Author: Edwin Okolo

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Edwin OkoloOctober 18, 2019

Amaarae is showing all of us a thing on or two on how to capitalize on nostalgia

Have you seen the new Amaarae website? Well you should. As part of the roll out for her new single Like ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 17, 2019

So City FM radio presenters have opinions, what else is new?

Hypocrisy is a strange thing. It is the reason why we hold ourselves according to standards that we cannot honestly ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 16, 2019

Five events we’re looking forward to next week at the Ake Book and Arts Festival

Believe it or not, we are less than 10 days away from the 2019, Ake Book and Arts Festival from ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 15, 2019

If you’ve written #Tacha off, then you haven’t been watching the trends

Yesterday OAP Do2un got a first hand taste of the true power of the #TachaNation fanbase. Since Tacha was evicted ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 14, 2019

Can Teebillz really help Tacha rebrand her image?

‘No leave, no transfer’ x Teebillz, that’s not something I’d thought I’d see in 2019. This was one of the ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 10, 2019

Recent data on sexual assault in Kaduna is a warning that gendered violence is a national problem

As a Nigerian who is concerned about the rights of women and children, you never catch a break. In October ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 9, 2019

Khafi is proof there is more than one way to play the Big Brother game

Two weeks to the end of Big Brother Nigeria, Khafi Kareem was announced as the new co-host of the 2019 ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 8, 2019

#SexForGrades is a reminder that nothing will stop Nigeria’s #MeToo movement

Yesterday, Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi, in partnership with Premium Times and the BBC released an investigative documentary about the exploitation, ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 22, 2019

Latasha Ngwube, Wole Ojo & the new brain drain; here’s what to expect from this week’s Rubbin’ Minds

Last week on Rubbin’ Minds we bid farewell to Japheth Omojuwa, our guest host for the last 6 weeks. Japheth ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 20, 2019

#BBNaija: Why does everyone hate Tacha for playing the game?

Few are surprised that Big Brother Nigeria season 4 bad girl, Tacha finagled her way into the top 10 finalists ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 19, 2019

Nigerian fandoms are a tricky thing, even for social media savvy #BBNaija contestants

One of the main goals of any online media firm is to build a fandom that consumes the content they ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 15, 2019

Statecraft Inaugural round-table asks: where are we when it comes to democracy

Over the last decade, participation in democracies around the world has remained at an all time low. Many countries report ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 13, 2019

The shady bunch are back for a third season of The Shade Corner

The shady bunch are back. Accelerate TV’s sleeper hit The Shade Corner, has finally overcome its growing pains to become the premier ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 13, 2019

Don’t be deceived by the recent support for Bobrisky, TERFs are still a big problem

Everyone expected it, but we were all still genuinely surprised when it happened. For nearly a year, Idris ‘Bobrisky’ Okuneye, ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 12, 2019

Sex tourism is thriving in the Gambia, but is it wrong if it is consensual?

West Africa has sex tourism situation. I would ordinarily call it a ‘problem’ but I believe the situation requires more ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 11, 2019

Lala Akindoju really raised the bar for her third outing with ‘The Wives’

Lala Akindoju is no stranger to ‘The Wives’, the satirical post feminist play written by legendary playwright Ahmed Yerima. The ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 8, 2019

Oby Ezekwesili gave a masterclass on using public forums to force vital conversations.

Two weeks ago, rumours began to surface that black South African citizens were grouping to stage attacks on African immigrants ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 8, 2019

LAX, vanguards and xenophobia; here’s what to expect on this week’s Rubbin’ Minds

The news cycle this week has been dominated by the unprovoked attacks on African immigrants, their homes, prperties and businesses ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 6, 2019

Everyone dies in the end, even Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe (for 30 plus years) is dead. No one is really surprised by this, in ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 6, 2019

Toni Morrison, Ake Festival and the infiltration of media in offline festivals

Obscure documentaries and experimental audiovisual projects about eccentric but powerful people in various are sub-genre to itself for media buffs. ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 4, 2019

Sanctions not retaliations are how we need to respond to SA’s xenophobia

For nearly a week before the 1st of September, news filtered in from South Africa that the country’s black male ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 3, 2019

Is @TheLagosReview going to succeed where Creetiq failed?

The ‘review’ as a concept has never been stronger. International media platforms like Rotten Tomatoes and Vulture are built solely ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 1, 2019

We’re celebrating powerful women this week on Rubbin’ Minds

We’re starting the new month of September for Rubbin’ Minds fully committed to celebrating the influential and creative women who ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 29, 2019

Why do we ignore our brightest stars in media till the west ‘discovers’ them?

The Nigerian corner of the internet can be a very curious place. These Nigerian teenagers are producing short sci-fi movies ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 29, 2019

Flooding: Nigeria is on the verge of yet another nationwide disaster

As a Nigerian living in Nigeria, its hard not to feel like we all suffer from collective amnesia. A collective ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 28, 2019

These are the guests we’re excited for at the Ake Festival 2019

The countdown for the 2019 Ake Book and Arts Festival has begun in earnest and this year, the theme this ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 27, 2019

Intersex people are now a formally recognized gender in Kenya

As part of Kenya’s plans to streamline its government process, the country began a census last weekend to align global ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 26, 2019

Sexual harassment in markets is an issue women are tackling across Africa

One of the ways rape culture perpetuates itself is through sexual harassment. Sexual harassment which includes language that demeans women ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 25, 2019

We’re talking Saheed Balogun, ministers & global perception on Rubbin’ Minds this weekend

We’re drawing close to the end of our month with Japheth Omojuwa on Rubbin’ Minds and we have had compelling ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2019

#BBNaija: Does the FG have anything else to do than censor BBNaija?

It has become somewhat farcical at this point. For months before hand,  Endemol and Multichoice heavily promote their new season ...

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