Author: Edwin Okolo

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 20, 2020

Dj Juba wants to show you the reality for women Djs in Nigeria with ‘Assurance’

Dj Juba might not be a name you know in the Nigerian media scene, but perhaps you should, especially because ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 17, 2020

Another win for Nnedi! Binti is coming to the small screen

Finally, I can be public about it! We are adapting Binti into a TV series at @hulu. I’m co-writing the ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 15, 2020

The results are in! Multichoice won the 2019 Pay TV wars

Remember when cable tv was a luxury only the rich could afford? Thankfully fierce competition in the market has made ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 14, 2020

A little late to the party, but Nigeria is finally getting in on media propaganda

Every year Hollywood churns out a good number of ‘war dramas’. You know, those films with a tragic protagonist signs ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 13, 2020

The Nigerian police raises an important question about Amotekun

Who has the right to bear sophisticated arms? That is the question the Nigerian police representatives in Ekiti, Ogun and ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 9, 2020

Another day, another arrest of suspected homosexuals by Kano’s hisbah corps

As part of its ‘enforcement’ of Shari’a laws, the Kano state’s para-law enforcement agency, the Hisbah Corps has been instrumental ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 9, 2020

Branding: the difference between Ghana & Nigeria’s ‘Year of Return’ campaigns

Last week on Twitter random users began to tweet about a poster that had surfaced, announcing a Nigerian ‘Door Of ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 8, 2020

The United Methodist church is splitting from its African branches over gay marriage

Religion is a powerful catalyst for social change. Its power to unite people around a singular cause and inspire selfless ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 8, 2020

Expect your favorite influencer to get suspended this 2020

Influencer. It has become near impossible to have any reasonable conversation about marketing, advertising or media without referencing the influencer. ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 7, 2020

Will Queercity be the podcast to finally break through for queer representation in Nigerian media?

Over the last 10 years, we have had a handful of queer-focused Nigerian-run media experiments. The longest-running and most successful ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 6, 2020

Tacha has left Teebillz, but did she really ever need a manager?

Surprising absolutely no one, the media partnership between former manager of Tiwa Savage, Tunji ‘Teebillz’ Balogun and Big Brother Nigeria ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 6, 2020

The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is supposed to clean up Nigerian oil, but will it?

Global news platform, Al-Jazeera recently put out a micro-documentary that caught our interest. At 7 minutes long, the explainer manages ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 30, 2019

We’re going into 2020 with an infrastructural funding crisis

One of the major campaign promises of the Buhari administration during its first and second election runs was the promise ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 27, 2019

Borders in Nigeria are staying closed for the foreseeable future

Earlier this year, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Authority, Hameed Ali announced the country was closing its land ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 26, 2019

The judge assigned to Omoyele Sowore’s suit has resigned, so what next?

the last 4 months, the entire country has followed with trepidation the case of journalist, activist and presidential candidate Omoyele ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 26, 2019

Maybe Wizkid’s new lawsuit will be the one to teach Nigerian creators about IP laws

Following a lot of inquiries over Twitter, Tony Tetuila ( known to the courts as Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye) confirmed that ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 25, 2019

All we want for Christmas is Leah Sharibu

February 2018 started like a normal day for Leah Sharibu, but by then end of that day, she had joined ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 25, 2019

Moses Akerele wants to redefine what media looks like with his new project

Most people know Moses Akerele as an actor, but he is determined to change how we perceive the integration of ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 24, 2019

Shina Peller was arrested by the Nigerian police, this is Nigeria in 2019

We are at the end of a decade, and everything that has happened in the last year tell us that ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 24, 2019

Is a feud brewing between music journalists and artistes?

This tweet from Ogaga Sakpaide was the first in a volley of tweet from many music industry insiders about the ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 11, 2019

Punch NG is standing up for freedom of expression by taking a stand for Nigerian media

  Editorial: Buhari’s lawlessness: Our standhttps://t.co/M2PqwfXHZL pic.twitter.com/5WmJYjILt0 — The Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) December 11, 2019 Today, the editorial board at ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 12, 2019

Took them long enough, but the Nigerian senate is finally putting its foot down on the VAT hike

For the last few months, the Federal government has been seriously cash strapped and growing increasingly desperate in the ways ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Eromo Egbejule’s documentary on Nigeria’s most fatal pipeline explosion premieres this week at AFRIFF

On November 13th, award-winning journalist Eromo Egbejule’s directorial debut Jesse: The Funeral That Never Ended premieres at the Africa International ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Jack was in Lagos last weekend, preaching the gospel of Twitter

On Thursday evening, we got a last minute email. Jack Dorsey, the mercurial man behind the social media platform preferred ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 9, 2019

Ebuka is returning to Rubbin’ Minds, and bringing some star power with him

After three months away hosting the Big Brother Nigeria season 4 showcase, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the longtime host of Rubbin’ Minds ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 6, 2019

Akwa Ibom takes a stand on #SexForGrades and other universities can learn a thing or two

Ever since news of the #SexForGrades documentary broke, tearing social media apart and abruptly ending the philandering careers of a ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 5, 2019

Isn’t Crazeclown too big a brand to be engaging in misogynistic jokes?

Nigerian comedy really is in the dumps, with the exception of a handful of truly talented comedians (Maraji mostly) the ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 1, 2019

Keeping Up with awon #PepperDem: Cindy gets dragged, and Mike goes on tour

I know we all thought we were finally done with the 26 strong cast of the Big Brother Nigeria Season ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

Opera News is scooping up everybody, and we mean everybody

Have you been following the media news recently? Then you have definitely heard that Opera News, the news media offshoot ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

SystemSpecs Appoints Igbalajobi, Obikile Executive Directors

To maximise its potentials as Africa’s leading financial technology and human capital management firm, SystemSpecs has appointed Demola Igbalajobi and ...

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