Category: Blogs

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: 1929, Herbert Macaulay Affair, Makate Must Sell…disappointing films of the year

For the annual review, only feature length films that received a wide distribution either on big screens or streaming platforms ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

With ‘Glamour Girls,’ is Nollywood finally in the era of remakes?

The allure of remaking any piece of art is to be allowed the chance to view it from wholly refreshing ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

For Nigerian men, dark humour means trivialising women’s oppression

So here’s the thing for many Nigerians (read men) on social media spaces: clout reigns supreme. Nothing else really matters ...

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EditorDecember 12, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: An Orchestra of Minorities, In the Nude, Prince of Monkeys… The 10 Notable Books of the year

These books kept Nigerians reading all year round. The world took notice too. A Particular Kind of Black Man- Tope ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 11, 2019

Asa’s ‘Murder In the USA’ might rely on tropes to pass its message, but it is no less powerful for it

Before the release of the video for “Murder in the USA” the song carried an entirely different context from its visual ...

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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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EditorDecember 11, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Kate Henshaw, Elvina Ibru, Swanky JKA… See the 10 best acting performances of the year

The performances that had us buzzing all year round. Hand them all their trophies. Saeed Funky Mallam – Mr President ...

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EditorDecember 10, 2019

Cardi B’s Livespot performance is proof there is no place for ‘World Tours’ that don’t include Nigeria

Last week, Belcalis Alamanzar, known to you as Cardi B, visited Nigeria for the first time. She was brought here ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 10, 2019

We can blame the government for many things, but rail line vandalism isn’t one of them

For the average Nigerian, trains still aren’t a viable alternative transportation options. Our rail lines are still terrible, and the ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 7, 2019

Livespot Nation is gunning for top spot in Nigerian entertainment

The Grammy-award winning rapper Cardi B has arrived in Nigeria for her Livespot X Festival happening on Saturday 7, December ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 7, 2019

Google is bringing shopping ads to websites, what does this mean for new media?

In a bid to contribute actively to Nigeria’s rapidly growing commercial ecosystem, Google has just launched Shopping ads on Google ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 6, 2019

Moradeun’s death could have been avoided if we held our government accountable

To talk about the Nigerian healthcare system is to come to terms with the most importance of our government’s incompetence.  ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 5, 2019

SERAP is making lifetime pensions for Nigerian governors & senators a thing of the past

On 26 November, the Zamfara state assembly repealed its pension law. This law, while active, made provisions for the upkeep ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 4, 2019

Can new Nollywood learn anything from their YungNollywood?

Old Nollywood movies have found a second life as shorthand for virtual interactions across social media platforms. First generation Nigerian ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 3, 2019

If Governor El-Rufai could do it, then Nigeria should get ready for more women in government

The face of politics in Nigeria has and continues to be male. Brutishly male, older and viciously stagnant. With a ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 2, 2019

It’s Basketmouth today but are Nigerian comedians ready to take notes on accountability?

For the Nigerian entertainment industry, accountability is a relatively new concept. The idea that endorsing, promoting and even reaping off ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 29, 2019

Nigeria’s mental health problem runs deeper

On November 11, the Human Rights Watch published a mental health report, from an on-the-ground investigation that began in August ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 27, 2019

The Nigerian Police seem to have gotten a new memo and we are worried

Every now and then, a new police brutality story emerges. But every day, the fear of its depth and gore ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 26, 2019

Nigeria still has a lot to do in fighting against gender-based violence

Today is the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is a day the United Nations has set ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqNovember 25, 2019

Burna Boy reacts to win at The Future Awards Africa 2019

Afro Fusion Super star, Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu has reacted to his announcement as ‘Young Person of the Year’ by ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 22, 2019

Why does the Nigerian Senate really want to clamp down on Social Media?

The Nigerian government continues to actively try to stifle public opinion. In a bill titled Protection from Internet Falsehood and ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 22, 2019

Banky W might have a new album for us!

Over the years, Banky W (Olubankole Wellington) has proven to be a man of many talents, capabilities and aspirations. His ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 21, 2019

Why we shouldn’t stop talking about Nigeria’s culture of electoral violence

The brutal murder of Acheju Abuh, the Kogi PDP women leader. Numerous cases of bribery and attack of INEC officials. ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 21, 2019

This is why Burna Boy will win a Grammy

Burna Boy has had a terrific year. Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu – his government name – made a cosmic comeback with ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 20, 2019

Is the launch of the Nigeria Sexual Offender Register a good call?

On 25 November, The Nigeria Sexual Offender Register will be launched officially by the Vice President of the Federal Republic ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 20, 2019

MTV Shuga’s new season uncaps the necessity of supporting and believing women

New cast. New twists. Great theme song. Broader conversations. The award-winning TV drama MTV Naija Shuga returned two weeks ago, ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 19, 2019

Can Netflix encourage diversity in Nollywood content?

The inclusion of Nigerian movies on Netflix, the American streaming platform for movies and TV shows, has meant not only ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 19, 2019

Bovi’s comment on Busola Dakolo’s case dismissal speaks to a larger truth

Following the court’s dismissal of Busola Dakolo’s case against Biodun Fatoyinbo on November 14, opinions have been formed, shared and ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 19, 2019

“In 5 years’ time, you’ll feel it differently’’- Y!TV remembers Tosyn Bucknor on #WithChude one year after

In celebration of Tosyn ‘Area Mama’ Bucknor’s life, Y! TV release a #WithChude special with the on-air personality‪.‬ During her ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 18, 2019

Nigeria has been named the worst place to travel to, what’s the outrage about?

Last week, a study produced by Asher & Lyric, an Australian travel website, created an LGBTQ+ Danger index from a ...

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