CP Africa.
  4. ^ "The first ever Ynaija Hashtag party…. Pause, Tweet, Play..". Olorisupergal.com. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  5. ^ "YNaija + Choc City = #Hashtag – Photos from debut #Hashtag event". Bella Naija. 2011-07-30. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  6. ^ "YNaija & Chocolate City presents #Hashtag "Pause. Tweet. Play" – Hosted by Denrele, Oreka Godis & Andre Blaze". Bella Naija. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  7. ^ "YNaija #Hashtag Party! See photos of the Very Stylish Fashion & Entertainment Crowd - OnoBello.com: Latest in Fashion, Beauty, News, Features and Events". OnoBello.com. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  8. ^ "40 UNDER 40: Chude Jideonwu, 27, and Adebola Williams, 26". BusinessDay. September 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  9. ^ "30 Under 30: Africa's Best Young Entrepreneurs". Forbes. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  10. ^ Folusho (January 11, 2013). "Latest: Top Nigerian Bloggers 2013". Flameville.com. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 

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