Singer and entrepreneur Banky W covers the hot new edition of Y! Magazine – the ‘Power to the People’ issue that profiles the energy, passions, and activism of young Nigerians over the past few months.
“Across the world, the balance of power has turned over,” said Chude Jideonwo, _Y!_ Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. “Beyond the Arab Spring, the Libyan revolution and Occupy Wall Street and the way that young people every from Europe to Malawi are driving the conversation, what anyone who is paying attention will notice is that power has truly changed hands – people movements and pop culture have begun to play an even
greater role than politicians and government, and those are the kinds of issues that _Y!_ chronicles.”
“When I was about to be operated on by a doctor, he cancelled while I
was right there on the operating table, because he was nervous about how
far it had spread and if he was expert enough to deal with it,” Banky W
recalls in the cover story. “I think that’s when it set in on how
serious it was, because we then had to go from one referral to another
trying to find the specialist who could operate on thisparticular strain
of cancerous tumours. It was arguably the scariest time of my life.”
This 8th edition also features an interview with 10 of the nagtion’s
brightest young people in the online space – including Linda Ikeji, Wale
Adetula of The Naked Convos, Nmachi Jidenma of Cp-Africa, Ladun Liadi,
Ike Orizu of MyTruSpot, Ediong Umoh of NigeriaNewsDesk, amongst others.
The magazine also features a recap on the major trends from and post the
#OccupyNigeria protests this year with features, first person
narratives, a full photo album covering Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Ghana,
South Africa, London, and the United States.
“And of course, as usual there is a delightful mish-mash of sights and
sounds from pop culture across the country,” continues Jideonwo. “There
are reviews and interviews on television, radio, music, music, theatre,
hangouts, events, and an excitingfashion spread.”
This edition also includes an exclusive interview with Member Hembadoon
Feese, the young woman who survived the August 2011 bomb blast that tore
through the United Nations building inAbujaa feature on the LifeHouse in
Lagos, which just closed down, as well as features from across the
country from Akure to Jigawa. It includes an’Everyday People’ feature
with five road-side beauticians and an exclusive interview with the
Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga.
_Y! Magazine_ is the flagship of the Y! brand which, through pop
culture, focuses on issues that affect and concern the informed and
engaged young Nigerian. While focused on its vision to be the most
influential contemporary culture force in Nigeria, especially for the
upwardly mobile young person, Y!’s mission is to inspire thought,
provoke action, and stimulate growth.
Y! magazine is available with distributors and bookstores across the
country, campus representatives across Nigeria, and all House of Tara
stores in 22 states of the country. Details on this and subscriptions
are available on http://www.ynaija.com/where-to