Category: Blogs

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Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2020

Why Mercy Eke making her acting debut in ‘Fate of Alakada’ makes perfect sense

Big Brother Naija’s Mercy Eke has been securing the bag since emerging as season 4 winner – the flow of ...

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EditorJanuary 24, 2020

Joseph Odok, charged with terrorism by Ben Ayade finally gets bail

Terrorism seems like a ridiculous charge to bring against a lawyer, but this is the Nigeria we are living in ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 24, 2020

A new collaboration between the Nigerian Film Corporation and the CNC will bring new life to Nollywood

The National Film Corporation is really on a roll this 2020. Last week we announced that the corporation which is ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 23, 2020

The Tarkwa Bay jeopardy is just another pointer to a failed humanity

When Nigerians (who are often in underserved communities and are barely able to get by) are asked to evacuate the ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 23, 2020

Tarkwa Bay makes it 24 beachfront communities illegally evicted by Lagos state

I start this article with Olutimehin Adegbeye’s TED Talk, Who Belongs In A City, because with each month it becomes more ...

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Chelsea AgbasiereJanuary 23, 2020

Chuma Nwokolo just won his plagiarism lawsuit against High Definition Studios

In November 2019, Nigerian writer and political satirist, Chuma Nwokolo put up a blog post. The gist of the post ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 21, 2020

The EFCC should do its job but are these dehumanizing methods of arrest really necessary?

For a while now, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has continued to reiterate its’ unbending stand on fighting ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 21, 2020

More wins for @KikiMordi as she & Fisayo Soyombo receive the 2019 PJP Awards

As with many media based professions, journalists often have to deal with the misconception that they suddenly achieved fame. In ...

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EditorJanuary 21, 2020

Ganduje continues in Kano as Supreme Court affirms his election

Many hopes were dashed this morning as the Supreme Court of Nigeria affirmed the re-election of Governor Umar Ganduje of ...

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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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EditorJanuary 20, 2020

#ImoWantsIhedioha: The South-East protests to reject the Supreme Court ruling on Imo state

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. #imowantsihedioha 💪🏿💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/aZz6wc2hCS — Mundus (@mundus01) January 19, 2020 This is one ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 17, 2020

Protecting lives should be the priority of everyone in power and this includes governors

By now, we ought to have seen the widely acclaimed Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun) getting about their duties, if of ...

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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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EditorJanuary 17, 2020

Maybe Kano can learn a thing or two from Jigawa’s Hisbah board

Hisbah, the para-security organizations created to implement Shari’a law in many of the Northern Nigerian states has gotten a bad ...

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EditorJanuary 16, 2020

Nigeria remains one of the most dangerous places to work for journalists

Yesterday, journalist Maxwell Nashan lost his life. Nashan worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and was preparing ...

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EditorJanuary 16, 2020

Nigeria might be getting its ‘The Bachelor’ with ‘Ultimate Love’

Considering how many seasons of The Bachelor we have collectively consumed as a nation, it is a bit of a surprise that ...

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EditorJanuary 15, 2020

On this Armed Forces Remembrance Day, we cannot forget the war we are yet to win

On the 15th of January every year, we remember the members of the Nigerian armed forces, who have for 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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EditorJanuary 14, 2020

Hanan Buhari is not having a great week in the media

For most of General Buhari’s first term as president, his son Yusuf Buhari and his daughter Zahra Buhari spent a ...

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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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Nelson C.JJanuary 11, 2020

Somebody help! There’s fire on the mountain and all we see are commiserations

Between January 7 and January 10, 30 fire cases were reported in Osun, and 39 in Lagos state. This is ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 10, 2020

Hallelujah! Nigerian universities are finally getting a chance to move with the times

Alongside decaying structures, lack of learning equipment, obsolete teaching materials and excessively theorized curriculums with little to no practical classes ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 10, 2020

‘Amotekun’ initiative is the paradigm shift we’ve been waiting for to combat Nigeria’s growing insecurity challenge

Imagine a group of security personnel made up of people who live in our neighborhood or have a comprehensive understanding ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 9, 2020

Does NERC need a prophet to know that electricity tariff hike is disadvantageous to the livelihood of the average Nigerian?

The steep poverty level an immense number of Nigerians live in, and the minimal steps set up to combat that ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 9, 2020

Speed Darlington vs. Tunde Ednut: The place of consent and appropriation in social media entertainment

The line between growing one’s virtual brand off the material other people have produced and affiliating with a known brand ...

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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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