Unveiling of Y Magazine by Adebola Williams, Managing Editor of YNaija.com, at the YNaija Black Ball 2012
Y!/YNaija.com have announced the first edition of the #TheYNaija100 – celebrating the influencers, innovators and creators that define Nigeria’s culture space, including music, movies, fashion, media, art, and lifestyle.
“From superstar directors to sublimely talented singers, trailblazing bloggers to global icon designers, these are the people who make the heart of the country beat,” said Adebola Williams, who is Managing Editor for Y!/YNaija.com. “As part of our #Y100 series, we are looking for the best of them to spotlight and celebrate.”
#TheYNaija100 will be announced in 4 broad categories:
– Icons & Titans
– Ideators & Thinkers
– Innovators & Trailblazers
– Influencers & Trendsetters
Members of the public are invited to nominate cultural figures they see as the most influential in 2014. Nominations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the name of the icon you nominate and a 150-word note on why the icon should make the list.
Nominees should be 40 years and below. Entries close on 30 November, 2014.
Y!/YNaija.com is a network of premium media brands – Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, TeenYNaija.com, Y! 2015, YNaija2015.com – committed to an evolving generation of Africans. Established in 2011, with a vision to provoke thought, inspire action and stimulate growth; it has become the leading media platform for young Africans with reach across West, East and Southern Africa, influencing policy, opinion and leading on issues across sectors with a focus on governance, culture and technology.
About Red Communication
Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED’s vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media’s limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red Marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa’s leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.
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