Type of site
|Entertainment and political weblog|
|Headquarters||Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Key people||Cheta Nwanze (Managing Editor)|
|Slogan(s)||"The Internet Newspaper for young Nigerians"|
|Alexa rank||13,166 (January 2013[update])|
|Launched||January 1, 2010|
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YNaija is a Nigerian news website and blog founded by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams of Red Africa media group, 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.
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. 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.”
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, Subomi Plumptre and Ifeanyi Dike Jr.
In 2012, YNaija co-founders Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams were included by BusinessDay, in a 40 under 40 list. In February 2013, both Jideonwo and Williams were named in Forbes 30 Under 30: Africa's Best Young Entrepreneurs.
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