Author: Bernard Dayo

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Bernard DayoAugust 20, 2018

Linda Ikeji’s Twitter suspension marks a change in Twitter’s enforcement of violation policies

Last week, the Twitter account of blogger Linda Ikeji was suspended. At the time of writing this piece, Ikeji’s account ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 19, 2018

Move over, Idris Elba! Our own Kenneth Okolie is giving us killer James Bond vibes

While the internet buzzed about rumours of Idris Elba playing James Bond recently, and Elba complicating things on Twitter through ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

How Nigerian celebrities became motivational speakers on social media

Social media, before troll toxicity and the poisonously paranoid atmosphere of fake news, was a fairly decent place. And on ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

Here’s what we know about Adenike Adebayo’s upcoming web series “360 with Abby

Adenike Adebayo is many things, but you are most likely to find her on the YouTube-located vehicle The Screening Room, ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

Here’s when Ufuoma McDermott’s “What Just Happened!” will be released in cinemas

The last time Ufuoma McDermott produced and directed a movie was 2017’s Christmas Is Coming, which announced her debut as ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 16, 2018

TRACE is giving young creatives a chance to get their content on TV with “Trace In The City”

Given that TRACE is a youth-leaning music channel and a hub for all things pop culture, it’s no surprise that ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 16, 2018

“Mirabel” the new short film from Judith Audu’s is her directorial splash

While watching the trailer for Judith Audu’s directorial debut Mirabel, I wondered why one of the lead characters looked familiar. ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 15, 2018

Stupid, rubbish, garbage: Cinema Pointer is the platform refusing to sugarcoat reviews of Nollywood movies

Have you read a Cinema Pointer movie review on Instagram? It is concise, cuttingly honest and somewhat fun. In a ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 14, 2018

The trailer for the BBC Two and Netflix thriller “Black Earth Rising” is here, and it’s gripping

I’m still not over the casting of Michaela Coel in the BBC Two and Netflix thriller Black Earth Rising, which ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 14, 2018

LGBTQ issues aren’t usually covered in the Nigerian mainstream media, but Guardian Life broke protocol

On Sunday, Guardian Life, the entertainment and lifestyle supplement of The Guardian, published a cover story on being LGBTQ in Nigeria. ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 13, 2018

Here’s when Faraday Okoro’s “Foreign Prince” will hit American cinemas

If you are wondering who Faraday Okoro is, here’s a crash course: he is a NYU graduate student and became ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 13, 2018

Fela Durotoye was homophobic on the premiere of “On The Couch,” but Nigerians will vote for him anyway

Out from the great morass of chat shows, On The Couch looks like it might have a political slant, more ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 12, 2018

Idris Elba is teasing us as James Bond on Twitter and we literally can’t handle it

If you have been on the internet for the past three days, you must have caught wind of Idris Elba ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 11, 2018

The teaser for Michael Oke’s “Foreign Love” teases itself into another romcom we don’t need

The opening shots in the trailer for Michael Oke’s Foreign Love begins with an admiration of cleavage. Jason, played by ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 11, 2018

Grab some tissues and watch the trailer of the second season of Stephanie Linus’ “Make Me Fabulous”

They say with great power comes great responsibility, and Stephanie Linus, bless her generous heart, is going about using her ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 10, 2018

You guys, the trailer for Kemi Adetiba’s “King of Boys” is here and it will make your heart race

First of all, take a bow, Kemi Adetiba. The official trailer for her sophomore film project King of Boys has ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 10, 2018

Here’s why you should attend the Write with Style masterclass with award-winning journalist Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Words run the world: On the internet, and in novels, magazines, films, songs, and even love letters. How do you ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 10, 2018

From Paris to Bueno Aires: CJ Obasi’s “Hello, Rain” is enjoying a film festival renaissance

Some great movies first cut their teeth at film festivals, captivating audiences and critics alike. In 2015, Todd Haynes’ tender, ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 9, 2018

Tiannah’s Empire S2, Ep 2: Toyin Lawani isn’t bleaching, the shade at Nigerian designers and other takeaways

Thirty minutes into the second episode of Tiannah’s Empire‘s sophomore season, I messaged a friend asking what he thought about ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 9, 2018

From today, Omoni Oboli’s box office hit “Wives on Strike” will be available for streaming on iROKOtv

In a bid to expand its library on Nollywood content, iROKOtv will introduce Omoni Oboli’s Wives on Strike to its ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 9, 2018

“Seven and a Half Dates” reportedly makes 10 million naira in three days, but when will Nollywood stop lying?

I didn’t see Seven and a Half Dates when it was released in cinemas last week Friday, partly because of ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 8, 2018

Organisers of the MultiChoice Talent Factory say they received over 3,100 entries for the debut edition

Back in June, Africa’s leading video entertainment company MultiChoice called on aspiring young film and television creative minds and aspiring ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 8, 2018

Upcoming romantic fantasy movie “Sylvia” finally gets a September 21 release date

After making its round in the film festival circuit, Daniel Oriahi’s Sylvia now has a September 21 cinema release date. ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 7, 2018

“A Rose for Freddy” is a modern colour film set in Lagos and here’s the trailer

This Friday, Chike Nwoffiah’s A Rose for Freddy will be released in select cinemas and the first thing you would ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 7, 2018

Sorry, Black Panther! We are loving this BBC Africa docu-series episode on the Dahomey Warriors

Imagine Black Panther without the Dora Milaje, the all-female army heavily inspired by the Dahomey warriors of the present-day Republic ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 3, 2018

Here’s what Mofe Duncan said to a troll on Instagram who called him fat

In another celebrity-troll engagement on Instagram, Mofe Duncan descended on a troll who recently body-shamed him soon after he posted ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 31, 2018

Here’s a Twitter user’s thread of sugar daddy/mummy sites for sugar babies

“Are you young, agile and ready to be killed with sweetness?” begins the intro of a concise Twitter thread that ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 30, 2018

Pleased to inform you that CJ Obasi’s “Mami Wata” has been selected into the Ouaga Film Lab

Mami Wata, the black-and-white, supernatural thriller coming from genre director CJ Obasi, is inching towards becoming a fully-realised program. Still ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2018

Bryan Okwara’s clapback at this troll on his sexuality will leave you rooting for him

I live on celebrity clapbacks on social media. More often than not, they show a side to celebrities that reminds ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2018

You won’t be able to forward content to more than 20 people, thanks to new restrictions from WhatsApp

Creating new rules or enforcing old ones have become a familiar act by social media platforms. Facebook, Instagram, and even ...

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