Author: Edwin Okolo

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Edwin OkoloJune 25, 2020

Abiola Oke’s ousting At Okay Africa is a warning to all African media bosses

Yesterday, the management of Okay Africa, arguably the largest entertainment platform focused on Africans on the continent and in the ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 25, 2020

Gabon has decriminalized homosexuality

In an unprecedented move for Gabon, Gabonese lawmakers in the country’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted to decriminalise ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 24, 2020

Kaduna state has opened its borders as a refuge for 35,000 Almajiri

For the last 20 years, Northern Nigeria has debated, with minimal progress, on the fate of its Almajiri system and ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 23, 2020

On Passing: Bobrisky and the role of trans people in queer liberation

In January 2017, I began to run the Sexuality Blog on YNaija. The premise was simple: YNaija was pivoting towards ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 23, 2020

Akwa Ibom just signed the VAPP Act into law, what does this mean?

At long last Akwa Ibom state joins 14 other Nigerian states who have adopted the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition Act, (VAPP) ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 16, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: In conversation with Stephen Tayo

As a multidisciplinary artist working out of Nigeria, it has taken three short years for visual artist, Stephen Tayo to ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 15, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: In conversation with Dandelion Eghe Eghosa

Dandelion Eghosa is a non-binary visual artist who works out of Africa and explores queer themes through multi-media art that ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 3, 2020

Will the church fail women on Ayo Ajani, as it did on Biodun Fatoyinbo?

This time last year, Nigerians were horrified to find out that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, spiritual head of the Commonwealth of ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 18, 2020

Can the drive-in cinema experience save Nollywood’s movie going culture?

Over the weekend, two of the country’s biggest players in the Nollywood cineplex industry made some important announcements. They were ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 22, 2020

Kano state is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases, we should be very worried

News coming out of Kano state over the last few days have been truly sobering. The state run by Governor ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 21, 2020

Artish is making its play for Nigerian new media supremacy

A few years ago, the Nigerian new media space was saturated with new entrants looking to break into the market. ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 7, 2020

FatherDMW conquered Instagram by shooting his shot

Who could have predicted at the beginning of March, that one of the biggest social media phenomenons in Nigeria would ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 24, 2020

Should Nigerian oil marketers be punished for hoarding fuel in Corona times?

Last week, the federal government announced, in line with crashing oil prices, that it was lowering the financial peg for ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 19, 2020

Yahoo boys are evolving: Love scams are out, fake news is in

From Naira Marley to President Buhari, everyone has been talking about online fraud and how intertwined with Nigeria’s public image ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 9, 2020

Maybe something good will come out of the Nigerian Premier League tragedy last weekend

Last weekend, during a routine Nigerian Premier League match between the Nassarawa United team and Katsina United, a Nassarawa United ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 6, 2020

Is it too early to petition for Ifeoma Chukwuogo to get her own Netflix Naija series?

This week on the media blog has been all about Netflix. But can you really blame us? Ever since the ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 3, 2020

#ZikokoBlindDate is our new guilty complicated pleasure

Is it really a surprise that many people are drawn to Zikoko’s new show ‘Blind Date‘. We love the Bachelor, ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 2, 2020

Almajiri bans are not what Sokoto or any other state in Nigeria needs

If there is anything that seems consistent about Nigerian governments at the federal and state level; its the reality that ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 26, 2020

It took them long enough but Netflix Naija is finally here

The next big battle for the future of media is the streaming wars. Its a war already 30 years in ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 26, 2020

Tim Omotoso will go on trial today, as will organized religion which aided & abetted him

Over the last year, religious Nigerians had to contend with the outsize influence religious organizations within the country have had ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 18, 2020

Castle & Castle moving to Netflix marks a shift in streaming for Ebony Life

You’ve probably already heard about it from the grapevine, but two years after Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart broke the mold for ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 14, 2020

Coronavirus: As expected, Nigeria has failed its citizens in Wuhan

When it was announced in December 2019 that a new virus, the Coronavirus had started to affect citizens in Wuhan ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 13, 2020

Going platinum is just the beginning for Davido, the US is next

Davido has had a phenomenal last 12 months. After a few missteps in 2017, Davido returned to the drawing board ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 12, 2020

Plan B winning several AMVCA nominations is a breakthrough for streaming in Nigeria

The nominations for the 7th Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards were announced last weekend, and there were quite a number ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 11, 2020

Here’s how to market a best selling album, according to Fireboy DML

Yesterday, Fireboy DML released the music video for ‘Vibration’, one of the more popular singles from his genre defining debut ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 10, 2020

Will Ultimate Love succeed where the Koko Mansion failed?

Can you really talk about Multi-choice’s new non-scripted reality show Ultimate Love without referencing the O.G dating show of them all, Koko Mansion? ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 4, 2020

The new Trump travel ban will allow you visit America, but not live there

Over the last week, a number of opinions have been expressed about the newly announced expansion of the ‘Trump Travel ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 4, 2020

‘Queen Sono’ is Netflix’s first South African original

We are entering a new era of content in Nigeria. For far too long, a handful of gatekeepers have controlled ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 29, 2020

Mohamed Yahya wants to accelerate development in Africa & he wants Nigeria’s biggest stars to help out

“People tell me I have a high tolerance of risk,” Mohamed Yahya tells me as we sit to have a ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 27, 2020

Sanwo-Olu shows he is a true Lagos governor by banning kekes & okadas (again)

When Nigerian governments have a problem they cannot solve by ignoring it, they choose instead to ban it instead. We ...

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